- Producer20/07/2016New ambassadors - Mrs Lisa Gallagher and Mr Dean OwenDear bees, I am really happy to announce that Mrs Lisa Gallaher and Mr Dean Owen have been selected as beBee ambassadors. Lisa - on the left - and Dean - on the right - have always proven their genuine interest in beBee from the beginning. They...
Comments28/08/2016 #77 Pamela 🐝 Williams#76 Welcome back Ken! You were missed. That's pretty Ironic; @Paul Walters leaves Indonesia on a long trip and you visit Indonesia during the same time frame. The Bees really must coordinate their vacations better! haha! I can't wait to see the photos and hear your stories.28/08/2016 #76 Ken Boddie#75 Had to do some things and find people and places in the real world, Pam. Been off line for about a month and loved every minute of it, in some relatively remote parts of Indonesia. I now have about a year's worth of photos i'm working through. Hope to catch up with all of you soon.24/07/2016 #68 Ken BoddieThanks, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, for sharing this welcome info. I must have missed this buzz first time round. Congratulations to my favourite 'niece', @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, and my favourite future historical novelist, @Dean Owen. So glad that you pointed out, @Javier 🐝 beBee, that Lisa is on the left and Dean on the right. Ha ha. 😄24/07/2016 #65 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#64 #28 🌹🌹Just love all the priceless gifts abounding for everyone here; both of you are just who you are...and you just keep doing what you do! Lifting you up and letting you know that even if one of you thinks you're going to makes a hugest mistake in your new endeavor, it would be a 'nothing.' Because there is nothing on this planet that will shake our devotion and loyalty to you! We are behind you, around you, in loving protection, and 'for' you, too! You are both cherished and you are only human, too, so stretch your Bee Wings out, launch from a higher flower, or go chase that dragonfly in the sprinkles...for surely you will turn everything into rainbows just being yourselves. We all make mistakes, and you won't be an exception. We will all learn along the way with you, together and strong and true. We will always think the best of you, trust you as a confidant, and view you proudly as Leaders for 🐝beBee, the 🐝Beez, the 🐝Hives, the 🐝Buzzes, and the workings, all! So let's continue making our honey sweeter, and it shall be so with both of you! Just be a beee and beee bedazzled in this dream of real life upon which you embark! Enjoy your life! And thank you for making ours more enjoyable, too! Now let's have a 🌹P-A-R-T-Y!🌹💥Thank you too💥, @Juan Imaz, @Javier 🐝 beBee, @John White, MBA, and all! Rah! 🐝Bzzz 🐝!
- Producer13/07/2016Nuevos embajadores - Mamen Delgado y Alfredo Vela¡ Buenos días !aprovecho a contaros que hemos decidido nombrar a nuestros primeros embajadores españoles. Me hace muy feliz y estamos muy orgullosos de estos grandísimos profesionales, que de forma totalmente desinteresada han apostado por beBee...
Comments12/08/2016 #110 Mamen 🐝 Delgado#108 Muchísimas gracias @IGNACIO CARRILLO LOBO!! Toda una responsabilidad y un honor que intentaré defender de la mejor manera, beBee es una maravilla y todo un fenómeno en redes sociales y todos somos partícipes de su evolución. Un abrazo y mucha suerte para ti también en tu búsqueda!! ;)15/07/2016 #99 Mamen 🐝 Delgado#97 Maravillosa la cita de Ali! Te dejo @Aitor García Gonzalez un post que escribí hace unos días sobre un sueño, y era un sueño grande grande... https://www.bebee.com/producer/@mamen-delgado/the-scarf-la-bufanda-english-espanol Moraleja: Los sueños se hacen realidad.
- Producer12/07/2016New ambassadors - Mr David Grinberg & Mr Paul CroubalianDear bees, I am really happy to announce that Mr David Grinberg and Mr Paul Croubalian have been selected as beBee ambassadors. David - on the left - and Paul - on the right - have always proven their genuine interest in beBee from the...
Comments23/07/2016 #67 David B. GrinbergMany thanks again for all the kind and supportive comments below. And thank you to @Javier 🐝 beBee @Juan Imaz @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood @John White, MBA @Teresa Gezze and the entire amazing beBee team for all of your exemplary work. I'm humbled and honored to be paired with the prolific writer "Pablo" @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian to help take this buzz-worthy and wonderful social platform to the next level. Please don't hesitate to message me if and when I can ever be(Bee) of assistance.
Lastly, I want to extend another special thanks to @Lance 🐝 Scoular for joining beBee. Lance is one of the most connected and socially savvy marketers on the entire continent o Australia with hundreds of thousands of followers on his 40 Twitter handles alone. Please join me in following Lance here and extending him a warm beBee welcome. We are very fortunate to have Lance helping spread buzz to grow beBee's user base in the lovely Land Down Under. Thank you so much, Lance!
- 11/07/2016I am very happy to announce that Mr @John White, MBA is our Social Marketing Director - beBee USA. I am sure this is only the beginning of a successful story together ! Welcome again John !!
Comments12/07/2016 #35 Maja VujovicMost of us English-speaking bees discovered beBee thanks to the information @John White, MBA provided on other platforms. Hence his appointment as Director of Social Media, beBee USA is well deserved. (I like it when things fall into place so well one can almost hear them click!) Congratulations, beBee USA, you're off to a good start!
- 05/07/2016It is with great pleasure that I announce that Mr @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood has been appointed as CEO for beBee USA. We are sure this is only the beginning of a successful story. Congratulations Matt !!!
Comments06/07/2016 #63 Maja VujovicIn our data-driven, artificially intelligent near-future, Team Humans will have to be lead by passionate, value-driven, creative members of our myriad cultural groups, who will carry out noble community missions and bear personal burdens with equal commitment and grace. It is a privilege to witness @Javier 🐝 beBee & @Juan Imaz meet Matt Sweetwood - an Everyman - and clearly see such a future leader that he is. Congratulations to all!06/07/2016 #55 Phil FriedmanCongratulations and best wishes, @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood, on the new appointment. And congrats to @Javier 🐝 beBee, @Juan Imaz, and the beBee crew for the smart move. Expecting great things to happen (including making it more difficult to accidentally remove a previous comment, eh, @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín? :-) )06/07/2016 #53 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.Champagne for all of us on beBee, share the good news:!
- Producer24/06/2016beBee, THE TEAMThe founders, Juan and Javier. Some weeks ago, I show you our HIVE https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javiercamara/our-daily-hive, but it was empty. Now I am happy to introduce the team :-)Quality & Support Team: Adriana, Breno, Cristina,...
Comments15/08/2016 #111 Javier 🐝 beBeeFor those who are asking me what is beBee :),...... beBee is about professional networking through personal interests and hobbies. Take golfers, for example. It is the same concept but applied to all professions and personal interests or hobbies. Personal interests generate much more professional engagement and better business opportunities."
- Producer22/06/2016beBee will represent the EU in Silicon Valley as the "next EU unicorns"It's my pleasure to inform you that beBee has been selected in the top 15 EU scaleups! beBee will represent the EU in Silicon Valley as the "next EU unicorns"Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley (SEC2SV) is a mission that seeks to connect the dots...
Comments16/08/2016 #75 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman#74 Thank you for this @Javier 🐝 beBee. This is a nice concise description that I can use for my WordPress followers. I have a weekly post on my blog called Tuesday Chatter. One of my features in Tuesday Chatter is "As the Honey Drizzles", which is about beBee. I have had some followers ask me to describe beBee and this is perfect.
I am also an author for another blog, which is increasing my followers rapidly, as it creates a ping back to my blog. More exposure for beBee!! Yipbee! Make it a great day.15/08/2016 #74 Javier 🐝 beBeeFor those who are asking me what is beBee :),...... beBee is about professional networking through personal interests and hobbies. Take golfers, for example. It is the same concept but applied to all professions and personal interests or hobbies. Personal interests generate much more professional engagement and better business opportunities."28/06/2016 #60 Rafiqul IslamBest wishes for BeBee! Being a StartUp Global Link always with BeBee!
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- Producer16/06/2016Who Would BEE the Winner in the Microsoft Buyout of LinkedIn?Microsoft Corp., the U.S’s 25th largest company ($93B revenue), has agreed to buy LinkedIn Corp for a whopping $26.2 billion dollars. This combines the perennial software giant and its cloud services with the world’s largest online professional...
Comments16/06/2016 #14 Qamar Ali KhanMS-Li deal has to go through many tests before something concrete comes in the picture. What beBee is doing right now and have been doing, is already opening the ways for them to progress, even before any news of such a deal. Considering your points sir @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood, it looks beBee will be the beneficiary. It's the most crucial time for beBee to effectively leverage this opportunity and space. beBee have all the required human factor to outclass any social media network. It's the most important time for the beBee management to set and think how they can get maximum benefit of this time-slot available.16/06/2016 #13 AnonymousThank you @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood for sharing your insightful and concise explaination so wisely detailed. The environment of Tech. companies is entered in a new era. Li was the last one of the past decade...beBee is currently taking the lead because the purpose is scaled at a human level - Affinity and Respect.16/06/2016 #12 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianCan't argue with anything here. That's par for the course for anything Matt writes. My only thought to add would be that I don't think we've heard the last Microsoft buy. Their stated goal is $19 billion in cloud revenue in "short order'. LI only brings 3. Bump it to four for the helluvit, or call it synergy if you like. They're still 15 short. They will borrow the 26 billion, so the war chest is still full.16/06/2016 #3 Lisa 🐝 GallagherGreat article @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood. I have no faith in Microsoft. I became fairly good at diagnosing MS glitches and more over a period of years. The glitches, the lagging, the incessant updates to fix problems that were 'already fixed,' were bothersome as well. I used MS OS since the 90's when Windows came out 3.11. Yes, I'm a dinosaur ;-) It never failed, with every PC I've ever owned predictably within a few years my computer ran at a snails speed because of so many programs running in the background and more. Very vulnerable to malicious attacks and malware as well. I think Linkedin made a fatal error, time will tell. I will stick with my Chrome Book which updates in 2 seconds, boots in 4 seconds and I can have 8 tabs open at once without slowing my computer down. beBee is growing and will continue to. I'm very happy to see the growth that's occurred since I joined 4 months ago or so. I can't wait to see all the new changes @Javier 🐝 beBee and his team are working on. They follow through on their promises and their user base is highly respected by beBee, it's evident.
- Producer15/06/2016Microsoft buys LinkedIn: good or bad news for beBee ?Many people are asking us if LinkedIn acquisition by Microsoft is positive or negative for bebee.In our humble opinion, it is great news. Why is it excellent news for bebee? 1. It puts beBee in value as LinkedIn's main competitor. They have paid a...
Comments09/08/2016 #80 Grant ChamberlainMuch like Rob I feel this will be a positive thing for beBee I also do not trust Microsoft, although new on here a week or so it has been a very positive experience and the hives all seem very active and focused. Over the last few weeks there have been small but noticeable changes in how LinkedIn appears to recording and using data. Onward beBee20/06/2016 #78 Rob McNaughtonIn itself the M'soft buyout of LinkedIn is very good news for beBee. I do not trust M'soft (never have, nor ever will I imagine) so I began splitting my 'time' between LI and here. I am here more often now ... reading more than contributing, noting there is no frantic censorship of writers and their content here. In this alone beBee is winning ..20/06/2016 #77 Mark Tillman DavisbeBee is winning regardless of the MS/LI deal. LinkedIn has become Facebook with a tie on. Yeah I still drop by, but it's more of a habit than anything else. LinkedIn is the old girlfriend you wish you could quit, but she's still kinda fun in a non-serious sorta way. MS just threw more money out of the window.17/06/2016 #76 Chas ✌️ Wyatt#75@Max Carter, It is kind of ironic, that they are peppering Pulse with sponsored content at the same time- a typical move in which they try and accomplish two opposing goals and end up failing at both. I only expect to see more of the same now that MS is at the helm of the Titanic.16/06/2016 #74 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsDid I hear cocktails? Who's buying! I'll take a cosmo please! Kidding aside, you're analogy is perfect Ashley. LinkedIn has become stuffy and unresponsive, whereas beBee is what networking and engagement should be, with a cosmo on the side :-) it's Friday somewhere! #7316/06/2016 #73 Ashley Marie TaylorThe more I interact with beBee the more I feel that its just a completely different type of platform than LinkedIn. If the two platforms were in-person networking events, LinkedIn is a formal dinner while beBee is a casual meetup over cocktails. Both strike business deals, both power results - just in a different way.16/06/2016 #72 Mike RestivoHere is my informed observation on this poorly planned acquisition with doubtful profitable outcomes: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@mike-restivo/microsoft-aquisition-of-linkedin-part-116/06/2016 #71 Leckey HarrisonI think time will tell. Obviously, the overpaid grossly. From a business perspective, not a great idea. There were plans then to create a tool that had greater flexibility than the current one to use, obviously, Microsoft products within the platform. No one overpays just for an ad platform. How beBee is affected will depend on what happens to LinkedIn, and that won't be all that soon.16/06/2016 #70 Florencio VallinotEstoy de acuerdo contigo @Javier 🐝 beBee, beBee queda como independiente, no solo como una red, sino más allá, como una plataforma de servicios integrados, donde poder desarrollar mucho más, ahora toca trasladar a tus contactos propios a esta red y poder tenerlo todo en uno, en mi caso, que he llegado hace poco tiempo aquí la veo con más futuro que otras si se mantiene el objetivo inicial.16/06/2016 #69 Javier 🐝 beBeeExcellent article from @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood https://www.bebee.com/producer/@msweetwood/who-would-bee-the-winner-in-the-microsoft-buyout-of-linkedin16/06/2016 #68 Aleta Curry#25 Exactly, @NO one. Never mind what they're doing. Wasn't it Voltaire who said we had to tend to our (own) garden? Ultimately, LinkedIn will solve its own problems - or not. Our collective job here is making beBee a platform that serves us all well - well, not 'making', rather, helping it to develop along those lines. Of course @Javier 🐝 beBee and @Juan Imaz have an idea of what they want beBee to be from the founder's point of view, and how the enterprise will become self-sustaining and profitable, but what do the rest of us workers bees want? I read in someone else's post recently that new Bees are joining at the rate of 25,000 per day. Wow! I wonder if all of us have asked ourselves what our expectations of this new network are; are we just going along for the ride, or joining the latest fad (which is actually fine, by the way) or are we business people with specific goals that we want a social network to help us achieve, and how do those dovetail with or diverge from the Founders' goals. Conversely, I'm sure Javier and Juan have already considered the way(s) in which they see beBee fulfilling business people's needs or helping us towards our career goals; there must have been some identification of a 'need' out there, else they never would have started with all this. So I think I'm wandering a bit of topic, but the thrust of my point is, it's not what LinkedIn fails to do, it's what beBee does that's better - that is the question.16/06/2016 #67 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand AmbassadorFirst of all I love your infographic @Javier 🐝 beBee! Great illustration of the difference.
I think you make some excellent business points about what will be happening LinkedIn for quite some time, which is a great opportunity for beBee to capitalize on. Another added benefit is that you can learn from all of their successes and mistakes - features, management and technology backbone. This should enable you beBee to catch up and ultimately leap frog LinkedIn and other social sites.
While we're talking about learnings, were you ever a user of Ecademy? Most people in the US aren't familiar with it but it was bigger in Europe. The community there was one of my favorites. I'm sure there are some good lessons from what worked and didn't work there. Unfortunately it was sold and transformed into something completely different.16/06/2016 #66 Chas ✌️ Wyatt@Javier 🐝 beBee, I hope you acquire new banks of servers, because I believe you are going to need them in the near future. I'm not sure if Microsoft has enough staff to cover all the patches they're going to need for LinkedIn. I think the slow decline of LinkedIn has just picked up speed.16/06/2016 #64 Mohammed A. JawadWith this acquisition, the question that can be raised is how's the transition going to take place and in the changed scenario will the Microsoft try to fix LinkedIn's ailing problems? Without any dramatic uplifting, if plans are made for reaping more profits, then that's totally wrong.15/06/2016 #61 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeIf we go back to mergers more often than not they failed because of cultural issues, fear of the unknown, trying mixing oil and water, feelings of one party as being the underdog and a myriad of other factors. Merger has its complexity and trying to manage it is counter-productive.
- Producer13/06/2016beBee , on INC by Neil C. HughesThis is a great interview, by Neil C. Hughes, Top 10 technology LinkedIn Influencer.You can read and listen the complete interview here...
Comments18/06/2016 #24 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#23 Top Voices is a nice find https://lists.linkedin.com/2015/top-voices and ironically, I am less likely to follow these voices on LinkedIn because immediately they represent a barometer for the voices I observe on Twitter. What will be interesting is after this exercise is complete how many of those voices will actually resonate with me, and it is this resonance that becomes the metric of my own personal network intelligence. What Twitter allows me to do is pruning - which means as I find a place for Neil Hughes, I also choose what voice he will replace. In this case, he will go to this list https://twitter.com/SocietyManjit/lists/spectraneuron-e2-2/members and when I eventually add him, he will be replacing AJ Kohn https://twitter.com/ajkohn At the individual level curation beats proliferation, which makes network intelligence a learning choice for me rather than this idea of cpllecting "Top Voices" that I am not actually listening to - quite an irony in that. What joining BeBee will eventually do is rekindle my lost relationship with Twitter. So here 1+1=1118/06/2016 #23 Javier 🐝 beBee#11 #14 @Neil Hughes contacted to me and he is so open, direct that I couldn't resist. He is also a TOP voice on LI https://lists.linkedin.com/2015/top-voices/technology?trk=ranking-overview-b-ind18/06/2016 #19 Maja VujovicI love how you were well prepared and said everything the needed to be said - the affinity, the buzzwords (pun intended!), the app, the plans...@Javier 🐝 beBee. And the best part is you didn't criticise the competition. It was informative, strategic, uplifting. And good point in #10,, @Pamela 🐝 Williams. But do we have a beBee scrapbook yet for tracking media clipping? I've created Milestones for capturing the business story, but I'd rather see the media coverage separate from that log.
- Producer13/06/2016beBee's Captain's Log - Year One+201615th June Eleven million users reached8th June John White selected as First Ambassador. Algorithm changes announced (to the Wall & Producer).27th May beBee selected as a Top European start-up by The New Web26th...
Comments18/06/2016 #7 Maja Vujovic#6 Thanks, that's help enough! This is precisely why I compiled this - so we can all have a place to quickly look up dates when we need them. Just please remember to share major accomplishments in this hive - that's its purpose. (No announcements & promises here, please; just factual, measurable achievements.) That way, it will be a real testament to beBee's journey. Happy seas, Captain!