- Producer20/11/2017How These 3 Top CEO’s Use Social Media To Build Their BrandImage: http://www.8dimensions.net/blog/single/7 Article: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-these-3-top-ceos-use-social-media-to-build-their_us_583cbe69e4b0bb2962f177c4 When it comes to social media most top executives in...
- Producer18/11/2017LinkedIn and the Tinder Effect....Knock it off Already!I've held my tongue about this one for a LONG time now. I didn't want to appear to be mean but things are totally out of hand. So I am just going to go for it. If I draw fire.....so be it. I can no longer remain silent.I almost called this...
Comments20/11/2017 #12 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA#11 Jerry she sounds like a very wise woman. Is she still around? It would be worth interviewing her.
You nailed it. There is nothing new or innovative about it. It's as old as the pin-up girls of the 1950s. That is why when I heard someone labeled a marketing genius for posting photos of women in skimpy bikinis on LinkedIn I rolled my eyes and then BURST out laughing. Give me a break. Next, we'll have naked photos on there. Hey, they are on Twitter. KK has such a following that she is able to sell out her cosmetic contour kits in less than 3 hours after 1 tweet.
What's the lesson for young women? I call it sex tape your way to fame and fortune. Post naked photos and porn flicks and you too will be rich and famous. Is this really the type of society we want to create?
The challenge is think before you click. Too many men are reacting with the wrong head as if they are on a dating site or porn site. They react as if they are playing Hot or Not. "She's hot." Click! "She's looks hot!" Add her to my network. I'll bet they don't even read the posts any more than they read the profiles on dating sites. It's about the look.
Before we know it, we have women with huge following and klout but little education, experience, or substance. It results in an army of KKs generating fortunes which they really have not earned and do not deserve.
The danger is that they are now taking opportunities away from talented, hard-working and experienced women who are truly deserving. They don't play the sex card or lead with their sexuality and they are passed over. This is not to be encouraged.20/11/2017 #11 Jerry FletcherAnne, agree with your observations but it ain't new by any stretch. I was luck enough to lean how to separate the women playing the sex card from those with real chops early on by woman publisher who stopped me when I tried to pay for a lunch she had invited me to. This tough cookie "splained it to me and said, "any self respecting woman knows she has to know what the hell she is talking about in order to make a sale that sticks and that being eye-candy would not get you through the doors that matter." She was a looker to say the least and told me, " A woman can tell within seconds where a man's mind is at. If you want to be successful in business try being interested in her mind first." I've never forgotten.19/11/2017 #10 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBAIt is definitely not new or limited to blondes. The majority of blondes don't engage in this type of behaviour. KK who I also mentioned in the post is definitely not blonde. It just so happens that the pack of she-wolves who are attacking people on LinkedIn at the moment are all blonde.
For sure Brian McKenzie. One of my main points is that these women are treating professional networking sites and the corporate landscape like a happy hunting ground. I am not familiar with the article you posted but I will have a look. Thanks for sharing it.19/11/2017 #9 Brian McKenzieLet's not pretend that this is 1) New 2) Isolated to Blondes
PS - women are just as guilty as treating the corporate landscape as a happy hunting where they recommend that getting a job is EXACTLY like getting a date.
How Internet Dating and Online Career Sites are entirely too much the same.
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140623074016-113166082-how-internet-dating-and-online-career-sites-are-entirely-too-much-the-same/19/11/2017 #7 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA#5 I think you should tell your story. Some of these women have limited education and experience. Instead of taking the time to get an education and "pay their dues", they are looking for a shortcut to success. It disturbs me that they are actually having success with this strategy. It worked for Kim Kardashian and they intend to cash in. It trivializes the whole issue of discrimination and sexual harassment. It is a dangerous game as it increases the likelihood that women will not be believed in future.19/11/2017 #5 Deborah LevineWow, what an amaZIng article @Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA. I would add that it isn't just being blond, but being relatively young. It's also about how so many times, women use their physical assets to advance themselves because it works efficiently, and little else does. While I agree with your calling them out for this ridiculous game rather than trying to achieve something more valued, I think we should also see the phenomenon as a symptom of the lousy position all too many women are in. Unfortunately, more & better credentials don't always release them.
I am wrestling whether to tell my own stories of sexual harassment, but I am of a "mature" age. What would be the public reaction to an older woman telling about being sexually harassed? I wonder if anyone cares. As annoying as these young women are, there is nothing more invisible than an older female, so maybe they think they should cash in on the opportunity while it lasts.18/11/2017 #3 Phil Friedman@Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA, there are women publishing on social media who speak seriously about sexual harassment and abuse. And they do so with an eye to raising public consciousness that may eventually lead to ameliorating the problem. But there are also what I would call "professional victims" -- women who speak of nothing else than their neuroses, anxieties, depressions, and the sexual harassment and abuse which has been heaped upon them by a cruel and indifferent world. I think we need to distinguish between those who write to bring a spotlight of attention to the issues and problems and those who write to bring the spotlight of attention upon themselves. IMO.
- Producer11/11/2017Know How To Deal With AOL Password IssueAOL email service has proved its importance when it comes to connect with others for conducting several online based works. But sometimes, people want to protect their AOL email account from the hackers then they need to give attention on the...
- Producer10/11/2017Life is full of surprises!It’s 10:30 pm. Time to go to sleep, but before hitting the hay, a little bit more of beBee. My favorite social media platform! I opened my app on my iPhone. A notification of a new private message? Well, let’s see who’s sending it. Probably a good...
Comments10/11/2017 #14 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorThis person tried to follow me on beBee. There were the usual telltale signs and I declined. Here are some of my guidelines-
Not enough info on his profile
Follows many but not many follow him/her
Those that start out stating they're in the military are usually not
No other links except Gmail address
I frequently receive similar invitations on LinkedIn, which clued me in on what to look for.
- Producer09/11/2017Thrashing What Everybody KnowsActions do speak louder than words. When you operate on the basis of "everybody knows" you enter into a world of hope, half-truths and heaps of pain. Examples: 1. Price Everybody knows that if you're product is the...
Comments11/11/2017 #9 Jerry Fletcher#4 John, Your description fits a lot of the work I've done. In general the decline in price over time can be expected. Many time the "promotional price" is there only to establish a product in the market and get early adopters to try it. The key is to look at each situation on its own and get all the data points you can.11/11/2017 #8 Jerry Fletcher#5 Phil, generally I agree with you. Funny thing about SAAS businesses is that when you have a significant differential over established products that is easily demonstrable in a market that is being constrained as the example was it is easy to establish the value after you've gone in at the low or mid-point and been told they would have accepted a price over their previous resource. That's why I prefer doing a little research on the front end of pricing to get a feel of what the value to potential customers might be. One of the beauties of working with Consultants and Professionals is that I can teach them how to coax out what their various solutions might be worth in prospect interviews and then write value-based proposals that get signed and frequently "sell" upgrades to additional "phases" of an engagement without having to do another proposal.10/11/2017 #5 Phil FriedmanExcellent piece, @Jerry Fletcher, solid advice. I have one tiny bone to oick, though. When it comes to pricing an entry offering, you say the price should reflect the value of the product or service to the purchaser. That is somewhat circular, since value is established by what someone has already paid. I suggest your point is made clearer by saying price should be in accord with what the market will bear.
The problem is a new entry into the market doesn’t yet know what the market will bear. So I advise my startup clients to price initially at the middle of the niche’s spread. Because, all other factors held constant, if one is as yet unproven, a price near the top will lead buyers to go with the firm that has the strongest longest track record (less risk), while a price near the bottom will lead a buyer to be suspicious of one’s qualifications, experience, and abilities. IMO, anyway. Cheers!10/11/2017 #4 John RylanceI agree Jerry with the piece about price. Especially with regard to technology items. Often they start as luxury items few can afford, move on towards must have items, and eventually become essential items. Linked to this they start expensive and become cheaper over time. In many cases becoming smaller more compact and easier to use.
Although sometimes things start at an introductory price. At X until Y when it will be Z.
It's knowing and listening to market forces.
- Producer08/11/2017In Praise Of The 3-D Social Media Experience“Our door is always open. Our house is safe. Coffee can be on in minutes, and a kitchen table is a place of peace and non-judgment. Anyone who needs to chat is welcome anytime. It's no good suffering in silence. We have some food in the fridge but...
Comments09/11/2017 #3 Debesh ChoudhuryGood reminder @Jim Murray .. I had an odd experience. Once I requested a LI friend to meet. He is from our city. But he said that he made it a point not to meet his social media friends in person. May be he had a bad experience. If we can't meet someone in person, how can we see, judge and carry forward the interaction towards positive developments of mutual interest? I always try and will try to have a "3D presence" in the social media.09/11/2017 #2 David B. GrinbergExcellent points, Jim. I also would note the following in term of networking for career advancement:
Today’s job seekers are fortunate to have a plethora of social media networking tools at their fingertips. And while this certainly makes the networking process easier, it should not supersede it by serving as a safety blanket. Although social media networking is a great start, it’s also important to meet your connections in person, to the extent possible. This solidifies budding relationships and makes you stand out in a crowd of job seekers who may shun in-person meetings. But let’s face it, most young people today appear more eager to text than talk. They would rather use Facebook over meeting face to face. Millennials and Gen Z should not rely on social media networking alone, nor should anyone. That’s just one tool and can’t replace the human element.08/11/2017 #1 Charlene NormanExcellent post @Jim Murray 3D beats 2D any day.
For those who might feel icky taking such a big leap from 2D to 3D, there are two half-steps they could take. The first would be to extend an invitation for a virtual coffee or a virtual wine. This is a novel way to get the other person's attention and helps set a time parameter around the first in-person conversation. (It can be done for business or pleasure purposes.) The 3D meeting then easily follows the virtual meeting. The second is to send by old-fashioned snail mail a beautiful greeting card with a charming handwritten note along the lines of, "I'd like to get to know you a bit better. Let's connect in person. Please call me at this # and we'll sync our calendars." (The key for this to work is answering the phone immediately, setting up a time & place and then actually showing up at the appointed time.) Both of these 1/2 steps can ease the parties back into the real world and also demonstrate they still have a modicum of human-ness about them.
- Producer06/11/2017Aventuras & Networking en SalamancaEn cuanto a AVENTURASSiempre he sido trabajadora por cuenta ajena. Y eso que ahora llaman intraemprendedor (el emprendedor dentro de la empresa) se ajusta perfectamente a mi forma de entender el trabajo, predicando con el ejemplo dentro de una...
Comments06/11/2017 #12 Vega 🐝 Gómez HernándezTodavía me hacen los ojos chiribitas al recordar los detalles de esa noche tan especial.
Todo tuvo su momento, su lugar y su porqué, sentí realmente que estábamos iniciando algo importante y, sobre todo, me sentí en casa.
Gracias @Carmen Burillo Muñoz View moreTodavía me hacen los ojos chiribitas al recordar los detalles de esa noche tan especial.
Todo tuvo su momento, su lugar y su porqué, sentí realmente que estábamos iniciando algo importante y, sobre todo, me sentí en casa.
Gracias @Carmen Burillo Muñoz una vez más por hacerme parte de tu sueño.
Seguiremos adelante con mucha alegría 😊😘 Close
- Producer04/11/2017LinkedIn: To Tag or not to Tag and the Going Viral Controversy "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" What a week this has been on LinkedIn. HEATED!! At times VICIOUS!! Let me bring you up to date. Reminder: I am posting this here because, if I post it in...
Comments06/11/2017 #13 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA@Aleta Curry I am doing an experiment. I will ad the links as soon as it is over. LinkedIn distributes posts based on how many people comment on and like them in the first hour. Also, because organic reach is limited, if you want certain people to see your content, if you don't tag them, chances are they won't see it. The goal is not to go viral for viral's sake. It's to ensure that your posts are seen by your connections and followers. If you don't tag, chances are they won't see them.06/11/2017 #12 Aleta CurryIt would be great if you could link to the pertinent LinkedIn discussions, @Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
I don't usually 'tag' on LinkedIn. I am not seeing the connection between taggin and going viral, unless you're taggin Bill Gates and he replies.
I used to tag on beeBee, but the new notifications feature seems to make that superflous, except that now people are getting so many notifications they may start ignoring them.
I've been offline for a couple of weeks and I have 95 new notifications, not counting the ones I hadn't yet checked before I took my break. (Be careful what you wish for.)05/11/2017 #10 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianI still post stuff on LInkedIn. It isn't all that difficult to copy/paste from beBee.
Truth: there is more breadth and depth to my beBee posts where I can write about all my "personalities." Not everything gets to Linkedin and whatever does, gets to beBee first.
There is more LinkedIn activity on a status update than on a long-form post. There is more activity on a status update without an image than with (strange but true)
CLOSING NOTE: Wanna go viral? Post a video of the Chairman of the Board tripping and falling nuts first on the edge of the boardroom table. To break his fall, he can, accidently, tear the shirt off a female executive.
To ensure virality, the boardroom table should collapse injuring many people.
If a birthday cake, with candles lit, flies directly into the Chairman's face as he writhes on the floor clutching his genitals in pain, so much the better.
"Going viral" is for stupidity, personal embarrassment, and/or multiple injuries. Oh, and for cute kitten things.
Can anyone name a single valuable business anything that has gone viral?05/11/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI don't use LI half as often as I used to due to the fact that organic reach is next to impossible on LI now. However, to your point @Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA, many of us tag on LI when cross posting and yes, I find the articles that are tagged reach a MUCH larger audience than those articles which have no tags. I agree, just send the person a message stating, I don't care to be tagged. I wrote something on beBee quite a while ago about mass tagging, I don't care to be tagged by the same few people over and over when they are self-promoting their writing. I guess there is a fine line but when it comes to B2B, content writing, etc... or even an important update, tag away!05/11/2017 #8 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeI want also to add that number of views could well be related to the position of the writer. If LI manager publishes even an ordinary quality post he shall get more views than a distinctive post by you.
I stopped completely worrying or paying attention to numbrer of views. I publish on Fridays and Saturdays and these two days hardly get traffic. My concern is to expose the post to the world when ready.05/11/2017 #7 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA- I understand you. I must say that in rare cases I tag people. I. Publish on beBee and share later on LI. Except recently every post I published on beBee got more view and comments by a factor od 3 to 4. Onle recent buzz on LI got more than 5300 views on LI nad 2400 on beBee. However; still comments on be Bee exceeded by 3 times those on LI.
I am saying this and I find beBee far more rewarding.05/11/2017 #5 Proma 🐝 NautiyalGreat post, @Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA! I totally agree with you.
I tag when I want the concerned person's attention to the post. If it's an author whom I have to tagged, it allows other members (in my network and in their's) to know about the person tagged.
Finally, when someone tags me, I feel happy that they took the time to type in my name to make sure I see the particular post.
- Producer04/11/2017beBee Dairies! beBee meet up with the lovely Savvy Raj!Pure bliss I know not why,There was no reason to shy,I heard a voice on the phone,A nostalgic feeling of talking to a best friend after years!She sounds like music,Talks like a teacher,Dances like a peacock,Cares like a mother.I've heard a saying...
Comments06/11/2017 #16 Tausif MundrawalaIt would be a wonderful experience meeting our fellow bees in person. How lucky your'll both are that your'll got to know each other well. I wish both of you luck in your future endeavors, my friends @🐝 Fatima G. Williams View moreIt would be a wonderful experience meeting our fellow bees in person. How lucky your'll both are that your'll got to know each other well. I wish both of you luck in your future endeavors, my friends @🐝 Fatima G. Williams and @Savvy Raj Close05/11/2017 #11 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#10 Thank you, @David B. Grinberg, You are a great motivator and a living symbol of I believe in the power of I can. I'm proud to learn from you and will be super excited to meet you :) I've learnt alot about SMM from especially you and many other bees. Plan you Dubai Dairies soon. Perhaps you may come as an advisor for Strategic Communications and as a Social Media Strategist. Thank you for having our back on behalf of all the women on beBee :)05/11/2017 #10 David B. GrinbergWow, what a beautifully moving piece of poetry, Fatima. That's great that you and @Savvy Raj had a chance to meet up in person. You are both amazing women for whom I have the utmost respect and admiration (for too many reasons to list here).
If only today's technology could create futuristic teleportation (like in Star Trek), I would beam myself up/down to meet all the wonderful bees worldwide. You and Savvy would BEE buzzing on the top of my list, of course!05/11/2017 #6 Savvy RajIn the little time we shared, the heartconnects that move beyond words were established that day
Sensing the connects that only a listening ear and a loving heart can lend..
And the feeling is totally likewise ... my dear friend... I am pretty sure you already know that!
Thank you dear @🐝 Fatima G. Williams for this heartwarming dedication to me in verses that you shared here on Bebee.
Thank you @Javier 🐝 beBee for sharing this across as these meet and greets are wha Bebee truly stands for, to all those who take time to share and care here... a direct connect between people to share their passions amidst the purpose .
- Producer#MybeBeeTV - What is your personal branding statement?I help companies make the most of their talent. I marry the sublime with the systematic — allowing for change with a focus on implementation. Stephan J.Metral, MybeBeeTVI love collaborating with forward-focused corporate leaders who know where...
Comments09/11/2017 #25 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorAnother facette of my personal branding, affinities worldwide, we invite you to experience the following, Thursday Nov.9 - https://www.facebook.com/events/354840601647578 cc @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín View moreAnother facette of my personal branding, affinities worldwide, we invite you to experience the following, Thursday Nov.9 - https://www.facebook.com/events/354840601647578 cc @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín @José 🐝 Jordán de Urríes @Javier 🐝 beBee And @Juan Imaz, if u have time wave me in FB messenger, i will invite you to the live fiesta! Close07/11/2017 #22 Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador@stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador to fly to fly........compartido07/11/2017 #16 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorThank you @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, as always you spot all good pieces of information. Watt we do with #MybeBeeTV initiatives is to transform theory and pieces of Advice into actions.🏈 The personal branding is all about what you do for others, no what say you do. You can go through the exercise of what we call "wording" to develop your statement. Don't confuse it with story telling skills which sustains your brand.I hope it will inspire some pinpoints for your next hive talks. Check also two great MybeBeeTV ViP hosts that run their Live shows in Devon, UK and NYC: @Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand Marketer + @Doyle Buehler, they produce excellent honey for hive talk's materials. @Ingrid Boerma and @🐝 Fatima G. Williams are on their way soon.06/11/2017 #15 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador2,3 K not bad for a shout out shortlist that drove CTR at 1,2 and engaged 63 on 6 different contents . I believe now we are to set dates for live webinars where freebies should be given away like #professionaltools for invoicing without all the PayPal risks and drawbacks and cheat sheets for #SMM recipes that need SaaS subscriptions. Many #influencers adopted the #brandawareness profile MybeBeeTV logo picture tagging. Maybe it is time to offer the a 2 ways #InstantImpact #socialselling #business #partnership? I think @Doyle Buehler wrote he was open for that, much like Ingrid already started.05/11/2017 #14 Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand MarketerThanks for the mention @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
I am also looking forward to helping people understand what they need to do initially.
We will help people to explain
1) What they do
2) What gives them authority and credibility
3) Why they are different and or better than anyone else
We will then sprinkle a little magic and boom 💥 they are ready to build their careers even further....04/11/2017 #9 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorThis post was on my wall @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador. I start with articles that I can relate to and then if time permits, I look at some of the other posts. On a scale of 1 to 5, I consider this a 5 if 5 is the best rating.
- Producer02/11/2017Stupid, Disruption, Again. How A Human-tech Company from New York is changing the way it helps businesses get better work done.Digital Leadership #Breakthrough guest - George Raptis 2017 10 25Isn't it amazing that you can step onto the corner of any city in the world, raise your hand or 'call' an app, and within minutes jump in a vehicle to be taken by a driver absolutely...
Comments02/11/2017 #2 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher"Curation is not just about the project, but also about the relationship that companies need to develop for a long-term business. It’s not about “offshoring” or the freelance job market. It’s no longer just randomness through a digital classified ad. It’s definitely more than that, and that is what George is doing." The human factor makes such a difference.
- Producer03/11/2017Connect Marketing: The Next Evolution In Network MarketingConnect Marketing is the fresh and much needed evolution for the stale world of network marketing.Connect Marketing is a term I coined to re-brand and elevate the ethos of a business model which has worn out its welcome mat with too many...
- Producer03/11/201714 Unique Steps To Remove Avg From Windows 10Desire for the some extra protection especially when you have to do lots of online activities, is not a sin. In fact, it should be most expectable thing from every online security concerned people. That’s why they start using Avg antivirus....
- Producer01/11/2017My five cents ...After almost a month (I believe) that the beBee posts vs produce honeys changes were implemented, I felt it is about time for me to share a honest review and add on my 5 cents. Honestly, I get over 20 alerts a day that someone produce a honey, all...
Comments05/11/2017 #25 Francisco LopezI agree with Javier, this not LinkedIn nor Facebook nor anything else, it is beBee, but it will need more clear product differentiation. In an example, 'branding,' What kind of branding and what sector (s)? This is a very competitive space with a lot of overlapping. You can fully differentiate and become a niche player, hopefully with a market of enough critical mass to be financially feasible, or you can address more segments and try to become a dominant force, or, at least, have enough critical mass to be profitable. beBee already fills a vacuum for good social media in the Spanish market, LinkedIn betrayal to its writers and discontent for the way they upgrade their platform opened a big opportunity to beBee and now many of us supplement our offering using beBee. That two column feed, a middle ground between Facebook and LinkedIn is fantastic, add the interface, which, even with its limitations is very attractive. With the new model, it is at the mercy of how much page views can the local talent create. in order to attract ad revenue. beBee needs more than that. A good sharer available to every bona fide publication would be a great way to spread the message: 'we exist. Instead of killing all the hives that depend mostly on external content for discussion, you preserve these interest groups.05/11/2017 #24 Francisco LopezYou need critical mass, economies of scale. I am assuming this is a business, not a subsidized entity. Regarding 'deeper connections,' well, LinkedIn came with this from the beginning (I am one of their first members). I told them many times, it was not going to work and for many years it was a sleepy resume site. I had around 200 'contacts.' Once someone had a light bulb on over his head and opened the gates, the site exploded, in a couple of years I went to 30,000 contacts (actually more but they decided to enforce and I lost thousands of contacts). Almost everyone was pissed. It is supposed to be a professional and business network where to brand yourself, not a resume repository. If you are going to use the site as a branding tool, the implication is that it is business, marketing (in its ample definition). If you only have your mom, pop, the family and some friends and business associates you have a deep connection with, you starve. Business needs critical mass and economies of scale, at least within the feasibility of your market position and strategic space.03/11/2017 #22 Javier 🐝 beBeebeBee encourages you to create deeper connections
We encourage you to employ this strategy when creating a connection with others. It might seem frightening at first—that is the reason why many professionals want to keep separate personal & professional profiles—but it will help you open up and allow you to create a different kind of connection with someone: a deep, lasting connection.
With an integrated personal and professional profile, you can connect with people based on shared hobbies, passions or interests. Not only does this help start the conversation, you may also find you develop a stronger, more successful business relationships by being able to bond over something outside of office talk.03/11/2017 #21 Javier 🐝 beBeebeBee is not LinkedIn.... beBee is NOT competing with LinkedIn.
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/linkedin-or-bebee03/11/2017 #18 Francisco Lopez#13 As soon as beBee came to the USA I promoted it fiercely, even without being a brand ambassador. Inside LinkedIn, they see beBee as a threat and they are making changes to restore their lost functionality and improve their platform. I can understand that any are tired of political memes, especially those on the receiving end, but, politics translates into policy and law, and love for the Furher is still not in the law. No matter the good intentions, this is going to kill many groups, as it is easier to import content and discuss it than producing original content. Hopefully, the new beBee incorporates as much as possible all our concerns.03/11/2017 #17 Francisco Lopez#13 Most of the people who came here from LinkedIn, feeling betrayed, have none of the following or access to groups they had over there (here, one can post 'Honey,' to up to three hives, in LinkedIn up to 100 groups, plus your contacts, followers and potentially all Linkedin, Twitter and out of LinkedIn. (my guess is that beBee is working on this). My writings in LinkedIn are mostly found via Google. Wisely, the LI members here see beBee as a complement to LinkedIn and Facebook (there is a serious side to Facebook, believe it or not).03/11/2017 #16 Francisco Lopez#13 USA owes its rapid growth to the LinkedIn disregarding of its writing talent for giving exposure to what they call influencers, usually people of prestige in all facets of life, government, and industry. LinkedIn had at its maximum well over a million people writing, probably more than their distribution algorithm will sanely manage, beBee does not have that kind of critical mass yet. be Bee is, potentially, a great opportunity for good writers to get some exposure but it is still not the moment to exclude quality content because of the locally produced stupid content (cats, dog, dating updates, fake news, false memes).03/11/2017 #15 Francisco Lopez#13 There is a big difference between the stupid cats, dogs, dating updates, fake news, false memes, and the professional content allowed to be shared by professional media that is produced by millions of minds; beBee is excluding the potentially best content in the world for unpaid content ranging from excellent to good to amateurish. beBee Also the limit to 1,000 characters is not stimulating to the discussion.02/11/2017 #12 Lada 🏡 PrkicFlavio, about the constant zero feedbacks you received on your short posts, you're not the only one. Even Jim Murray has almost the zero score on his short buzzes and memes shared with the followers.
It seems we are forced to write Producer posts. :-) I have already accepted it and started writing more often.02/11/2017 #10 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#6 #8 David and Gert- both great suggestions. Yes, it can be overwhelming when you've been away for a few days but I have to tell myself to keep scrolling if I find articles that may not interest me. I forgot about the mute function, great idea. My last buzz was a photo buzz and I tried to make it fun by writing about my vacation as well. I love photography as many of you know, so when I do get photos I'm proud of or that make me happy to view, I love to share them within a buzz.02/11/2017 #9 Lupita 🐝 ReyesHi @Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝!! Interesting post! Yes. BeBee has changed a little bit and this change is on progress, as far as I understand. What is really good is that all bees are connected through Hives! They work wonderfully!! Notifications can be changed as @David B. Grinberg commented here. So, let’s make BeBee better giving our 5 cents now and then, BUT the best way to improve it is to make it well known everywhere!! Let’s promote BeBee with our friends, coworkers and clients!!! Agree? :D02/11/2017 #8 David B. GrinbergFlavio, kudos on sharing your important insights and valuable views. It's vital for beBee to receive user feedback in order to continue platform-wide improvements. Just a few thoughts:
1) This platform is still a baby bee. Consider: Google is already 19 years old. LinkedIn is 14. Facebook is 13. Twitter is 11. Pinterest is 9. Instagram is 7. Snapchat is 6. That's a combined total of 79 years versus just over 2 years of beBee -- which represents a new generation in the world of successful social media startups.
2) I likewise miss posting buzzes on my wall and via hives. However, here's an easy solution: keeping posting your buzzes, albeit via Producer with a short 200 word (required) intro about why you're posting it and why you think it's relevant. You can even quote excerpts from the actual buzz you're positing (assuming it's an article) or report of your own related Producer posts with it to build on prior engagement. You need not write a separate blog post of 500+ words per se. Why not give this approach a try?
3) Lastly, I agree that too many notifications can be burdensome, especially if you take a few days off. My suggestion is to mute the bees whose notification you no longer want to receive. You can do this by going to their profile page, clicking the three dots and selecting "Mute User". This has worked well for me. Plus, you can always still scroll through the separate Producer feed.
I hope this suggestions are helpful, Flavio.
cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee @John White, MBA01/11/2017 #6 Gert Scholtz@Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝 Here is a suggestion: Perhaps you should place a few of your picture buzzes with descriptions in a post, and do one every few days. That way your BeBee publications will reach all of your followers AND you will be able to place it into hives. That is just my 2c !
- Producer31/10/2017LinkedIn's missing linkWhat is the logic behind linking to people you know nothing about? When I reach out to anyone on LinkedIn, there's a very good reason behind it. Yet the requests I tend to get are reason-free.As I wrote in a discussion group awhile ago, "because...
Comments03/11/2017 #24 Peter AltschulerThis might interest you, @Jim Murray, @Phil Freidman, @Wayne Yoshida, @Randall Burns, and @Joanne Gardocki. LinkedIn published the results of a survey among Premium members and learned: 74% say that "nurturing my network -- developing my existing connections" is very or extremely important; yet 34% don't know if their efforts will amount to anything, 29% think is "feels cheesy or disingenuous," and 26% feel that they don't know when or how best to reach out.02/11/2017 #22 Peter Altschuler#18 #20 By contrast, @Jim Murray, I've come across people in LI groups who see their posts as a lead gen activity (though only a fraction seem to get any business through the site). And I have been contacted by people through LI, but never for my marketing knowhow. They're either people who liked an article I'd written or listened to an audiobook I'd done and wanted to let me know what they thought (so far, it's all been good).02/11/2017 #21 Peter Altschuler#18 Both Phil Friedman and Kevin Pashuk present valid arguments, @Wayne Yoshida. Kevin almost made me wistful for the days of the original LinkedIn Groups. Yet someone at LI obviously thought they were missing out on monetization, and Groups, clearly, were not a hotbed of selling/promotional opportunities. Not then, at any rate.
Kevin's perspective is a valid one. Unless you're a Secretary of State dealing first-hand with diplomats in 50 major countries, you probably don't need 500 allegedly business-related connections. That's a key purpose of a social network -- relying on the colleagues you do know when you need to find someone (whom they may know) with particular knowledge or expertise. If a working relationship develops, great. Add that person to your "known" list.
If that individual just provides information or a service on a one-time or temporary basis, add him or her to your address book and put them in a category like "software" or "engineering" or "delivery services," in case you ever need their help in the future. Just as you might do with a proctologist.02/11/2017 #20 Jim MurrayGood post, @Peter Altschuler. Even better question. I get about 10-12 requests a week and every once in a while I pick a few at random and ask that question.
Almost everyone comes back with the same answer. Someone forwarded them a post of mine. They liked it and wanted to have me in their network so my posts would show up on their feed. I was gratified because I write these posts simply to build an audience, as opposed to building business here. (Most of my business comes from direct contact and or referrals locally). So for me accepting these connections does have a purpose or, at least I assume, a reason for being.02/11/2017 #19 Peter Altschuler#14 LinkedIn was always a realm unto itself, @Phil Friedman, with a constantly shifting set of rules that could put you in the crosshairs for inexplicable reasons. As it grew, the worthwhile rules seemed to vanish... along with the ability to take action against anyone who willingly flaunted the rules that made sense. Now, under Microsoft, it's a platform to sell targeted advertising, prospect for leads, and emphasize egotism over collaboration.02/11/2017 #18 Wayne Yoshida@Peter Altschuler - Yes, this is always a raging discussion . . . actually for any social platform. And a while ago, @Phil Friedman brought this up when he issued a precaution for us. It's more about what or how things can become, if we and the leaders drive it and avoid the problems and issues and mistakes -- and how to benefit from "lessons learned" --
Here's something related to all this -- @Kevin Pashuk did a "friendectomy" a while ago.
Which inspired me to do this post:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/your-network-quality-vs-quantity-wayne-yoshida/02/11/2017 #17 Wayne Yoshida#10 @Peter Altschuler -- personalizing the connect requests on a mobile device -- Android or Apple - is possible. Look for the "More" icon - the ellipsis. . . and a pull-down menu appears. Follow the prompts, but do not click the "Connect" button until after you entered a message.02/11/2017 #15 Wayne Yoshida#3 @Joanne Gardocki - there are several **traps** set all over LinkedIn where you click on the "Connect" button -- and -- ZAP -- the default request is sent. The best practice to initiate a connect request - and a place to avoid the "default request trap" - is to go to the person's profile, and then boink the connect button - and then customize the invitation.
More on this issue here:
And here - this is what I call - get the network you deserve. It's by @Bruce Johnston -
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/linkedin-user-his-terrible-horrible-good-very-bad-message-johnston/?trk=mp-reader-card02/11/2017 #14 Phil Friedman#12 The disconnect in all of this is literally the disconnect at LinkedIn between how things were originally supposed to work and how the apparatchiks later decided it should work.
Originally, when someone connected with you, they saw what you posted in their feed. And if they registered a Like, that post would be distributed to their network (via a notice that that had liked it). Which meant that if you connected with, say, 30,000, people, the ultimate reach of your post, independent of the “quality” of your connections, could easily rise into the millions. And playing the numbers made sense.
However, since for the past three or more years, LI has arbitrary choked down distribution to one’s followers and connections, playing small percentages of “conversions” against a truly huge pool of connections and their connections and their connections (etc) doesn’t get you anywhere. Because your stuff isn't really reaching even your most ardent followers and self-elected connections.
The missing link at LI isnintegrity. Cheers!02/11/2017 #12 Peter Altschuler#7 There is, @Phil Friedman, a cohort of "members" who accept the assertion that more is more. I'm too Bauhaus. I'd rather have fewer contacts whose value I know and appreciate than hundreds who are virtual strangers.
And then there's the story of Bernie, who said he knew everyone and they all knew him. Well, Bob didn't buy that. So Bernie invited Bob to join him on a trip to the Vatican where Bernie was to meet with the Pope. When the Pope emerged on the balcony of St. Peter's Square with Bernie beside him, Bob asked the person beside him if he knew who that guy was on the balcony. "You mean Bernie or the guy in the funny hat?"02/11/2017 #10 Peter Altschuler#3 There's one thing I have learned about LinkedIn's connection routines, @Joanne Gardocki -- if someone decides to connect with you from a desktop or laptop, there's the option to personalize the request. If it's done from a mobile device, a boilerplate query goes straight to the connectee with no opportunity to add your own text.31/10/2017 #5 Sergio DaríoLadran Sancho...señal de que son trolls...
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- Producer28/10/2017Please Don't Clog Up Hives with Irrelevant Contents!I am not the only one bothered by sharing contents to hives without considering the basic purpose of each hive. I'll give you one example. The Engineers and Technicians hive is the engineering hive which purpose is to connect with people...
Comments01/11/2017 #33 Lada 🏡 Prkic#32 @Wayne Yoshida, due to the recent changes you can't share short buzzes in any hive. You can share them only with your followers. More about that in https://www.bebee.com/producer/hive/bebee-english/bebee-and-their-bet-on-quality
The Producer articles you can share in three hives of your choice, as always.31/10/2017 #32 Wayne YoshidaVery good, @Lada 🏡 Prkic.
But has this gone to the extreme? It seems that I am not able to share things in any particular Hive. Is this a recent change, and now I can only share to my Followers? If this is correct, then how do I share something (a short Buzz or a complete Honey article) in a particular, specific Hive?
cc: @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín31/10/2017 #31 Lada 🏡 Prkic#30 Jerry, thanks for the kind words. The hives are interest-based groups. I'm also a person of many interests, and that's why I joined many hives. I read posts about marketing and branding as well as about many other topics. For that reason, it's important to share contents in the proper hives to reach people with the same affinity who might be interested in what you have to say. After all, beBee is an affinity-based platform. :-)30/10/2017 #30 Jerry FletcherLada, Thanks for bringing up a topic that needed the light of day. I agree with Phil that active management of hives might be a good thing. My only concern would be the refusal to allow someone to put a hive on their feed list. I have relatively catholic tastes and because of years of working with engineers an interest in what they find interesting. Some of your posts have been fascinating to me. They don't apply to my area of expertise (marketing/branding) but thay assuage a need to visit a realm governed by rules that seldom can be broken. That, in part, is why I'm a beBee supporter. We ae not just one thing. Our interests vary and the generic description of our job is not who we are. BeBee allows for the complete individual. It gives us a mechanism to take in information and opinions across a spectrum of our choice and to discover others that share one or more of our tastes.29/10/2017 #25 Lada 🏡 Prkic#16 I like your logic, Preston. I write mainly on subjects related to construction and geometry. At the beginning of my blogging journey on beBee, I wrote about my fears of writing as a beginner blogger. Besides, I have several posts on some issues related to beBee.
I usually post in one of the generic hives, like beBee in English, and in some specific industry-oriented hives.28/10/2017 #22 Phil Friedman#11 Zacharias, it is true that, as you say, "Some hives seem a bit generic though so they attract general content...." But understand that neither @Lada 🏡 Prkic, nor @Jim Murray, nor I am arguing that all hives should be topic-specific or topic-filtered. There are a number of "general" hives, such as English on beBee and beBee on beBee, which are intended to be quite general catches for an open variety of topics. And nobody is saying such "general" hives should be eliminated. I bet, however, that if you created a hive titled "Like the Everything Bagel Hive" or some such, it would not achieve a large membership because people would quickly learn that it was responsible for a mish-mash of posts on all manner of topics to appear in one's feed. It would be like you and I trying to discuss AI or AU-I with each other and being repeatedly interrupted every minute or so by someone talking about picking the best hair mousse or the most effective hemorrhoid preparations.28/10/2017 #20 Lada 🏡 Prkic#15 Yes Jim, it's sad to explain again and again the same rules of sharing to hives. But it's the human nature. Self-control is the hardest thing we have to learn. I agree with what you said about moderation and attracting groups to this platform, especially industry-oriented groups.28/10/2017 #19 Lada 🏡 Prkic#14 #18 Phil, I was just about to find the post you have mentioned because I remembered it had one of the most dramatic comment threads. Several commenters on this thread are no longer on beBee.
Almost all of the participants of the thread agreed about the necessity of providing the moderation tools inside the hives. But until it happened, it would not hurt from time to time to alert users to improper sharing.28/10/2017 #18 Phil FriedmanThank you, @Lada 🏡 Prkic, for raising this issue again. It cannot be overemphasized how critical it is to keep topic-specific hives clear of non-related material, if Affinity Networking is to function. Many years ago, I belonged to a couple of sports car racing clubs that met monthly. Imagine how pissed off most of the members of this clubs would have been if they showed up to a meeting, only to be met with a talk on hair styling or frog breeding. Cheers!28/10/2017 #17 Phil Friedman#16 True, Preston, but what you don’t touch on is the fact that joining a hive affects which posts appear in your general feed. Consequently, misposting to a topic-specific hive puts material you never asked to see in your feed — sometimes so much of it that you don’t even see posts which would be of real interest to you. And while your posting may be guided to do the right thing by the invisible hand of enlightened self-interest, a great many people will simply post Willy-billy to the largest or most conveniently placed (on the menu) hives. A situation that will only be corrected by giving hive admins the tools to stop repeated offenders from continuing to gum up the system.
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Comments29/10/2017 #32 Lada 🏡 Prkic#29 Good piece, John. It summed up why beBee is the best platform for bloggers but also for the rest of us who don't write very often. User satisfaction and engagement is much higher than on other platforms I've been or still am. Congrats to all team members who made it happen. :-)27/10/2017 #31 Dorothy CooperJohn, I was lamenting when a friend said she gained 800 new followers on a different platform. I am not sure how this converts to additional media but after reading this I felt better and I love blogging on this platform and I am emboldened by the comment I receive. Thank You! @Dorothy-Cooper24/10/2017 #28 David B. GrinbergThanks for another masterpiece, John. You present cogent points on what separates beBee from the proliferating pack of other digital publishing platforms. Put simply, beBee is better for bloggers to enhance engagement, boost readership, amplify their message and build their personal brand. User satisfaction and customer service are also higher than bigger social sites. Lastly, having the co-founder and President/CEO actively engaging with users is a special added bonus. Thanks for that @Javier 🐝 beBee! Better blogging is one of many reasons why the buzz is growing louder worldwide. Vamos! 🐝🐝✌️🌎🌍🌏24/10/2017 #27 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven@John White, MBA I agree with you 100%. As with other platforms, this tops them all. I may have enjoyed some of the features of my own blog I had before, yet it was difficult to bring loyal traffic. It is not like that here. I am currently slowly transferring many of my old articles from my blog and soon going to close it. There is no need to keep it open, when I have been traffic without even trying to market it. I had to market my articles for almost a month to begin to get traffic on my own platform. beBee IS UNBEATABLE.23/10/2017 #21 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.great article by @John White, MBA
the power of beBee's Blogging Platform!23/10/2017 #20 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.fourth reason: it is made with love; for loving people who love connecting!23/10/2017 #15 Tausif MundrawalaThe entire team including all my friends here have been very supportive since the day I joined this platform. Am glad that I joined this wonderful site. Learning is an ongoing process and it would only increase our intellect when we share it in the form of post and make it more interactive.
Thanks for this wonderful buzz, @John White, MBA
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- Producer18/10/2017Why you should follow me (and not miss the rest of the world.)beBee wants original content, and, as a reward, it is the only one that will go to the hives. Certainly, this will help to preclude stupid content, trolls, scammers, dating updates, photos of cats, dogs, flowers and generally low-quality imported...
Comments19/10/2017 #6 Francisco Lopez#5 Thank you very much!.I am just a bee in the colony and you have an interesting hive. There is a way out without compromising in any way Javier's position. It will take more time, which is not as abundant for me. I have a business to run and research to do but will give a try and adapt.19/10/2017 #5 David B. GrinbergThank you, Francisco, for sharing your important insights about the platform-wide improvements.
As of your long-time followers, I unequivocally encourage other bees to heed your advice and catch your buzz. Moreover, I can't thank you enough for all of your amazing contributions and relevant content in my hive, "Universe, Space & Beyond." Put simply, this hive would not be the same without you!19/10/2017 #3 Francisco Lopez#1 Dear Javier, as much as I dislike the politicking, demagoguing, stupid part of politics, I regret it is translating into policy, bad and dangerous policy, tainted by racism, bigotry, hate-mongering, xenophobia and under a bad macroeconomic set of beliefs. As an Economist I denounce it. Even for those out of the USA this important, as we produce almost a quarter of the world's GDP (with only 5% of the global population) and what happens here do have an effect in the world. Most of my posts are not in politics, but those in politics are the most that attract attention and create a variety of intense feelings. It could be a great idea, adding a button or setting where one can filter out content, so, content that could be offensive and/or uninteresting could be weeded out from one's feed.19/10/2017 #2 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador@Francisco Lopez. I follow those that I respect and I enjoy their contributions. I follow you on LI and beBee due to your relevant contributions. I'm with @Javier 🐝 beBee, I don't read anything relating to politics because I need a break from the drama, thus the reason I enjoy beBee. I don't notice beBee being heavy ended in politics plus I can use the hide buzz feature for articles I don't want to be bothered with.
I believe you can share your own posts ( but not buzzes) to hives that you own.
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Comments17/10/2017 #3 David B. GrinbergThanks for another excellent blogging buzz, John. I love your infographics, in addition to your wonderful writing. I'm wondering if you have any unique insights into how brand loyalty and customer service issues differ from Generation Z compared to their Millennial predecessors?17/10/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorYou nailed it with this post, @John White, MBA. Repeat customers are the bread and butter for a business. In the insurance industry, we consider renewals our bread and butter. Those special touches, even if it is just a thank you note, goes a long way.
Networking is the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions. Specifically, it is the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business.
This hive was made to share content that will help its users achieve the practice of networking.
This hive was made to share content that will help its users achieve the practice of networking.