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  1. ProducerbeBee in English
    The risks of connecting to any public Wi-Fi network
    The risks of connecting to any public Wi-Fi networkThe advantage of connecting to a public Wi-Fi network is that we donโ€™t have to use our mobile data. But we have to be careful with the networks we connect to, especially with those, that donยดt ask for an access password.Often, when we go to cafes or...
  2. Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Our European Award. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ This kind of good news only help us to keep on working hard. Javier ๐Ÿ beBee


    Ignacio Orna
    18/07/2017 #50 Ignacio Orna
    Happy Award. Happy Hour.
    Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    18/07/2017 #49 Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    I'm no ambassador, but I'm proud too :-) I hope beBee gets more awards, from other continents too!
    Stephane ๐Ÿ Fenner
    17/07/2017 #48 Stephane ๐Ÿ Fenner
    Proud to be a #beBee ambassador
    Yogesh Sukal
    17/07/2017 #47 Yogesh Sukal
    Congratulations @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee , @Juan Imaz and entire beBee team.
    John Barton
    17/07/2017 #46 John Barton
    Congrats @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee! Thanks for all you do.
    Isabel ๐Ÿ Dรญaz   Durรกn
    17/07/2017 #45 Isabel ๐Ÿ Dรญaz Durรกn
    Great news!!! Congratulations!!!!
    Tausif Mundrawala
    17/07/2017 #44 Tausif Mundrawala
    Congrats the entire team of beBee. @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee , you deserve all the praises and awards for this wonderful creation.
    Gert Scholtz
    17/07/2017 #43 Gert Scholtz
    @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee Congratulations Javier and well done to everyone in Madrid!
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    17/07/2017 #41 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    Super Cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž buzz
    Paz๐Ÿ Hueso Luque
    17/07/2017 #40 Paz๐Ÿ Hueso Luque
    Enhorabuena a todo el equipo!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Virag๐Ÿ G.
    17/07/2017 #39 Virag๐Ÿ G.
    I would say, FINALLY. It was high time and such a great way to start the week! Let's buzz on!
    Louise Smith
    17/07/2017 #38 Louise Smith
    How Fantastic ! @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee and beBee ! Like @Milos Djukic said !
    Enrique de la Rica
    17/07/2017 #37 Enrique de la Rica
    Milos Djukic
    17/07/2017 #36 Anonymous
    Congrats @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee and beBee :)
    Jorge ๐Ÿ Dรญaz Garcรญa
    17/07/2017 #33 Jorge ๐Ÿ Dรญaz Garcรญa
    Enhorabuena a todo el equipo beBee!!๐Ÿ
    Encarna Maorad
    17/07/2017 #32 Encarna Maorad
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    17/07/2017 #31 Anonymous
  3. David B. Grinberg
    Looks like LinkedIn finally discovered the importance of video for users. And, just think, it only took them 15 years!

    cc: @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee @Juan Imaz @John White, MBA @Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood @stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    LinkedIn adds a native auto-playing video solution to its mobile apps


    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    14/07/2017 #2 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Ha, sure took them long enough. I wonder how many will use it?
  4. Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa
    Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa
    'What's in it for me?': 75% of UK shoppers say get nothing in return for shar...
    plus.google.com 'What's in it for me?': 75% of UK shoppers say get nothing in return for sharing their personal data with brands http://buff.ly/2tL5FRg - Timothy Hughes -...


    David B. Grinberg
    07/07/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Jan, there's nothing artificial about YOUR intelligence! Shared in three hives.
  5. ProducerPreston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    How to make Email Marketing Easier
    How to make Email Marketing EasierArticle from Blog FreedomSo many people get frustrated when it comes to E-mail campaigns. ย The main reason is they think that just because someone โ€œopt-inโ€ to their capture page, this means that they now have a paying customers. ย Take a moment, how...


    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    28/06/2017 #4 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    @Rebecca Matias Thanks for the Share.
    David B. Grinberg
    28/06/2017 #3 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for the excellent advice, Preston, you make many potent points. Moreover, studies show that the most effective form of electronic communication is still email -- not social media -- at least for most people.
  6. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    Communicating the "I" in Identity.
    Communicating the "I" in Identity.ONE HUNDRED DAY COUNTDOWNNew beginnings take place constantly. When you thread them together, you get a lasting experience.I started my 100-day countdown on Sunday, May 28, 2017, a new beginning, to a new beginning, that will culminate on Monday,...


    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    27/06/2017 #15 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    I have to agree with @Vincent Andrew on this one. Couldn't have said it better.
    Sue Bryan
    27/06/2017 #14 Sue Bryan
    Thank you so much for this @Sara Jacobovici. I will certainly do this drawing exercise. I have always dreamed of houses and buildings and have known that they represent my consciousness. I haven't thought of using that as a branding exercise though. I love it.
    Sara Jacobovici
    27/06/2017 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    #12 Thank you for contributing to this discussion @Vincent Andrew. Always good to hear from you.
    Vincent Andrew
    27/06/2017 #12 Vincent Andrew
    "More often than not, however, we are taught who to be, before we can articulate who we are." This is the quote that stands out for me in this post @Sara Jacobovici. I see this as humans whose identities are being formed by the pressures of family, society and environment and all the while the urge to be ourselves creates an opposite pressure. Which one prevails? Thanks for this Sara.
    Sara Jacobovici
    27/06/2017 #11 Sara Jacobovici
    In a hive that includes you @David B. Grinberg, it's easy to keep on buzzing. Thank you for your kind words and good wishes.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    27/06/2017 #10 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #8 It is my genuine pleasure @Sara Jacobovici. You are way above needing my support, but you are a very modest human.
    Sara Jacobovici
    27/06/2017 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    #6 Thank you @Gert Scholtz. Your connection and engagement is much appreciated.
    Sara Jacobovici
    27/06/2017 #8 Sara Jacobovici
    #5 My sincerest appreciation @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Your response is very encouraging and supportive.
    David B. Grinberg
    27/06/2017 #7 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks so much, Sara, for the excellent advice on communication and branding surrounding one's identity. Your important insights and astute analysis are most appreciated. Also, good luck with your project and website. I'm looking forward to the online launch. Meanwhile, keep buzzing!
    Gert Scholtz
    26/06/2017 #6 Gert Scholtz
    @Sara Jacobovici There are so many nuggets to think about in your post, Sara. I like this phrase: "If we are not aware of how our internal identity is engaging in our external environment to come across as that successful brand, or as a successful leader, or as simply โ€œa successโ€, our communication reflects that detachment." Thank you for a thought provoking post.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    26/06/2017 #5 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Yo have built "a house of ideas" @Sara Jacobovici. I look at it and I find the person who built it (that is you) is intelligent, human, process-oriented and is self-aware. If the house of ideas reflects upon us then I may safely say you constructed a beautiful one. The proof is in the quality of this house (buzz).
    Sara Jacobovici
    26/06/2017 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    #2 Thank you @debasish majumder. I value your comments and appreciate you taking the time to read and respond. Thank you for the share and support.
    Sara Jacobovici
    26/06/2017 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 Thanks @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich. Always value your insight and experiences related to the discussion.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    26/06/2017 #1 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Very pertinent exercise, @Sara Jacobovici. This identity process is complex when we try to simplify in order to succinctly and consistently grab the attention of strangers.

    Going through it myself has created a great deal of wordy stuff. And it takes work to prune away so that the right structure is created before we start to decorate for visitors.
  7. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    beBeeโ€ฆCould It Be The Light At The End of The Digital Marketing Bullshit Tunnel?
    beBeeโ€ฆCould It Be The Light At The End of The Digital Marketing Bullshit Tunnel?Iโ€™m declaring a 10 year anniversary. Itโ€™s not exactly a celebration. More like a lamentation. It was pretty much 10 years ago this year that the Era of Digital Bullshit started. In my life at least. And I have been following it ever since.Itโ€™s kind...


    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    15/06/2017 #5 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    That was epic dear Jim!

    Certain kinds of businesses / individuals do stand to gain a lot from the local/global reach SM provides but otherwise (mostly so) it indeed is so much of a time-energy-money sucking vortex!

    But yes, this is one place where I would want all the 'grown-ups' I admire and have befriended over the years, to be.

    beBee is so much more about meaningful interactions that pave the way to better professional and personal relationships! It is the most delightful two-way street on the infobahn ;)

    Time spent here gives the best ROI by any measure. (Am placing engagement above all else).
    Brian McKenzie
    15/06/2017 #4 Brian McKenzie
    The last 10 years has been slathered in shit sauce after a long soak in a crap marinade. It would be great to forget it - it would have been better to have never lived through it to begin with.
    John Vaughan
    14/06/2017 #3 John Vaughan
    Yummy. Bullshit-flavored KoolAid
    Martin Wright
    14/06/2017 #1 Martin Wright
    an interesting exploration of how social media tried to take ovwr our lives by crwTing a depende ce but in tghe have left themselves dependent on metrics they have no real control over
  8. ProducerSandra Smith

    Sandra Smith

    One Love Sells Out in 6 Minutes - How I'd Fix The Online Ticketing System
    One Love Sells Out in 6 Minutes - How I'd Fix The Online Ticketing SystemWe've all been there. A singer or band we're desperate to see live is having a concert in our city. It could be the only opportunity we'll ever get to see them, as they don't tour very often. We sign up for all the presale info, mark the dates of...
  9. ProducerAlban JARRY

    Alban JARRY

    Influence: why do some people have it and others donโ€™t?
    Influence: why do some people have it and others donโ€™t?How can we identify those that really have influence in an industry? With social networks and their increasing presence, including in the professional area, it becomes more and more complex. A few years ago, talking about influence in the...


    Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa
    09/05/2017 #10 Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa
    Good post !!! sharing it to my other networks :)
    Kimberly Lewis
    09/05/2017 #9 Kimberly Lewis
    Very good post Alban. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and expertise with all the bees!
    Lisa Lee
    09/05/2017 #7 Lisa Lee
    Thank you for sharing this remarkably thorough post @Alban JARRY. It's very useful to know how to identify our influencers
    David Brown
    09/05/2017 #5 David Brown
    You're completely right @Alban JARRY, the notoriety is closely related to the expert knowledge
    James Smith
    09/05/2017 #4 James Smith
    Really interesing ! Thank you @Alban JARRY
    Paul Walters
    09/05/2017 #3 Paul Walters
    @Alban JARRY Thank you
    Milos Djukic
    09/05/2017 #1 Anonymous
    Great article @Alban JARRY A must read. Thank you.
  10. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    Confessions Of An Internet Junkie Trying To Kick The Habit
    Confessions Of An Internet Junkie Trying To Kick The HabitEvery so often I have an epiphany. Each epiphany is brought on by a confluence of events in my life that impact on me in such a way as to cause a certain type turmoil in my brain.I used to fear this turmoil because when it first started happening I...


    Jerry Fletcher
    01/05/2017 #20 Jerry Fletcher
    Cogent as usual. I would like to prattle on about your observations but I'm about to head out for a whiff of the real world at a signing at Powell's here in Portland the largest single location bookstore in the world. Keep whiffing and huffing my friend.
    Milos Djukic
    01/05/2017 #19 Anonymous
    #17 Of course, internet is a scam that is mainly used for dumbing down of people. Thanks for this article!
    Milos Djukic
    01/05/2017 #18 Anonymous
    #17 I entirely agree with you @Jim Murray.
    Jim Murray
    01/05/2017 #17 Jim Murray
    #16 With all due respect, @Milos Djukic. I am not advocating complete abandonment of social media or any other online activity. Just suggesting that people stick their head out the door every now and then and take a whiff of the 3-D world.
    Milos Djukic
    01/05/2017 #16 Anonymous
    @Jim Murray, With all due respect, I agree with you only partially. I find that the only way to find a balance is to achieve first "balance" between results in the real life (business and our profession) and business - professional - engagement results in social media and networks that are the combined result of two input variables: a) time spent and activities in social networks (multiple social media profiles) with the target entities and b) activities and results in the real life. Social media is not a source of profit they are only supplements for the hack of our growth that is initiated outside of social media, i.e. in the real life. This does not apply to professions which are directly related to social media.
    Jim Murray
    30/04/2017 #15 Jim Murray
    #13 That's cool.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    30/04/2017 #14 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Yep, @Jim Murray, you speak loud and clear. There's more to life than being an internet groupie.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    30/04/2017 #12 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Jim, the things you wrote about in your little essay, I've told myself many times. Although being an introvert, I've never purchased anything online, and always prefer real life over virtual. Perhaps I'm just the exception that proves the rule.
    I agree with almost everything you said.
    Yes, it seems that we are giving more than we are getting out of Internet. I would say that four years of social networking gave me a lot of good things, partly justifying the time spent on social media.
    Yes, it seems that a lot of people try to become writers. I've also tried, but lately my muse has taken a long vacation. :-)
    Yes, there are many not so good contents, but it doesn't frustrate me because there are many contents of high quality, as well.
    In the end, we are both still here, in the virtual world. This proves that there's still something good about using social media (or we may already have become addicts). :-)
    Jim Murray
    30/04/2017 #11 Jim Murray
    #3 Yeah, it's pretty fucking sad that the sheeple population is increasing at an alarming rate. @Phil Friedman. But, hey man, let's just keep kicking ass until they assassinate us.
    Neil Smith
    30/04/2017 #10 Neil Smith
    I'd say you're wrong when you write"I'm probably not very popular today". Even here on a social media site,on the internet my guess is that quite a lot of your readers would agree with the sentiment expressed. The world is a pretty interesting place and better experienced without a screen in the way.
    Jim Murray
    30/04/2017 #9 Jim Murray
    #4 Thanks Donna Wood. @Phil Friedman and I are both on a bit of a crusade to keep a balance here and help make beBee as well knows for critical thought as it is for peace, love and groovy stuff.
    Jim Murray
    30/04/2017 #8 Jim Murray
    #6 Thanks @David B. Grinberg. You make some very good points of your own.
    Jim Murray
    30/04/2017 #7 Jim Murray
    #5 @Don ๐Ÿ Kerr. Thanks for the share
    David B. Grinberg
    30/04/2017 #6 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos Jim, on another brilliant buzz. You make many excellent points with which I agree. The Internet in general, and social media in particular, is a double edged sword. I think more young people born into the Digital Age need to be educated about the downsides of failing to strike a mentally and physically health balance between being online and off. These new generations need to be reminded that, yes by golly, there was life before the Internet and social media. In fact, more young people back then spent more time outdoors enjoying the wonders of nature and getting more physical activity.
    On the flipside, today we live in a zombie-like society where people of all ages are addicted to too much screen time. This online obsession has resulted in many troubling truths, from the rise of childhood obesity to real time murder and abuse of innocent people via social media live streaming video (like Facebook Live).
    Of course, there are also many upsides to having a wealth of information, knowledge and online commerce at our fingertips. But sleeping with smartphones, for instance, is taking it one step too far IMHO. Thanks again for sharing your important insights on this timely and troubling topic.
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    30/04/2017 #5 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    "Itโ€™s colourful. The sun shines most of the time. Things grow. People move around. There are all kinds of pleasant noises. And the view is different every time you turn your head." @Jim Murray All I can write is - yup!
    Donna Wood
    30/04/2017 #4 Donna Wood
    Jim, you are absolutely right, the internet is a gimmick to get people to join the lemming line. I post every day, because it is a challenge I presented to myself. Over the last two years, I've been lazy about writing in general. I'm almost done with the challenge. Also, since I stopped being a dick in the real world, I don't have a lot of friends left. Perhaps your epiphany has stated that I need to find new friends, but I don't care for dicks, and finding people who aren't dicks in the real world is getting harder and harder to do. I think it's an extension of the internet. I prefer to read dragon fire breath most days than not. I like truth. Have a great day!
    Phil Friedman
    30/04/2017 #3 Phil Friedman
    Jim, perhaps the most troubling aspect is the use of Gamification techniques which award tokens of no intrinsic value as rewards for constantly posting not only articles, but comments, shares, and likes. Like the new "Queen Bee" label on beBee that will be awarded for "... beeing an extra busy buzzing bee" the idea behind Gamification is to produce a Dpamine dependence that drives a user to obsessive activity. What is even more chilling is that the technique is spoken of in social media management circles with unremorseful glee as a growth hack. Cheers!
    Jim Murray
    30/04/2017 #2 Jim Murray
    #1 To tell you the truth, this has been building for a quite a while, influenced by other sources. You're smart enough that it really won't affect you and so are a lot of people I know. But the rest...well they need a little boot in the butt. @Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    30/04/2017 #1 Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    Who pissed in your Cheerios this morning?
  11. ProducerRenรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    Exploring the Tragedy of Intellectual Laziness
    Exploring the Tragedy of Intellectual LazinessHave you ever wondered what really causes war, economic crises and other ills that cause societies to collapse? While there may be many triggers to such disastrous circumstances, if you dig deeply enough, you will find that widespread...


    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    21/04/2017 #41 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    @Milos Djukic, thank you for sharing!
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    21/04/2017 #40 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #39 For sure, Sue!
    Sue Bryan
    20/04/2017 #39 Sue Bryan
    Well said Renee! The best lesson I ever learned and the best one I ever taught was: Question Assumptions...
    Judy Mackenzie
    20/04/2017 #38 Judy Mackenzie
    Bad luck comes from making poor decisions and not taking accountability for them. I also find that those with a victim attitude choose a less energetic path to thinking.
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    20/04/2017 #37 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #36 Absolutely, Donna! I have often said, your education will set you free. If you want to take control of your life or at least change the direction, then you need to learn something new and do something different!
    Donna Wood
    20/04/2017 #36 Donna Wood
    "The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them." ~ Mark Twain. In the dark ages, peasants were not allowed the privilege of learning to read. In early America, it was a crime to teach a slave to read, and a crime for a slave to have the ability to read. In religious history, the followers were made dependent on the priests, pharisees and sadducees to know what the scrolls said, because they could not read. Ignorance has historically been the 'go-to' method of controlling the masses. Today we are graduating the functionally illiterate from high school. Cursive writing is on its way out of elementary education. Videos are taking the place of books. It is a dangerous thing to be unable to read. Reading is the foundation of critical thinking. If you cannot read, you cannot solve the story problem or equation in mathematics, you don't understand the fundamentals of science. You only know the handle of a broom or shovel.
    Phil Friedman
    20/04/2017 #35 Phil Friedman
    #33 Yes, Kevin, that is the point. I've only known one self-ascribed "guru" who I felt used the title with some measure of legitimacy. Some years ago, a very experienced fiberglass production guy dubbed himself "The Fiberglass Guru" and launched a website on which he not only promoted himself and the industrial services he provided, but also -- and this is most important -- answered all manner of questions from readers concerning reinforced plastic laminates. The self-ascribed title was not as presumptuous as such often are because he stood ready to offer a pile of free advice and to back his opinions up with detailed explanations and instructions, also for free. It was also at a time when the use of the title could be seen as a tongue-in-cheek marketing affectation. Cheers!
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    20/04/2017 #34 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #31 Thanks for sharing, Phil. Much appreciated.
    Kevin Pashuk
    20/04/2017 #33 Kevin Pashuk
    #31 I agree Phil. There's a world of difference when the words 'self-proclaimed' is put in front of 'expert' or 'guru'.

    I'm more than a little suspect when someone claims to be an expert in anything. Those who have achieved mastery of a skill, or knowledge don't need to brag... it is evident just by watching their actions, or listening to them speak.
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    20/04/2017 #32 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #31 Yes. That is just one more reason why knowledge is power. It really does make me sad to see people put so much faith in the expertise of others. Even well educated and knowledgeable people with good intentions are fallible. It is up to us to not be sheep and figure out the difference between the wolves and the dogs.
    Phil Friedman
    20/04/2017 #31 Phil Friedman
    @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier, this is a great piece, chock full of street smarts. I'd like to add one example to your list of tools for communications manipulators: self-ascribed "expert" or "guru" status. In the hands of such manipulators, these labels are intended to signal to the intellectually lazy that the manipulator's message should be accepted at face value, without question because the expert or guru knows so much more than the reader. The most common warning flag is that, when you question one of these people, the response is never a reasoned or detailed explanation, but always an admonishment simply to trust him or her, for he or she knows the truth. Cheers!
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    20/04/2017 #30 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #25 Why, thank you for the fine compliment, Don. Thank you also for sharing this and @Kevin Pashuk, your share and input is also much appreciated.
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    20/04/2017 #29 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #27 Will check it out. :)
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    20/04/2017 #28 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #24 Ah, you mean being too lazy to look for answers is not a choice? Hmmm. LOL
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    20/04/2017 #27 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #18 food for thought. My most recent post Dents explores it some.
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    20/04/2017 #26 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    Work your brain a bit and read this today.
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    20/04/2017 #25 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier IMHO this is your best piece yet on beBee. You capture many salient points and I would only add that given our natural attention span is now less than that of a goldfish the climate is ripe for the exploitation of the intellectually lazy. In my book I harp on to people about the need too self advocate. This requires active exercise of the brain and maintaining a profoundly curious nature. Very well done my friend. Will share.
    Kevin Pashuk
    20/04/2017 #24 Kevin Pashuk
    #23 I think the two are similar, but willful ignorance CHOOSES to not believe the evidence vs someone who is just too lazy to find out what the facts are.
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    20/04/2017 #23 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #22 I feel like those are pretty much the same thing. Egad! Could I be wrong?
    Kevin Pashuk
    20/04/2017 #22 Kevin Pashuk
    This would be a great coffee shop conversation Renรฉe.

    I would add one more category thanks to an article about Hans Rosling (http://blogs.canoe.com/parker/news/hans-rosling-death-of-a-giant-and-a-damn-fine-man/ View more
    This would be a great coffee shop conversation Renรฉe.

    I would add one more category thanks to an article about Hans Rosling (http://blogs.canoe.com/parker/news/hans-rosling-death-of-a-giant-and-a-damn-fine-man/)

    Beyond intellectual laziness, there is a more insidious and destructive symptom defined as 'willful ignorance', as in 'Don't confuse me with the facts.'

    Thanks for tagging me in the comments. Close
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  13. ProducerJavier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Cartoonize yourself
    Cartoonize yourselfI agree with stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador.ย Using a cartoonized picture on your resume, is strongly, NOT RECOMMENDED ! or at your own risks! This is dedicated to stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador, you are a breath of...


    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    08/05/2017 #17 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    @Sandra Smith a dedicated server means you do not share resources with thousands of users like you...it is a private server, not a public shared resource. The server performs your tasks and your ads, posts, newsletters, soicalmedia automated actions, data analysis, workflow management. and only yours.
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    08/05/2017 #15 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #10 ABM - Account based marketing standalone server, is a virtual machine with server capacity on which you can perform what we call one to one automated workflows for your online activities, blogging, newsletters, campaigns etc...including data analysis and predictive behavioral management, on all individuals as they are considered by account/personae. If you would like to budget 150$ CAD/Mo i can arrange a 12 months subscription with my company and show you how to perform and use it. It is way beyond powerful as any software handleing 60 000 users interactions per second, after that capacity you will need a 9 000 $ swictch called Load balencer..but if you need that LOl you just became a Google's competitor.
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    08/05/2017 #14 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #7 This is very true. I did it and got ratios of adoption by thousands instead of dozens. Per week...
    Rafael Garcรญa Romano
    08/05/2017 #13 Rafael Garcรญa Romano
    #12 ๐Ÿ˜ณ
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    08/05/2017 #12 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    @Rafael Garcรญa Romano have a look at this

    Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    14/04/2017 #11 Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    Cartoonize is good but there's something greater becoming a toy figure ... here is me as Samurai : ) https://twitter.com/_FS_Tweets/status/852760407630532609
    Sandra Smith
    29/03/2017 #10 Sandra Smith
    #9 the second. I have drop box would that do, or do you mean a dedicated server?
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    29/03/2017 #9 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #8 Hi @Sandra Smith sure you may, which do you want to test cartoonize app or ABM server for multiplatform campaigns? second one requires cloud resources.
    Sandra Smith
    29/03/2017 #8 Sandra Smith
    #2 may I test it @stephen?
    Sandra Smith
    29/03/2017 #7 Sandra Smith
    These are great, very funny :D :) I was told by Guy Kawasaki - social media master - that you should always use the same pic across profiles, so people recognised you on different platforms. However, I've decided to experiment using different pictures for each platform - ones I feel suit the tone of the site better - so I've gone b&w for beBee because there are more 'arty' types on here - or something! :D lol, happy wednesday, bees!
    Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    29/03/2017 #6 Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    It gives a funny touch.
    Although the photo where you see the sea better the original. Beautiful color of water.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    29/03/2017 #5 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    Ha ha @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee You look awesomely cartoony ! buzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    Luizia๐Ÿ Patrรญcio
    28/03/2017 #4 Luizia๐Ÿ Patrรญcio
    Genial @stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador, obrigada por reproduzir em portuguรชs.
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    28/03/2017 #3 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Now regarding the use of cartoonize.net. do you remember fotonovelas in periodicos ? haha, why don't the communication team use it to make some little stories regarding beBees facts and use it for promotion purpose on social media with the recently adopted mytweetpack from Paul aka Pablo.... use it to sent tweets to journalists, they love good stories and cartoon illustrations. A trick :use hashtag #PRrequest ( it will automatically retweeted to Press releases subscribed by journalists on twitter...the odds that it would be amplified are x 300 (the rate/usual performance , not the tweet PRrquest subscribers are around 17K+/-...not bad huh ?)@Javier ๐Ÿ beBee + who is in charge of marketing globally ?
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    28/03/2017 #2 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Don't buy marketo or hubspot, i have the opensource alternative, iam currently implementing to conduct multi-platforms, One to one, personae, account(s) based marketing campaign...limitations of targets or users.....lol: NONE! You will need more server RAM and a load balancer to manage simultaneous triggers if you are over 60 000 requests per seconds. (Yes, i am very technical..i know).
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    28/03/2017 #1 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee you know what ? 2 important things in life: Honey & Roooooock'n'Roll !
    Promise, next post of TRY it ! BeBee Fun Tricks will be about animating easily (with a tool) your cartoonized picture ! Raaaaaahhhhhh.....if we don't make it fun for users and effective for professionals, what is the point to be MAU 45% way over LinkedIn. Come on, we can do MAU 65%. I was thinking about an article on Postcasts server and...next level mybeBeeTV webserver" Paul aka Pablo gave Mytweetpack to the team...can i make 2 suggestions that teams can work with ? (BTW, thank from banning illegal exe streaming video spammers..dangerous they kill beez...yes they do !).
    The more tools free oriented (fremium) the more users enjoying experience on beBee.
  14. Anne ๐Ÿ Thornley-Brown, MBA
    Tips for LinkedIn Group Managers: 8 Keys to Getting Group Engagement Going https://www.bebee.com/@anne-thornley-brownAnne ๐Ÿ Thornley-Brown, MBA
  15. ProducerAleta Curry

    Aleta Curry

    Thanks for the share, Javier!
    Thanks for the share, Javier!Thanks for the share, Javier ๐Ÿ beBee, you're the best. Itโ€™s Saturday, and instead of playing with the kids, taking his wife out, putting his feet up or going out with friends, Javier is being a very busy little bee, typing away. Not just...


    Juan Imaz
    20/02/2017 #12 Juan Imaz
    Much appreciated @Aleta Curry!
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    19/02/2017 #11 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    @Aleta Curry great words. You took the words right out of my mouth. Fabulous Buzz. I have never had any social site where the creators not only promoted their site yet their users. This is why beBee will grow so fast.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    19/02/2017 #10 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee Is the man behind us all. He is a motivator, an excellent CEO and most importantly he is an amazing human being with a big heart.
    His passion for beBee is making beBee what it is Today The best affinity network ever ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ๐Ÿค—
    David B. Grinberg
    19/02/2017 #9 David B. Grinberg
    You hit the proverbial nail on the head, Aleta. @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee sets a very high bar for social engagement from a CEO of any type. He is indeed a role model for the rest of us and for all social media CEOs, most of whom never directly engage on a personal level with users of their own platforms. So thank you JAVIER for your leadership and all around exemplary efforts. We are trying to follow in your footsteps, however, they are very big shoes to fill. Thus, thanks for all you do! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘โœŒ๏ธ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ™
    Gert Scholtz
    19/02/2017 #8 Gert Scholtz
    @Aleta Curry Well said Aleta. Javier is a super entrepreneur, someone with boundless energy and enthusiasm, and altogether a totally authentic person.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/02/2017 #7 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    If we thank @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee for every considerate sharing he makes we then shall end up with a heap of acknowledgements. I say this from my own experience. To have Javier engaged in so many sharing activities and commenting as well is a genuine indicator of his engagement on beBee.
    John White, MBA
    19/02/2017 #5 John White, MBA
    Spot on, @Aleta Curry. I've said it before and I'll say it again, @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee is the first CEO of a social media platform to actually bee social.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    19/02/2017 #4 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Yes, I agree, @Aleta Curry, @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee is a very hard working and busy bee. His passion for beBee shows and that's why I'm here.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    19/02/2017 #3 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    @Aleta Curry - I completely concur. A huge amount of thanks to @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee for the way he wears his heart on his typing fingers everyday. He is a consummate role model for how hard work appears easy when it comes naturally.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    19/02/2017 #2 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    beBee and our bees are my passion. beBee is an enggagement based community. This will be our flag !
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    19/02/2017 #1 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž thanks @Aleta Curry
  16. ProducerPhil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    Censorship: To Cut Or Not to Cut, That Is the Question
    Censorship: To Cut Or Not to Cut, That Is the QuestionWHEN THE LANGUAGE OR THE DISCUSSION GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH KEEP GOING ... OR DO THEY?Preface:ย  This marks the 24th installment of the ongoing verbal contretemps between Jim Murray and me. Here we've tackled a serious and complicated topic that should...


    Phil Friedman
    04/04/2017 #118 Phil Friedman
    #117 Already done, @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    04/04/2017 #115 Phil Friedman
    #114 Thank you ever so much, @Donna-Luisa Eversley, for the very kind words. They are especially welcome in view of the fact that I've been just recently criticized by a couple of Honey Bees who finally came out from behind their veil of phony sweetness and love for all. My best to you.
    Phil Friedman
    03/04/2017 #113 Phil Friedman
    #108 Neil, thanks for reading and commenting. You say that well-meaning people can, "somehow end up supporting people who want to publish the plans for a bomb or the recipe for nerve gas on Facebook." No, they can't if they have any brains. Speech which ends in or encourages actions that harm others is not protected under the concept of free expression. Not to my mind, nor to that of any thinking person. Just a racial, ethnic, and religious based hate is not. The line is hard to draw, I admit. But the extreme cases are easy enough to spot. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    03/04/2017 #112 Phil Friedman
    #111 @Donna-Luisa Eversley, I never use the term "Dear" in addressing people on social media, for I have always felt it to be somewhat affected. But I am moved here to say, "Dearest D-L" for your comments here are of such value and exhibit such a degree of insight. Summed up by, "I also can appreciate more the people I thought were very negative and unkind in a different light, as the glare from the positive rays can mask reality. We must seek to live in truth."

    I believe that we've grown together over the past year on beBee. Me toward more tolerance of those who don't understand me or my writing, and you toward more understanding of those who do. And I am touched by your loyalty and courage in speaking your mind these days. Your thoughts are both welcome and intellectually gratifying. Cheers!
    Neil Smith
    03/04/2017 #108 Neil Smith
    Thanks for the interesting and topical chat guys. It is certainly a hard balancing act for a lot of people. These days there seem to be a lot of calls for things and people to be banned by those who believe that their own desire not to be personally offended trumps the right to free expression. This is hard to agree with but the problem is that someone can start out in favour of non-censorship and the right to espouse unpopular views and somehow end up supporting people who want to publish the plans for a bomb or the recipe for nerve gas on Facebook. When there is a conversation going on this can be resolved in a messily human way by consensus and compromise. In the current climate however lots of factions are setting out intractable positions from the get go and refusing to budge an inch. So does the decision go to whoever shouts the loudest?
    Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    20/02/2017 #107 Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    #78 Thanks for the feedback. To promote the personal brand will show articles written by the author. We understand that is the most important. Although it would be interesting to offer other points of view, we want to bet on the personal brand.
    Phil Friedman
    20/02/2017 #106 Phil Friedman
    #105 Good to hear from you, Larry. You ask, I think, a couple of excellent questions. So let me answer: 1) Where the explicit mission of a social network is to create a "community" of users, I'd agree that, within the boundaries of the community standards for acceptable forms of expression, every community member's comments should be protected against removal. 2) Censorship is, in the strict sense of the word, prior restraint, either by active prohibition or by threat of sanction in the event of publication. Under which strict definition, removal or comments or posts by community officials would not, I think, be censorship, but as you say enforcement of community rules. Which is why I've repeated referred to an explicit statement of guidelines for removal or deletion. (The guidelines should be for the sanction because it is easier to define what is not acceptable than what is.)

    Notwithstanding that, however, I think we have to admit that the stated missions of most social media are not to create a "community", but something else, often a "platform" for self-publishing, personal-brand building, business and professional networking, job hunting, recruiting, and so on. So any inferences about what should be, cannot be drawn from accepted premises about a social community. IMO. Thank you for reading and joining the conversation.
    Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    20/02/2017 #105 Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    Excellent point @Phil Friedman and @Jim Murray and I agree on the points of censorship. However let me throw out another view where a social network is about creating a community of users. From a perspective of a community, as opposed to publishing platform, does user behavior and the removal of a user or their comment take different perspective? Could a user have every right to make a statement welcome in the community? If you have a state community value of respect and a user is not respectful are you censoring or simply creating a community where respect is valued by all and if not they are simply not part of the community? The results may be similar but the reason is different.
    Phil Friedman
    20/02/2017 #104 Phil Friedman
    #103 His manifesto illustrates how in matters social media the line between reality and a created virtual image is often blurred... even for the master manipulators of the landscape. Thanks, Franci. Cheers!
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    20/02/2017 #103 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    #10 Zuckerman is a pretty smart cookie but IMO, he has visions of grandeur.
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    20/02/2017 #102 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    Since you asked: You lead the conversation to borders. "Speak when you are spoken to..." I didn't want to be rude. [please do not respond to me, I'm going away now]
    Phil Friedman
    19/02/2017 #101 Phil Friedman
    #100 thank you, Antoinette. I am sorry to be obtuse, but what does this have to do with censorship? This is a post about censorship, not a general chat room. Thanks and peace. โœŒ๐ŸฝโœŒ๐Ÿผ
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    19/02/2017 #100 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    #97 At least you admit we have a border.

    I compare our laws with other countries and we are EXTREMELY flexible. So flexible everyone seems to pick and choose which ones to follow.

    I am not one that picks on people whose legal status fluctuates because I know the complexities of immigration. The wall wont stop people coming here either or those that get paid to bring them. People whose status is in question are exploited and targeted for crime by their own people. They often cannot get home because they don't have a home or their home is over seas, not across a border... etc...

    Change is inevitable... hoping for the best possible outcome as always. Agitating people does not help and neither does masking reality.
    Phil Friedman
    19/02/2017 #99 Phil Friedman
    #96 In the absence of having anything good to say, say nothing. Even better, ignore that about which you have nothing good to say. It may be your right to speak, but it is also my right not to listen or read or pay attention. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    19/02/2017 #98 Phil Friedman
    #95 Yes, David, that is right โ€” as far as it goes. The problem is with deciding what crosses the line to become, in your words, "... online bullying, harassment, needless name calling, personal attacks or demonization of one's character..." The hard part is setting the standards. For example, I personally find a lot of the self-ascriptive BS that some people post about how they are pretty much the second coming of God really offensive. But in saying so, I am not in any way advocating censorship of such material. I am just exercising my right to recommend that my fellow bees ignore that material and not promote it without first reading and pondering what it means to the rest of us who are concerned with the reputation of the platform.

    For me, freedom of expression is a fundamental right for all, including those with whom I disagree and who spout malevolent bilge. However, guaranteeing freedom of expression does not obligate anyone to listen or otherwise pay attention. Thanks for joining the conversation. And cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    19/02/2017 #97 Phil Friedman
    #93 Because, Antionette, the ends of the world do not stop at the US border. And hope springs eternal. Not to mention that a stitch in time saves nine. The bright spot on the horizon is, however, that the way things are going, nobody will want to emigrate to the U.S. (which will eliminate the need for a Wall at taxpayer expense).
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    19/02/2017 #96 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #95 @David B. Grinberg I agree. It is common sense. My parents taught me to be polite despite of disagreeing. It is smarter. But common sense is not so usual as it should ;).
    David B. Grinberg
    19/02/2017 #95 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for another exemplary exchange as usual, Phil and Jim. I agree with Phil that there is nothing wrong with constructive criticism expressed in a cordial/polite manner on social media. There should not be unwarranted restrictions against an open online dialogue even on contentious and controversial all issues. Everyone has the right to express their own opinion and disagree with the majority. But once language changes from constructive to destructive then problems arise. There's never a justification for online bullying, harassment, needless name calling, personal attacks or demonization of one's character, etc.
    Just keep online speech polite and cordial even if you disagree, and there shouldn't be any problems. this is not rocket science but basic common courtesy, respect and good manners. Is that about right, Phil and Jim?
    Gerald Hecht
    19/02/2017 #94 Gerald Hecht
    #91 @Phil Friedman me neither--I assumed that since it said they were found "on beBee" ...that referred to the "configuration/positioning thingie"
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    19/02/2017 #93 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    #92 If that were true, then why is anyone trying to create a personal Brand? The "sky is falling!" is an isolated market.
  17. ProducerScott Engler

    Scott Engler

    HOW YOUR METHODS OF NETWORKING ON LINKEDIN ARE PUSHING YOUR CONNECTIONS FURTHER AWAY FROM YOU (AND HOW TO TURN THIS AROUND)More specifically in the last year and a half, I have noticed some shifts, or perhaps more appropriately, some โ€œmajor imbalancesโ€ occurring on LinkedIn, and I feel that many people are still using some networking strategies that are not only no...


    Jerry Fletcher
    19/02/2017 #1 Jerry Fletcher
    My clients echo your comments regularly. It all comes down to how people think about networking. Those that approach it from a relational perspective react with horror at the spamming that goes on, which (in my opinion) comes from people that think networking is transactional and can't understand why you object to their approach. Those who really want to connect pay it forward with no expectations of tit for tat rewards.
  18. ProducerMilos Djukic

    Milos Djukic

    Why Censorship and Content Moderation Are Essential For Effective Social Media
    Why Censorship and Content Moderation Are Essential For Effective Social Media(Note: Since this is a controversial topic, I'd appreciate it, if you want to comment, that you read the entire article before you put in your 2 cents.This appeared originally on my website for small business and stresses the importance of staying...


    Nicole Chardenet
    21/02/2017 #25 Nicole Chardenet
    The trolls and abusers have been asking for censorship for years now. While I support extremely unpopular views (mine or others'), I don't support out-and-out abuse like what we've seen on Twitter (I haven't seen it on beBee so far but I don't monitor all ten million+ users). Many mass media comment sections have been eliminated just because it's impossible to keep up with all the abusive and violation of the rules posts.

    The ones screaming about it the most are the ones generally most in violation of the rules.

    I for one am not losing sleep over Milos Y's lifelong ban from Twitter. He wasn't a thoughtful commentator, he is a bile-filled ragebaby whose only purpose is to make other peoples' lives miserable for no good reason. Fortunately, he seems to have jumped the shark this week with his comments appearing to support pedo- and paraphilia. Lost his book deal and several engagements and the good news for him is that he has something new to tantrum about.

    In this day of fake news and idiots easily led by ridiculous stories about Hillary Clinton promoting pedophile pizza rings, it's time to have a new debate on censorship. When some moron walks into a pizza shop with a gun looking for perverts, it's time for censorship.
    Kevin Baker
    19/02/2017 #18 Kevin Baker
    Our intentions create our futures. This energy comes with what you say knowingly or not and there is no fooling instinct. What you publish is forever.
    Martina Baxter
    19/02/2017 #17 Martina Baxter
    Seems like this topic pops up a lot....tons of stuff via google search
    Rob McNaughton
    18/02/2017 #16 Rob McNaughton
    @ Aleta Curry - no, perhaps not more generous. 'Out' means out of the platform and barred permanently - brooking no argument. I perhaps would put one error down to linguistic differences and colloquialisms (yes, I have been caught that way myself) especially between English speakers as a native language and those who have English as a second language. (So through the use of a common and harmless local colloquialism I lost a very good contact/colleague). After the first well ....
    Brian McKenzie
    18/02/2017 #14 Brian McKenzie
    #12 and the cowardly passive aggressive #%*& with their finger on the REPORT button that finds my decorating offensive in my rented unit that I created? I like loud oranges, brash patterns, and will often park the motorcycle in front of the couch
    Aleta Curry
    18/02/2017 #11 Aleta Curry
    #7 You're more generous than I am in this regard, @Rob McNaughton!
    Aleta Curry
    18/02/2017 #10 Aleta Curry
    #6 That, and whether or not you want the project to succeed, @Dean Owen. I've seen two great projects ruined by bad moderation. All that effort gone to waste!
    Aleta Curry
    18/02/2017 #9 Aleta Curry
    #7 Not from me. I don't even allow it on my social media threads. You abuse or swear at people, the post is removed. A couple of times I've been accused of simply not liking what the person had to say, but I trust that anyone who knows me knows that that's nonsense.

    I'm not even averse to the milder swear words. You write 'life's a bitch', I don't care. You write 'you're a bitch', post is summarily deleted.

    If people use really bad words (but not directly at any of the other kidlets) I'll privately ask them to rephrase.
    Brian McKenzie
    18/02/2017 #8 Brian McKenzie
    And if you Created, OWN, Maintain and are often the majority contributor to the Hive? (Or SOLE Contibutor) Whose house is it?
    Rob McNaughton
    18/02/2017 #7 Rob McNaughton
    Two free strikes and out?
    Dean Owen
    18/02/2017 #6 Dean Owen
    "It is NOT an issue of free speech or constitutional protection." - I agree. It is about good manners.
    @Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez
    17/02/2017 #3 @Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez
    Thanks. @Robert Bacal
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    17/02/2017 #2 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    I agree. People should not go off on rants or attacks.
    Robin Barton
    17/02/2017 #1 Robin Barton
    Robert, very good advice! A great reminder too that free speech doesn't necessarily mean abusive speech or name calling.
  19. ProducerAleta Curry

    Aleta Curry

    Piers Morgan is right, but thatโ€™s not the point. No, Seriously.
    Piers Morgan is right, but thatโ€™s not the point. No, Seriously.Photo: Via Wikipedia. License โ€˜cc-by-sa-2.0โ€™ I find myself having to agree with Piers Morgan. I need chocolate. Badly. (Thatโ€™s an โ€˜inโ€™ joke. Some of you will get it later.) The thing is that Morgan is right about a lot of things....


    Aleta Curry
    15/02/2017 #1 Aleta Curry
    @Dean Owen Re 'Is Trump actually reading the Executive Orders?' Er...the question never occurred to me.
  20. ProducerCityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    The Day the Internet Lost its Imagination
    The Day the Internet Lost its ImaginationThe image from fakeposters.com does not capture the moment that the Internet lost its imagination.ย  That moment actually occurred within the first ten years of its arrival and no sooner as we had entered the new millennium the hope its founding...


    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    11/02/2017 #9 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #8 To Yoda, there is no try, only do.
    Pascal Derrien
    11/02/2017 #8 Pascal Derrien
    a great recap on how we got there but where do we go from here ? :-)
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    11/02/2017 #7 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #6 And not to mention having VC''s Peter Thiel's "sheeple" philosophy embedded in its investment.
    Brian McKenzie
    10/02/2017 #6 Brian McKenzie
    "Facebook" is also built on military technology - and you should look closely to their direct and published ties to NSA. Their interface does nothing more than put Cat memes and Girl Pics on software that the Military Intelligence used across the late 80's and early 90's known as 'Crime - Link' and 'LinkSys' - which gave a web like graphic note reference for organized crime and suspected spies - the info on your Facebook page, combined with your other social media footprints, is a spook's wet dream. Clueless, wandering, easily conditioned, unthinking, over-consuming under-living digitally connected consumers - aka Sheeple.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    10/02/2017 #5 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #4 That is the whole value of soul, for when learning flows through each other's souls, we are coated with that intelligence.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    10/02/2017 #4 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #2 What a great buzz this is dear @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit. On a personal level, I enjoyed the synchronicity of my shared buzz tonight on bright hopes and your buzz. No question I agree with you 100% and if not then I shall be contradicting my own words.
    I loved the way you highlighted imagination and the internet and the very "bright" summary of the history of the internet and two of its great founders.
    Your writing "So the net result is that the chief blockage to revitalizing imagination on the Internet is ordinary people". This is an outstanding challenge for people to agree with you, but I again agree. The hope isn't in the hands of billionaires trying to multiply their wealth; more it is in the hands of ordinary people. Shared very proudly.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    10/02/2017 #3 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    A must read buzz- it is a genuine time investment
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    10/02/2017 #2 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #1 Dear @debasish majumder the wisest thing I learned to do is pour my heart out, look at it and then eat it again to see what it really tastes like and the resulting digestion is a value called learning. We are virtually programmed to share but you may notice something that Debasish that this is not called a sharing heart, but a sharing economy. It is people like me that represent the hope that Tim Berners-Lee had in providing his discovery http://webfoundation.org/about/vision/history-of-the-web/

    For sure the web has its place as the world's greatest shopping cart and selling tool but that is what separates joy from ploy. Remember the word PLOY is a part of the word EMPLOY.

    If what I say brings energy into the heart of a man who knows joy then we do not have to contemplate the dimming of hope but the brightness of joy. The joy of learning in my heart will remain greater than the ploy of hope. Earn joy in the employ of hope.

    So if a man wants to sell, then he makes a 100 cold calls to get 1 warm sale.
    Then compare this with hope, he has 10000 hopes to get 1 moment of joy

    Now my dear friend @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee must surely agree with me in absolute 100% agreement that hope is 100 times harder than selling !!!
  21. Milos Djukic

    Milos Djukic

    Kind gesture by Richard DiPilla - the 12th Largest LinkedIn Network Worldwide. Thank you Richard. Milos Djukic


    Milos Djukic
    02/02/2017 #30 Anonymous
    #28 Thank you @siraj shaik, you have set high standards in communications. Best, Milos
    Milos Djukic
    02/02/2017 #29 Anonymous
    #27 Thank you very much dear @Praveen Raj Gullepalli! That's all I have to say, as you so eloquently put it. I presented my thoughts and dilemmas about effective communication on social media within my articles and in numerous discussions here, but also on the other social media.. Cheers and more cheers to you too!
    siraj shaik
    02/02/2017 #28 siraj shaik
    Congrats @Milos Djukic for getting noticed...Awesome, this comes more of big applauding shout out given by @RichardDiPilla.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    02/02/2017 #27 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    All said and done dear Milos, you do genuinely love connecting with folks! You deserve that accolade. Personally I would say you have been the most misunderstood bee (folks have mistaken your passing statements for gospel truth and new religion, without understanding the conversations afore-spoken and not bothering to look deeper into the relationships and affinities built already; You stood alone even when no dear voice was raised to defend your words (except maybe a couple feeble ones); I have also seen you bullied at times but you do put up with a lot here on beBee and forgivingly so...and continue to win hearts and stay true to our spirit of affinity ;) Cheers and more cheers to you!
    Milos Djukic
    02/02/2017 #26 Anonymous
    #23 Thank you for your kindness dear @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador.
    Milos Djukic
    02/02/2017 #25 Anonymous
    #21 Thank you @Laurent Boscherini, my friend.
    Milos Djukic
    02/02/2017 #24 Anonymous
    #22 Thank you very much dear @Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado. You matter. Full stop.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    02/02/2017 #23 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Congratulations, @Milos Djukic and well deserved!
    Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    02/02/2017 #22 Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    My dear @Milos Djukic, you really ARE one of the Best Networkers I've ever met. Your fractal mind and soul are two wonderful trampolines to "spread" yourself beyond the tangible.
    This award is absolutely deserved. Congrats for it!! Such a pleasure we have found each other... ๐Ÿ’ซโœจ๐Ÿ’ซ
    Laurent Boscherini
    02/02/2017 #21 Anonymous
    Congratulations dear @Milos Djukic for your generosity too !
    Milos Djukic
    02/02/2017 #20 Anonymous
    Update: The magic of big numbers by @Richard DiPilla
    Milos Djukic
    02/02/2017 #19 Anonymous
    #18 I learn a lot from you about social media communication and strategic communication. To raise the standards in communication means to follow your example dear @David B. Grinberg, kind sir (literally and figuratively).
    David B. Grinberg
    02/02/2017 #18 David B. Grinberg
    #16 Thanks for the "shout out" Milos and thanks for all YOU do!
    You've always been extremely helpful, gracious and kind in all of your social media interactions with me over many years. You are indeed a scholar and a gentlemen (literally and figuratively). You will always be a VIP with me!
    Milos Djukic
    02/02/2017 #17 Anonymous
    About @Laurent Boscherini,,,
    Milos Djukic
    02/02/2017 #16 Anonymous
    About @David B. Grinberg...
    Milos Djukic
    02/02/2017 #15 Anonymous
    A great person deserves no less. I am insignificant.
    Milos Djukic
    02/02/2017 #14 Anonymous
    #12 Dear @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit all beBee members deserves from all us, including me "beBee Award of Excellence". Thank you so much for all that you do here on beBee. That is priceless, all of you my friends... .
    Milos Djukic
    02/02/2017 #13 Anonymous
    #11 Thanks @Jim Murray, my friend. This is the gratitude from a good man. Each c-butterfly deserves gratitude from others. All of you are best networkers. If LinkedIn network does not care about us, maybe we could care a little more. The same personal award from Richard have also received on LI @Laurent Boscherini, @David B. Grinberg and also some other people and rightly so. That's what It's all about or fractals forever.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    02/02/2017 #12 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    It is good that you won that award because the award that is much bigger is the one that you cannot qualify for, which is when one of us here at beBee is awarded the "beBee Milos Djukic Award of Excellence".
    Jim Murray
    02/02/2017 #11 Jim Murray
    Obviously there are a lot of people who get what you're on about. I try real hard but mostly it's mystifying. Congratulations all the same, my friend. It's a long way from Unfluencer to that.
  22. ProducerDeb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    The Reality of Virtual Relationships
    The Reality of Virtual RelationshipsWhy are some online relationships so SPECIAL? Many of us feel that something is different about beBee. Some of us notice a shift in the world at large. I'd like to hypothesize that the internet has brought us to a new evolution of...


    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    09/02/2017 #29 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #27 Perfect quote, @Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt. It captures some of what I conveyed in comments on @Joel Anderson's series of posts about footprints and lines.

    This is a both/and situation.

    Fresh perspectives, clean slates, starting from scratch, not being attached to things are all occasionally preferred.

    Other scenarios require an established path, a line that we will not cross, the tracks of a life well-lived.

    It is all part of the duality of life. Just like in-person or virtual relationships.

    We now have the technology for it to be a dynamic, joy-promoting Both/And depending on circumstances.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    09/02/2017 #28 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #26 I was so touched by your comment, @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams, that I just kept rereading it. A worthy response was eluding me until now.

    We may have lost the comfort of belonging to a village, but we cannot discount the soul enlivening effect of finding the perfect virtual village.
    Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    09/02/2017 #27 Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    "It is a pleasant feeling to be the first to walk on sands which the tide has just left. It is like being the first to visit a new land. It produces a freshness of sensation something akin to that of early morning, or of spring. It is like entering upon a new stage of life, having a new world before us from which to receive, and upon which to make impressions." ~Henry James Slack (1818โ€“1896), "The Ministry of the Beautiful", "Conversation II: Footsteps on the Sand," 1850.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    08/02/2017 #26 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich Having had the opportunity to have a personal chat with you I know I'm blessed beyond words can describe for having met you.
    The way I describe my relationship with you is as below
    "The energy I collectively feel is unique. It feeds my soul in a new, exciting, and fulfilling ways. It satisfies my heart with a feeling of a content conversation"
    Fulfilment and satisfaction of talking to someone. I haven't had that in a very long time. As real friends tend to drift away seemingly concerned about their social status. People like me who is no longer worried who got the lastest car or designer clothes tend to drift away in search of meaning and true relationships.

    As I mentioned in my Why I love beBee buzz. I found beBee and it replaced the human connection I needed at that time. Is there any better way for me to explain how I feel about being here and knowing you all. Thank you.Stay blessed.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    31/01/2017 #25 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #18 What a great way to put it, @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier. Being a place to make virtual friendships is an online evolution, in terms that everyone can participate in.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    31/01/2017 #24 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #16 A few of my favorite words, @Mohammed Sultan - sea waves of the Pacific. There is undoubtedly a relationship between each of us and the planet we inhabit, we only have to focus our perspective accurately.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    31/01/2017 #23 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #13 I truly value your comment, Sara. There is definitely some discussion needed here to understand how it is that we have, in some cases, these really vibrant relationships happening in tiny 2-D comment boxes. We are still in the rather early stages of getting to know each other, but if life where to occur and we became neighbors, I suspect that our concepts of each other would just blossom with all the new sensory information and 'time' to learn about how we participate in daily life.

    I just cannot get around the fact that the Sara I imagine talking/typing to is in my own head. It will be coming up on a year that we've been in an orbit of friendship and the amount of data points we have both directly and via numerous other people is a rather immense set of information. But I am still creating a version of you that exists in my own mind.

    We've been doing this since kids with books. I can vibrantly describe most of the books I have read in terms of a full bodily existence, even though so many of these sensory details are likely my own construct. So I don't really see it as transcending bodies exactly, just setting aside some of the realities.

    For instance, I find it jolting sometimes when one of the Australians mentions how hot it is, when it is winter in Seattle. Other times, most likely when they have mentioned place, the heat is a given.

    What is similar between interacting with imagination when reading books and interacting with reality when conversing on social media is that many parts of the background and environment are filled by my own local senses. While what is different is that you can answer in your own unique and completely different words. It can be a new sense in a very practical way, while also being extraordinarily magical and spiritual.
    Cyndi wilkins
    31/01/2017 #22 Cyndi wilkins
    #21 Now that would be an amazing honor Sara!...I have my "Jetpack" fueled and ready for take-off;-)
    Sara Jacobovici
    31/01/2017 #21 Sara Jacobovici
    #17 Your generous (and flattering) invitation is too good to pass up. It will be my pleasure to take part in the dynamic meeting organized by you two ladies @Cyndi wilkins. I sent Deb a PM that although I can not commit to the first meeting, I will keep my "eyes and ears open" to future opportunities.
    Cyndi wilkins
    31/01/2017 #20 Cyndi wilkins
    #19 I don't think that was a typo at all @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier...It was a "God" wink;-)
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    31/01/2017 #19 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    Grrr. Typo alert! Good, not god.
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    31/01/2017 #18 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    I have to say, I have met some truly wonderful people on beBee. In my opinion, beBee is the only social media platform that really makes it easy to develop friendships with other members. A world where people seek out commonalities and community will always be more loving and peaceful than a world focused on separation and differences. This microcosm called beBee is a good place. It's god to communicate with kind-hearted people like you, @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich.
    Cyndi wilkins
    31/01/2017 #17 Cyndi wilkins
    #15 Perhaps the "Time" is right to take a small step beyond the boundaries of the "Read" and dip your toe in a little....Sounds like we have a couple of discussions emerging here that would present the perfect opportunities for us all to finally meet...face to face and ear to ear:-) @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich and I would be honored if you would consider lending us an ear and better yet your input on some up and coming discussions we will be hosting. The first of the series will begin this Saturday, Feb. 4th via Skype. Check out the above link for details...We would love to "See" you all there!
    Mohammed Sultan
    31/01/2017 #16 Mohammed Sultan
    @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich.Your ideas are hitting our imagination as the sea waves are always hitting the shore of the pacific.I find such group discussions are quite natural ,since they convey the emotions,feelings and thoughts which shape people's personal brands on beBee.Thank you Deb.
    Sara Jacobovici
    31/01/2017 #15 Sara Jacobovici
    Hearing @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich's voice. A must read!
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    31/01/2017 #14 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Great buzz @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich. Sharing !
    Sara Jacobovici
    31/01/2017 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    Dear @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich, I am slowly allowing myself to land from your piece as I attempt to form the words I need to communicate with you. (Deep breath.) First, let me thank you for the mention and for being in any way connected to your writing. I feel privileged to have witnessed the process you described, intellectually and artistically, of your SM self-discovery here on beBee. My "sense" of you is that you are an exceptional human being, with your heart in the right place, and your mind "a right place". And speaking of places....you write: when we "look past their body and 24/7 personality and our own typical human senses and we communicate directly with someone else as pure consciousness that actually lives inside of our own mind." From my perspective, this reflects you are in a different place than me. I am still where you write in the "full, physical, proximal, flawed" sensory, complicated body. If I had to place myself, I would be, not in the new sense you describe but "pivoting" on my older senses. I have never been good at transcending the physical. I am still navigating the integration of the physical, psychological and spiritual. My experiences of SM is still connected to the meanings I have formed from my sensory experiences. I am very "conscious" of being open to expanding my experiences and awareness but that is an expansion of my existing boundaries. I have yet to navigate outside those boundaries. You, Deb, have truly broken through and have reached beyond. All the power to you!
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    31/01/2017 #12 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Aha...What a world of vicinity with the buzzing beBee community! :)
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    31/01/2017 #11 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #10 Milos, has anyone called you the backup generator of beBee, lately? You power this contraption mightily!
  23. Migdalia Burgos

    Migdalia Burgos

    It is not just about having a lot of Twitter followers or speaking to crowds, it is about being so good at what you do that other people want to learn from you๏ปฟ
    Migdalia Burgos
    3 Ways Building Your Personal Brand Boosts Your Career
    www.entrepreneur.com Put yourself out there. It's the only way to achieve your...
  24. ProducerCyndi wilkins

    Cyndi wilkins

    A George Jetson Moment: With Deb Helfrich
    A George Jetson Moment: With Deb HelfrichAfter putting my life on hold for a bitย and tending to family matters,ย my engine hasย been sputtering forย a little while as I've beenย tryingย to getย back on track. Sometimes we all just need a good "boot in the ass" my father would say...if heย were...


    Cyndi wilkins
    11/02/2017 #17 Cyndi wilkins
    Absolutely trie @Savvy Raj...Collaboration feeds the soul...I am reminded of your beautiful post as it is..."A gathering of the like-minded...A deeper consciousness...Artists who can create unhindered."

    And it is true that @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich embodies that deeper awareness of her "soul-self" in ways that feed others within the flock...It is no coincidence that she managed to ignite my creative fire again...It's what she does...Lighting candles in the dark;-)

    Your generous offer of help is much appreciated...We are connected now so I will keep you posted;-)

    Many thanks,
    Savvy Raj
    11/02/2017 #16 Savvy Raj
    In the strength of collaboration amazing are bounties that spring up in these interconnects .. Great blog @Cyndi wilkins and can actually sense such a heartfelt connect as well with @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich who endears as much as she empowers with the strength of her soul. Your ideas are interesting . Let me know if you feel I could be of help in any way as well .
    Cyndi wilkins
    01/02/2017 #15 Cyndi wilkins
    #13 And there you have it @Todd Jones...Lucky for me, @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich is the techno genius around here...She managed to inspire a computer train wreck like me to get with the program! If I can do it, ANYBODY can;-) She was my very gentle "boot in the ass!" She is brilliant and will figure out a way to include anyone who wishes to take part in this adventure! One of the many things that drew me in to wanting a more personal connection with Deb was hearing the sound of her voice in an interview with @Chris Spurvey...He is an incredibly powerful presence on SM as well...I love the "Fireside Chats"...There is so much potential out here for weaving one of the most influential networks in the world...We are hoping to inspire people to reach "beyond to read," and awaken our senses in a way that cannot be accomplished in a "comment box." Hearing her voice was like priming the engine...But when I saw her face in "real time," or as @Milos Djukic refers to as the "present moment," the engine roared back to life so fast I had to watch the speedometer before I started crashing into the walls! Damned walls;-)
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    01/02/2017 #14 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #13 @Todd Jones, We would totally be fine with anyone who wanted to join via voice only. That is one of the great things about Skype. Thanks for giving me a chance to answer a question that someone else might be wondering about.
    Todd Jones
    01/02/2017 #13 Todd Jones
    Cyndi, I would love to be a part of that chat, but unfortunately (perhaps fortunately for you) my computer is sans video camera. Just as well. My mug would probably scare off most of the participants... Best wishes with the new group!
    Cyndi wilkins
    28/01/2017 #12 Cyndi wilkins
    #10 #11 Could BEE! Hee, hee...A unique opportunity awaits @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher...You would bee the perfect addition to this discussion...


    Hope to see you there;-)
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    28/01/2017 #11 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    I agree with @Pascal Derrien, great tech article written in a way a non-techie can understand and relate to. Glad you had some great convos, look forward to hearing more.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    28/01/2017 #10 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Fun read and great choice of illustrations. I've noticed Deb being touted in several posts recently. Could it bee because she is a such a loving and caring bee?
    Gert Scholtz
    28/01/2017 #9 Gert Scholtz
    @Cyndi wilkins Looking forward to hear more about your and @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich 's collaboration!
    Cyndi wilkins
    28/01/2017 #7 Cyndi wilkins
    #6 Well now Miss Helfrich...I'll bet that doesn't happen very often;-)
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    28/01/2017 #6 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #4 I am speechless.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    28/01/2017 #5 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #4 that is truly honoring @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich, she deserves it! And what more is, it says also a lot about you @Cyndi wilkins!
    Cyndi wilkins
    28/01/2017 #4 Cyndi wilkins
    #1 @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.....Meeting @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich in a face to face exchange like this really defines the power of the internet. Deb is one of the most extraordinary writers out there...unmatched on any platform I have seen thus far. But she is also one of the most down-to- Earth individuals you will ever meet. She gives of herself in a way that is rarely seen in this world of "me first," and asks nothing in return. It is time for that to change for her. The actual moment of impact comes when you see her in "real" time. Hearing the vibration of her voice as it strikes a visceral chord of familiarity is a "connection" that cannot be experienced in any other way. The energetic current is now "plugged in" and ready for action. She has a lot to offer the world;-)
    Cyndi wilkins
    28/01/2017 #3 Cyndi wilkins
    #2 Thank you Pascal...I was just trying to have a little fun with my frustrations! Funny works for me to put on the flames;-)
    Pascal Derrien
    28/01/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    the best tech article I have read in a while :-)
  25. ProducerAli ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Asking Questions- limitations and scope
    Asking Questions- limitations and scopeThe biggest reality in life is people. Understanding what motivates people to do what they do through questioning them might seem the solution. In reality, this isn't the case always. I would even dare to say that some questions increase the fog...


    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    29/01/2017 #38 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #36 Again, synchronicity in acton between us dear @Sara Jacobovici
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    29/01/2017 #37 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #35 @Sara Jacobovici- this is a comprehensive response to your comment.
    Sara Jacobovici
    29/01/2017 #36 Sara Jacobovici
    #35 Thank you so much @Mohammed Sultan for your kind words. I appreciate your elaboration and examples. Definitely these insights reinforce the concept.
    Mohammed Sultan
    29/01/2017 #35 Mohammed Sultan
    #33 I Well said Sara,questions reflect more than the answers...and your wisdom also reflects more than the administered questionnaires !,this's why we always advise researchers to get out and talk to people.Researchers who don't get out and meet with customers are not real researchers,but data collectors or databasers. Data is collected by different ways depending on the purpose and context of the study through questionnaires in quantitative studies and topic guides in qualitative studies or focus groups.Because qualitative focus groups are more concerned with revealing people's attitudes,behaviors,perceptions and aspirations,we often advise R&D scientists,and both marketers and advertisers,particularly those in creative jobs, to get out and observe the course of the group discussions through one-way mirrors.If a copywriter attends such groups,it will expose him to the possibility that a "chance remark" may suggest the germ of a new idea.The same with a R&D scientist,he/she will be exposed to "observe and design" situation.Exposing the lively minds of those people certainly will lead to a relative creative and innovative breakthrough,and confirm your conclusion of "questions reflect more than the answers" and also my remark of ; " your wisdom reflects more than the administered questionnaires."
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    28/01/2017 #34 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #33 I am so glad that you find the buzz relevant dear @Sara Jacobovici. Your comment counts heavily because and as usual you understood me very well. Yes, I do agree with you in that collecting ideas just for the sake of it serves no real purpose. If the purpose of asking is defined well, then we may be able to construct the right questions. I appreciate your kind words and these words make my writing journey purposeful. I need assurances that what I write adds some value and I am glad this buzz did no matter by what margin.
    Sara Jacobovici
    28/01/2017 #33 Sara Jacobovici
    Ironic that the system measures your buzz as a 1 minute read @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Not only did your buzz make me reread a few phrases like, "I would even dare to say that some questions increase the fog in front of us and we even become less understanding of what motivates people and how they make choices", but reading the comments and your replies kept my interest for much longer! It's great to see you moving from Flavio's buzz that asks existential type questions to focusing on human behavior and especially motivation. Both types are just as complex. There is a real reason why the Socratic method of learning through questions is so valuable. Questions reflect more than the answers. And that is why I feel, returning to your engaging perspective of surveys, that it may not be the questions that increase the fog but the choice of the questions and how they are administered. The success of your surveys reinforces that for me; you were thoughtful about the questions, how to word and construct rather than just ask questions to produce an answer for purposes of collecting data. There is an art to asking questions and your buzz demonstrates that.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    28/01/2017 #32 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    You said so beautifully @Mohammed Sultan that I have nothing to add. I mean "."In effect,research and planning are made to fill the gap between a perfect formal knowledge and the need to act in state of imperfect knowledge,away from depending on our past held beliefs". Even when we think we know, soon we realize there remains so much more to know.
    Mohammed Sultan
    28/01/2017 #31 Mohammed Sultan
    Research ,in general, is not and can't be,a precise measuring instruments ,despite its scientific base.In addition,surveys underestimate the complexity of human behavior and attitude.But,the merit of research lies in its ability to keep org and researchers in close contact with people.The human approach is what's matter in research.Research,more than any other org discipline,is concerned with the thoughts,feeling and attitudes which influence people perceptions ,behavior and response which they may be un aware of or an able to articulate.What's also unique about research is; its association with strategic planning.Formal research studies is the proper alternative of the past held belief that makes organizations captives of the past.I have repeated in many of my previous comments and still this statement on the role of research "It has to be conceded that knowledge about people is not necessarily of scientific nature,not only that ;possibly the phenomenon of humanity will never be susceptible to the kind of dominating prestige of social science."In effect,research and planning are made to fill the gap between a perfect formal knowledge and the need to act in state of imperfect knowledge,away from depending on our past held beliefs.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    28/01/2017 #30 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #29 This is truly a wonderful comment dear @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit. I love it because it reflects forward thinking "I don't want to fight with people who are still experiencing the past and have no inkling that the future is what is seeded in their present". I love the restaurant example. It shall reside in my memory.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    28/01/2017 #29 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Marketing like everything else is evolving. A relative from in-laws in Leicester has a catering business where he too offers free dishes and actually does ask people to select three dishes. I consider him, like you to be more evolved on the evolutionary tree. He is beating is competitors hands down - so this kind of evolved thinking is beginning to reveal itself.

    Even if one could explain this as process, if we have not learned to see this way - we will continue in the old way. I don't want to fight with people who are still experiencing the past and have no inkling that the future is what is seeded in their present.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    28/01/2017 #28 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #27 Dear @Mohammed Sultan- thank you so much for your comprehensive comment and highlighting what to do and not to do in an interview. Interviewers with high EI avoid embarrassing interviewees. Your comment is truly a guide to good interviews. This is a topic of its own. I salute you for sharing your vivid experience in this regard. My buzz focused on asking revealing questions whether in print or face-to-face encounters. No matter what how good the interviewers are or healthy the environment still asking the right questions is a necessity. I do appreciate your elaboration.
    Mohammed Sultan
    28/01/2017 #27 Mohammed Sultan
    Dear @Ali Anani PhD.Interviewers have to be trained not only for his role in asking questions but also on how to put the interviewee at ease to build trust and express his views freely.To gain the interviewee cooperation the interviewers are generally encouraged to use their own words ;the words that often printed on the questionnaire.Even any tiny changes in wording can affect the interviewee perception.If an interviewee seems to have misunderstood or misinterpreted a question the interviewer should not try to explain it in different words or guide the interviewee to specific answer.Also,it's often difficult to keep the interviewee to the point .If for any reason the interviewee starts to answer one question by giving information that's asked for in a later question the interviewer should politely stop him,explaining that the point is going to be covered later.If the interviewee wishes to go back to a previous question to change or add to his answer ,the interviewer should take a note without changing the sequence of the questions.To add informality to the interview by using link phrases,it's important that these phrases have no bearing on the answers given and thus can't bias the results.Interviewers should also be trained on how to avoid any bias resulting from the interviewee faulty memory or distraction or embarrassment about sensitive issues and also be trained on probing their questions particularly when the interviewee use ambiguous words.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    28/01/2017 #26 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #25 First, I thank you heartedly dear friend @David Navarro Lรณpez for sharing your personal story. I think this story is a buzz on its own because it is a perfect example of how the environment and circumstances change the emphasis. Your response differed because the passion in your answer to your mother differed from the passion to the company's owner.Variable circumstances require variant responses. All of them were true, but the priority changed.
    However; if you had three interviews for three different companies may be then your response would not have changed that much. My last point is that the question influences our responses. If the question was phrased differently then you would have answered it differently. This is what I tried to highlight in this buzz.
    David Navarro Lรณpez
    28/01/2017 #25 Anonymous
    Once again, a very challenging post, my admired friend. Would like to bring some sand grains to it.
    I have been in many interviews, on both sides of the table. How the questions are done is certainly a big issue to consider. But in my opinion there are other components can not be ignored, like the environment or circumstances, the momentum, and the feelings between the two parties.
    On my most recent job interview, I was asked by the owner of the company why I wanted to work for his company. Answer was, because I wanted to work for a company that makes great machines, which is my passion. My mom set the same question, and my answer was, because it is a german company, so I will have a safe work within a country that gives great social benefits. To my friends, the answer was that I was tired of wasting my talent in a job/country where it was no longer possible to grow as a professional. To my daughter and sister, because I thought it was the time to make a big change in my life, challenging myself to continue my personal growth, now that my family responsibilities had changed.
    All the answers are true. The question was the same in all cases.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    27/01/2017 #24 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #23 @Kevin Baker- you "baked" my emotions elegantly with your concise and motivating comment. Thank you
    Kevin Baker
    27/01/2017 #23 Kevin Baker
    Love this example. Ask yes/no you get a jaded result. Ask what if or an open ended metaphor and you get motivation of intentions. Bravo post.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    27/01/2017 #22 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #21 Because I trust your evaluations and ingenuity ans equal as I trust the quality of your buzzes @Gert Scholtz your comment means a lot for me. You fill me with positive energy and I am deeply grateful to you.
    Gert Scholtz
    27/01/2017 #21 Gert Scholtz
    @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I find your post stretching my mind in a good way. There is the ability to talk well, to write well and to listen well. Your post illuminates the ability to question well. Thank you.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    27/01/2017 #20 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #19 Obivously you have a deep understanding of surveys dear @Mohammed Sultan. Your comment is superb and highlights the role of surveys n completing a feasibility study. I agree fully with you.
    Unfortunately, many times the survey asks questions with the wrong wordings and style. They provide answers, but not to the need of the feasibility. It is a repeating problem because when we do surveys we ask questions that either affect the position of the interviewees or their behavioral direction and motivation. We can't know precisely the position and direction simultaneously and we end up confusing ourselves.
    You must have a reason to mention the 65%. I don't have the statistics, but it seems a valid one. Again, I thank you my friend for writing such a comprehensive comment.
    Mohammed Sultan
    27/01/2017 #19 Mohammed Sultan
    Questionnaire design is the context of the questions asked.Questionnaires come in many varieties.We regularly resort to ask questions or depend on surveys to fill any gap in our knowledge resulting from secondary sources.We sometimes conduct qual research or focus groups to add insights to the numerical data obtained from quant.surveys.The type of questions asked depend on the nature of the study which differs according to its purpose; whether it's on the basic attitudes and behaviors of the interviewees or concerned with the "context"in which the research is conducted(ie.trade vs consumer,retail vs non-retail).
    They also differ according the application or the purpose whether it's on ad targeting and segmentation,NPD,pricing,image ,motivation or employee motivation and satisfaction surveys.

    Questionnaires come also in many shapes and sizes ,from postcards to be filled in by interviewees to multi-page documents to be filled in by the interviewer.
    A good questionnaire and the question asked have to be designed to suit the study objectives and the nature of the interviewee.

    As long as food is always concerned,to give marketing justifications for opening a new restaurant,the proposal should be the document on which the researcher should determine the objectives and the methodology of the study.For the requirements of any feasibility study the proposal should include three waves ;Desk Research ,Trade Research and Consumer Surveys(qual then quant).Surveys are always conducted to fill any gaps resulting from the Desk Research.Based on the findings of these three types of researches( 65 % of the feasibility)the researcher will be in a position to give a decision of whether( to- go or not- to -go) with the project.As for the types of questions asked and which is suitable for which context it can be discussed according to the development of the discussion,if there's a necessity.Thank you dear @Ali Anani PhD.for your insightful post.
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