- Producer07/01/2017On the Limits of Free ExpressionWE MAY ALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO FREELY EXPRESS IDEAS AND OPINIONS BUT IS ANYONE OBLIGATED TO LISTEN, LET ALONE ANSWER ...The issue of what is and what isn't acceptable expression on social media comes up frequently, particularly on platforms such as...
Comments09/01/2017 #71 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanThank you for your professional approach to freedom of expression, Phil. Perhaps, a fragile subject but one worthy of being addressed. We can agree and we can disagree (not referencing you and me, per se), and that's fine because if we didn't we would be complacent and drab souls. If we don't test the waters, then we don't know which way the river flows.
IMO, your post is more about freedom of speech than trolls. And it is about writers: those who use written words in various styles and techniques to communicate their ideas.
And it is about listeners(commenters) and their freedom of expression. Both the writer and listener(commenter) should be respected and show respect, as well.
With that said, relating specifically to beBee we have a gift at our fingertips where we can meet, greet, engage, discuss and have freedom of expression and freedom of listening(commenting). I feel it ours to use, but not abuse and not let anyone else abuse it, as well. @Javier 🐝 beBee has proven that abuse will not be tolerated, which is one of the reasons I'm proud to be a bee.
To sum up, my rambling, IMO, it boils down to respect.
Buzz on and be the best you can bee.08/01/2017 #68 Anonymous#66 @Phil Friedman, This is the one of the key aspects necessary for sustainable development of any social network. Unpleasant experiences and unrealistically high expectations and hopes, in contact with other people on social media, should not cause disappointment and loss of faith in humanity, kindness and the importance of helpfulness.08/01/2017 #67 Phil Friedman#62 Tetyana, thank you for commenting. I cannot speak to the charge that there are paid professional trolls on social media, who are agents of various governments, and that such agents use complaints and reporting functions to silence critics of their masters. But I can see that it is definitely a danger. Which is why it is so important to protect the rights of the minority to speak freely against any possible tyranny of the majority. And to make sure that the reporting function is not used unfairly as a tool of repression. Cheers!08/01/2017 #66 Phil Friedman#57 #61 Milos and David, in the main, I agree with both of you. David makes an important point: It is critical to avoid allowing the reporting functions from being used as tools of retaliation and vendetta. The only way to accomplish that is to assure that every complaint is properly investigated before action is taken against the user being reported. As well, I think it important to understand that simply not liking or being made uncomfortable by what somebody says is NOT, nor should it be sufficient for having that person's account closed down. Freedom of expression has primarily to do with protecting the rights of the minority (or less powerful in the situation) from the overbearing power of the majority (or the more powerful in the situation).
I think it should also be recognized that some bees might be upset by what some users say, but that in itself is not sufficient to squelch the speaker's free expression. I was aghast recently by reading a comment by a beBee user that lauded some of Hitler's ideas. And so I muted that bee, and when the block function goes live, I will block that person as well. However, I would not want that person's account closed down simply because I found the remark offensive and unacceptable. For that would itself do more damage to free expression than the objectionable remark itself.
I think Milos lays out some useful criteria in intention, form, and function. And I believe further that a balanced objectivity must be maintained.
That said, I for one trust @Javier beBee and the beBee administration to act with care and good judgment, as has been amply evidenced to date. Cheers!08/01/2017 #65 Anonymous"Philanthropy"
"1. The effort or inclination to increase the well-being of humankind, as by charitable aid or donations.
2. Love of humankind in general.
3. Something, such as an activity or institution, intended to promote human welfare."
- From thefreedictionary.com (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Philantropy)08/01/2017 #62 Anonymous#59 Now this is like real CEO you speak @Javier 🐝 beBee .. Social media has a lot of issues with people's security, I personally have been suspended by Kremlin - hired trolls for 1 month when Russia has invaded my country in 2014 (militarily) on the false claims. Since then many Ukrainians were suspended from American social media platforms (twitter, FB) and now LinkedIn has suspended Americans, including intelligence service veterans, I even wrote about it on LinkedIn, but people don't believe it, because they think it's a fiction. If you will make BeBee safe in terms of such things, then you will sure be the best social media platform.. ))08/01/2017 #61 Anonymous"My intention is to discuss with all of you, respected LI members, what are the criteria (intention, form and function) that may be considered as socially acceptable during conversation on social media. How to find your proper voice, having in mind that the essence is in the conversations? There is only one extreme and that is to give only positive comments on other people's writing. This is a fairly common practice, here on LI. This is certainly not what we want. On the other hand, critical or negative comments, made by some members, may cause some degree of discomfort on both sides. In order to avoid indifference, which is undesirable, we need to provide highly emotional engagement of an audience. In this case, both emotions: “love” (admiration - respect) and “anger” (disappointment - discourage) may occur at the same time. Fortunately, “anger” can easily be turned into “love” if handled appropriately. My experience suggests that the effects of tactful critiques are often highly undervalued. I think that criticism is useful for everyone, but social media criticism modeling, that will have fruitful effects (stretch and grow), is a special kind of art. There are some wonderful people here, who are not prepared to "survive" battles without serious consequences. We must be careful." - from "Leadership and Successful Human Conversations", LinkedIn long-form post published on March 1, 2015 and featured in: Leadership & Management (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/leadership-successful-human-conversations-milos-djukic?trk=mp-reader-card)08/01/2017 #59 Javier 🐝 beBee#58 @Phil Friedman @David B. Grinberg everyone has a right to speak while is not disturbing our bees. I will personally remove those accounts. Anyone who want to disturb , please go to twitter or different platforms. beBee will remain cool, and only for enjoying. I just removed an account that was disturbing a lot of bees.08/01/2017 #58 Phil Friedman#55 David, thank you for reading and for your usual astute and balanced comments. With you, I believe that the "conversation" on a social media platform has to be interesting across a broad range of topics and user preferences if that platform is to be successful. For I believe that most people eventually appear on social media because they are tired of talking to themselves. I also stand with you in believing that a balance has to be struck between freedom or expression and the creation of an environment that drowns out civil engagement. I suspect that we have the means for self-management of the situation if we stick to the proposition that everyone has a right to speak, but nobody has an obligation to listen or respond. For if we follow that maxim, I am confident that the "market" will eventually self-adjust and bring the best to the foreground. My best to you for the coming new year 2017, may it prove to be a healthy, happy, and prosperous one for you and yours.08/01/2017 #57 David B. Grinberg#45 @Ian Weinberg, I would further note that some trolls on LinkedIn have the gall to engage you with the sole purpose of causing you to make inappropriate comments for which they will then report in an attempt to have your account temporarily suspended. Thanks for keeping us in mind. You are way too intelligent to fall prey to these haters and naysayers who are completely unworthy of our time and attention.08/01/2017 #55 David B. GrinbergPhil, I appreciate your sharing such astute analysis and valuable views about this critically important issue. Moreover, I likewise agree that dissent and differing opinions are absolutely essential to free expression both online and off. Further, as you note, the US Supreme Court has consistently provided broad coverage and interpretation of what constitutes free speech and expression.
Therefore, I would just add that at a time when social media users are being increasingly turned off by "tit for tat" negativity, fake news, trolling, and otherwise, it's important to draw the appropriate line regarding civil discourse on social media to maintain and foster professionalism of any new and emerging platform. I like your approach of not responding to so-called haters and trolls with any comments whatsoever. Even even acknowledging such miscreants with the comment of "buzz off" is still playing into their hands, in my humble opinion.
Beyond that, I trust that the Executive leadership and management of BB will continue to handle highly inappropriate comments and trolls in a manner fitting of a platform dedicated to promoting personal branding and professionalism.
cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín @John White, MBA08/01/2017 #54 Phil Friedman#53 Yes, Aurorasa, sounds like the makings of a reality TV program, "Troll Bait". Phil Friedman stands in a cage in the middle of the foliage-thick Social Media Jungle, waiting for the intellect-eating trolls to emerge and clamp themselves, saliva dripping from their mouths, vicious evil hatred in their brain-dead eyes, fetid breath despoiling the ambient air. Will the cage hold? Will he survive? Oh wait, here comes a horde of Fractal C-butterflies to rescue our poor, beset Hero... Sounds like a sure winner, don't you think?08/01/2017 #51 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador#47 Hi Phil: @Phil Friedman, you are a good friend here that I have had the pleasure of meeting & have similar views in life. Best wishes & continues success for you & your family for 2017, (PS: I only use honey when I have a sore throat 7 put the honey in my black tea-1-2 a year ) regards, Bill Stankieiwcz08/01/2017 #50 Phil Friedman#46 Thank you, @Candice 🐝 Galek, for reading and for the kind words. Your candor and good humor are genuinely appreciated and among the numerous reasons I was one of your many nominators for your inclusion in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list -- for which I extend my sincere congratulations. Another reason for my tagging you in the post is that I know you yourself have of late been plagued by trolls on LinkedIn, to the extent that you've posted at least one open invitation to LI to do something about growing a set and doing something about it.
As I understand it, the commenters involved are people who flood your threads with multiple aggressive and inane remarks completely lacking in any wit or humor. And I have to tell you that I feel your pain. Several of my followers have PM'd me to say they are staying away from my posts, not because they don't like them, but because, for whatever reason, I attract mean-spirited commenters, who upset them. My answer, of course, is to read the post, but not the comments. Unfortunately, that is not an answer either because often some of the best discussion occurs in the comment threads of the articles.
Cheers and best wishes for the new year 2017! Thanks again for stopping by.08/01/2017 #48 Phil Friedman#45 Nobody, @Ian Weinberg, is perfect. As surprising as you might find it, even I am not. Every so often, one runs into some poster or commenter who is so full of it that it rattles you to your professional core, and you cannot help but speak out — especially when you see that harm is potentially being done. I recently felt that way when I read some incredibly facile remarks about Depression and how to deal with it, remarks that betrayed a complete ignorance of the now well established medical facts about the malady. However, I reiterate (mostly for my own benefit) two maxims of intellectual exchange: 1) Do not go onto the posts of others to criticize their views, unless you either a) are invited to do so, or b) know from prior contact and experience that they deal in authentic exchange well. 2) When aggressive, belligerent people come onto your posts to make off-topic and off-point, self-serving comments, do not reply, but instead ignore them. Even if they accuse you of doing them social "harm" by ignoring them. For although they are in this society free to speak, they do not have a right to expect to be listened to or answered. And eventually, like Rumple Stiltskin, they will stomp their feet until the explode through the floor and disappear. You simply must be patient and focused. My very best to you for a healthy, happy, and prosperous new year in 2017. Cheers!08/01/2017 #47 Phil Friedman#43 I agree, Bill, that many stable, long-term business relationships were born from the referral of a bit of business to someone by someone else who had no dog in the hunt -- to use an expression that you guys in Savannah will understand. Among my longest lasting business colleagues and friends, we've at various times over the years directed business to one another, completely without any "finder's fees" or reciprocity score card. Generosity of spirit doesn't always pay off, but it does often enough for me to believe in some form of Karma. And, BTW, thank you for noting that I am actually a friend and staunch supporter of beBee, notwithstanding that I am genetically allergic to honey. Cheers!
- Producer30/12/2016Social Media In 2017 Will Be About Physical ProductsHow Snap Inc set the stage for next year’s big trend in social media 2016 is barely over, but I guess you’re already tired of reading summaries of the year. Therefore, let us keep that particular process short:2016 has been about video in general...
Comments30/12/2016 #4 Teresa Gezze#1 Great buzz, @Henrik Ståhl! And thanks for mentioning me. Take a look at the Xmas basket we are giving away in Spain, it has a lot of our branded products in it =). https://www.bebee.com/producer/hive/bebee-espanol/quieres-la-cesta-de-navidad-de-bebee-todos-los-detalles-aqui#c53
- 12/12/2016The Three Boorish Buckets Of Social Media Comments
Are you a comment bore? Probably
Comments13/12/2016 #8 Harvey LloydFamiliarity breeds contempt. I would think that everyone has a vision statement for their participation in social media. Either direct and described or indirect and sub-conscious.
Given a platform such as BeBee i would think the affinity aspects of this would certainly expose all vision statements within a few posts, comments and a little time.
How we interpret these is somewhat unique to the individuals own mission statement, and fundamental value set.13/12/2016 #7 Max🐝 J. CarterThank you for sharing this.
Talk about having to look at oneself honestly and think about making some changes.
This should be standard reading for anyone getting online.
I am judging myself based what I am typing in this comment as I find I am wanting to give acknowledgement more than discuss it as I am afraid of looking back and seeing how true this is.13/12/2016 #6 Aurorasa Sima#5 I agree with you 100 %. Rarely do you find true exchanges and conversation under social media posts. Thank you for clarifying your point of view.
You speak about off- and online, my comment is regarding the online part.
I fully agree regarding the offline part and consider the growth of need-based relationships a serious problem of our society.
I feel that online it is often due to the agendas of people that rarely include getting to know another person or learning what makes them tick.
"Social networking" for most means "social selling" which is nothing else than adapting your sales pitch to a new environment.
Some might have similar reasons like myself: I don´t make friends in public and I don´t fight or argue in public.
But ... if someone is genuinely interested in learning about and discussing my point of view, they will not mind moving the conversation to private.
Perhaps the agenda is a factor worth looking at.
For my posts, I do not require a special form of commenting. Genuine interest cannot be enforced. The fake interest "look how well I read your post and how clever I respond" bug me more than "nice post" comments.
But that is your field of expertise and I value your opinion that is, other than my own, based on experience.13/12/2016 #5 Robert Bacal#4 @Aurorasa Sima Provocative ideas as always. I see being social as interacting but the motivations behind being social don't enter into my definition.
As for the bar being set high, I have to admit to some exageration in the article. My main point was to be that social media rarely involves true dialogue, with both parties trying to learn more about each other. I didn't really make that point well. And I think we need more proactive effort to connect and learn about those we are connecting with.
What gets me is how uncommon it is to see real dialogue - the give and take that happens online or offline, when you have two people trying hard to learn about each other to establish a relationship.
I don't know if that clarifies things. I'm tired..12/12/2016 #4 Aurorasa Sima#3 I feel you have to differentiate.
Are you commenting with an agenda, like promoting your business? Then it might make sense to follow certain forms and rules.
But that would be an an oxymoron, wouldn´t it? How social can you be with a hidden agenda?
Imagine you truly surf around to make buddies and for entertainment.
There have even been much discussed articles on here that "forbid" certain expressions and demand a style of commenting that has been described in detail.
Creating engagement is hard as it is. I feel you should not put the bar too high.
That said, I am grateful for your advice and you increase awareness about how certain forms of commenting might be perceived.
I don´t think that rhetorical questions qualify.
But I´ll research it further (code XNFGU)
PS: Some research gets harder when script blocker and VPN get in the way
PSPS: Nice post!
.12/12/2016 #3 Robert Bacal#1 @Aurorasa Sima The code has to do with some research I'm doing, and I plan on explaining it, and the research results once enough time has passed for me to see enough "data", and draw some conclusions.
We're all comment bores. See? (Does "see?" count as a question to be bore free, I wonder? :)
- Producer08/12/2016What I learned from interviewing #TheContenders beBee, Anchor, Steller, Talkshow, and BuskerAs some of you already know, I've been conducting interviews with co-founders and representatives of newly founded social network – within the specific platforms. It's been a joyful (and sometimes challenging) endeavour. And, last but not least:...
Comments09/12/2016 #17 Mohammed Sultan#16 It's a practical strategy to be in different markets ,it's one of many tracks of the product extension concept and the product that creates businesses.It's also not practical to enter such markets with one- track mind depending on a single entry method associated with the country of origin because the common interests of users will be different and also there's no one company for one world.Even large companies like Facebook or Google or Linked in with all their power have to adapt their operating model and formulate multiple entry strategies.For a start up like beBee,their market entry strategy is better implemented on the back of a well established media or online or even large software company.Also,the dynamic nature of the Indian and South East Asian markets makes it impossible for a single model to work effectively in all markets.Careful analysis of these markets can determine the most appropriate entry strategy.09/12/2016 #16 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThank you for the clarification Henrik. Bebee used to be Spanish, now I view it as global. We are both bee's of this evolving BeBee. Some of my favourite Bee's here are from Brazil, and they are Portuguese. Whatever we think beBee is, is what we think and that is good, because that is diversity in action and in flow. This buzz must flow even further even if the origins were Spanish, but then the origins of Spain are equally much like the buzz and flow of ancient migrations and that simply adds character to what is core. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetic_history_of_the_Iberian_Peninsula08/12/2016 #10 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI don't think that anyone should seek to be the La Liga of Social Media, maybe the Premier League of Social Media but definitely the future Chinese Sports machine of Social Media.
I get the value of proposition of beBee. I sought of get the value proposition of Anchor and kind of get the value prop of Stellar. Anchor is in the Soundcloud world and in a world where Audacity remains the audio software of choice, while Stellar are discovering visual storytelling, when there are much more cutting edge players in that space already who have made a play for agency business and bringing what they call "authentic stories" and these startups can be found in categories such as social commerce https://index.co/market/social-commerce/companies of which Photopulse from Barcelona has been mentioned here through @Luisana Cartay
So beBee is in different league, well beyond La Liga at this point - and while it's focus in the US, a lot of the future social media action will be happening with the burgeoning social media populations East of Suez in India and especially in China.08/12/2016 #9 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThanks for the tag @Henrik Ståhl, Nice breakdown above. I have full faith this platform will be all that's been promised and more. beBee has already exceeded my expectations. I've made more connections on beBee in half the time I made them on Linkedin and my connections that I've made are more personal. Thanks again!!08/12/2016 #8 Mohammed SultanGreat Stuff @ Henrik Stahl.We want users to think of beBee as the most exciting and most favorite platform to click for.beBee has to be seen as an extended product to both Facebook and Linked in ,not competing head on with them .We want users to think of beBee as a product that is producing businesses ,not a business that is producing products.The concept of beBee as an extension to both platforms is much more than simply thinking of specific contents or videos or information Provided ;professional and personal,but it encompasses the entire platform.It also implies a switch from being provider of contents or media services to think of the business as a continuous user-satisfying process.The development of the extended product concept also uses formal research insights and online suggestion to test premises and ideas continually.The end result is that the platform becomes a paradigm or a way of life and is habitually used by users every where.To separate oranges from apples,beBee platform should be seen by users as TWO SITES IN ONE,a professional site and an extension to linked in and a personal one and an extension to Facebook.08/12/2016 #6 Mamen 🐝 DelgadoWoww, thanks for tagging me @Henrik Ståhl! I have enjoyed very much your insights about those five startups, a pity about Talkshow...
Love Anchor by the way, whatever business around voice-power is my business! So I'll have a look.
And what to say about beBee, I felt in love in the first minute with this "engagement through passions" idea, and it has worked for me. I have made on beBee a really good and productive Networking growing my business and my options.
Thanks so much for all this information. Have a BEEutiful evening!!08/12/2016 #4 Deb 🐝 HelfrichThis is a great round-up, @Henrik Ståhl and I am going to applaud your astute point in the preface. There is a real potential (and need) for a true #contender to include female voices in the top echelons. Women, in general, to talk in stereotypes for a reason, are the glue in many social interactions and they consume and function on social media in different ways then men.
beBee certainly is gender neutral and has an equitable employee base, but keeping an eye on the gender differential as they begin appointing a few key strategic growth positions is both a long-term strategy and PR win on a lot of levels.08/12/2016 #1 Henrik Ståhl@Froilán Pérez @Sergio Martínez @Teresa Gezze @Chema M. del Hoyo @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Deb 🐝 Helfrich @Vera Díez Chacartegui @Cepee Tabibian Might be interesting for you. A follow-up on my interview series #TheContenders, with a summary and analysis of all the platforms - including beBee.
- 06/12/2016I had the pleasure of interviewing @Javier 🐝 beBee here on beBee (through Live Buzz, with the help of @Sergio Martínez). Now, after some delay because of vacations and sickness, my article has finally been published on Swedish news site digital.di.se – and of course I've translated it to English for you, fellow non-Swedish speaking bees. In the interview, Javier talks openheartedly about diversity, monetization strategy, competition, and he shares both visions and predictions with us. Enjoy!In Five Years, #beBee Will Be As Big As Facebookmedium.com CEO and co-founder Javier Cámara : “Our concept is...
Comments07/12/2016 #12 Henrik Ståhl#8 @Javier 🐝 beBee Haha, not really a warrior - just a journalist. But I do love to rummage about. ;) And it's just like @Froilán Pérez says: criticism is important, because it helps you grow. And the part about beBee not having a "killer feature": that's actually what impresses me most about the platform. I hope that you get a sense of that in the article, because things might get lost in translation. I am a humble bee with a gentle yet feisty sting. 🐝 @Sergio Martínez07/12/2016 #11 Froilán Pérezthanks for this piece, @Henrik Ståhl !
It is important that you point out mistakes, so we can correct them, and we are grateful for criticism!
We are working hard to improve and be a top contender, so it is fitting that you put us in the series #TheContenders :D.
Also, thank you for translating the article to English, it is very thoughful of you!07/12/2016 #8 Javier 🐝 beBee#6 @Jim Murray exactly. You are right. @Henrik Ståhl seems to be a warrior and loves to
rummage :-) ... beBee is not going to kill anybody. beBee is covering a different need. The professional world is not so open and connected as it should. beBee is working clear cut mission: " To make the professional world more open and connected" . And our mechanism is doing it in a free way - no barriers - and engaging professionals through passions :-)07/12/2016 #7 Jim MurrayThis is an interesting article because Javier defends beBee very well. But I have to say if you know beBee, what you realize is that it's not really a 'killer' anything. In this regard, Javier could be seen as underselling a bit.
Anybody who has bothered to genuinely invest a good sized hunk of their social media energy to it knows that beBee is actually breathing life into a social media world that has started going stale. As beBee grows, it can actually be an incredible social media experience for everyone. Life giver, as opposed to killer is more like it.06/12/2016 #3 Deb 🐝 HelfrichReally well-done, @Henrik Ståhl - what an eye-catching headline. I liked your article so much, I joined Medium to tweet it out, so that is saying a bunch.
It was innovative to incorporate the live buzz functionality as part of the interview process.
And I think you captured the secret sauce - not the tech, way too hard to differentiate there - it is the concept that one site can bring together people across the world in all their diversity.
- 03/12/2016One of the reasons I love Steller: the ability to create powerful and beautiful stories fast and with ease.VEM BLIR NÄSTA S-LEDARE? Di Weekend kartlägger det tysta maktspelet inom partiet: by Di Weekend on @stellerstoriessteller.co Everyone has a story to tell. Tell yours with photos, videos and text, all right from your...
- Producer30/11/2016Black Hat: 5 SEO Techniques That Make Google AngryWhat is Black Hat SEO all about? Search engine algorithms change faster every day. Not so long ago having a big deal of perfect keywords, nice pics and a bunch of backlinks got the trick partially done. But now things have changed!Today the major...
- 30/11/2016Curious about the resurgence of email newsletters? I know the single most important factor that initiated the reinassance! Oh, and I also threw in a bunch of other great comebacks in journalism - some of which you might not have even known actually ARE comebacks, instead of pure innovations.The Five Biggest Comebacks in Journalism – Thoughts On Journalismmedium.com Ever wondered why the email newsletter resurged? I believe I have the...
- 25/11/2016Good advice all around: "The only viable stance is that we all need to be better to one another."Open Source App Shows Devs Must Be Kinder - Dice Insightsinsights.dice.com A submission to the open source community, Dash, shows the highs and lows of legacy code. One thing is certain, though: we must be better to each...
Comments16/11/2016 #10 Lisa 🐝 GallagherGreat interview guys! @Sergio Martínez, it took me a sec to figure out you did the live interview and these are actually @Henrik Ståhl's questions. I was listening while reading my email (yes I multitask haha) and I heard buzzing, thought my PC was bombing out on me haha. Phone!
- 14/11/2016Sorry for spamming you! I had some troubles with my permalink. It consisted a "å" character (since my last name is Ståhl), which generated a 404-response when I created my Producer article. It's fixed now. :)Interview with Javier Cámara, CEO of beBeewww.bebee.com This is a live interview with beBee CEO and co-founder Javier Cámara , conducted on the beBee platform. The interview is part of Di Digital 's series...
- Producer14/11/2016Interview with Javier Cámara, CEO of beBeeThis is a live interview with beBee CEO and co-founder Javier Cámara, conducted on the beBee platform. The interview is part of Di Digital's series #TheContenders. You'll find more info about the series, as well as past interviews,...
Comments16/11/2016 #9 Lisa 🐝 GallagherExcellent questions @Henrik Ståhl that will surely interest many age groups (so glad so many younger people have joined), looking forward to more. As always, great answers & interview @Javier 🐝 beBee. I'm so glad beBee is SO diverse & you employ so many women, people from around the globe.. what can I say? beBee seriously rocks!14/11/2016 #5 Deb 🐝 Helfrich@Henrik Ståhl - You asked some interesting and pointed questions. Exactly the types of pertinent questions that help to dispel the hype and allow the focus to be on this fascinating entrepreneurial adventure that so many of us get to participate in along with Javier and Juan.
- 08/11/2016Is it a gift, a burden, a duty? In times like this it can feel like a very special kind of trifecta. Democracy is the form of government I am privileged to live in. It is not an environment created by the government, but by the people themselves. Consequently, those who are chosen by election to lead us, are a direct reflection of our collective ability to discern, scrutinize, and gauge the principles of those running for office against our own.
Today is a day of utmost importance - a day to show we understand not just our responsibility as citizens of a free nation, but to show we understand the importance of our voice. May the ideas of freedom, inalienable rights, and respect for each other and the world as a whole prevail.
- 22/10/2016The whole area was designed so people might never have to drive. "A big goal of ours was to get people out of cars," Murcott says. In a study, the team found that if people had to walk more than 12 minutes to a destination, they drive. So the developers put public transit stops within 12 minutes of every apartment building or business. Everyday errands can be accomplished on foot.Inside Songdo, The City Designed From Scratch To Be Sustainablewww.fastcoexist.com Can this Korean development outside of Seoul be the standard for how we build new cities in the...
- 16/10/2016A look at the growing dark side of call centre industry - The Economic Timeseconomictimes.indiatimes.com "Our performance was determined by how much we could scam. Initially, incentive was Rs 1 per dollar," says Jignesh Verma, who had a stressful...
- Producer10/10/2016A limitation of technology; it can't admit mistakesLast week, the pound suffered a dramatic drop known as a 'flash crash' and nobody knows why, but it has been suggested this was a computer algorithm but obviously a mistake as the pound sky-rocketed back up. However, this has made people question...
- Producer07/10/2016Communicating to get what you want...I am currently researching communication to see if I can find ways to make people better at communicating…here is what I have so far:I am currently researching communication to see if I can find ways to make people better at communicating…here is...
Comments07/10/2016 #1 Charles David UpchurchYou're onto somethong good here, @Hayley Bruce.
Overall, most of these ideas have been presented before (with different words), but that's fine! I like that you didn't just use the typical jargon like CTA (call to action). After 6,000 years of development in human communication, it's not easy at all for us to come up with something totally novel.
One suggestion: you might want to convert your graphic of communication quadrants by leaving out the lines which appear to be (but are not, I think, intended to be) vertical and horizontal graphing axes. If a reader thinks about how those axes might be labeled, or how the two axes relate, vertically vs. horizontally, that would be a distraction from your main point. Without the "axis" lines your point (about good communication being the result of an intentional process) would be more clear.
Ironically, you actually DID one thing at several points which was a great answer to your ending question of
"How do you know this communication technique will work?"
That is, you asked us, your readers, for feedback along the way.
Asking questions is one of my favorite ways of engaging audiences in what I am communicating. Just be careful, especially if your communication is live, that you don't only ask questions where you expect one specific answer.
Listeners, and readers, will often surprise you with their answers. That's another thing that I like about asking genuine questions: I always have the opportunity to learn from the answers!
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Comments28/11/2016 #3 Renée 🐝 Cormier#2 Yes, I agree. I'm looking forward to seeing the new BeBee. This post did better on LinkedIn where there are many PR people in relevant groups. The hives on beBee are not always the most productive way to get your content noticed (not that LI is always so great). Those with low membership don't give you much reach. Having said that, I enjoy posting my content on beBee. It's always nice to interact with so many intelligent people. LI doesn't seem to inspire a lot of that kind of interaction.28/11/2016 #2 Phil Friedman#1 I agree, @Renée 🐝 Cormier, that your and Veronica's piece is nicely complementary to mine and the comments attached there by other industry pros.
( https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/writing-effective-press-releases )
I also agree that there are a number of other necessary facets to marketing communications, other than simply broadcasting press releases to various media outlets. For whether a press release is picked up depends on many things other than just its newsworthiness. For example, competing demands by advertisers, the assumed interests of competitors who happen to be advertisers, the amount of space available in the publication, the relationship between the marketing communications person and the media editors involved, even what side of the bed the editor got up on that morning.
And your piece offers very solid advice for going to the market direct -- which in this digital age is a lot easier than it used to be. Once beBee implements fully the needed tools for topic filtering and otherwise properly managing hives, it will be great to gather pieces such as yours and mine and post them to a topic-specific hive, sort of like doing an anthology, don't you think? Cheers!28/11/2016 #1 Renée 🐝 Cormier@Phil Friedman I think this is a nice complement to your recent post about how to structure a media release. Sometimes even the most newsworthy releases get ignored by the media. Here are some creative alternatives to help you get your message out without using the media!
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Comments17/08/2016 #61 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#57 Hi @Pamela 🐝 Williams, it's funny, there were times I thought my mom and I were so different but since she's passed I've realized that we were more alike than I was willing to admit. I'm glad you can hear the healing, it's been slow but with support from my family (for each other) we are doing it. Your right, her spirit will always live on and that's reassuring. She will always be in my heart! Thanks Pam.17/08/2016 #60 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#56 Hi @Deb Criveau, I love how you put it, "she would battle a pride of lions," wow you read her well. I think she would have! Thanks to her, the strength of family and love of family lives on through all of us. The anxiety, well... it does come like waves and with help from good people, I think I've got this. It will never leave but I won't let it win. Thanks for your thoughtful and kind comment!17/08/2016 #57 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsYou were truly blessed to have a mother you were that close to. My mother and I seem to be from different worlds.
Sharing memories like this are wonderful Lisa and I can hear the healing in your words. You'll always miss her physical body, but the spirit of her is always with you.16/08/2016 #56 Deb CriveauThis was so touching, not to mention, profoundly moving to read, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. I share the tears of loss, as well as those of joy, that this photo stirred within you. Looking at the picture of your Mom, I see a beautiful, strong, resilient and confident woman, who looks like she would battle a pride of lions for her family. Wanting to take a current photo of herself proves that she was able to accept who she was, despite her illness, and, despite her anxiety. Anxiety is an invisible demon, it lurks inside where nobody else can see, and feeds off of all the negatives that we try so eagerly to bury deep in our cores. It can come on like a tidal wave, or it can linger there, always poking at you, creating self doubt, lack of confidence, and mental anguish. I wish you the best in your journey to betterment, and hope that you share that journey with us here, we're all rooting for you!15/08/2016 #51 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#48 What a profound and eye opening comment you left @CityVP 🐝 Manjit! You're right, I'm still going through the healing process. We took a few months off (my counselor and myself) due to scheduling conflicts and we are resuming this week. I only just began the journey of EMDR when I last wrote, so I have a long way to go- but from what he tells me it won't take a year to work through like many therapies.
If my struggles can help others to realize this is a real illness, not something we would wish on our worst enemies, then that makes me feel more motivated to write more. In numbers there is strength for all of us who experience this. So many people send me private messages because they fear retribution or the stigma that can be attached if they were to post openly online. Our society has a long way to go yet because no one should have to feel inferior or embarrassed for having an illness they have no control over.
You wrote, "and this sharing is not something that you have conquered and something that you are looking back at, this is right in the middle of your own healing process" I never thought of it that way, thank you. I believe that is true. I was asked to journal and maybe this is my way of journaling. Thanks so much for your kind and wise comment!15/08/2016 #50 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#46 I need to watch the weather channel again @Gerald Hecht since you wrote this 9 hrs ago. Hoping things are letting up a bit. 9 years isn't long when we shared a lifetime of love and many experiences with our parents. That had to be hard on all of you, neurodegenerative disease is very tough for family members to watch their loved one's experience. Hugs!14/08/2016 #48 CityVP 🐝 ManjitDear Lisa, having read your post on EMDR http://www.emdr.com/what-is-emdr/ last month (I can only locate your original posting at LinkedIn not the one I read at BeBee https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/suffering-from-anxiety-disease-social-implications-lisa-gallagher ) I can only appreciate how powerful and healing this buzz is for you., It must be a nightmare for anyone to experience of a mind that gets locked into a thought simply from brain processes that were meant to help us and the EMDR journey is a long transition and hopefully.
In many ways the combination of you being invovled in EMDR and expressing these thoughts are very strong forms of healing, though I don't experience the terror of anxiety in the way that it triggers in your mind - I can FEEL the healing in you from these words because they are not only absolutely charged with deep meaning for you, but you are unpacking the kind of thoughts that perhaps once were bottled in, where they whirled and whirled and turned natural anxiety into monstrous anxiety - and where the slightest trigger can unleash a new storm, and I have great empathy for that kind of experience of terror.
I am very honoured to be a witness to this journey because ultimately you are still on this journey, and this sharing is not something that you have conquered and something that you are looking back at, this is right in the middle of your own healing process, and I deeply encourage that. Along the path you have discovered those who share the cognitive storms you face and just knowing that must prove to be an additional form of healing because it means you are not alone in this suffering, and this journey is conquered with every helpful step. Yet this journey is still on-going so I will not be presumptive other than congratulate your courage to walk with personal meaning and and respect your buzz as an ongoing process of healing. My deepest respect.14/08/2016 #45 Ben PintoFatima, thanks for connecting with me. You should turn that into an easy graphic and post Ian's join the hive 'quotes.' I also joined the hive for quotes that Bees authored. You will find that I love Acronyms, especially ones with double meanings like MOM or if you include the ambigram WOW it becomes a triple. #44
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