- 23/10/2016Well written piece about beBee on LinkedIn by @David B. GrinbergWhy Social Startup beBee is Beneficial for Bloggerswww.linkedin.com Today’s boisterous blogosphere continues to expand exponentially with competing content. In fact, your current social reach for blogging might be analogous to readers finding a single grain of sand...
- Producer22/10/2016OrangeORANGE: Sociable, optimistic, enthusiastic, cheerful, self-confident, independent, flamboyant, extroverted and uninhibited, adventurous, the risk-taker, creative flair, warm-hearted, agreeable and informal.PsychologyIn using orange in business, you...
Comments23/10/2016 #18 CityVP Manjit#9 Dear @Gerald Hecht this will make it clear https://twitter.com/SocietyManjit/lists/spectraneuron-e2-1 . I prefer the LIST based function of Twitter, and the key to my curation is limiting each list to just 24 thinkers.
It has been such a long-time since I curated these lists, and the link above is a list I have named "The Mediators" by restricting each list to 24 and to only 7 lists per Twitter account, when one of the 24 chosen people no longer interest me, they are deleted and a new account replaces them.
Now if I curate my Twitter lists well, then as I browse the river of content, I am bound to come across content that is going to capture my attention and imagination. Now if I curate that list well, now I have a flow that links with my hive here.
So Gerry, now you see how I use the LIST function in Twitter, the next part is how those Twitter accounts can now flow into my corresponding hives at beBee. For that you must see this buzz https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/bridging-twitter-with-my-bebee-learning-journey
Finally, the question you have to ask is who have I set up these twitter and hive accounts for. For following? I gave up the pied piper mentality decades ago - now I set up these lists and hives for my learning journey. Now, how would you set up yours?
BTW it is coincidental that I chose Orange for following social media accounts. As Carl Jung says that is "synchronicity".22/10/2016 #14 Mohammed SultanJavier beBee.Your projection of the ORANGE color was supported by most popular projective techniques among psychologists.Their findings in terms of gender associated orange as a simulating color.It shows power ,energy ,self -importance ..etc.This energetic symbol (orange)was selected,according to their research, by most men and also by those women who are young ,who work,who enjoy life and who consider themselves critical,but hardly warmhearted ,content ,disinterested or patient whose loyalty is difficult to develop.So,it seems that one chooses a color that corresponds to one's own temperament.22/10/2016 #7 CityVP Manjit#3 Most definitely Dean. I knew I had to separate Orange into Naranja Wisdom Hive and The Orange Bee for two good reasons.
1. The Naranja Hive is the link with my Society Manjit Twitter account https://twitter.com/SocietyManjit View more#3 Most definitely Dean. I knew I had to separate Orange into Naranja Wisdom Hive and The Orange Bee for two good reasons.
1. The Naranja Hive is the link with my Society Manjit Twitter account https://twitter.com/SocietyManjit - covers brand, marketing, sales, digital, influence, promotion, PR, commercial mindset etc etc
2. I originally created the Oranges Hive because Orange is a brand name of Orange http://www.orange.com/en/home and I needed to find a brand expression which is distinct from Orange [the company] so it is that this hive was split into two. Close
- Producer20/10/2016Why entrepreneurs benefit from having an integrated online presenceHow we present ourselves has always been a crucial element to succeeding in business – and with the rise of social media, creating the right image and personal brand has never been so important. This is especially true for entrepreneurs and those...
Comments23/10/2016 #23 María Teresa Redondo InfantesHello Javier how are you going? I'm write on English because I am like learning more and more things of life.
Have learning to much year a go Germany and have on Germany life 2012/ 2013 plus I am automatisch self, plus small autore of my CDs of relaxing and sugestión text.
But to much before year long a go.
Clear on hotels home private oficina all times clear and clean hmmm.
and I am not happy.
I am registration all website only gratis, to make me self marketing promocional me pictures and me 3 CDs, but before have éxito people buy to much me CDs and picture acrílico color, latter comm the crisis all Spanien and no more éxito.
I am learning write and ready on englisch to search online maybe people need woman to job of the home with PC.
Me know Germany not totally good gramática but can.
Maybe you no understand totally me bad write a English ja ja ja but Im luchar siempre por aprender.
Thanks to aceptar me en tu colmena y dar me la oportunidad de ser una administrador en picture of English.
Javier puedo poner foto de fondo y en el perfil Para crear otro ambiente?.
Gracias por la oportunidad que me has brindado en beBee.
Otra cosa, cuando tengas tiempo, te ruego te escuches al menos dos minutos de prueba de uno de mis audios,
creo que está donde veas la foto de una rosa roja gracias de antemano por tanta gentileza y ética.
Un cordial saludo Mariat
desde Alicante guardamar del segura.
Aunque soy una lady mallorquina.21/10/2016 #16 Michele WilliamsFabulous! The example of the job candidate for the car company is a great way to explain the value of beBee's integrated approach in the US. where the need for connection is high but there is much folk wisdom is about keeping work and life separate (segmentation). There is actually some interesting research on different preferences for segmentation in social media, by Nancy Rothbard and colleagues, that I will share that over the weekend. beBee may help people bridge the tensions between "bringing your whole self to work" and segmentation.21/10/2016 #12 Brian McKenzieCongrats on getting onto Virgin site! Sir Branson's interests are wide and varied; not just communications, space, travel and business development but racing, healthcare, fitness/wellness and protection of human rights. It is indeed interesting to know the secrets to connect the right 'who' to get things launched, created and funded.21/10/2016 #9 Deb LangeI agree &Javier Bebee . In the work that I do I intentionally invite people to share about their lives, their dreams, their doubts their personal experiences. Etc I have always found when helping someone with an issue at work, there is often a mirroring of the issue in the persons personal life. It has not mattered whether I have helped the person overcome the challenge at work or in their personal life- as when they do overcome the challenge, the success moves into both areas. Most people however, have been brought up to believe of the separation of work and our personal lives and many think it is not effective to talk about our personal passions. Also many think it harms their reputation. I have always found the opposite, just as you have here. Although it is probably another bold step to share our personal
Lives publicly. For some people at work it is very hard to do it in one to one settings, let alone publicly.21/10/2016 #7 Lisa Gallagher" The problem is how do you connect with someone from out of the blue without any form of context? By finding common ground." Couldn't agree more, great article. @Pamela L. Williams, great point about your brand and professional reputation, I'd add personal reputation which can be intertwined. I'm glad you pointed that out Pam!21/10/2016 #5 CityVP ManjitLets take an example of an entrepreneur called Steve Jurvetson. I never set out to make him a professional connection and it does not serve either of us if we did. Yet over a decade ago I came across his personal blog called "The J Curve". The last entry in that blog was 2008. Jurvetson had not perished as an entrepreneur/venture capitalist - by then social media had taken over where once there was the blog. What I found most compelling and special about Steve Jurvetson got lost in the wash of media, as it escalated and exponentially grew, and grew and grew.
Yet what was Jurvetson's last post on HIS blog? Was it a profound statement about the state of the venture capital industry back then? A sharing of a major deal? A fantastic new opportunity? His theory on success or leadership or values?
No, it was simply Steve Jurvetson expressing his love for rockets. Am I going to explore rockets myself with the long ball aim of getting in with him? No. I am not fascinated by this business connections, or his success or his professional standing but by the way he thinks. What he is passionate about adds context to the way he thinks and in that context there are insights how such a mind resides in the high-speed world of Silicon Valley. The same is true with Peter Thiel, except Thiel has been much more personal since the Republican convention when he spoke to a Republican audience, his coming out as a gay man. That is as personal as one can get and that was done in front of a prime time television audience. Affinity is best meaning making rather than money making. There are also VC's who have kept up their personal blog presence such as AVB's Fred Wilson.
The reality is that I have come across entrepreneurs on beBee - they are here but for sure I would welcome a tonne more.21/10/2016 #4 Pamela L. WilliamsI went to the site and had one issue: there wasn't a beBee button to share. That being said; this is lesson I have learned in the last year. Prior to that I had little social media presence. I learned a lot while on LinkedIn but have seriously considered 'my brand' since being on beBee. I once wrote an article that in the short version questioned the use of branding in connection with individuals. It took a while before I accepted the relevance of having a brand which boils down to being your professional reputation on a global scale. A very relevant article Javier.21/10/2016 #3 Randy KehoMass Communication no longer refers solely to traditional media outlets. We have all become members of the mass media. That may not sit well with those who enjoy trashing the media. They now have to accept a portion of the blame for the so-called campaigns of manipulation and misinformation.
Everyone has an agenda, whether they realize it or care to admit it.
Bloggers and network users are rushing to disseminate their opinions on an endless number of topics on platforms such as this. As a result, I would advise them to carefully consider what they're "broadcasting" to the new cyber world. It's just as easy, if not easier, to make enemies as it is friends, not to mention "Big Brother" may be watching, just ask Hillary Clinton about her emails.
What would your newfound golfing or cycling contact, not to mention your boss or potential employer, think of your online presence? Are they Trump or Clinton supporters? Would they think you party a bit too much? Are you sharing privileged information?
If these are concerns, be careful. As they say, it's easier to maintain existing business than it is to find new business.Your personal brand could be jeopardized.
- 19/10/2016Attention all bees that also tweet! The English speaking Twitter page formally knkwn as @beBee_EN and then @beBee_Official is now and will always be @beBee. Credit goes to beBee USA, CEO, @Matt Sweetwood for flexing some New Jersey muscle to make it happen.
CC: @Federico Álvarez San Martín @Javier beBee @Matt Sweetwood
Comments19/10/2016 #5 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianFor those people testing the Web-App-With-No-Name (yet), no worries.
Any scheduled tweets with a @beBee_En or @beBee_Official will be edited on the back end.
I second @Lance Scoular View moreFor those people testing the Web-App-With-No-Name (yet), no worries.
Any scheduled tweets with a @beBee_En or @beBee_Official will be edited on the back end.
I second @Lance Scoular's suggestion. Add your twitter handles. I try to add them manually if they are not listed, but I don't always have the time to do so. Close19/10/2016 #4 Lance Scoular#1 Supercalafragalisticexpialadocious!!!
Great work @John White, MBA and @Matt Sweetwood @beBee down to 5 characters, 6 with the @. Will edit my saved programned tweets to relfect this.
BTW there a number of productive beBee 🐝s producing 🍯honey that have not listed their Twitter handles in their beBee profile. Cosequently any Twitter shares from their producer posts does not automatically include their Twitter handle in the resultant Tweet.
Small things can have a significant impact. (Butterfly effect )
bb @Javier beBee
- Producer19/10/2016Put a Pic with the Name - New Ambassadors added as of Oct. 17, 2016Welcoming our new beBee Brand Ambassadors added as of October 17, 2016https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/we-smile-and-announce-more-and-more-ambassadors Image Credit: Dean...
- Producer17/10/2016Meet our beBee Ambassadors!In July 2016 beBee launched its Ambassadors Program and we already have 50 top-notch bees on our list that are spreading the buzz all around the world!Let’s meet all the beBee ambassadors! And remember, you could be our next ambassador. Check out...
Comments18/10/2016 #9 Tifany RodioLeia em português aqui: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@tifanyrodio/conheca-os-50-embaixadores-do-bebee17/10/2016 #3 Kevin PashukTeresa,
Delighted to be part of this list.
It would be truly appreciated to have a really brief bit of info beside each ambassador's name - e.g. The country they are from, and perhaps their bio summary. This would help us to both see the geographic diversity of the bees as well as get to know them a bit better without having to click through each link.
- 17/10/2016Congratulations to all the latest new beBee Ambassadors!!!
Comments19/10/2016 #47 CityVP ManjitI raise my glass to each moment of renaissance at beBee and congratulate all. If brand is our authentic soul, then brand is simply name we describe that flow and practice. I view beBee as a 21st Century energy, and as Shakespeare said "thinking makes it so". beBee has helped me spread my own wings of learning and I accept such grace in its being, as a life-long learning media and as a way of relating to our own personal affinity.18/10/2016 #39 John ValledorWho is the beBee "brand ambassador" for Veterans in this channel? Did s/he serve in combat in any of the conflicts since 9/11 so as to have an affinity for the contemporary challenges facing this unique population group?
LinkedIn has a very visible and powerful campaign to help their veteran members, including free Premium services (for a year) and free access to online job seeker training (Lynda.com). I know beBee has no premuim counterpart, but does beBee even desire to compete in this fashion?
Why am I asking these questions?
As an active member on LinkedIn and combat veteran, I'm often asked by many of my fellow veteran connections (over 2,000) the following, "what does beBee do to promote, advocate, support, inspire, inform, engage veterans curious about joining this platform?"
I'm a supportive beBee member, but I too see little effort to target yet another micro-social media savyy population.
Help me here fellow bees...17/10/2016 #32 Gerald Hecht#27 @Dean Owen I didn't know (I never know? How things I "write" are perceived; which is why I take my time with them and try not to "crank 'emout" ...anyway...Congratulations to all of the new ambassadors (I've read and admired all of your work --so not new in that sense); new Ambassadors however! Wow; again congratulations!17/10/2016 #30 Gerald Hecht@Teresa Gezze Are you really living in Cleveland? What is that like? Never mind--you can tell me later or whatever (like I'm one to talk anyway living in Baton Rouge)...anyway, I am very surprised by this news; Congratulations to all of the new ambassadors (I've read and admired all of your work --so not new in that sense) ; new Ambassadors however! Wow...again congratulations!
- Producer17/10/2016Bridging Twitter with my BeBee Learning JourneyPersonally for me, my online travels are a personal learning journey. I have no idea what wisdom I will acquire in three years time, but any form of learning produces its own form of wisdom. I originally found Twitter to be the best medium for my...
Comments03/10/2016 #51 CityVP ManjitYou know it is time I started to beBeeizing my Twitter accounts - not because of metrics but I do need to reconnect the broken bridge between what I was once doing on Twitter, which I do with far greater effect and purpose now I have moved my spectrum process to my beBee hives.30/09/2016 #50 Anonymous#48 Yap @John White, MBA. My predictions will come true very quickly on beBee. "Can one individual’s social media activities, meaningful and honest or pointless, impact a multitude of other minds significantly? The simple answer is, yes."- from "You Are a Social Leader? The Butterfly Effect" - LI long-form post (June 30, 2015)29/09/2016 #40 John White, MBA#38 @Jan Barbosa: here are influencers 6-10.
6) @dbgrinberg (@David B. Grinberg)
7) @PaulCroubalian (@Paul "Pablo" Croubalian)
9) @beBee_Official (this is the same account as #4. However, we recently changed the Twitter handle which is causing it to appear on the report twice.
CC: @Javier beBee @Juan Imaz @Matt Sweetwood29/09/2016 #33 Robert Bacal@Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @John White, MBA and David Grinberg (and) @Javier beBee. I looked at some additional numbers not present here, and here's the positive conclusion.
BeBee is making a great effort to PROMOTE the content contributed by the "average Bee' through the use of Twitter. Whether it's successful or not we don't know without knowing the click through rates, which would be available to someone, often via the link shorteners.
One can disagree with the methods, or not, the results which we don't know, but the win-win promoting of user and company is really smart.
There. I've left you with a nice song.29/09/2016 #32 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#30 Yes, Robert, we both understand automation and numbers. Your comments were instrumental in the creation of both The Beast and the App-With-No-Name.
I also understand your point about people misunderstanding data then doubting validity. Lord knows enough people doubt the validity of Views on posts because they "can't be that good."
That's why I stepped in quickly to clarify.
That said, 747 million impressions IS impressive. Explanation follows.
I have also found that the number of tweets figure is often wrong when big numbers are involved, so I didn't pay it any mind.
API timeouts and limits affect the data.
On the surface, these figures would imply that each tweet earned 6900 impressions. That's unlikely.
#beBee tweeted over 10,000 times on the Web-App-With-No-Name. Are we few really 10% of the total? I don't think so.
I always found the impressions number to be more accurate. It's easier to get.29/09/2016 #30 Robert Bacal#26 @John White, MBA I sometimes have trouble distinguishing between posts from ambassadors and those that are from BeBEE itself, and these numbers are one more "entity" step away. So, just a general suggestion about numbers. Don't post them as worthy of note unless someone can explain how they are derived, and how the results were created.
Otherwise, it just looks fake. OR, worse it looks like BeBEE used nefarious techiques to achieve these numbers that would certainly be against Twitter's terms of service.
I hate pointing this stuff out because everyone gets pissed off with me, but it shocks me, in this year of an important election based on a lot of numbers, that people don't ask the right questions, OR examine numbers to see if they even make sense.
- Producer01/10/20166 Been-There-Done-That Tips To Make Your Content More ReadableOne of the hardest things for anyone to do in this era of web-based marketing and social media is to understand that everything you write is not only being read by a lot of people, but being judged by them too.For those of you who work on your...
Comments03/10/2016 #24 James McElearneySome great tips @Jim Murray, Thanks for this post. I read an article once that said the best way to proof read something is to read it backwards. Your brain is hard wired to ignore certain mistakes and will automatically skip over it. For example using words twice like "The cat sat on the the mat". by design your brain will skip one of the ´the´s´, whereas by reading it backwards your forced to concentrate and will find more mistakes03/10/2016 #23 Phil Friedman#22 Mark, I've always done that, just never made a big deal of it, or written any long form posts about it. And I've promoted many authors via sharing their work, and through The Worldwide Authors Conspiracy, (http://www.wwaco.org View more#22 Mark, I've always done that, just never made a big deal of it, or written any long form posts about it. And I've promoted many authors via sharing their work, and through The Worldwide Authors Conspiracy, (http://www.wwaco.org). Thank you for noticing. But it really is no big deal. Cheers! Close03/10/2016 #19 Nicole ChardenetWords to live by. Proofread, proofread, proofread, and for the love of ALL the gods, people (and Darwin), correct your mistakes! Everyone lets a typo slip through now and then but a post rife with misspellings, grammatical errors, syntactical sins and gratuitous abuse of 'it's' vs 'its' makes you look like a rank noob.03/10/2016 #18 Nicole ChardenetI would especially emphasize #5 and #6. Reading aloud is a great way to find a lot of structural problems with sentences and to make sure you're saying what you intend to say; and not posting an article or blog post immediately should be a given. I try to give myself at least an overnighter on this. Because whatever you're writing in the heat of the moment (especially if it's a rant or complaint, but even if it's not) may not look like such a good idea in the morning, and you may well want to rewrite what you said.02/10/2016 #17 James O'Connell#16 sorry @AlexaSteele, my explanation probably wasn't the clearest. The pronunciation guides taught in schools is a joke.
The 'th' bit, Irish people famously don't pronounce 'th' correctly which causes great amusement for British people. It's all good fun, words like 'theatre' or '3,333 & a 1/3' provide best comic effect.
But the point was, while there is a rule or correct way to pronounce 'th', the rule is exempt from the most commonly used 'th' word which is 'The'.
Mind boggling (' ' ,)02/10/2016 #15 James O'Connell#12 you gotta love the English language hahaa
This & that is the rule and here is how to pronounce it ...except, in this, that, this & that, yes that as well and that etc
It's like a private joke or something, I'm Irish/English based in UK & have two kids in school (9 & 11) they come home with some great comical stuff, I love the rules given out for pronouncing words, it all comes to shit when you throw in some basic words like: 'Wind' or 'Read' ..you wind the object but the wind blows WTF and then you ..read my story for me to find you actually read my story. Then there are the other words that hold the pronunciation rules but screw you're head even more (i imagine if you're trying to learn the language) 'Saw' ..I saw you do that and when i get home I'm going to saw some wood. Another mind bender, especially for us Irish is the whole 'th' thing, 'th' is pronounced with a 'fif' sound ..'fif'ank you very much, 'fif'at was a lovely 'fif'ought [hey I'm Irish so struggling ere haha] ...right so you got the whole 'th' thing down but then one of the most common word you'll use in the English language is ..can you guess?
but this little guy doesn't apply in the whole 'fif' for 'th' pronunciation rule!
There are many more examples and I don't pronounce to be a English teacher in any form, I just think its a bit crazy & commend those who manage to converse in it as a second language, cause do i struggle with learning other languages that are in nature better structured and in theory should be easier to learn (' ' ,)02/10/2016 #14 Phil Friedman@Jim Murray, these are good, solid tips. It always amazes me how willing you are to spend your time helping others write better. Just for the record, I have recently discovered that you can install Grammarly (a free spelling and grammar program, at least free in its basic version) as an add-on to the Firefox web browser. It then works automatically in pretty much any composing or publishing program you may be working on via the web, for example, the beBee and LinkedIn publishers. I have always avoided the grammar checkers in Word and similar because they result in stilted, artificially constricted styles. I am not impressed with the Hemmingway software for the same reason. However, I am finding that Grammarly actually works well with, and tolerates even my own unorthodox grammatical style. And is very good at helping to write in modern "open" style, that is, without the over-punctuation that was traditional. Cheers!02/10/2016 #13 Susan Rooks@Jim Murray, great post! Everyone who writes needs to be aware of the impact of their words, grammar, and spelling. Perfection is a nice goal, but close-to-perfect works, too. And I really agree with not composing on a cell phone! I have trouble even commenting using my phone; the keys are just so small that I end up rewriting more than once.02/10/2016 #12 Susan Rooks#7 Thanks, @David B. Grinberg, for thinking of me.
My top tip: DO NOT EVER BLINDLY TRUST SPELLCHECK. Never. Ever. Spellcheck is absolutely wonderful for only one thing: it knows if you have spelled a word correctly. It does NOT know/no if you/ewe have used a word correctly. We writers need/knead to/two/too be/bee very sure/shore of each word we/wee/whee write/rite/right.
My second top tip: Do NOT use grammar check. Unless you're really great with the grammar and usage rules of your language, you may well be led astray. In English, Word often suggests using a wrong word, or a contraction (it's) when you clearly mean its. It also often says a word should be capitalized because it's the first word of a new line, not a new sentence. It's not 100% trustworthy. And from I've seen over the years, we often figure "it must know." Nope. Not always.
If you're not sure, find someone who's good in grammar and proofreading. Find out if you often confuse the same two or three things, something a good proofreader and/or a good copyeditor can show you quickly.
There's no shame in not knowing everything, folks. We're all smart in many things, but not in everything. If your professional reputation depends on it, get someone to help you with your writing.
And I have just read my short comment about 20 times; there's nothing more humbling than giving this type of tips and then having someone point out an obvious goof I made. Oh. Yes. It has happened.01/10/2016 #9 Mark Anthony@Jim Murray, I've done it again. I put something together on the site, I didn't read it, I didn't walk away and have a coffee and I just hit publish. The only thing I got right was, I didn't do it on my phone, sheesh. It's 21.50 here, I been working all day, my other half told me to get to bed early tonight and I just wanted to get something out there. I was reading the future of social media you guys wrote made some comments , felt somewhat inspired and I just did it. I do want to be better and appreciate your advice. I will, in future endeavour to be more careful.
- Producer01/10/2016The Brand, Our Brand : beBeeHow beBee came to us? When we decided to create a professional network through passions and an affinity-based network , we did not have the brand. We had the idea nor the brand.We did an internal contest among our employees with the goal of getting...
Comments06/10/2016 #101 David B. Grinberg#97 Do you have a specific web link or more specific citation @Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza?
As a former journalist and global media spokesman, I can't overemphasize the importance of appropriate attribution online -- this goes for all bloggers and everyone who produces sweet honey on beBee. I appreciate everyone considering this and, again, I appreciate your sharing the excellent quote, Flavio! Buzz on, my friend...04/10/2016 #91 Mohammed SultanDear,Javier beBee,You thrived for something that worth your strive-congratulations.All big things have little names and you learned how to use the name beBee in a big way .When the name covers the internal processes and the external impact,it will be much easier to design your positioning platform because the name say what you mean.Any successful innovation process starts with a genuine idea,like flashes of a spark,and passes the concept test through evaluation and development stages to realization.Because beBee innovation will disrupt the media and break the daily routine of the readers and writers,it must be carefully tracked to avoid innovation barriers and to ensure that it will lead to commercial success ,at least, in the first six months of its launch.For beBee to succeed in the long-term,you must create a position in the prospects mind that not only consider your strength and the value of beBee ,but also your competitor weakness and what prevent people from using their services.The new platform should depend more on informal ways that may give you more control when associating with your prospects.My view is; you can't depend on chance or referrals or word of mouth because they often dry and are a rather high risk passive marketing,and those who depend on them are often gamblers,not real marketers.Find the right bees whose loyalty can be developed and set up your positioning platform accordingly.04/10/2016 #87 Flavio 🇯🇵 Souzaby the way, @Javier beBee here is "the power of the bees" to share with your marketing team.
"Bees are undoubtedly the most abundant pollinators of flowering plants in our environment. The service that bees and other pollinators provide allows nearly 70 percent of all flowering plants to reproduce; the fruits and seeds from insect pollinated plants account for over 30 percent of the foods and beverages that we consume. Beyond agriculture, pollinators are keystone species in most terrestrial ecosystems. Fruits and seeds derived from insect pollination are a major part of the diet of approximately 25 percent of all birds, and of mammals ranging from red-backed voles to grizzly bears."03/10/2016 #81 Augusto Santos#9 Thank you very much @Sushmita Thakare Jain! I'm so glad that you mentioned me, and so happy that you're enjoying to be here on beBee. The @Javier beBee's post brings us more closely to the beBee brand. This approach show to us how captivating is the plataform. Great buzz Javier!
- Producer19/09/2016Step by Step Guide on How to Use the New Live Buzz (Video) Feature on beBee Since the launch of beBee's epic new feature Live Buzz, I've been getting a lot of questions about how to use it. In this post, I will share with you step by step instructions on to do a live buzz and even a few tips of what type of content to go...
Comments24/09/2016 #21 Michele WilliamsTwitter is rumored to sell Vine. Great time to show the world the power of bebee's video feature. Look for Twitter Poll about Vine sale with bebee as an option @MicheleWilliamz or https://twitter.com/MicheleWilliamz/status/779644113662738432 View moreTwitter is rumored to sell Vine. Great time to show the world the power of bebee's video feature. Look for Twitter Poll about Vine sale with bebee as an option @MicheleWilliamz or https://twitter.com/MicheleWilliamz/status/779644113662738432. Close
- Producer24/09/2016The Key Philosophical Differences Between beBee Ambassadors and "Influencers" on Other Social NetworksLately, I've been seeing a lot of discussion about beBee Brand Ambassadors and several have called me into those discussions for feedback. In fact, much of this blog has been taken from my responses in the comments on a viral conversation on...
Comments02/10/2016 #81 Andrew PorterI'm still playing catch up and was on my holidays when this was published, but the points are well made about the differences between ambassador and influencer and the facts about the program, if you really like something you are going to engage and participate in highlighting the product or brand...you only reap what you sow, and the seeds of beBee must be sown far and wide for it to compete and be successful...very well explained @John White, MBA27/09/2016 #76 Franci Eugenia Hoffman#40 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD contacted me is taking a break from beBee due to her friend that is extremely ill and other circumstances. Those of you that are close to Mags can reach her on her Twitter account. cc @Pamela L. Williams @Lisa Gallagher @Donna-Luisa Eversley @Ali Anani "@Paul "Pablo" Croubalian @Deb Helfrich @debasish majumder26/09/2016 #73 Lisa GallagherThanks for taking the time to write this @John White, MBA, you laid out the facts of the program nicely. We are not influencers and as @Dean Owen noted, we also are not responsible for managing problems people encounter on their posts. Isn't there abuse@beBee.com and support@beBee.com if people have issues? I for one, do not feel I am any better than anyone on this platform and I have much respect for all the bee's I interact with. There are so many wonderfully talented people on beBee and I'm doing today what I've done since I began on this platform- promoting as much as I can because I want to see beBee succeed and it's never been about me. Javier built a great team in Spain first and now with you John, and @Matt Sweetwood working hard in the US to help beBee grow, well I see this as a win/win.. as I said, many great people here, yourself included.25/09/2016 #72 Deb Helfrich#71 #70 You both have summed it up nicely - the criteria is sincere effort. The whole point of this platform is the way that it is meant to accommodate each person tailoring their experience. Each ambassador does their own thing and contributes to the ultimate success of the platform in a number of unique ways. The commonality is that you do invest your time in a way that makes others enjoy their beBee experience.25/09/2016 #71 Ali Anani#69 I always believed that money is the reward for doing professionally a job out of the heart. Money is a reward or by-product of devotion and excellence. Focusing on money is not the way. I applaud your comment @Javier beBee View more#69 I always believed that money is the reward for doing professionally a job out of the heart. Money is a reward or by-product of devotion and excellence. Focusing on money is not the way. I applaud your comment @Javier beBee and I am in full support of beBee Close25/09/2016 #70 debasish majumderlovely insightful post @John White, MBA. the distinction of a beeBee ambassador are nicely crafted where one may be surely allured by the colorful contribution and the salient features of ambassadors, how they take the cudgel to make this platform a distinct one by their sincere effort, unlike other social media platfor. enjoyed read. thank you for sharing the post.25/09/2016 #69 Javier beBeeThanks a lot for your comments. We are willing to have more ambassadors, people who is making beBee better and bigger, but remember that being an ambassador is also an "attitude". Ambassadors dont have any privileges. They will only get money from equity if the company succeeds. Who is sharing equity with the users in their company ?25/09/2016 #68 John White, MBA#66: @John Marrett: If users are wearing the scroll wheel that is a good sign! It means we have a lot of buzzing going on here on beBee! As for the comment system, in a future release beBee will give users a choice between the existing commenting system and one more Facebook-like. We realized that some users like the current system and others prefer a more "traditional" one. So, why not give them a choice?!25/09/2016 #65 John ValledorThank you for explaining the metrics behind emerging beBee jargon e.g., VIB.
The fact that a beBee VIB is going the extra step in sharing the benchmarks that define scalable designations goes far beyond its competitors that do not.
I now know how to play by the rules of this social media channel--thank you!
- 20/09/2016Congratulations to all new beBee Brand Ambassadors:
Comments21/09/2016 #38 Dean Owen#34 I am not sure @Lisa Gallagher. Frederico is working on it. I changed my app store and iTunes store today to Hong Kong to see if the beBee app was available for download there, but I can't find it. I would need an App Store account in the US or Europe to download it.21/09/2016 #36 Lisa Gallagher#35 SWEET @Michele Williams! I will DM you and I can put it here too, I have my personal account and I made a twitter account for my stories hive. I can't believe how fast it's grown in just over a month since I created my stories profile. My personal: MiaLis79 beBe- bebee_stories21/09/2016 #35 Michele WilliamsI tweeted this wonderful announcement. @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD wrote "All us Twitter fans need to keep promoting you!"
I am putting together a list to track all tweets from bees and official bebee tweets. All Bees please DM me with your Twitter handle (@michelewilliamz). Then follow this to catch and retweet the great content from bebee and all its bees: Twitter list - Bebee Buzz http://buff.ly/2d3lThw.
@Renée Cormier @Charlene Burke @debasish majumder @Donald Grandy @John Byler @RAVINDER VIJ @Manish Nair | Research Postgrad @WILLIAM C. BALLARD II @Milos Djukic @David Grinberg @Matt Sweetwood @Santiago Tomás Bellomo, @Victoria Lewin, @Samantha Appleyard, @Ray Looker @Vincent King @Bill SerGio The Infomercial King, @Mamen Delgado, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian @Lisa Gallagher @Matt Sweetwood @David Grinberg, @Milos Djukic @Juan Imaz @Javier beBee @John White, MBA @Margaret Aranda, MD, PHD21/09/2016 #28 Anonymous#27 Thank you @David B. Grinberg, my dear friend. Your kindness is beyond doubt, but your speciality is a perfect strategic communication. These two skills are incredibly rare, particularly in social media, beBee should take this into account. Tell people you are great while they are "alive". Kind Regards, Milos21/09/2016 #27 David B. GrinbergMany congratulations to ALL the new ambassadors, this is great news @Javier beBee and @John White, MBA ! I especially want to recognize my long-time dear friend @Milos Djukic (who I like to refer to as the "Brilliant Mind of Belgrade"). I also want to recognize @Pascal Derrien and @Deb Helfrich, both of whom I have had the pleasure of interacting with here and on LinkedOut. Lastly, kudos to @Ashley Marie Taylor, who can hopefully bring more Millennials and members of Gen Z to beBee so that we can grow this important demographic of young people.
- Producer23/09/2016The Upsides Of Being Excellent To Each Other On BeBee. And Everywhere Else.I recently disconnected from several of the political and news sites that feed into my Facebook page.I was scrolling through this stuff when it finally hit me.These posts, which mostly have to so with all the crap going on in the United States right...
Comments24/09/2016 #26 Jim Murray#13 @John White, MBA. Two years ago I shut down my FB account for the reasons I describe here and started a new one with only about 100 friends. I subscribed to these news outlets because I was attracted to the Trump Traveling Circus. But like everything it just got to be too much.24/09/2016 #24 Jim Murray#23 @Steven Kalavity I'm sure there will be no censorship imposed here. The main purpose of this piece is to promote civility. There will always be trolls and morons and smartest guys in the room. It comes with the territory as the site grows. But if we can at least promote the idea of civility then we might just all be better off. It's more intellectually challenging to make a hard point without resorting to some sort of below the belt tactic. But you can find that sort of thing anywhere. It would be nice if we can set some sort of example for healthy civilized debate.24/09/2016 #23 Steven KalavityThe main issue that I had with LinkedIn was its distribution algorithm among followers and beyond and then LI censorship d/t anonymous complainers. I think that writers and companies for that matter need to be equipped to defend their prose, if any. Art and writing can be offensive and maybe should be in a democratic forum. As a producer's followers and users of BeBee increases managing content will be an issue as more writing ideas to be seen by more minds will generate more opinions. People who go public cannot be shielded from public impression. I would say that sharing or commenting on every post one takes the time to read would be a good thing. We hope readers are respectful, but variety is the spice of life after all. We should take comments in all forms as some sort of compliment that ideas resonated in some way.24/09/2016 #19 Jim Murray#9 @Phil Friedman. You kn ow as well as I do that it's hard to control how people interpret anything. The strong implication here is civilized discourse as opposed to in your face rudeness is a much better way to carry on, more or less as we have for the past year or more. Also on the issues of the FU, just remember who pranked whom in the first place. :)24/09/2016 #17 Phil Friedman#15 Milos, in the main, I agree with your position -- as you well know, since we've discussed this quite a bit. And as in the past, I am moved to point out that sugary sweet words and phrases of affection are not always meaningful or genuine expressions of care (or love). Somewhere in the mix there has to be authenticity. As Chung King wrote in the Second Scroll of his aphorisms (circa 650 AD), "Mistake not external form for genuine underlying substance." Cheers!24/09/2016 #16 Aurorasa Sima#14 Uhhh, @CityVP Manjit. You know that I have "intelligent" blogs as well, right? Oh well, now that some of the most critical high-quality writers will look at my most casual blog anyway: Here´s my favorite articles: http://www.successful-online-business.com/2016/05/getting-serious-about-social-media.html24/09/2016 #15 Anonymous#9 #10 Hm @Jim Murray, being positive is a very popular concept in social media and elsewhere, but I think that it need some further clarification. I wrote this on Li, but the same applies here:
" 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. 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. What is important is the way in which we manifest our disagreement. People tend to feel threatened when they are attacked. A heated discussion can be very fruitful, but also unproductive. A good foundation is certainly unquestionable respect of diversity and a very careful interpretation of other people's attitudes. Communication is always a two way process."Nice words and iron door opens!" A nice word does not need to be only agreement or approval. "24/09/2016 #14 CityVP ManjitTaking the high road does not mean taking the blind road and taking the fun road does not mean taking the silly road - for the high road should be about reputation and the fun road about viability. The wrongs of the world will not be righted because beBee was created, there will be plenty wrong with the world even after beBee IPO's or is acquired by a digital behemoth.
What it does portend is marrying European sensibility with global startup mentality - which still has its hallmark in Silicon Valley. Last year HBR published an article called "How Europe Can Create Its Own Silicon Valley" https://hbr.org/2015/06/how-europe-can-create-its-own-silicon-valley It isn't opinion that matters in this context, opinion is ubiquitous as networked utility, what matters is vision transforming itself into being. In that context beBee becomes a verb.
The consumption element is designed limitation or as our good friend @Aurorasa Sima says in her article about beBee "The lover of cat pictures will not have to see the posts of the scientists, the business professional will not be bothered with political posts, the grumpy person can stay away from "happy quotes." from http://www.successful-online-business.com/2016/08/linkedin-alternative-bebee-review.html
At a time when diversity is being rejected whether that be Brexit, or insular European countries that were formerly under the control of the USSR or those that favour Trump in the US, diversity in technology design is not a political question, it is a digital phenomena for creators rather than consumers and if I knew how to make that personally exponential - I would be doing that now - I don't, but beBee is in a prime position in a landscape where digital surprise and speed is the norm. High road & fun is good.23/09/2016 #12 David B. GrinbergFYI, Jim: I shared this in the following hives: beBee English, Inspiration, and Positive Psychology. Moreover, @Phil Friedman also makes some excellent points as well about striking the right balance between being positive and offering constructive criticism to advance an open dialogue on the issues. Being positive doesn't mean being a conformist. Great points, too Phil!23/09/2016 #11 Jim Murray#10 Thanks David. I will continue on my quest to help save America from itself. It's my pro bono mission for this year. I have started a new series of memes on Facebook. Just remember, America was a perfectly good country till the multinational corporations took it over and sucked all the jobs out if it.23/09/2016 #10 David B. GrinbergKudos to you @Jim Murray for another excellent buzz, especially about being positive. It's amazing how beBee appears to have transformed at least some of your healthy cynicism and skepticism into positive thinking (albeit not about about the USA -- which I suppose is understandable). What an amazing development. Let's call it, "The beBee Effect"!
As a purveyor of the power of positivity, I'm just thrilled to read this buzz, Jim. You might want to check out the godfather of positive thinking, the late American Minister, Norman Vincent Peale https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Vincent_Peale
Wishing you a positively wonderful weekend, Jim.23/09/2016 #9 Phil Friedman@ @Jim Murray - Good post, Jim. As anyone who has followed the twenty installments of "HE SAID HE SAID" knows, you and I are friends, as well as literary compradres. And we have come to trust and support one another. But what is authentic about our relationship on beBee, LinkedIn, and elsewhere -- a relationship that began by you telling me in print to go F$#K myself -- is that neither of us has felt the need to stroke the other or agree when we do not.
I fear that your words here will be misinterpreted by many to imply that one should never openly disagree or be critical of someone else's expression of ideas or opinion. Which I know for a fact is neither your meaning, nor intent. For if I understand you correctly (which I sometimes do not), you see positivity as being open to the ideas and opinions of others, and when disagreeing, being civil and polite. Positivity equals civility, not mindless conformity.
As you well know, my own feeling is that constantly knee-jerk patting and stroking is not a sign of caring, and that truly engaged conversation is more than simply waiting politely for your turn to speak -- too often about oneself. No, just as friends don't let friends drive drunk, friends don't let friends express half-assed ideas and opinions, without at least discussing the matter. And if anyone is interested in see how that works, I recommend watching for the next installment of HE SAID HE SAID, in which we and two other bees turn it into (HE SAID HE SAID) ^2, and demonstrate how people can be good friends, yet disagree in lively discussion. Cheers!
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- Producer21/09/2016Sara JacoboviciI recommended her once before which is on Sara's profile page, but I would like to say a little more about Sara Jacobovici, which I did not include in my prior recommendation of her.It is this.Sara is among the most impressive minds I have come...
Comments25/09/2016 #42 Sara Jacobovici#36 As always, dear @Ali Anani , I am deeply grateful by your generous and very kind words. I am always appreciative of any connection that I have with you and your work. It has been a tremendous learning experience. I can only repeat that I sincerely hope to live up to your words and those of Manjit and the others whom I have been fortunate enough to "beBeeFriend"!!25/09/2016 #36 Ali AnaniIt is sad that dear @CityVP Manjit published this deep and insightful buzz about dear @Sara Jacobovici when I was traveling. I am glad I noticed this buzz and sorry for being late to comment.
Manjit wrote "Sara is in flow when she enters conversations that are about human and work transformation. She is genuinely interested in the enhancement of quality of life and being". Nothing is closer to truth than this and I base this on my intensive interaction s and exchanges of comments with Sara. It is amazing the humbleness of Sara and her willingness to credit others. Her empathy is beyond description. Manjit spotted these qualities of sara and honored me with his writing "It is the kind that Ali Anani is constantly recognizing and when he is interacting with her, the exchanges elevate and the conversation becomes that much more enriched". "The queen of Paradoxes" dear Sara is admired for her abilities to balance paradoxes and enrich them with her great insights. I wholeheartedly thank dear Manjit for spotting lights on a very deserving lady.22/09/2016 #32 Fatima WilliamsWhen @CityVP Manjit says something I don't just read I listen & connect with the words and truth from it.
Love everything you say about @Sara Jacobovici I remember @Ali Anani buzz on the name Sarah and now this testifies why we all love Sarah and her beautiful mind.
Like a silver lining her comments light up and bring life to a buzz. It would be a great honor to get a book from both the lovely brilliant bees. 🤗🤗🤗
Not many have the ability to talk straight to the heart and mind of a person and if we all on beBee have the privilege, I wish the world the same through your book ☺
Thank you @Milos Djukic my beautiful fractal friend ( BFF) for tagging me 🤗🤗22/09/2016 #29 Franci Eugenia Hoffman@CityVP Manjit, this is so perfect for our friend @Sara Jacobovici, Sara is always gracious and poised and so kindly shares her knowledge with us. Her contributions are priceless and give our minds food for thought, keeping us in tune with the beauty of time.22/09/2016 #26 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD"It is no wonder that many people, including myself would love to see her thoughts encapsulated, because she is mindful of her own body of work, and one can see she is continuously developing that body of work, but it awaits it becoming a form of a book." There's just nothing more to say, but yes, @Sara Jacobovici you should write a book!
- Producer20/09/2016After our visit to Silicon Valley .... new ambassadorsHi bees !after our visit to Silicon Valley ... new ambassadors !!!!!. We are hungry of having more and more ambassadors. We love them all. They spread positivism. Thanks for pollinating the world !*** New ambassadors ***Fernando Santa Isabel...
Comments21/09/2016 #83 Pamela L. WilliamsI've been buzzing on the phone with other Bees and almost missed this! Thanks for the tag Javier! Welcome, Welcome to the new Ambassadors; Some I don't know but thrilled for all of you, most especially my dear friends @Milos Djukic, @Deb Helfrich View moreI've been buzzing on the phone with other Bees and almost missed this! Thanks for the tag Javier! Welcome, Welcome to the new Ambassadors; Some I don't know but thrilled for all of you, most especially my dear friends @Milos Djukic, @Deb Helfrich. Close21/09/2016 #81 CityVP ManjitCongratulations to all new Ambassadors. The three I have engaged the most in this list are @Milos Djukic, @Franciane Nunes Paciência Torres and @Pascal Derrien so good to see them included, especially my fractal friend Milos.
With Ali Anani an Ambassador, it should be only a question of time and whether it is what she wants to, and see @Sara Jacobovici as an ambassador. Her contributions are incredible, especially the way she interacts with Ali Anani's buzzes. Of course the first step is to actually apply to be an ambassador and this is an important step that has been outlined in this buzz.21/09/2016 #80 Cristiane Bittencourt Spinelli#21 Com certeza, @Tifany Rodio. Este mês de setembro estou um pouco ausente, porque estou iniciando um trabalho numa empresa. Mas, já estou criando novos artigos e novidades aqui para o beBee. Fiquei muito feliz em saber que a @Franciane Nunes Paciência Torres foi selecionada. Ela merece demais pelos fortes e maravilhosos artigos publicados.
- 18/09/2016Before it gets this "heated" (no pun intended), if you encounter spam, abuse, or fake accounts on beBee, you can report them here: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments18/09/2016 #10 CityVP ManjitLets go with the metaphor of "housekeeping zen" instead https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41XxFKTfNxL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg there are plenty of ways of adding more mess to this world, this is about 'clean this house" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hEluuTkn6U whereas fire is like kind of a Spanish inquisition thing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mzfyVluiIU
- Producer17/09/2016What is coming next ...Hi beesThanks to your feedback , beBee will become unbeatable.We are working onInstant messaging Video conferencing enabling file exchange Multipicture buzzes (galleries)Better UXCarrousel multimediaLive video buzzes with live commentsProducer with...
Comments26/09/2016 #68 Deb Helfrich#66 The simple brilliance of why beBee will ultimately succeed is that the concept is about putting people first - giving everyone a chance to interact how, where, and when they please - while challenging the status quo of social media being all about shouting into a vacuum. I received a warm and encouraging welcome and I want to extend that to as many people as possible. To me, making sure that welcoming atmosphere continues to occur is the best possible use of any differentiator. If you are spending time using beBee, then having an automated indicator that you do spend time here is the best way for newbees to spot someone who is in a position to give directions and make introductions. It is an excellent way to keep the community flavor during explosive growth.26/09/2016 #67 Anonymous#61 @Charles David Upchurch & @Deb Helfrich great points...
I for one kind of buzzzzz around, reading, learning...Im a rather shy bee until I get comfortable in my new area. I like to understand and share what I feel is valuable to me might be valuable to someone else. I dont think one beBee is more valuable than another just because they dont post as much or they post in spurts. All beBees are valuable to the hive. #Value vs #!Quantity #Quality This platform is still new so it will definitely take time for some of newBeezzzzzz26/09/2016 #66 Anonymous#61 @Charles David Upchurch & @Deb Helfrich great points...
I for one kind of buzzzzz around, reading, learning...Im a rather shy bee until I get comfortable in my new area. I like to understand and share what I feel is valuable to me might be valuable to someone else. I dont think one beBee is more valuable than another just because they dont post as much or they post in spurts. All beBees are valuable to the hive. #Value vs #!Quantity #Quality This platform is still new so it will definitely take time for some of newBeezzzzzz26/09/2016 #65 Anonymous@Javier beBee directed me here to post suggestions and add to the wish list. (and Im going to make some honey about this too..hee hee)
I think it would be really cool if like facebook, we could have something like bzzzzzzness pages, not only for ourselves (because I see that we do) but for clients we do #smm for as well. Right now, I have to log out of my beBee, FB, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc...and RE-log in as my client into all those same platforms I just logged out of to use beBee and post and share to their other platforms. beBee has the most absolute awesome tool that we can post something here and/or write honey and then SHARE to multiple platforms with out having to leave beBee. WOOOoooo! YES! THAT rocks! But it would be so much easier time-wise (at least for me) If I could switch on the fly between my account and my clients w/out having to close out and relogg in. Right now I have one computer for me and two other computers setup with login as my clients. (Ok..I believe in total transparency, not conspiracy--my friends--Im doing free SMM for Starbucks cards to test this as a selling point for my freelance biz..which I am available by the way! lol) Right now that is the only suggestion I have as beBee ROCKS the HIVE bay-beeeeeeeee!23/09/2016 #64 Pamela L. Williams#58 #59 #61. The best option is to direct them to the Cheat Sheet hive and the Guide on the beBee blog. There are many posts on using beBee I'll be doing a rewrite on my newbee post and make it more 'textbook' for navigating beBee. I think my long post Honey was pretty detailed so please feel free to share that.23/09/2016 #63 Robert Bacal#61 Automating based on honey, comments, numbers shared, etc, is all easy to automate, so in that respect I don't see any advantage to one approach or another. I think Javier addressed that. I guess I'm not a gamification kind of guy...I just can't imagine anyone I know caring about such things, but that doesn't mean it's uncommon. Just not common among the folks I know, @Charles David Upchurch22/09/2016 #62 Javier beBee#61 @Charles David Upchurch we will mark the most active bees in the platform. This is very easy. This will be automatic so no body will be able to ask for this mark. You simply have to be very active. This mark will appear and disappear depending on your current activity. CC @Noël De Castro García @Alberto Anaya Arcas thanks22/09/2016 #61 Charles David UpchurchNice idea, @Robert Bacal, but I can see some definite challenges with both the reason for doing it and the implementation of it.
1) beBee wants a user-friendly "ranking" for the sake of gamification. Encouraging FRIENDLY COMPETITION has proven to be an effective way of keeping social media platform users engaged, over time. Some of us would be active without any such ranking or competition. Some people need the game aspect of it as a reason to participate.
2) In terms of implementation, @Javier beBee has indicated that he wants the process to be automated. How would they automate the choice of "what kind of bee" we are, for those of us who do all of the above? And, to @Deb Helfrich's point, is a producer inherently more valuable than a reader/researcher, buzzer, or commenter...or is that simply an indicator that that person has experience with doing that particular activity (producing, reading/researching, buzzing/sharing, commenting) so that person can be a resource for others who are doing the same thing?22/09/2016 #59 Deb Helfrich#58 Exactly. I don't see much of a point beyond designating a welcoming committee since we mostly all want an egalitarian site. Being active at a certain level means you've mostly figured things out and would be a good person in a hive to direct questions to.
But even that has happened without much formal organization. We felt welcomed and so we all pitched in to welcome newbees as we meet them....22/09/2016 #57 Deb Helfrich#56 #55 #53 Interesting question. It seems to me the most efficacious use is to have one designation that helps newbees seek out a person who can be their guide and help them get acclimated no matter which niche of affinity they dive into. Those of us who are here each day know who is commenting, who is producing, who is sharing - we don't need icons. But having a VIB icon is a quick way for anyone starting out to feel comfortable approaching a stranger to ask for help, introductions etc because they meet the criteria of being an active user.22/09/2016 #55 Robert Bacal#53 Actually, I would get rid of the gold, silver, bronze and VIP/VIB in favor of icons that would represent reader, contributor, builder, and maybe one other based on how people are contributing, with no hierarchy of value assumed. That would seem to be more in favor of equity that @Charles David Upchurch is talking about.22/09/2016 #54 Anonymous#53 You are absolutely right @Charles David Upchurch. I couldn't agree more with you and your idea . We should overcome effortlessly all the pitfalls of a conventional influencer marketing (unreasonable privileges and privileged titles). Also it is necessary to officially explain to all users what it means to be a VIB user (active user), as @Javier beBee pointed out. This is certainly an important "detail". cc. @Federico Álvarez San Martín, @Javier beBee, @John White, MBA22/09/2016 #53 Charles David Upchurch#51 Thanks, @Javier beBee and @Federico Álvarez San Martín. VIBs instead of VIPs might seem like a small thing to worry about, but I think it would be another way of showing that beBee is a COMMUNITY of PARTICIPANTS, and not a hierarchy of "more important people" and "less important people" like many other social media platforms. Right, @Milos Djukic?
- Producer15/09/2016Live Buzz, beBee’s new video streaming toolbeBee has no limits with even more new services at your fingertips! Now you can make live videos with our new streaming tool Live Buzz. Give it a try! Log in to beBee from our new mobile app and share whatever you fancy with your hives: whether...
Comments09/10/2016 #22 Lisa GallagherAnd if someone doesn't care to have the video on themselves, they can turn the rear facing camera on immediately to video anything they find interesting. Its fun, and I'm enjoying seeing others, hearing voices along with a variety of places etc...people are sharing from many places. Live cooking has been done too, @Hugo Chinchilla just made a tasty looking dish Friday!15/09/2016 #4 David B. Grinberg@Teresa Gezze, kudos to you and the entire beBee team for launching this super buzz-worthy feature. I've shared here on LI and Twitter. This is great news!
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- 15/09/2016I published an update about the new live buzz feature on my Huffington Post blog.Social Network beBee Introduces Live Video Feature at Startup Conference in Silicon Valley | Huffington Postwww.huffingtonpost.com Have you caught the buzz on beBee? This new social media network based out of Madrid, Spain already has 11-million global users and has buzzed into...
Comments14/09/2016 #18 CityVP ManjitIs it possible to have these live events recorded to youtube @ https://www.youtube.com/user/beBeeInc under Live Events Archive or a StartUp category? I am currently looking at how creative agencies are trying to formulate the pitch process in agency briefs http://www.thegoodpitch.com/alternatives/no-pitch-pitch, could start-up pitches develop these alternatives. At what point has the brand value and position of the startup moved from a pitch competition to a courting by venture capitalists. At what point does a VC look at the beBee space and think "am I passing on the Beeeatles? Not only is youtube section for this an opportunity to get feedback on pitches but it allows for creative reinvention - and if that invention makes the life of a venture capitalist better, then surely there is a VC affinity which means Silicon Valley bring their hive to beBee, rather than beBee take their honey to Silicon Valley. No one gets bigger by thinking big, whoever the bees-knees are they assume this as being the natural DNA of their business. Great companies and people don't think about how to be great, they evolve into what they are. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/the_bee%27s_knees