- Producer23/10/2016Why The Comment “Great Post” Is The Last Thing Any Op/Ed Blogger Wants To See.This is part 3 of my now established series on op/ed blogging. Who knows how long this will last. Not me.And what did you hear, my blue-eyed son? And what did you hear, my darling young one? I heard the sound of a thunder that roared out a...
Comments23/10/2016 #3 Don Kerr@Jim Murray You know I had to do that. Seriously though, I do agree with you on most aspects of this post. Short-form laudatory comments, while preferable to short-form are-you-really-that-stupid comments, are sometimes welcome if transitory. I do agree that those of us who willingly share and offer up pieces that do in fact take some time and effort and thought to create are more rewarded and informed when we can engage others in genuine dialogue. I too agree with @Neil Smith's comment about the danger of echo chambers where we simply hear only our voices reflected back. You're getting really good at this Jim!23/10/2016 #1 Neil SmithIn the world of science the concepts that stand the test of time are those which have been through the cleansing fire of unremitting challenge and have, so far, survived. Often in politics and culture many loud voices not only duck the challenge but decry the right of challengers to hold an opinion in the first place. This is where the echo chambers begin and where ideas go to die.
We should all look for positive critical analysis. At the least it indicates that someone is actively considering our ideas.
In the meantime Jim great post.
- 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...
- Producer23/10/2016On Trees, Trolls, Trust and TruthFOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF A MASTER OP-ED BLOGGER...Preface: This rant is inspired by, and dedicated to my good friend, Jim Murray, whom I consider to be among the most masterful of op-ed bloggers — because he can piss you off while at the...
Comments23/10/2016 #68 Phil Friedman#66 Yes, Nicole. Spot on. The important thing to recognize is, to my mind, that trollish comments virtually never involve any real criticism. They are almost invariably attacks upon the person of the author, or expressions of personal preference. Never about the ideas and opinions at hand. Thank you for reading and commenting. Cheers!23/10/2016 #65 Phil Friedman#61 Pt II - Milos, as to "Fractalicity", I am searching for a word in a grammatically correct form to describe an organizing principle embodied by the real world, and which is an instantiation of the adjective "fractal". Hence, Fractalicity .... if I may be so disrespectful as to not be self-serious or, worse, not to be self-similar.
I should like to suggest that if you want me actually to wade through all of the works reputedly on fractals that you present, that 1) you allow sufficient time for me to do so, and 2) you provide a brief precis of each and its relevance to the question at hand. Indeed, it might be useful to some who are also interested in the subject of fractals (Fractalicity?) as an underlying organizing principle manifest in the universe to have such a summary guide to further reading.
And in the absence of that, perhaps we should simply agree to disagree, for the issue of fractals and Chaos is only 25% of what I treated in this post. Thank you again for contributing to what I have found to be a fascinating conversation --- notwithstanding that it may have put Randy Keho. Gerald Hecht, and numerous others to sleep. Cheers!23/10/2016 #64 Phil Friedman#60 #61 Milos > "Writing about fractals and chaos is more like teaching and mutual shaping of perception rather than activism..."
Milos, that seems to me to put the horse before the cart. (Or as I've said before, to put da horse before Descartes...) I had always thought that the scientific method involved building theories to explain the observed phenomena, not the other way around. Shaping perception to accord with, and confirm a priori theory sound suspiciously like 19th century metaphysics of the type long debunked by more modern thinkers such as Kuhn, Popper, Reichenbach, whitehead, Russell, Ayer, and Wittghind saying Chaos is fractal? continued pt II23/10/2016 #63 Anonymous#59 @Phil Friedman,
1. "Fractality" - noun, mathematics the quality of being fractal or subdivided, from www.collinsdictionary.com (http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/fractality)
2. Fractalicity - I never heard of that term. Any references?
Thanks in advance and cheers, my friend.23/10/2016 #62 Anonymous#59 No problem @Phil Friedman, fr more info about quantum fractals, how do fractal patterns emerge from quantum observations and relativistic light aberration effects and about the possible applications of quantum fractals. please check this book:
Quantum Fractals:From Heisenberg's Uncertainty to Barnsley's Fractality by Arkadiusz Jadczyk, Quantum Future Group Inc., USA, (2014) ISBN: 978-981-4569-86-6
"Do not mistake obscurity of meaning for depth of thought." - Phil Friedman. This is one of the reasons why I'm active in this discussion.23/10/2016 #60 Anonymous#50 @Phil Friedman, for more info about an essential relation between chaos and fractals, I recommend this book:
Fractals and Chaos: The Mandelbrot Set and Beyond by Benoit B. Mandelbrot, Springer-Verlag New York (2004), doi: 10.1007/978-1-4757-4017-2
and this excellent open access book:
Chaos and Fractals, A Computer Graphical Journey - A 10 Year Compilation of Advanced Research, Edited by Clifford A. Pickover, Elsevier (1998), ISBN: 978-0-444-50002-1
Writing about fractals and chaos is more like teaching and mutual shaping of perception rather than activism. It must not be forgotten that every discovery has always been preceded by years or even decades of painstaking learning and investigation. I'm trying to provide scientific communication with practical examples and references in this highly complex area. Especially given the huge importance of science regarding the complex adaptive systems, particularly when it comes to social networks, their sustainable development-prosperity and human relations (interactions) in social media.
"Do not mistake obscurity of meaning for depth of thought." - Phil Friedman. This is one of the reasons why I'm active in this discussion
#5823/10/2016 #59 Phil Friedman#55 Milos > "Some great people who have studied chaos and fractals:" Milos, please pardon me for pointing out that even though some people have studied chaos and fractals, it does NOT follow 1) that they identified the two, 2) that they even accepted one or both as forming the basis for a unified theory of the universe, 3) that even if they did, they were right. Moreover, providing names without citations of the work in which they purportedly considered, let alone actually confirmed a belief in the identity of Chaos and Fractal Principle(s), doesn't establish anything. And certainly falls far short of even what @Gerald Hecht refers to as an "appeal to authority." BTW, I personally believe that Heisenberg did NOT see "uncertainty" as an ontological reality, but rather as a possibly insurmountable epistemological limitation. So unless you can quote and cite passages from Heisenberg to establish he did, and that he identified Chaos with Fractalicity, I will stick to my story. Cheers!23/10/2016 #58 Phil Friedman#48 Don, thank you for reading and commenting. You are, of course, correct about the mildness of my "rant". I termed it thusly to indicate it was not really a rational argument in support of my views, but only a bald statement of beliefs. The difference between asserting a proposition and presenting an argument for the truth of that proposition is often overlooked.
I apologize to you and to @Randy Keho if this seems overly academic, but it is, in my view, crucial when considering, for example, a purportedly unifying theory of the universe. For in such cases, science and philosophy (particularly epistemology) must come together to assure that contra-factual claims do not form the basis for defective ontological theory. In other words, that bad reasoning does not lead to an incorrect picture of the world.
In epistemology (basically, the study of reasoning and thought), it is generally taken as a red flag when someone asserts an obvious paradox as though it presents self-evident truth. For the gambit in such cases is generally to use the difficulty of dealing with an asserted paradox to dull reflective resistance to acceptance. A good example is, to my mind, "Chaos and fractalicity are two sides of the same coin." Makes sense doesn't it. NO, IT MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL. You may take it to be true as a matter of faith (ala Kierkegaard), but the very nature of a true paradox is that you CAN'T UNDERSTAND IT, and so it cannot form any part of a rational argument.
Thank you for sticking with the discussion, in the face of its meanderings off into the nether regions of ontological and metaphysical discussion. Have a beer or two on me. And send me the tab.23/10/2016 #57 Anonymous#54 @Phil Friedman, I am waiting with much pleasure and curiosity interpretation, reflection and criticism of all involved members of this network. Once again, a passion for truth-seeking continues. There is no reason for fear or discomfort. Only if we learn, we progress. Curiosity, mindfulness and imagination made people great. None of us does not intend to make the final judgment. This is an open critical discussion and your contribution is highly significant and appreciated. Once again, thank you and cheers.23/10/2016 #55 Anonymous#14 @Phil Friedman, there is nothing counter-factual or false in a critical discussion. This is a discussion with arguments thanks for that
Some great people who have studied chaos and fractals:
1. Hesiod (active between 750 and 650 BC), ancient Greek poet, chaos pioneer
2. Lorenzo Lotto (c. 1480 - 1556/57), painter and illustrator, artist of chaos
3. Friedrich W. Nietzsche (1844 - 1900), philosopher and poet, researcher of philosophical aspects of chaos
4. Nikola Tesla (1856 - 1943), scientist and inventor, fractal engineer and designer
5. Werner K. Heisenberg (1901 - 1976), theoretical physicist, father of uncertainty principle in quantum mechanics
6. Edward Norton Lorenz (1917 - 2008), mathematician and meteorologist, father of chaos theory
7. Benoit B. Mandelbrot (1924 - 2010), mathematician, father of fractals..23/10/2016 #54 Phil Friedman#51 "Do not mistake obscurity of meaning for depth of thought." (The Wisdom of Chung King, First Scroll, circa 650 AD). Milos simply re-asserting a proposition over and over again is not an argument for its truth. Even if you are quoting or appealing to an authority or to your own writings. Thank you for reading and commenting, and for being part of the ongoing conversation. My best to you.23/10/2016 #53 AnonymousAbout Chaos, part III
"Chaos is an ultimate prerequisite for the awakening of mindfulness and insight which is manifested suddenly. In addition, such a beautiful moment, brings us enlightenment and inner peace. Fractals are strictly related to chaos. These are complex systems that have definite properties, just like humans. Chaos is our unique characteristics and an inexhaustible source of ideas, creativity and the most unusual imagination during the process of creation. Regardless of profession or contemplative activities we deal with, the beauty of complexity should be investigated gradually and without exaggeration. That's the utmost beauty of complexity, language, thoughts and us. Once again, a passion for truth-seeking continues." - from "The Secret Human Qualities That Truly Matter" - LI long-form post published on December 1, 201423/10/2016 #52 AnonymousAbout Chaos, part II
"In the Hesiod's “Theogony”, chaos is defined as the primary prerequisite before anything else; creative force of the formation and further development. Chaos in our society is certainly not useful or productive phenomenon, but it does not apply to our human existence. Chaos investigates the transition between order and disorder, which can often be unexpected and surprising. However, despite primordial fear, chaos is simultaneously a source of sublimity and the most unusual creativity. Chaos plays a crucial role in initiation and expression of our creativity. When there is no fear, chaos becomes a generator of new ideas and an integral part of some fruitful truth-seeking oriented journeys."- from "The Secret Human Qualities That Truly Matter" - LI long-form post published on December 1, 201423/10/2016 #51 AnonymousAbut Chaos, part I
"The human spirit is an inexhaustible source of complexity, chaos and precious wisdom. How to overcome the ubiquitous problems of complexity? Cosmos: the dust thrown into the eyes of a small-micro observer They were deceived us that perhaps even human brain and spirituality are actually simple, harmonious and finally arranged, just as the cosmos. The currently valid definition of chaos, makes it difficult to practice this endangered and forgotten human trait. Chaos is often defined as a mess, confusion and a complete lack of order? It seems that the ancient Greeks definition of the word chaos is now somewhat misinterpreted." - from "The Secret Human Qualities That Truly Matter" - LI long-form post published on December 1, 201423/10/2016 #50 Phil Friedman#49 Thank you, Praveen, for being straightforward and clear. I agree that there is too much order in the observable universe to completely reject the notion of an underlying organizing force (or if you prefer, spirit). However, if we are not to just take Kierkegaard's Leap of Faith and be done with it, but rather want to discuss and explore the matter rationally, then we need to ask how it is that Fractalism can, in fact, be seen as a unifying principle of organization. The answer is that it cannot. Which is why by tortuous logic adherents of the proposition have to claim that even Chaos is fractal. And then trust to their adherents to mistake an obvious paradox for truth. Thank you for reading and commenting.
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Comments23/10/2016 #1 John White, MBAPrak: Another great one that will resonate quite nicely here on beBee. Quick suggestion, make sure to add your Twitter profile as a link on your beBee profile. Doing so will ensure that your Twitter handle automatically populates when people tweet articles on beBee. Also, consider using #beBee. It is growing fast!
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Comments22/10/2016 #6 Gary Sharpe#4 relax! What you said was very touching and important - there is absolutely no need to seek to clarify. I do believe we all know people like this and myself I also knew I was a "controller" - to the point that when I lost my job it nearly destroyed me, because that was all about a fight with management I could not win and could not have any control over. Everyone told me to give it up, but I fought tooth and nail to the bitter end.22/10/2016 #4 Lisa GallagherPS: Not comparing you to my mom, she was the only person at this moment I could think of that always had the need to be in control and tried hard to control many aspects of her life. I think in ways she hurt deeply knowing she was like this and didn't know how to change.22/10/2016 #3 Lisa Gallagher#2 Well said, 'one moment at a time.' And it's ok to share our weaknesses, you made this clear too. I think too many try so hard to think they can handle stress, illness etc.. all on their own only to realize (hopefully before it's too late) it's OK to let others in. It's ok to ask for help and accept it. My mom always had a hard time asking for help and that always made me feel bad for her.22/10/2016 #1 Lisa GallagherWow such raw honesty. Sounds as though you had a revelation @Gary Sharpe. This really moved me... to tears actually. Sad and happy tears. I'm sad that your brain and that of so many can play tricks and it can take a long time to peel back the layers. I congratulate you on peeling them back and exposing them. One day at a time?! That's all we have, right?
- Producer21/10/2016DIGITAL WORLD AND ITS ACCOUNTABILITY, A SHEER IMBROGLIO!In modern age, we are living in the world of digital media or new media, where social networking site have immense gravity, not just to go viral with any particular post, rather it have immense impact to even produce public opinion and influence...
Comments22/10/2016 #16 debasish majumder#15 usually i deliberately refrain from making any counter comment, but madam @Fatima Williams, your appreciation and warm support to me of immense value, precisely the way you uphold the nuances of the paramountcy and accountability of comment in digital media, surely deserves unconditional respect, which i only can offer to you. thank you very much madam for your valued comment.22/10/2016 #15 Fatima Williams@debasish majumder You have shown us what a humble person you are, from the day I''ve known you and I'''m glad you shared this with us. We all stand by you and always will. Negativity has to uprooted from it's core and a seed of positivity like this buzz has to be planted there.22/10/2016 #12 Deb Helfrich"Should we not be more accountable to our attitude and inclinations?" The answer is a resounding YES! And what makes beBee different is that we can, as a community, openly address when conversations go awry and not feel that expressing confusion or hurt will bring on more attacks.
There are bound to be misunderstandings and strong differences of opinion - but I will do everything I can to provide an example of someone willing to respect every voice, and encourage every type of participation that is not directly meant to hurt someone else. Let's all type in harmony!22/10/2016 #9 Harvey LloydYour post has brought forth a serious topic of our society @debasish majumder. Your feedback opened up some fear the writer had within your post. The comment then raised a fear that you have, social negativity maybe. We are human and to what extent, we are or should be, above reading and responding from our own personal fears. Should i decide to respond, i try to respond to their perspective. Writers typically write a positive/negative focused post/comment on their fears. I use the word fear broadly here. You could replace it with concern, belief or position.
Social media for me is the giant stadium full of folks at a ball game. In the past we heard the noise of the stadium as background noise. Now with social media we don't hear background noise we here every voice distinctively, but not consistantly. Unfortunately the person all the way across the stadium makes a very verbose statement. I didn't get to hear the context leading up to the statement. Was it something they heard in my statement or a general response to bit and pieces of a multitude of statements.
I share your sentiments of the seemingly endless attacks of character from refined humans. Education does not necessarily mean one is human in their endeavors. In your specific situation i would typically ask for context of the statement. Ask the commentor to express their rational for the word choice. Upon reading their response you can then carry the thread in one of two directions. Explain/discuss the misunderstanding or politely kick the pillars from underneath the high and mighty arrogance. The third alternative is to just walk away and allow the individual to bask in their self made perfection while you know others are witnessing the same thing your are, an empty suit.22/10/2016 #6 Lada Prkic@debasish majumder, after reading your post I was really intriguing to find the comment you were talking about. I was surfing through your Producer profile and found the post and the comment. I really don't know what to say. At first I was confused as Deb, because the first comments of that person look like they were answers to someone else's post. But the last comment about eunuch poem is obviously related to your post in which you celebrating your ambassadorship.
I admire how you managed to restrain from making any reaction to his comment, but I also ask myself how a person who have been nominated to be a beBee ambassador can make such comment. You can't force anyone to apologize to you, but your post is a great way to tell that person to think over his words.22/10/2016 #4 Lisa GallagherI'm sorry your feelings were hurt @debasish majumder. I did hear there were technical glitches and this person was trying to post to his own buzz but his comments were appearing on other's buzzes like yours. I would hope even though it was a glitch from what I heard, he may come back and at least tell you himself. That would be the kind thing to do. Keep on buzzing, so many benefit from your insightful and beautiful buzzes. Please know, you have many friends!!21/10/2016 #3 debasish majumder#2 madam @Deb Helfrich i am extremely honored and privileged for you excellent sense of humility, which, i guess, not only deserve veneration from me, but to all who are in this platform. thank you very much to understand my affliction, owing to an unsolicited remarks, which has embarrassed and disheartened me a lot. but, a balm like personality you possess is truly awesome! Thank you a lot madam.21/10/2016 #2 Deb Helfrich@debasish majumder - I was there, as you know, and just as equally confused. There was an actual technical bug which produced some bizarre results. And it was these results that brought comments to your post that were not actually in response to your excellent poem celebrating your ambassadorship. I applaud you for writing this as a way to understand, perhaps clear the air, and give others a reason to examine if they are representing themselves in a manner that translates worldwide with clarity.
- Producer19/10/2016I was an Idiot. But Never Again!!I've been an idiot often enough, although I didn't know it at the time. In 1980, I had the chance to invest $1,000 in a board game. I barely knew the guys. They weren't friends or anything. They were a couple of guys who knew a guy who met me...
Comments22/10/2016 #25 Lisa GallagherI echo your sentiments about beBee 110% @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian!! I began promoting beBee before I joined. The enthusiasm and sincerity I saw in @Javier beBee along with @John White, MBA who I have great respect for made it easy for me to WANT and help them grow! Like you, even if for some reason they decide to take back my Ambassadorship, I will continue to promote beBee because of the growth I've experienced since I wrote my first blog on Publisher April 11th, 2016. Actually, Javier and team beBee have exceeded my expectations already and I can't wait to see the new roll outs coming to beBee. My vision is big and I know their's is MUCH larger. Dream big and things do come true, yes I do believe that.
On a side note, I had to copy this quote of yours, I ditto these sentiments too, "I do mind misquotes, misattribution, innuendo, and personal attacks"21/10/2016 #24 Javier beBeeThanks @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian. I fully agree "People do not do business with Companies. People do business with People. " ....and yes , of course, we learn every day. I LISTEN EVERY DAY. And I gather the best ideas to create the best strategy. I tell you: The next beBee will be impressive. First months of next year are going to be unique. A unique collaborative tool is coming to be unique. beBee is buzzing but this story only has began. Get ready to enjoy our bes platform we are creating by far...only few months to enjoy it.... thanks every bee for your support. Thanks for all your opinions. Thanks for all your comments. Thanks thanks thanks.20/10/2016 #18 David B. GrinbergKudos on your "sweet honey" Paul. I really admire your retrospective and straight talk. Personally, I think whether one is beBee ambassador or not doesn't really matter because every bee is a so-called "influencer" on this promising platform. That's one of many factors which helps create the feel of a real community with thoughtful buzz and honest/open feedback.
Regardless of what one call us, we are all worker bees in the sense that we share the common goal and purpose of making beBee the best it can be. Worker bees don't care about who gets the credit, rather it's all about teamwork. And teamwork is what makes winners. Perhaps that's why LI continues to stagnate while the buzz about beBee continues to grow louder. Can you hear it? Buzz on, my friend!19/10/2016 #17 Pascal DerrienPascal Derrien
Oct 19, 2016 9:11:54 PM
''its not their first rodeo'' I am very unsure people understand what it takes to run an international company, running meetings with VC's and still genuinely dedicate airtime in a sufficient amount that it is clear the entire team is not paying lip service to its users........ Ne Cassez Pas La Poule Aux Oeufs D'or :-)19/10/2016 #14 Jared WiesePaul, I loved your post. Felt like a roller-coaster. A thrilling ride!
As such, in funny parallel get-to-know-you-more-personally, now reminds me of the brilliant almost-regret I had slipping a surprise tennis bracelet on my wife as we were going up a real roller coaster. Could I have lost it? You bet. Do I regret it? No way - great memory.
Professionally, I can relate in that fellow Business Analysts number 121,071 members in an active LinkedIn group. I've had many deep conversations with many of them. Today I posed to them the challenge:
"Hey BAs, there's a hive for us: https://www.bebee.com/group/business-analysis
The engagement is there, just need more BAs. I can especially see the intellectual types loving it there!"
Here's to some great moments and memories, bees... CHEERS!19/10/2016 #11 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianThanks for all your comments. Life is like skiing. If you don't fall you aren't trying hard enough.
These were my greatest regrets business-wise. At the time, they didn't seem so. They actually felt like prudent, logical moves. Frankly, they were. It's only the looking back that makes them regrets. No one has a crystal ball.
Logic is all well and good. Intuition should also have a say.19/10/2016 #10 Renée CormierI've met wonderful people on beBee and I love the platform. To me, it is what social media is supposed to be; social and interactive. When I have something good, I want everyone else to have the same. That is why I advocate for beBee and it's bees. Glad to know you, Paul!19/10/2016 #9 Don Kerr"They insist on using algorithms to make subjective judgments. That's just silly. No server will ever figure out what we want. Heck, more often than not, we don't even know what we want." This to me is the key @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian View more"They insist on using algorithms to make subjective judgments. That's just silly. No server will ever figure out what we want. Heck, more often than not, we don't even know what we want." This to me is the key @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian and as you point out, as one of the little fellas I want to make my own choices. Will share this immediately. Close19/10/2016 #6 Dean OwenThanks for articulating so well what many of us were thinking on this Groundhog Day of many. It's kind of sad that this article needed to be written, but I'm glad it was you who did, as you have what appears to be a rare trait these days - common sense. Brilliant article! Ambassadors share a common trait - genuine enthusiasm and gratitude to the beBee team for creating a platform that puts users first. It may not be perfect, but for a team of 70 employees, it is pretty darn cool and getting better fast. Most of all, the users have a voice. Thanks Paul-sensei, and thanks beBee!19/10/2016 #5 Aurorasa SimaGreat post, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian. I agree with everything you said (besides that you were an idiot even though I understand why leaving and not going to the interview might have bugged you).
It´s the first time that I have the chance to start with a (pretty) new site. My guess is, influencer status or not, that everyone who started with LI early and kept networking, is doing pretty good on there right now.
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Comments21/10/2016 #24 Javier beBeeLeerlo en español:
https://www.bebee.com/producer/hive/bebee-espanol/por-que-la-presencia-online-integrada-beneficia-a-los-emprendedores21/10/2016 #17 Javier beBee#16 First time I saw Richard Branson was in San Francisco (2008, DMA - Direct Marketing Association). He is smart and I really was paying attention to him. Great moments overthere after selling our previous venture. But that is history. We are seeking to make history by creating the best professional networking platform... it is coming soon... BUZZ ON !!!21/10/2016 #13 Aurorasa SimaI use this for politics (: (: (:
I think we should keep the readers in mind when we share. Neutral = stronger. Nobody cares about the names of our Ambassadors.....or who likes to be tagged and who not. Let´s be less self-centered and more reader-centric... let´s share great content (:
Don´t be mean to me, people, I mean well.
My personal opinion does not represent the law and even less the opinion of beBee (:
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Comments21/10/2016 #6 Phil Friedman#5 Thank you Nicole and @Sara Jacobovici for supporting the Worldwide Authors Conspiracy as Wacko Author-Members. As you well know, the mission of www.wwaco.org is to find and share outstanding digital content on the web. We welcome not only writers, but publishers and discerning readers to join. There is a place for everyone who is interested in seeing the bar raised for Internet publishing. Wacko members are serious about that mission --- although never overly self-serious. Try us, you'll like us.
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- 21/10/2016Here’s What This Top Data Scientist at Dreamforce Taught Me About the Emotional Secrets of Data http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/580448b0e4b0985f6d1573c1?timestamp=1476938743198
- Producer19/10/2016The Power of Early AdoptionCongratulations. If you're reading this, you're one of the firsts. You, my friend, are an early adopter.The Business Directory defines an early adopter as:In the diffusion of innovation theory, the minority group (comprising about 14 percent) of...
Comments23/10/2016 #15 Keith Bare#6 and ask yourself and others??? How many of these #EarlyAdopters will become #EarlyInvestors in a #HydrogenBee ?? Discovery of a paradigm shift requires research and tenacity for physics.......most of us don't have the time nor physics talents to break apart the atoms , much less figure out the business models of the future, this is where I come in to pose the question, ""Why has Walmart spending a 100 million a year for #HydrogenForklifts and going 100% Hydrogen in all Distribution Centers??"" The #HydrogenBee says """ BUY $PLUG POWER for the next ten years"" and tell the story in 10 years of HOW you made a million by meeting up with a #HydrogenBee on BeBee.com21/10/2016 #12 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianPosted and tweeted across my accounts. Good one, Ashley Marie.
If you have a twitter account you may want to consider adding it to your beBee profile... especially if you plan to continue writing great posts!!
There are a ton of Ashley Marie Taylors on Twitter so I wasn't able to mention you directly.20/10/2016 #10 Lisa GallagherWhat a pleasant buzz and very true, I share your sentiments @Ashley Marie Taylor. Especially this, "Do I know how this beBee adoption will turn out? Not a clue! But one thing's for certain: I'm not abandoning ship anytime soon." I second that thought, I will not be abandoning ship anytime soon either. As a matter of fact, this ship is sailing very smoothly and I'm enjoying the ride! The sea is calm and smooth from my vantage point. Thanks @Javier beBee @Juan Imaz along with your entire team who work so hard, we do notice and respect all you do.20/10/2016 #6 Michele WilliamsAshley, I like your use of the literature on early adopters. It's great to be part of something bigger than oneself that solves an important problem. Thanks for the stats:
- 11 million users in its first year
- Selected for the Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley event
- Opened its New York office
- On track to reach 40 million users by 2018
-Selected by Spain Tech Center to send to Silicon Valley20/10/2016 #4 Franci Eugenia HoffmanI find beBee to be a breath of fresh air. The leadership is welcoming, proactive and transparent. I loved my experience with beBee as soon as I registered. It's busy, happy and enables me to be me. Plus, I love their sunshiny color of orange. Excellent points made Ashley, and I love being an early adopter as well. I too am glad to be along for the ride.19/10/2016 #2 Don KerrNailed it right here: "But I am so much more than my resume, I thought. Over the years, I've learned that personal connection speaks louder than any resume ever will and that personal commonalities speak more about a someone's work style than their ability to type at 250 characters a minute." @Ashley Marie Taylor19/10/2016 #1 Deb HelfrichBeing an early adopter of a business so tuned into their customers, willing to listen and evolve makes it a pretty easy decision. It is also quite a bit of fun to participate in something that clearly is about enabling people to create their own little corner of the internet where they can just be who they are in a multitude of different ways. Glad to be along for the ride, @Ashley Marie Taylor
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- Producer20/10/2016Trolls: Just Like Cockroaches But Much Easier To Control This is the second part of what very much appears to be becoming a series on op/ed blogging. “For bloggers, especially those who actually have an opinion about things, trolls are kind of like notches on the handle of your gun.”MeI have had a couple...
Comments23/10/2016 #28 Nicole Chardenet#27 They're not at all rare, Aurora. They're in danger of destroying Twitter if the new AI to fight trolls doesn't work as much as expected. Frankly, I don't think anything with save Twitter except for Twitter deciding to get real about fighting these morons. That will start with requiring real names and ID. You could still call yourself "@Trumplover or @GoHillary or whatever, but it should be easily discernible who you actually are with your name and maybe what city you're in. First Amendment arguments don't apply when you're anonymous. Or at least they shouldn't.23/10/2016 #26 Nicole ChardenetThe issue isn't so much the sort of mild losers you describe but the really vicious ones who set out to make your life miserable. The ones who are violent and misogynist or racist or who just persecute anyone they don't like. They've actually been around for many decades, they weren't invented with the rise of the Internet as many think. Anyone who ever wrote any sort of positive piece on gun control in the pre-Internet media could be assured of vicious, crazed, violent responses including death threats against themselves or their families. However you feel about gun control (or not), there are a LOT of crazies on the pro-2A side. Both sides of the abortion debate are known for their verbally extremist crazies as well.22/10/2016 #23 Renée Cormier#22 You may also want to consider removing your comment from his post and removing the link to it that you posted here. Everyone is entitled to their opinions and beliefs, but we don't have to give them more life than they deserve. I've read this person's stuff before. It isn't my kind of thing, so I never shared or commented or marked it as relevant.22/10/2016 #21 Renée Cormier#20 The best thing to do with that is to completely ignore it. I am, of course, assuming you do not support the opinions expressed in the post. Social media is fueled by comments, shares and likes (or relevants). Saying anything at all, will give life to the post. If you, on the other hand, think this person should be heard, then the natural response would be to share his post (which you just did), comment on it and do whatever you can to help distribute it.22/10/2016 #18 Jamie DavisThis was an uplifting article for me ☺ Being relatively new to participating in social sites, I haven't had a troll yet (thankfully), but I was blocked for the first time. Who cares? Turns out I did! Spent several minutes dwelling on why, since I am so easy going, with no strong opinions 😉In the end, I realized that I was feeling hurt by someone who doesn't know me & who I wouldn't want to follow anyway!20/10/2016 #17 Renée CormierI think have a way of being able to neutralize them, but I know that isn't something everyone can easily do. Ignoring is also a good option. I figure it doesn't take much for anyone else to realize they are (a) not that bright (b) envious (c) intimidated. beBee is a platform that is most suited to intelligent people. Those who can't play in this sandbox will eventually find themselves without a voice.20/10/2016 #13 Phil FriedmanI agree, @Jim Murray, that trolls are best ignored. Not because they are like tar babies (which they are), but because they are invariably dull and boring to engage with. Moreover, I have found that when you give them a good shot or two, they begin to whimper and whine about being treated badly, as though they didn't start it, and don't deserve the rough treatment. I once had a troll who followed me around for years, and crept my profile almost daily. One time I suggested in print that he might have an unnatural relationship with a pot belly pig. It was a remark I later regretted mightily, and for which I was moved to apologize. Which I did publicly... to the pig. :-)20/10/2016 #9 Jim Murray#7 @David B. Grinberg.., You know there are all kinds of points of view on how to deal with these people. What you outlines is certainly one of them. Kinda depends on the troll. But at the end of the day it's whatever you think will make them go away. This post is just my opinion, which is all it can ever be.
Thanks for the contsructive comment.
- Producer20/10/2016My First TimeThis is a blog post of firsts. Firstly, it’s my first ever blog post. Yes, at age 36, and being a social media enthusiast it’s taken me until 2016 to get my blogging career off to a start. Secondly, it was the first time I’d met Alan Martin of Chat...
Comments20/10/2016 #8 Gary Farmer#6 Hi @Jim (Can I use the @ sign to hook people in here)? Anyway, yes, great points. My close networking friend Jan Barbosa has been singing the praises of BeBee since launch and I am keen to use it as much as possible. There are obviously a lot of social media platforms out there and we all have a limited amount of time to invest in them so the more beneficial and targeted they are (or allow you to be) - the better!20/10/2016 #6 Jim MurrayNice work Gary, an auspicious and informative debut. I hear what you are saying about the glut of content. This is why I blog out of beBee. Because here, you direct your content (as you have done) to 'hives' where there is already an affinity with what you are writing about. This is very ingenious and focused as a platform function, whereas places like LinkedIn & Twitter tend to be much more scattered. The other thing that has to be considered has less to do with the kind of content, but the loyalty you can build with a user base. Again, beBee is great for that. Will follow you and look forward to seeing more.20/10/2016 #3 Don KerrAnd a fine start too @Gary Farmer. Welcome aboard and I look forward to reading more about your experiences. BTW: On the topic of algorithms, a great interview on CBC Radio the other day with Cathy O'Neil.
She's a mathematician, she writes about quantitative issues on her blog mathbabe.org, and is the author of a new book, Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy. Fascinating stuff. http://www.cbc.ca/radio/spark/331-it-s-overcomplicated-simpsons-by-the-data-and-more-1.3794248/weapons-of-math-destruction-1.3800536
- 20/10/2016A survey by my colleague, Louis Hyman at Cornell University, found that U.S. Freelancers Earned An Estimated $1 Trillion in 2016. What if all 55 million of these individuals connected with clients on beBee in 2017? Just a thought....tech.co A new survey by Upwork has looked into the state of freelancing in America. The upshot is that freelancers are on the...
- Producer20/10/2016The Hardest Thing To TeachPart of the reason why I write is to force myself to lay out my philosophies on life for my daughter. Not to be morbid, but we are all going to die one day. When that is, no one knows. The more I write, the more she will have for later, (if...
Comments23/10/2016 #2 Jared WieseJoey, I love this! Thank you so much for the wonderful "begin with the end in mind" essay.
I learned from Brian Tracy that the best thing we can give our kids is self-esteem. That it's the number one goal as a parent. Your story and desires demonstrate its truth.
As for the Ego, sharing in the Eckhart Tolle hive...