- 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...
- Producer20/10/2016How to Fix Twitter Now. They Were on The Right TrackCompanies evolved along military lines. Even the word, “company” has a military connotation. It means a group of 80 to 250 soldiers commanded by a captain or major. Commercial companies are far larger. A company with 80 to 250 employees is a...
- Producer26/09/2016Connections through passions: new people with common interestsGood morning bees. Let's go deeper into the beBee's concept, which is very important. beBee is not a professional directory of resumes where users are required to pay for basic services and are contacted constantly by others trying to recruit or...
Comments20/10/2016 #37 Don KerrIt continually comes back to the notion of work/life integration where we acknowledge that an individual is NOT just what he or she does to earn a living. An individual is a whole person and to date this is the sole platform that both acknowledges and enables this reality. Sharing broadly.20/10/2016 #36 Kevin PashukbeBee is the only social network I have belonged to that has fostered friendships with people I met on the platform. Other networks have been good at maintaining business and personal relationship over distance, but usually only after they were established in person.
7 months into it, it's only getting better. Time well invested.28/09/2016 #30 Hassan Aman#29 Thank you again, @Deb Helfrich. I call you the Corvette queen for a reason :) by the way, I was in Sweden over the weekend at an action packed motorsport event and I filmed a new Corvette on the track only because of the chat we had. I will share it with you once we go live.27/09/2016 #27 Franci Eugenia HoffmanWe proved this today. I wrote a buzz about our car, Sally Sue https://www.bebee.com/producer/@franci-hoffman/men View moreWe proved this today. I wrote a buzz about our car, Sally Sue https://www.bebee.com/producer/@franci-hoffman/men. @Deb Helfrich mentioned my buzz to @Hassan Aman as he is also a fan of cars. Now Hassan and I are connected so this is what beBee is all about "Connections through Passions" @Javier beBee. Close
- 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 of 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...
Comments20/10/2016 #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.20/10/2016 #7 David B. GrinbergJim, nice analysis. You make many excellent points. Trolls are usually jealous haters. They try to goad authors into an online argument and then report the author for being offensive. That's their mojo, as you astutely articulate. Thus, I agree with your wise approach of treating them and deleting them like spam.
I would just add the caveat about "killing them with kindness." By this I mean, one reply to a troll to the effect of: "Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. Your feedback is appreciated. Have a nice day."
The troll will usually provide and even harsher response which will further display their insignificance and shallow-mindedness. But at least the author will be on record offering a constructive and positive response to the troll -- which may further buttress the author's image while simultaneously further discrediting the troll. Thus, my usual strategy = one and done. One high road comment to the troll and then ignore, delete, report, etc. I think it's just a matter of personal preference regarding which approach to take. I believe both are effective. Thank you for considering this.20/10/2016 #5 Jared WieseTo quote someone famous, "I don't do long comments on pieces I really like. So I'm done."
AND then I had to say something about troll comments...
Not sure you've found a troll? Sometimes you assess by the number/positive ratings on their comments. Sure, there may be other trolls lurking and liking, but in general this helps.
- 20/10/2016Best Official NASA Portrait Ever!Astronaut Includes His Rescued Dogs in Best Official NASA Portrait Ever • /r/awwwww.reddit.com 6323 points and 658 comments so far on...
- 20/10/2016In this article, you’ll discover 11 simple ways to grow your audience on Snapchat.11 Ways to Grow Your Snapchat Following : Social Media Examinerwww.socialmediaexaminer.com Looking for ways to attract new followers for your business on Snapchat? Discover 11 simple ways to grow your audience on...
- Producer14/09/2016Tools to Remember Web Sites (and Buzz/Honey!)Ever run across a great web site and realize later you wish you'd saved a link to it? Or, worse, you read something in it that finally hit you and now you want to find that again? Don't you wish you had that "in your pocket" for quick reference?...
Comments20/10/2016 #33 Jared WieseEver wonder how to Pocket (save) a Buzz (share)? Not so easy, is it?
Here are the quick steps:
1) Share the Buzz to Twitter (with the sideways V),
2) Copy the 2nd line of the tweet from "https" until the first set of numbers,
3) Cancel the Tweet,
4) Add to Pocket!
For example, for the tweet:
"This image has been shared in one of the hives on beBee
You would grab just:
Then open Pocket, click "+" if it does not ask to add.
This should work on phones or PCs!14/10/2016 #31 Jared Wiese#30 Thanks for the share, Lisa!
I don't work with Chromebooks, but some research showed "At the bottom or side of your screen, you'll see a row of apps, called the shelf, and your account picture. You can change which apps are included and bookmark webpages."
It is available from the Chrome Web Store and should show you on the far right of the screen if it is compatible [with Chromebook].
What I do and suggest is adding it to the Chrome browser as an Extension. Then you will see the Pocket symbol in the upper-right of your browser and when on a site to remember, just click the symbol and it lights up red.
If this all works, you click - not right-click - the Pocket button on the toolbar, as shown in the first picture above.
The right-clicking is another method, once it is installed. You do that anywhere on the page - link or not.
On my android phone it is a share with the tilted "V".05/10/2016 #27 Jared Wiese@Charles David Upchurch and I have been testing this with the app / mobile. Sharing to Pocket does not work. On smartphones, you can run your Chrome or Firefox browser in Desktop mode, install the Pocket app, then you can SHARE to pocket for any honey or buzz... and never lose it!
I ask myself if I might like to see this again, read it more fully, etc. Indispensable!
With all the honey and buzz that hits our feeds, it is easy to lose track of something you want to see again!26/09/2016 #25 Franci Eugenia HoffmanThese are great suggestions. I just started using Pocket, which seems to be super easy. I also save posts I want to keep in my storage hive "a Bees Reads". Grocery lists, etc. I keep in the memo app in my phone or I write it down on a memo pad. I always have my phone with me and sometimes forget my written list! Reeeeely! This is great "stuff" - thank you for sharing.21/09/2016 #23 Henri GalvãoI love Pocket, but I never thought about using it for continuous reference. Thanks for the idea! As for Evernote, I hear so many people say great things about it. I've never tried it, though, since I already use RememberTheMilk for task management, and it serves me well (although apparently Evernote is much broader than that)16/09/2016 #19 Steven Brooks#9 A search feature for beBee? Awesome!! I've been wondering about that and wanting it for a while. In Google I can put in "beBee: " but that brings up a lot of extra hits besides the beBee-specific posts. Thanks @Javier beBee View more#9 A search feature for beBee? Awesome!! I've been wondering about that and wanting it for a while. In Google I can put in "beBee: " but that brings up a lot of extra hits besides the beBee-specific posts. Thanks @Javier beBee! Close
- 20/10/2016More wisdom from "that guy"
"I suspect the headline out of tonight may very well be Donald Trump’s refusal to guarantee that he will accept the decision of the voters on November 8. It is a horrifying and destabilizing betrayal of the norms of American politics. But it was just one part of a this final debate in a campaign that seems to be firmly in the Twilight Zone. This is not what our democracy should be, but it is where we are today. I wonder if many minds were changed. I doubt it.
Hillary Clinton has been judged the winner of the first two debates. Tonight, many felt Trump needed a knockout to get back in the race. But I think this was Clinton’s best performance – perhaps by far. I think she wanted this to be a preview of her presidency. Her tone was the most straightforward and direct I have yet seen. She didn’t try to run away from her policy expertise. She embraced it. It was as if she was saying, “I am here. I am smart. I am qualified. I will not be intimidated or silenced. And I am ready to be president.”
Trump may not agree to abide by the results of the election. But hopefully the rest of the country can act with a bit more maturity and decency."Dan Rather's Latest Debate Analysis Should Be Read By EVERY Americanoccupydemocrats.com Rather declared Hillary the winner in this epic...
Comments20/10/2016 #4 Paul Frank Gilbert#3 Agreed about journalists. I guess the difference is today that I know immediately how a journalist will assess a situation simply by who they are writing the piece for ... maybe in truth that can be simply seen as they have agreed to write for that publication because it agrees with their point of view. Dan Rather lost all his credibility when he failed to check his sources and validate his story. A mistake, a real possibility in the world of fast paced news ... but one he had to face up to and take full responsibility for. I liked him, but he got lazy and there was just enough of a hint of personal attack on his part to cement his downfall. I have to admit I did not read his piece, but in all honesty I have not read any assessments on the debates. They are nothing but a circus and people are not watching them to see if they might be influenced to change their minds .. they are watching them for gotcha moments. Watching to see who might get angry or make a mistake . Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. what is their favorable ratings by American voters? 37%? Lower now? We all know it. The system is broken. This election is lost, but with effort perhaps we can be ready for the next one. Why am I blogging? I enjoy a good debate. I like exchanging ideas. Checking out how my thoughts come across to others. Much to learn about writing what I think and getting both the tone and the intent across. I truly care about little in this world. so I am not easy to offend ...20/10/2016 #3 John Vaughan#1 Journalists have always had a point of view, @Paul.Frank Gilbert
"Journalism is the activity of gathering, assessing, creating, and presenting news and information" (https://www.americanpressinstitute.org/journalism-essentials/what-is-journalism/) Assessment comes with the territory.
"New personalities" who lack the journalistic credibility (i.e. proven news gathering skills) are often called "news commentators". Many of the presenters and opinionators at FOX (for example) fall into this category. Dan Rather has a long and distinguished career as a bona fide "journalist". There's a difference.
You are certainly entitled to disagree with Mr Rather's interpretation of events. Claiming false equivalency of his skills with a Donald Trump .... is pretty much why we now have the international embarrassment of Donald Trump.
Soooooo, anyhow... YOU're blogging here because .....?20/10/2016 #2 Albert Gibel#1 Dear Mr. Paul Frank Gilbert , for what it's worth , here are the real numbers from last night's debate - NOT mainstream media. More than 700,000 voters. Trump won with 87% of the vote. I still have hope for change. Here is the link :
Regards.20/10/2016 #1 Paul Frank GilbertWhen journalists lost their ethics and became merely bloggers and clearly biased mouth pieces it further cemented the reality that people will only trust themselves and will only listen to what they want to hear. I would no sooner trust Dan Rather than I would Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump or any other politician, celebrity or person with an opinion. We have lost our ability to influence change and now depend solely on manipulation to achieve our goals.
- 20/10/2016The Daily Throwback
It's just one of the prettiest, most seductive slow-dance, let's-get-laid songs ... ever.
Baby let's cruise, away from here
Don't be confused, the way is clear
And if you want it you got it forever
This is not a one night stand
Let the music take your mind
Ooh just release and you will find
You're gonna fly away, glad your goin' my way
I love it when we're cruising together
The music is played for love,
Cruising is made for love
I love it when we're cruising together
Baby tonight belongs to us
Everything's right, do what you must
And inch by inch we get closer and closer
To every little part of each other
Let the music take your mind
Just release and you will find
You're gonna fly away, glad your goin' my way
I love it when we're cruising together
Music is played for love,
Cruising is made for love
I love it when we're cruising together
Cruise with…Smokey Robinson - Cruisin' Smokey...
Comments20/10/2016 #3 John Vaughan#1 Deconstructing the BS: Disclaimer - Moonstruck https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-n3qpOM31Pc is one of my all-time fave films, @Brian Brandt.
Nick Cage is brilliantly inarticulate (a la Brando's Stanley Kowalski - right on down to the 'wife-beater' undershirt). But Cher does all the talking. She seduces him with truth, insight, and power. When he finally 'gets it' - and acts - you're tempted to shout "It's about effin' time, you moron!"
Should he ever pretend that he 'laid down the law", she will probably pat him gently on the head and coo "Of COURSE you did ... Son."
- 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
- Producer20/10/2016DECEPTIVE PRESUMPTION!Today is a pretty chilly wintry evening. Though it is not much late, only 9 p.m., but owing to winter season, window panes are closed and only street lamps are glowing, making convenience for the pedestrians to walk comfortably. Ramnagar, a...
- 20/10/2016Boost your Business with Social MediaBoost your Business with Social Mediamedium.com By what method can utilizing Social Media Benefit your...
- Producer20/10/2016THE WORLD’S FIRST TRULY LUXURIOUS BEER: BRASSERIE DE MONACOThe Brasserie de Monaco is the only brewing house in the Principality and claims to be the world’s first producer of truly luxurious beer and has the aim of redefining the nature of beer...
- 23/04/2016The Best time to post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in 2016.The Best Time to Post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in 2016blog.hootsuite.com As a social media marketer, you always want to make sure that your timing is right, and that your content isn’t being sent into a deep, dark...
Comments20/10/2016 #2 Lisa GallagherQuite the journey to get there but I'm guessing it's less stressful and easier than going by car? Oh the beach, I want to be there!! Busy area, was it this busy when you worked here @Lance Scoular View moreQuite the journey to get there but I'm guessing it's less stressful and easier than going by car? Oh the beach, I want to be there!! Busy area, was it this busy when you worked here @Lance Scoular? Enjoying these buzzes!! Close
- 20/10/2016Check out the No longer Virtual Conference in Atlanta. Meet people you've known virtually and network with them. To learn more please go to the website. Keynote speakers: @Sarah Elkins @John White, MBA @Karthik Rajan #NLV being held in Feb of 2017.What the Heck is NLV?www.linkedin.com Not your typical professional development conference, that's for sure. This agenda is packed with two-hour interactive workshops, with topics near and dear to our current needs in this...
- 20/10/2016Funnel Advertising: Claves para obtener mejores resultados con la Publicidad Digital (grabación)youtu.be Grabación del webinar impartido por David Tomás el día 18 de octubre de 2016 sobre el Funnel Advertising o Embudo de Conversión. Aquí se muestran las claves...
- Producer20/10/2016Media Spokesperson requiredOur Client a new start up company is seeking the immediate start of a confident, well presented, self starter who has journalist background to help front international news media when company is launched early next week 21st October 2016.The company...
- Producer19/10/2016How to Speak Your Mind and Not Piss People OffMuch of my work as a public relations and communications professional involves creating concise messages and teaching business leaders how to convey the best messages to various audiences. My friend, Graham Edwards recently posted a buzz about...
Comments20/10/2016 #38 Lisa Gallagher@Renée Cormier, this buzz should go viral. You spoke to many who are non-confrontational and would prefer to find solutions through means which do not cause discourse. You made so many valid points that I believe many would agree with. Thank you for taking the time to write such a well thought out buzz.20/10/2016 #28 CityVP ManjitIn a social media world everything is opinion and social media extends the megaphone of broadcast to the smallest voice in the remotest part of the planet. We are not simply receiving a tsunami of opinion but we are active agents in creating that tsunami - and then we begin to define expectations, taboos, conditions and rules around the flow of that opinion.
So here I come along writing my opinion and people as their want or way will be, will give an opinion of that opinion. When I entered the world wide web, no one talked about "social media", they talked about Tim Berners-Lee giving away for free that protocol that has enabled this freedom and flow of opinion to be exercised on the world-wide web.
Social media that has arisen since is one part marketing, one part opinion and one part tribalism. It is a lot of things to lots of people but I don't really want to focus on social media. I am interested in pursuing the world wide web as an individual learning lab and still continue to see learning media to be a distinctly different way or mindset than social media.
Learning media is not me selling everyone on my learning, it is an examination of my own opinion and it is individual. That I often get dragged into social media is how socially engineered it has become in our lives and extends us into all sorts of media circus. Will I watch the US debate? No, tonight I would rather learn about logical fallacies https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/ for I know nothing about that - but so much about Clinton and Trump. Social media has become an extension of poor traditional media.19/10/2016 #26 Renée Cormier#22 Thanks for the feedback, Karen. I am a former educator by profession and my natural inclination to teach people things does colour my content. This is a hefty topic and needs to be given some length in order to have value. 1300 words may seem lengthy to you, but content marketing experts consider that to still be a bit too short for both SEO and readership purposes. Your input is appreciated, just the same.
- 20/10/2016The Worldwide Authors Conspiracy welcomes Sara Jacobovici to its ranks of Author-Members. See Sara's work at the WWACO beBee Hive: https://www.bebee.com/group/worldwide-authors-conspiracy
or via our website at: http://www.wwaco.org
- Producer19/10/2016Utilize o princípio de Hanlon para se comunicar melhor nas redes sociaisAs redes sociais revolucionaram as formas de comunicação. Há alguns anos, era impensável conversamos com os nossos amigos em tempo real quando não estávamos juntos. Agora só precisamos estar conectados à internet e escolher uma das muitas redes...