- Producer12/10/2017The power of social media startupsSocial networking sites have become popular since their launch a decade ago. 2.46 billion users worldwide are on social networks and this number continues to rise year by year. Our personal brands are important not only to stay in touch with our...
- Producer05/05/2017Writing and Editorial Board in Social NetworksAs a professor, I also feel the need to boost people. It's my job. With due respect to all ideas about an advisory editorial board, my opinion is that this approach is not entirely correct. People need to understand that whether it is one voice...
Comments09/10/2017 #90 Kevin BakerLove this sentence " Any kind of intervention is ultimately fatal for the one who “manipulated” within complex adaptive systems. " . Almost all social networks set out the tools and then interject their personal mud in the water. And most people immediately loose interest, most of them never to return. Each of us needs to explore our own version of our individuality. We require suggestions, not fences, not cattle shoots. I also agree on adjusting our intentions and feedback, lots of it , gives a person insight into them selves, and then deliver a more concise and focused prose that is easier to digest.27/09/2017 #85 Lisa Vanderburg#36 Totally agree @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, @Pascal Derrien stands tall and untarnished, IMHO!
Outside of the momentary side-tracking to consider editorial control, or academia prowess, I see @Milos Djukic - with always his gentleness and graciousness aforethought, offer us a 'reminder' THINK before we write, to be pure in our intent, and to reach for our individual best to ensure a quality buzz.
Personally, I tend to get caught up in so many exceptional buzzes, yet I long to produce more myself, so something has to change! Comments to buzzes are important here, and they have a tendency to take the conceptual side of the buzz off in different directions which is the point of an open platform and can be wonderfully enlightening! But, one runs the risk of some decidedly derisive ones that are destructive....I've been caught up in those with good intentions, but it inevitably demarcates a 'side' which I don't care for at all. Hence, I end up with no time to make any contribution of my own.
IMO, this buzz of Milo's has taught me that - most grateful, my friend!17/09/2017 #82 Yolanda Ávila MárquezAn excellent buzz @Milos Djukic
I totally agree. I quote 2 phrases
''Writing and publishing in social network is more like transparent teaching and completely free mutual shaping of perception without editorial board, algorithmic control, influencer marketing, and selective promotion''..
''We all need very high quality of the written word''.
Regards.16/09/2017 #81 Proma 🐝 NautiyalThank you for this great post, @Milos Djukic. I totally agree without. Especially with the part about algorithm control. It is such a restriction that makes kind of hinders the creative juices from flowing, a kind of manipulation nonetheless. Writers learn to adapt and follow but to what extent. That remains to be answered.15/08/2017 #80 Evelyn AsherMilos, I was fortunate to serve as an editorial staff member of a peer-reviewed journal for 3.5 years. I related to your commitment to helping others meet high editorial standards. Authors are consistently elevated by challenges the content and research editors present. Those dedicated scholars willing to revise, revise, revise and yet hold true to their purpose, will go on to publish with greater confidence,.12/05/2017 #75 Anonymous#74 Thank you @John White, MBA, as I already pointed out in my comments within a great post by @Jim Murray entitled: "The Internet Is Manufacturing Idiots…Is beBee The Antidote?" (https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jim-murray/the-internet-is-manufacturing-idiots-is-bebee-the-antidote), Yes it is, beBee is the antidote, believe it or not. The most popular social media, known as the mainstream media, are responsible for what is called a mediated culture by sociologists or a content based on what majority wants to see and hear. However, this is often an illusion because there are imposition of favored content, authors and sources that are carefully selected by the editorial board and a company's in–house marketing team, and which are used for the transformation and reshaping of public opinion. This is also the reason for a lack of authenticity and self-organization on mainstream media, while that is not characteristic for a young social media such as beBee. And that's one of the reasons why I wrote "Writing and Editorial Board in Social Networks". This is an article about the mainstream SM (networks) and potential pitfalls, which has a broader meaning.
- Producer30/08/2017Managing Expectations in Social Media Platforms(That's me on my SM day, well if I wore glasses that is!)It's easy to get into the loop of frustration in social media, especially if you spend a lot of time on them. Sometimes the latter is inevitable, since SM play a key role in marketing, so if...
Comments31/08/2017 #3 Numo QuestSince I am engaged in Internet commercially from day one, I have a clinical eye on the matter. Since a major part of the SM is used by commerce, the impact and outcome for commerce is heavily fluctuating. Of course, looking at advertisement and reflection, everyone is winning, successful, success stories over and over. Than very understandable and predictable next step is telling others how to become successful too..... Major universal principles seem to be forgotten or simply are unknown to many. Why is it that Stellios/EasyJet, Bill Gates/Microsoft, Sir Richard Branson/Virgin so utter successful while others, attempting the same, are not. The answer? Exploiting their Uniqueness and .... Adding Value. They manage in a very successful way to persuade their customer that what they bring, is huge added value into the lives of their customer. We, being a non commercial entity, we have no commerce, only information to share, with we hope, adding value to your lives.
Great publish Zacharias, Thank you....
RenéC Power@numoquest.nl31/08/2017 #2 Jason BaudendistelThank you for the interesting post, yeah I have accepted that Facebook has very little business value and don't really pay attention to mine anymore. I have outsourced my non Bebee social media as I want this site to be my primary focus as I see tremendous opportunity here.
- Producer18/08/2017Ancestry of BeBeeTwenty years ago, internet social media did not exist. In fact, I did not even have internet connection at work or at home. Mobile phones were rare, and those on the market doubled as doorstops. How things have changed. Today 2,8 Billion people use...
Comments21/08/2017 #25 Ken BoddieGood memory jogger, Gert. I remember queuing up to use a big red phone box as a kid in U.K. I remember waiting for a letter from my pen pals overseas. I remember sending a cable from the post office to 'quickly' congratulate newlyweds. I remember when the world was bigger, things were slower, and communications were precious and valued. Let's celebrate 'instant' long distance chats but where the hell can we purchase a filter between brain and keyboard fingers?20/08/2017 #24 Gert Scholtz@Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee @CityVP 🐝 Manjit @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador Interesting to think we are all of a generation that lived pre and post internet. No previous generation had it, no future generation will be without it. Many thanks for your comments and shares.19/08/2017 #20 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBeeI believe social media started as chatrooms. I learned to touch-type in a chatroom called Forty Something. That was twenty years ago. We got together, one time, to have brunch at a local Marriott. Luckily it was close to me, but people came from all over the country. I conversed with someone in the group, and another piped up and said.
"You were never one to mince words, Joyce..."
It was true. That's still me. I don't mince words.
I used ICQ.
Thanks for the memories, Gert. A travel through time--a time-capsule of sorts.
Today's contributions to the joining of humans are much appreciated.19/08/2017 #19 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#12 The key thing I remember from 1998 is signing up for the Company of Friends group and how I felt engaging my first post, it was a totally strange world back then, only by going back and remembering how it actually was, do we remember what a phenomenal development the World-Wide Web actually is. Thanks to Tim Berners-Lee for his extraordinary gift to make this possible, he could have made more money than Mark Zuckerberg had he made his discovery proprietary and patented. but we would be experiencing the net differently - and in modern times a hat tip to net neutrality.19/08/2017 #9 Chas ✌️ Wyatt@Gert Scholtz, I was unfamiliar with Six Degrees. Thanks. Just as a footnote, Ryze was the first business social network founded in 2001, two full years before LinkedIn and MySpace, by Adrian Scott, an early investor in Napster. It became most popular in India. It is still online, but, its popularity has faded.19/08/2017 #7 Renée 🐝 CormierThe wonder of beBee is that you actually get to know other users through their writing and their engagement with all the posted content. It is absolutely amazing to think of the kind of community @Javier 🐝 beBee View moreThe wonder of beBee is that you actually get to know other users through their writing and their engagement with all the posted content. It is absolutely amazing to think of the kind of community @Javier 🐝 beBee and @Juan Imaz have created with beBee. This is a special site for sure. Thank you for the history lesson @Gert Scholtz. I'm happy to be here with you. :) Close18/08/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 ManjitNext year is my 20th year online, and I found the web more due to a chance visit to a new bookstore called Chapters which allowed people to read before buying magazines and books. I had picked up a copy of Fast Company magazine and read about a community they had started called "Company of Friends". This was led by a guy called Heath Row. Heath Row went on to follow other social initiatives including working with Seth Godin called Squidoo. I have no idea what Heath Row is doing now, but I liked the way he thought.
beBee history is what is defined by beBee rather than the journey to arrive to this point. That journey may have taught the founders of beBee things that have helped them scale beBee, but the future is about exponential growth. Mark Zuckerberg is not focusing his mind on his "Hot or Not" application at Harvard University or how he is portrayed in the movie "Social Network", He has a Chinese wife and a child which he assumed would carry weight with the Chinese government, his play for China was swatted as was his play for India with the promise of "Free Internet" - the Indian government also were ahead of him, not that they were trying to stop his gambit but Zuckerberg at that time was not ready to play at that level but he had played his hand at what he knew best, which is still central to the rest of Facebook's success.
The history of beBee is the history of this brand and when I first joined it, it had found a blue ocean that other networks did not focus on and grew in that blue ocean area, just like Walmart grew in the blue ocean area of rural towns, but the difference is when Walmart went urban, it had enough size and scale to make then big boys K-mart lose their space. K-Mart had run-of-the-mill leadership, whereas Sam Walton had street-smarts and scale. Bebee can choose to be a K-mart but still can be a Walmart and that means making the most of it's original blue ocean advantage and finding its Eric Schmidt.
- Producer17/08/2017SARAHAH: IT WILL BE WHAT IT WILL BEJust subscribing to it people have the awry "privilege" to send messages to other users connected to the platform. Even though its birth originates from a noble purpose, that of being able to communicate own opinions in the working environment...
- Producer25/07/2017Business networking is getting more casualThanks to beBee, I met Jan 🐝 Barbosa . Now we can say "we are close friends".https://www.bebee.com/content/1676860/1452719The problem with building a professional network online is that a contact list can be full of people you have never met and are...
Comments28/07/2017 #27 Sarah Elkins#10 Thanks for the mention, @John White, MBA! Before #NLVAtlanta, I had the opportunity to meet @Zach Messler, @Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador, and YOU, of course, in person. What incredible opportunities open up when we make the effort to create an even closer connection with those we've met online! Good reminders here, @Javier 🐝 beBee, hope to see you at #NLVDenver!27/07/2017 #25 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.when smiles get answered, there is true joy27/07/2017 #24 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.that is good news27/07/2017 #22 Jerry FletcherJavier, you said, "We’re all about quality rather than quantity; we’re about people having manageable networks which mean they hopefully meet up in real life."
And therein lies the difference. Spain will be my first trip to Europe, possibly in the spring. I'd love to meet you for a drink, Javier.26/07/2017 #20 Linda AdamsI was introduced by UKT&I (now Department of International Trade) to companies in Ireland to do business with. Meeting with business owners from two of the companies, we met afterwards at exhibitions and events and have now become friends. Business networking works - and I agree its more about meeting in a less formal sense nowadays and talking about common interests. The old adage of 'people do business with people they like and trust' is very true. Thank you for sharing the pictures, interesting article.26/07/2017 #17 Javier 🐝 beBee"I’m still astounded by what doors open and friendships emerge when I put myself out there and talk with people. By engaging in casual conversation with others, I learn a lot about people for who they are. In fact, I find organic networking to be a much more efficient way of learning what is mutually beneficial to a relationship than what I learn in a professional setting."
Carrie Rich26/07/2017 #16 Javier 🐝 beBeehttps://www.google.es/search?q=Business+networking+is+getting+casual&oq=Business+networking+is+getting+casual&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60l3.175j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
CC @Juan Imaz View morehttps://www.google.es/search?q=Business+networking+is+getting+casual&oq=Business+networking+is+getting+casual&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60l3.175j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
CC @Juan Imaz @Roberto Ferri @Rafael García Romano Close26/07/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 GallagherLive connections make all the difference in the age of the digital world. So happy you've met so many already and it was nice to see a photo of Renee, Graham and Kevin together too! If anyone missed it @Pamela 🐝 Williams View moreLive connections make all the difference in the age of the digital world. So happy you've met so many already and it was nice to see a photo of Renee, Graham and Kevin together too! If anyone missed it @Pamela 🐝 Williams and I are meeting the first of Oct in Nags Head, NC... we are spending a week together! I hope to meet @David B. Grinberg one day sooner than not, we only live about 6.5 hrs from each other. Love to meet up with @Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador too, he's not too far from David :) Next trip to Colorado, John White! So many I'd love to meet. Close26/07/2017 #10 John White, MBA@David B. Grinberg, thanks for mentioning that piece. I've been passionate about this topic for a while. And having attended @Sarah Elkins' No Longer Virtual conference and connecting in person with many people I've met through beBee has made me an even bigger proponent of this form of networking. I look forward to seeing several bees in Wisconsin next month on our trip @Andrew Books, @Doug Ales, and @Jared 🐝 Wiese. Anybody else in Wisconsin I'd should see while we're out there?26/07/2017 #9 David B. GrinbergExcellent points here, as usual, Javier. People are more than simply a digitized resume on some mega social media site. beBee is about people and their passions, which facilitates and enhances personal/professional business relationships. @John White, MBA View moreExcellent points here, as usual, Javier. People are more than simply a digitized resume on some mega social media site. beBee is about people and their passions, which facilitates and enhances personal/professional business relationships. @John White, MBA wrote a buzzing piece a while back about how social media connections should lead to real-world conversations and in-person meetings.
Moreover, a picture can speak a thousand words, as they say, and the photos above show the sheer power of beBee in bringing people together per common interests and passions to create more meaningful personal/professional bonds. A clear win-win. Thanks for all YOU and your team do, Javier, which is most appreciated by all. Close
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- Producer20/06/2017THE WICKEDNESS IN SOCIAL NETWORKSIt is not a novelty that wickedness is also present in social networksis it really rooted in the real life and we are surprised that it is also present in the virtual world?I realize that the web represents an instantaneous picture of reality, a...
- Producer14/06/2017THANK YOU beBeeI only noticed the other day that I've been promoted to VIP status. So as a way of celebrating, I thought I would express the positives in being part of beBee for the last year. beBee gave me an appetite for bloggingbeBee is 100% responsible for my...
Comments15/06/2017 #40 Nic Fester#33 Thanks Javier! Thanks for putting up with a bee like me! I've been controversial at times, but I'm passionate about certain topics. One of those being social interaction. I'm still learning my way through multicultural interaction on a platform like this one. My heart will always be one of redemption. I will do my best to keep my honey sweet!15/06/2017 #36 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsHi @Nic Fester Congratulations and welcome to the Why beBee hive. That's where I spotted this buzz and on twitter even before we connected. That's how awesome is the outreach of our posts :) You've beautifully listed the reasons many of us are on beBee. Happy to follow you. Stay awesome and keep buzzing #beBeesforever14/06/2017 #33 Javier 🐝 beBee@Nic Fester BEEautiful words.
Thank you. I love this paragraph
"beBee is 100% responsible for my enthusiasm for blogging. I have loved the engagement. Not for one moment have I ever felt like I'm blogging in the wilderness. I have experienced proper engagement on this platform. I for the most part have loved the reality of connecting with people from across the globe on a wide scope of topics. All I can say is that I've been enriched on many levels. "14/06/2017 #32 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez EscolarCongratulations, I share your feelings, immensely grateful and clear that can help. Tell us. GIVE VOICE to South Africa. (Please excuse me if my words do not fit, I use the translator) Thank you @Juan Imaz View moreCongratulations, I share your feelings, immensely grateful and clear that can help. Tell us. GIVE VOICE to South Africa. (Please excuse me if my words do not fit, I use the translator) Thank you @Juan Imaz, for sharing it and making wonderful articles come to us like this.
Let's keep the buzzing for Sudafrica. Vamoooooosss!! Close
- 12/06/2017beBee is in love with Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+ !
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/why-bebee-reasons-to-be-on-bebeeWhy beBee ? Reasons to be on beBeewww.bebee.com Why beBee ? Boost Your Organic Reach On beBee Your organic Facebook posts / LinkedIn posts / Twitter tweets may be seen ONLY by your...
- 21/05/2017Thanks @John White, MBA
"Social Media is a lifestyle" by @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
Today it’s possible to classify social networks in different groups or typologies:
Social networks based on messaging: Applications that allow people to share private messages with someone else or with a group of people. Whatsapp is the most used.
Social networks as a communication channel: They are considered today as a very efficient way to diffuse informations. Twitter, beBee, LinkedIn and Facebook are some examples.
Social networks to meet people: Those applications use the geolocation of the Smartphone to find other users of the same application, close to the users to stablish a communication. Tinder, a dating app, is an example.
Social networks based in sharing multimedia content: These ones allow users to share pictures or videos. Instagram or Pinterest belong to this category.
Social networks based in geolocation: Those ones enable people to use Smartphone as a GPS and to indicate them a determined place or a restaurant, for example. Foursquare and Yelp are some examples.
Comments21/05/2017 #1 Matt 🐝 SweetwoodBuilding a powerful personal brand on social media is key to a CEO's company's success... .not only for @Javier 🐝 beBee, John Legere, and Ryan Holmes, but for Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Mark Cuban, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Fred Smith, Warren Buffet and even Donald Trump too!
- ProducerUnderstanding Social NetworksWe fair better and worse off because of our connection with others. For many of us, the effects of social-emotional contagion often cause us to behave like the average of the five people around us. The more we are able realize and connect...
Comments22/05/2017 #2 Tausif MundrawalaWonderfully penned and the topic of emotional intelligence was put forth intellectually. We humans can connect well if we have gone through same experiences. In fact, the most experienced one can help the one who is still grappling with the situation. Thanks for sharing this buzz with us, @Phil 🐝 Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee
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- Producer28/03/2017Cyber Personality and Behaviour In today’s fast-paced world our time is limited while the city of social networks never sleeps. As a result our personality and behaviour is often analyzed, observed and managed online as we enter a generation of personal branding experts. Over the...
Comments30/03/2017 #25 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt#24 the presumption that self acceptance is brutal, often poses to be a huge barrier.
Acceptance isnt brutal, letting go of presumptions is, including the one above.Sometimes people loathe over the time they wasted.
Fear is an indicator of awareness, awareness is an enabler for action.
Often i have allowed fear to prevent me from action, moreso when it is a collective fear, the social mode sets in.
Society simply cannot allow too many brave people as it increases uncertainity, hence risks.
Therefore society conditions us to be sheep, for those who are brave, most are kept busy with simulated adversity in the form of injustice, while few breakthrough, often compromising on their bravery to go all the way, for the sake of saving others from brutal açceptance.30/03/2017 #24 William VanDorin#22 Rowan, most people tend to try to satisfy others expectations and socially acceptable behavior for fear of condemnation of their peers, seen or unseen. It requires a good bit of fearlessness and perhaps a slight sociopathic streak to embrace total honesty in personality. Most of us have never taken the risk of brutal self acceptance and are not comfortable, or even familiar with who we truly are. To do so risks the very real possibility of sedation at the hands of concerned mental health professionals! We spend an incredible amount of time and energy trying to fit into a social model we were never consulted on, rebel and be yourself... They will never see that coming! ( Evil grin )29/03/2017 #23 Praveen Raj GullepalliNV becomes the subject of social media envy with her very well thought out (and super relevant) buzz! Makes all wonder who or where is the real you...and at times whether one is for real! ;) Social media presence ideally should be an honest extension of one's personality, making one's profile complete.29/03/2017 #22 Devesh 🐝 BhattWe are multifaceted and multi dimensional beings capable of being so many different personalities.
Denial, delusion and lies have certainly been facilitated with the virtual world. Perhaps the convenience makes us aware of these ills.and after a certain threshold we self correct?
Correction is only possible if the awareness persists like water on rock and people understand that the virtual can help in self discovery rather than suppression of facts.
Nice article. Enjoyed it.29/03/2017 #21 Netta Virtanen@Rowan Leigh I truly agree and like your comment ¨I personally love how it removes barriers. But, I also think it erects them and assists in creating an illusion¨ I personally think the best policy is honesty so trying to be as real online as offline would be ideal. However, as humans are humans at the end of the day and their vision of who they want to be and who they are can differ, I find it difficult to believe that our online vs offline personality would be exactly the same. When you remove those barriers you enter a more conmfortable environment where you can truly express yourself freely. This is bound to make a difference.
¨Blind people have no need for visual cues but get their impressions elsewhere...and I think it's important to remember this when engaging online.¨ This is an interesting point, in person we react and change course based on our impressions we get from others whereas online we have to consider those impressions before posting. It's a different psychological process thus the communication is different, which is why it's easier to differ online than offline.29/03/2017 #20 Rowan LeighThis article seems to come from the standpoint that the offline personality is somehow more "real" than the online behaviour. If you're fake in your daily life, you're probably fake online too. Authenticity is what it is; as someone has already mentioned, personal branding is personality...unfortunately, most people are not "real" in the sense they rarely present their true thoughts and feelings to anybody, including those closest to them. Social media is just a medium to be used to facilitate communication and I personally love how it removes barriers. But, I also think it erects them and assists in creating an illusion. I suppose everything is like that - it can be used for good or bad. I don't need to see body language or have eye contact to have my compassion and empathy stirred, the words will often be enough. I read an interesting article a while back on eye contact, apparently, it's most often "the speaker" who needs it rather than the listener. Blind people have no need for visual cues but get their impressions elsewhere...and I think it's important to remember this when engaging online.29/03/2017 #19 Netta Virtanen@Sara Jacobovici Thanks for your kind replies and for your own thoughts. I really liked your statement that you ¨advocate that we use social media as a tool to assist in our goals, not to replace who we are¨ I strongly agree with you on this.
In response to your curiosity about "Online we manage our own impression and deception to be who we want and express ourselves freely." I used impression and deception as through my research on cyber psychology I found that we all use impression or deception to a certain extent to reach who we want to be as oposed to who we are.
Your point on ¨One of the disadvantages is that it results in the blurring of our internal/external boundaries; it is not so clear who we are, privately and publicly.¨ is a very interesting one as this starts a whole new topic on it's own. Humans are changing all the time, our personalities change, our maturity levels, our likes and interests, our knowledge, the community we live in, the people we are surrounded by, as all these factors change our personal brands may change. With this our online behaviour and habits may change as well.29/03/2017 #18 William VanDorinPersonal branding is a label for an individual characteristic formerly known as personality. I, for one will not loose my individual identity to a stream of ones and zeros and sincerity is far less work to maintain convincingly. As an artist, I suspect I enjoy a certain degree of latitude on my odd nature, and must admit to exploiting it at times. While it is true that more time exists for contemplation of any statement, I would hope that people do not live a dual persona, for I would like to believe that it is really you I am familiar with and not some electronic puppet. I honestly feel that people are so weary of these buzz words most are just throwing their caution to the wind just to get real... The technology evolves more quickly than biology and we do not need to suffer it's artificiality to use it. we must simply maintain our curiosity and honesty. If we loose each other what has the tech benefitted us?29/03/2017 #17 David B. GrinbergKudos Netta on a fascinating post. You pose many excellent questions, offer astute analysis and share important insights. Bravo!
A few thoughts:
1) With live video streaming being the hottest social media trend -- in addition to mobile -- it's really just a matter of time before our social media lives/personas are transformed into an instantaneous interactive visual medium 24/7. But, for now at least, being a good writer definitely has it's digital benefits.
2) You make a powerful point about how online communications have allowed some people with disabilities to more actively participate in many aspects of life, including teleworking, greater computer accessibility and more powerful communications overall. In the USA, people with disabilities account for 20% of the population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Thus, the online world has literally revolutionized the live of many people in the disability community to become more active participants in society at large.
3) Online personas can also have their pitfalls, such as inadvertently posting an embarrassing photo that your boss or co-workers may see on social media, or taking stringent stances on controversial social and political issues that one might otherwise choose not to articulate in person. But the fact remains that many people of all generations would still rather be on Facebook than engage in face-to-face interactions -- and this is not necessarily a positive development according to some social scientists. Being online more means being offline less, which can lead to less exercise and fewer outdoor opportunities to enjoy the splendor of nature, for example.
In addition to the growing trend of live video and going mobile online it will likewise be interesting to observe how the budding trends involving artificial intelligence and virtual reality will alter the online experience. Thank you again, Netta, for this brilliant buzz!28/03/2017 #14 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#13 "Again, it's a matter of integration; in order to feel grounded and stable, we need one core personality which is freely able to express its different parts. We cannot afford to present on-line who we think we would like to be versus who we are". Very-well said dear @Sara Jacobovici28/03/2017 #13 Sara JacoboviciPart 2/2 "Through the use of social media, we can present our ideal selves versus our real selves." Identity has been a challenge from the first moment of human existence. Before computers, before television, before movies and magazines, the question of who we are was still being asked. We are the only self-reflecting species that asks "why". How we have coped with identity issues has always been problematic. Again, it's a matter of integration; in order to feel grounded and stable, we need one core personality which is freely able to express its different parts. We cannot afford to present on-line who we think we would like to be versus who we are. One of the disadvantages is that it results in the blurring of our internal/external boundaries; it is not so clear who we are, privately and publicly.
"...content is being updated more frequently and in real-time allowing for more authentic content that is closer to your offline persona..." This is a very interesting and valuable observation that with less time gaps, there is less of a gap between our on-line/off-line identities. I imagine this will bring up many challenges.
"Online we manage our own impression and deception to be who we want and express ourselves freely." I am taken aback by the word deception in your concluding statement. I was hoping you would help me understand how you are using it.
Wow! Thanks again for being the catalyst of this important discussion.28/03/2017 #12 Sara JacoboviciPart 1/2 What an interesting and thought provoking article @Netta Virtanen. Thank you for a great read and a dynamic discussion. At the risk of sounding cliché, there are advantages and disadvantages to technology opening a portal into a new world that is virtual and sensory deprived. You have listed both. I am excited about the advantages and very concerned about the risks. Awareness is key, as in all things. If I may, I would like to respond to a few lines from your article.
"...your verbal identity is very important. Sarcasm, jokes and irony can easily be lost without a voice...." Very powerful line, Netta. Powerful in that it reflects how much of our identity is being redefined. As an integrator, I work hard to reconnect my clients with their first language, the nonverbal language of creativity. a language discarded with the learning of our verbal one. What is happening now is that technological devices are making the need to integrate the nonverbal and verbal obsolete. One voice is being lost and being replaced by a silent virtual one. That is why I so strongly advocate that we use social media as a tool to assist in our goals, not to replace who we are.28/03/2017 #8 CityVP 🐝 ManjitTo maintain a personal brand are the kind of things a good mother warns their children they should not do. We should heed guardians who remind us that we must engage due diligence, recognize our naivety in social situations and the cultural factors to take note of. Personal branding is not a white knight however, except for branding experts.
Personal brand started meatspace where we all live rather than cyberspace. When Lisa Vanderburg recently wrote in a comment to Joyce 🐝 Bowen of a man with an excellent personal brand who had abused her as a young person, she said that he got away with it because no one believed that such a man could do such a thing.
There is also the vulnerable who can become addicted in their behavior and therefore depend on the web as a means to sustain their identity. When Netta used the following quote we will accept the quote but not it's context :
"Facets of online communication might allow for specialized social control that are not typically found in traditional means of communication, such as one's ability to revise and contemplate before verbalizing, as well as anonymity and lack of social cues" that is from this link https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3924803/ yet this article is entitled "The Influence of Personality, Parental Behaviors, and Self-Esteem on Internet Addiction: A Study of Chinese College Students".
We would think that the Dark Web is too dangerous for us but ironically within that resides good people https://www.wired.com/2014/06/the-secret-side-of-the-web-is-home-to-heroes-not-just-crooks/ so if we are parented into personal branding, in that exists new consequences.
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