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  1. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    Ancestry of BeBee
    Ancestry 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...


    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    19/08/2017 #10 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    GREAT article here Gert!!🐝🐝🐝🐝👍👍👍👍
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    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.
    Paul Walters
    19/08/2017 #8 Paul Walters
    @Gert Scholtz A nice little walk down the internet's memory lane
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    19/08/2017 #7 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    The 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 more
    The 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. :) Close
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    19/08/2017 #6 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Gert Scholtz thanks for tagging me. I am only a hard worker bee. beBee is bringing great new things during the next months. beBee loves Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Enjoy beBee !
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    18/08/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Next 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.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/08/2017 #4 Gert Scholtz
    @Pascal Derrien Strange to think you and I are of a generation that lived both pre-and post the internet.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/08/2017 #3 Gert Scholtz
    @Milos Djukic Thank you for sharing the post Milos, as you always so generously do.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/08/2017 #2 Gert Scholtz
    @Javier 🐝 beBee @Juan Imaz Tagging you as I mention you in this post about the history of social media and beBee.
    Pascal Derrien
    18/08/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    thank you so much for reeling the years and reminding us there was a time without screen :-)
  2. ProducerStefano Zulian

    Stefano Zulian

    SARAHAH: 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...
  3. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    Business networking is getting more casual
    Business 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...


    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    30/07/2017 #28 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    😆😆😆👍👍👍💯💯💯 Love the REAL engagement!!!!
    Sarah Elkins
    28/07/2017 #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!
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    28/07/2017 #26 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    digital is good, but @Javier 🐝 beBee illustrate that you do not have to wait in the afterlife to finally engage and meet your like minded people. Because relationships matters, a great social life lesson.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    27/07/2017 #23 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #22 @Jerry Fletcher you are welcome!
    Jerry Fletcher
    27/07/2017 #22 Jerry Fletcher
    Javier, 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.
    Linda Adams
    26/07/2017 #21 Linda Adams
    #17 I love the idea Javier, that you are involved in your own social network you created. It makes such a difference. I have no idea who owns nor runs any of the other social networks.
    Linda Adams
    26/07/2017 #20 Linda Adams
    I 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.
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    26/07/2017 #19 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #10 Looking forward to meeting, @John White, MBA! Maybe a picture. Hopefully, tennis! ;)
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    26/07/2017 #18 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    beBEE great place to build relationships and global connections !!! No lie !!!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    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 Rich
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    26/07/2017 #16 Javier 🐝 beBee

    CC @Juan Imaz View more

    CC @Juan Imaz @Roberto Ferri @Rafael García Romano Close
    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    26/07/2017 #15 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    So much honey and love. Buzz on to success!
    Lupita 🐝 Reyes
    26/07/2017 #14 Lupita 🐝 Reyes
    Carlos Garcia Trillo
    26/07/2017 #13 Carlos Garcia Trillo
    The power of networking!
    Yago Uribe
    26/07/2017 #12 Yago Uribe
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    26/07/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Live 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 more
    Live 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. Close
    John White, MBA
    26/07/2017 #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?
    David B. Grinberg
    26/07/2017 #9 David B. Grinberg
    Excellent 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 more
    Excellent 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
  4. Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Enjoy Fishing but avoid Phishing. Steps to improve Cyber Security Thanks to Insight Technology LLC
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Commissioners take steps to improve cyber security
    www.linkedin.com LOCAL NEWS - Warren Times Observer JUN 29, 2017 JOSH COTTON Staff Reporter jcotton@timesobserver.com    The Warren County Commissioners have...
  5. ProducerStefano Zulian

    Stefano Zulian

    THE 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...
  6. ProducerNic Fester

    Nic Fester

    THANK YOU beBee
    THANK 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...


    Nic Fester
    15/06/2017 #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!
    Nic Fester
    15/06/2017 #39 Nic Fester
    #36 Thanks Fatima. I just joined the hive. So happy to connect.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    15/06/2017 #38 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Most deserving I would say dear Nic! Your candid summary of your beBee experience and your perspective on personal branding says it all. Congrats!
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    15/06/2017 #37 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Please join the hive https://www.bebee.com/group/why-bebee and keep sharing what beBee means to you. Thank you :)
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    15/06/2017 #36 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Hi @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 #beBeesforever
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    14/06/2017 #34 Javier 🐝 beBee
    beBee, an engagement based community

    Javier 🐝 beBee
    14/06/2017 #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. "
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    14/06/2017 #32 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    Congratulations, 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 more
    Congratulations, 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
    Vincent  🐝 Manlapaz
    14/06/2017 #31 Vincent 🐝 Manlapaz
    @Nic Fester. Welcome to beBee. Indeed a great platform. Congrats for getting the VIP flag. Wishing you best.
    José 🐝 Jordán de Urríes
    14/06/2017 #30 José 🐝 Jordán de Urríes
    Great article, good read! @Nic Fester
    Nic Fester
    14/06/2017 #29 Nic Fester
    #28 Thanks Lada! Much appreciated.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    14/06/2017 #28 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    Yes, Nic, beBee is a great platform and a much better option for blogging than LinkedIn. Congrats for getting the VIP flag. Your engagement will enlarge the English writer's community.
    There are still many flowers on beBee. :-)
    Yogesh Sukal
    14/06/2017 #26 Yogesh Sukal
    Congrats @Nic Fester feeling of gratitude is as amazing as getting proper engagement on your content.
    Nic Fester
    14/06/2017 #25 Nic Fester
    Nic Fester
    14/06/2017 #24 Nic Fester
    #5 Positivity is contagious! Thank you!
    Nic Fester
    14/06/2017 #23 Nic Fester
    #8 Thanks Milos
    Nic Fester
    14/06/2017 #22 Nic Fester
    #4 Respect to you John. Much appreciated.
    Nic Fester
    14/06/2017 #21 Nic Fester
    #6 Thanks David, I'm learning as I buzz along. It certainly will take a collective effort and I'm 100% in.
    Nic Fester
    14/06/2017 #20 Nic Fester
    #9 Good vibes in every respect Franci.
  7. Javier 🐝 beBee
    beBee is in love with Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+ !

    Javier 🐝 beBee
    Why beBee ? Reasons to be on beBee
    www.bebee.com Why beBee ? Boost Your Organic Reach On beBee Your organic Facebook posts / LinkedIn posts / Twitter tweets may be seen ONLY by your...


    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    12/06/2017 #1 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Great buzz👍👍👍👍🎁
  8. Javier 🐝 beBee
    Thanks @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.
    Javier 🐝 beBee


    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    21/05/2017 #1 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    Building 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!
  9. ProducerPhil 🐝 Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Understanding Social Networks
    Understanding 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...


    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    22/05/2017 #3 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    "Trust and reputation are the currency of the trust economy." Worthy statement, @Phil 🐝 Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee and well-written post.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    22/05/2017 #2 Tausif Mundrawala
    Wonderfully 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
  10. George Touryliov
    Introducing the Weekly Roundup — A new series to keep you in the know on the latest and greatest product updates and tools we’re adding to the LinkedIn experience:
    George Touryliov
    Weekly Roundup: Most Recent is Back, Message from Anywhere, Respond with One Click
    lnkd.in Welcome to our new weekly roundup series, a new series to keep you in the know on the latest and greatest product updates and tools we’re adding to the LinkedIn experience. Our hope is that you tune in weekly to learn more about these new tools and...


    George Touryliov
    21/04/2017 #1 George Touryliov
    Good idea to have a Weekly Roundup - isn't it?. CC: @Javier 🐝 beBee
  11. stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Does Instagram will do anything good for your business, connect with @Solomon Jones and subscribe his YOUTUBE Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKU4JUTr2Uoq2sWC6LlsBcQ
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    How to use Instagram for business In this Bonus training video I'm going to show you how, I gain 50-100 followers daily on Instagram and how I get them to click my link. Watch the FULL...
  12. ProducerNetta Virtanen

    Netta Virtanen

    Cyber Personality and Behaviour
    Cyber 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...


    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    30/03/2017 #26 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    30/03/2017 #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.
    William VanDorin
    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 )
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    29/03/2017 #23 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    NV 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.
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    29/03/2017 #22 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    We 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.
    Netta Virtanen
    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.
    Rowan Leigh
    29/03/2017 #20 Rowan Leigh
    This 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.
    Netta Virtanen
    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.
    William VanDorin
    29/03/2017 #18 William VanDorin
    Personal 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?
    David B. Grinberg
    29/03/2017 #17 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos 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!
    Paul Walters
    29/03/2017 #16 Paul Walters
    @Netta Virtanen What a great and well thought out piece....thank yoiu. You have shed light on the Jeykle and Hyde side of online personalities
    Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    29/03/2017 #15 Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    Wooooow @Netta Virtanen 👏🏻👏🏻
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    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 Jacobovici
    Sara Jacobovici
    28/03/2017 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    Part 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.
    Sara Jacobovici
    28/03/2017 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    Part 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.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    28/03/2017 #11 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #9 You blew my mind with your appreciation dear @Sara Jacobovici- Thank you heartedly.
    Sara Jacobovici
    28/03/2017 #10 Sara Jacobovici
    #7 That's a very interesting distinction to make @Jan 🐝 Barbosa; change versus adaptation.
    Sara Jacobovici
    28/03/2017 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    #3 "The winds of the online blows differently from the local offline." Great line @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    28/03/2017 #8 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    To 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.
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    28/03/2017 #7 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    The rising move toward Social VR and our relationship with not so distant future A.I. Will again change our personalities ... Guess its more adaptation than actual change...
  13. Dylan Bouterse

    Dylan Bouterse

    If you watched the (national) news over the past few days you may have heard about a Five Alarm Fire in Raleigh, NC. My friend lived in an apartment across the street from the fire and has lost nearly everything she owned. She was home at the time and barely had time to leave with her purse. Her windows busted out, bedposts/doors melted, sprinklers went off adding insult injury (but probably also saved it from getting worse) so as you can image, it's been bad. Check the link below for pictures. I'm asking for help raising money to help her with her insurance deductible and other costs that may arise that insurance won't cover. Even if you can't donate monetarily, please consider sharing with your BeBee, Facebook, LinkedIn and/or Twitter. Thank you so much.
    Dylan Bouterse
    Click here to support Raleigh Fire victim help by Dylan Bouterse
    gofundme.com Our Raleigh friend, Crystal Marcie "Sheeza" Sheppard was one of the first to hear and see the horrific fire on March 16, 2017 that has become known at the #RaleighFire, the worst fire in Raleigh since 1920. She was one of ~30 residents of The Link...
  14. George Touryliov
    Few days ago China has blocked one of the few Western social media sites that had remained accessible to its population: Pinterest. The site has followed the example of Facebook, Twitter and many others. It’s not exactly clear why the site is being blocked, but it could well be related to timing. ‘Two Sessions,’ the annual gathering of China’s governing classes, is taking place right now in Beijing which puts the government on high-alert for potential problems.
    George Touryliov
    China just added Pinterest to its "blocked by the Great Firewall" board
    thenextweb.com It was only a matter of time. China's government just blocked...
  15. George Touryliov
    The truth about #Linkedin by Bruce Johnston.
    George Touryliov
    10 Fundamental Truths About LinkedIn
    www.linkedin.com If you keep these ideas in mind, you will make better use of LinkedIn and the time you invest in it. Individual LinkedIn users will never get...


    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    16/03/2017 #2 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    Please invite Bruce Johnston over here.
    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    16/03/2017 #1 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    Smart idea to post LinkedIn Publishers posts here in a buzz. At least they will be seen. I have done the reverse but I hadn't thought of doing it the way you've done it.
  16. George Touryliov
    Learn how to identify and avoid the five stages of Social Media Burnout.
    George Touryliov
    How to Avoid the 5 Stages of Social Media Burnout
    www.business2community.com How to Avoid the Five Stages of Social Media Burnout We’ve all been there: that state of burnout, where every step feels like you’re trying to walk in quicksand, and each new attempt at writing...
  17. George Touryliov
    Public still won’t be able to access the professional network for the 5th month running. The dead end?
    George Touryliov
    LinkedIn remains shut in Russia as agreement could not be reached with authorities
    socialbarrel.com Russian authorities have refused to bow to pressure and pleas to reopen LinkedIn. According to Fortune, all parties failed to reach an agreement. This...
  18. ProducerChichi Layor Okoye
    Facebook: To Friend or Not to Friend
    Facebook: To Friend or Not to FriendI’m thinking of getting off the Facebook train. Maybe I’ll keep my account open, but with the barest of information in it. A good friend of mine has this minimalist approach to Facebook and I’m leaning that way too. Permanent residents...


    Chichi Layor Okoye
    14/03/2017 #3 Chichi Layor Okoye
    #1 Thank you @Javier 🐝 beBee - I've given up on FB. How kind of you to open up your network to everyone.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    14/03/2017 #2 Javier 🐝 beBee
    I use FB basically to keep my family & friends .. but I opened to all my network to see what happens.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    14/03/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    thanks @Chichi Layor Okoye for sharing your thoughts ! After building your network during years, it is very frustrating not to be able to reach 100% of your followers
  19. ProducerTanya Williams

    Tanya Williams

    Are you addicted to social media? Here’s what you need to know about the dopamine impact.
    Are you addicted to social media? Here’s what you need to know about the dopamine impact.Do you ever feel like you are addicted to email or twitter or texting? Do you find it impossible to ignore your email if you see that there are messages in your inbox?The culprit is dopamine. Dopamine is created in various parts of the brain and is...


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    14/03/2017 #2 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great tips @Tanya Williams. Luckily the only time I have my phone with me is when I'm traveling and I set aside the majority of my PC time for late night since I'm a night owl ;-)
    Kristina Lindén
    14/03/2017 #1 Kristina Lindén
    Very interesting and a bit worrying.... (I am guilty of having this addiction too). The human equivalent to dog treats.
  20. George Touryliov
    Today's infographic profiles the users of the Top 7 social networks, and what makes each audience so unique.
    George Touryliov
    The Key Differences in Demographics for the Top 7 Social Networks
    www.visualcapitalist.com The social networks are all different, and smart businesses are tailoring their messaging based on the fundamental demographic differences between...
  21. Chichi Layor Okoye
    This is an interesting and inspiring article about what matters most in our lives.
    Chichi Layor Okoye
    This 75-Year Harvard Study Found the 1 Secret to Leading a Fulfilling Life
    www.inc.com Here's some wisdom gleaned from one of the longest longitudinal studies ever...


    Brian McKenzie
    05/03/2017 #1 Brian McKenzie
    "the biggest predictor of your happiness and fulfillment overall in life is, basically, love." ~ sh*t 8?/
    Love went the way of Santa Clause - long ago.
  22. ProducerChichi Layor Okoye
    Notes from a Newbie and New Bee
    Notes from a Newbie and New BeeDear beBee, you had me at hello. I found out about beBee on Twitter. I clicked on a link in someone’s tweet, browsed the site, liked what I saw, and set up an account on the affinity-based professional network. But I was busy with other...


    Chichi Layor Okoye
    06/03/2017 #29 Chichi Layor Okoye
    #28 Thank you, @Randall Burns and a warm welcome to beBee. Oh, and I like honey. :)
    Randall Burns
    06/03/2017 #28 Randall Burns
    I agree @Chichi Layor Okoye, I've been here just a few days and it's been a very positive experience, (as one "new bee" to another. Oh, and no need to be afraid of bees, that's where honey comes from...
    Chichi Layor Okoye
    06/03/2017 #27 Chichi Layor Okoye
    #19 You are so kind, @Jim Murray - thank you. I will share this post with my network on LI and Twitter.
    Chichi Layor Okoye
    06/03/2017 #26 Chichi Layor Okoye
    #21 Thanks so much @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador for your kind words - they are much appreciated.
    Chichi Layor Okoye
    06/03/2017 #25 Chichi Layor Okoye
    #22 Thank you, @David B. Grinberg - I look forward to engaging with your content too..
    Chichi Layor Okoye
    06/03/2017 #24 Chichi Layor Okoye
    #18 Thank you, @Sandra Smith for the warm welcome.
    Chichi Layor Okoye
    06/03/2017 #23 Chichi Layor Okoye
    #17 Thank you so much,@Jared 🐝 Wiese - for your kind words. I appreciate the share.
    David B. Grinberg
    06/03/2017 #22 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for the nice buzz. We are very happy you're here in beBee land and look forward to engaging with your content and buzz 🙏👏🎯🐝🐝
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    06/03/2017 #21 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Welcome to beBee and glad to have you here, @Chichi Okoye. I hope you enjoy us as much as we enjoy this post.
    Jim Murray
    05/03/2017 #19 Jim Murray
    Welcome aboard Chichi. Keep writing. You're a good writer tell you have many great stories to tell. Also don'tforget to share this with your network on LI.
    Sandra Smith
    05/03/2017 #18 Sandra Smith
    love this post Chichi. you summed up beautifully what we all felt when we first joined. Also, I see you have grown quite the following in a short time - testament to the power of beBee. So glad to have another uk representative on the site.
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    05/03/2017 #17 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    I wanted to take some quotes from this post, but couldn't.

    It is ALL just that good! PLEASE READ!! Welcome, @Chichi Layor Okoye!

    Chichi Layor Okoye
    05/03/2017 #15 Chichi Layor Okoye
    #3 Thanks @Javier 🐝 beBee - I look forward to the arrival of beBee 2.0!
    Chichi Layor Okoye
    05/03/2017 #14 Chichi Layor Okoye
    #4 Thank you, @🐝 Fatima G. Williams - it's great to meet you too. I wish I had more time to tune in to beBee. :)
    Chichi Layor Okoye
    05/03/2017 #13 Chichi Layor Okoye
    #5 Thank you, @mohammed khalaf
    Chichi Layor Okoye
    05/03/2017 #12 Chichi Layor Okoye
    #6 Thank you @John White, MBA - I didn't know I could add my Twitter handle here on beBee. I appreciate your sharing my post on Twitter. I've followed you on Twitter and retweeted one of your posts.
    Chichi Layor Okoye
    05/03/2017 #11 Chichi Layor Okoye
    #7 Thank you @debasish majumder .
    Chichi Layor Okoye
    05/03/2017 #10 Chichi Layor Okoye
    #9 Yes, it is @Paul Walters
    Paul Walters
    05/03/2017 #9 Paul Walters
    @Chichi Layor Okoye Its great isnt ? I have a lot of fun on this site , thats whats it there for is it not?
  23. George Touryliov
    Witness a rocket launch in person! Active social media users can apply to attend Orbital ATK’s cargo launch to the International Space Station, targeted for March 19. Events are March 17-19 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. For more information and to apply, visit: http://go.nasa.gov/2meXVj9George Touryliov


    David B. Grinberg
    20/02/2017 #2 David B. Grinberg
    #1 Yes, it sounds great 👍 However, the only problem is you have to pay your own expenses 🚀🌠
  24. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    Social Media Today
    Social Media TodayThe term social media is usually used to describe social networking sites such as:LinkedIn - 2002LinkedIn is a networking website for the business community that allows users to create professional profiles, post resumes, and communicate with other...


    Javier 🐝 beBee
    21/04/2017 #22 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Enjoy beBee and Reach 100% of your followers !
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    19/04/2017 #21 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Benefits of becoming a beBee blogger

    - Instant reach through hives.
    - Instant SEO (Search Engine Optimization) for your content.
    - 100% Organic Reach.
    - Anybody can be a blogger.
    - Anybody is already an "influencer".
    - Reach your followers through email.
    Robert C. Stern
    20/02/2017 #20 Robert C. Stern
    What's great about all of them, and others that are not on this list, is that they are like a Family. Each social media Platform has its own personality and identity.
    So when cross promoting your content you need to take this into mind. Your wording, graphics and CTA might have to be altered before posting on a different site.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    20/02/2017 #19 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Let's hook up to the seven in social media and bolster beBee to the top!
    Carlos Souza Ribeiro
    20/02/2017 #18 Carlos Souza Ribeiro
    Eu uso 3 delas fortemente e na bebee eu uso muito o compartilhamento que nas outras como o grande Facebook você não tem esta opção e sim você só pode compartilhar entre as páginas e grupos do próprio facebook. Com isto, eu postando na bebee e levando o assunto para as outras plataformas, você já faz a divulgação da bebee, utilize-a mais vezes!
    Prahlad Rao
    20/02/2017 #17 Prahlad Rao
    Because of Social Media the World has shrink down to smaller so that anybody from any corner can virtually communicate and exchange thoughts. But, unfortunately some people tries to abuse the media which needs to be curbed by any new technology.
    Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    20/02/2017 #16 Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    I use all, but my favorite is beBee. You have to know all of them and know their potentialities. Great buzz @Javier 🐝 beBee. Thanks!
    Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    20/02/2017 #15 Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    Nice post, @Javier 🐝 beBee! Each network has something unique and at the same time they all have a lot in common
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    20/02/2017 #14 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    BeBe, Instagram and Whatsapp, I was not carried by followers, but by interesting content.
    Through whatsapp, especially with the Association of mothers and fathers of the school, and mi friends.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    20/02/2017 #13 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    I second Mr Manjit's comment! I am on all these networks for learning and nurturing relationships ! 🤗 beBee & Snapchat are my favorite's. I'm getting tired of Facebook ( Sigh ) I can't message anyone there unless I have a messenger app isn't that ridiculous!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    20/02/2017 #12 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #6 @Paul Walters yes you are right!
    Luizia🐝 Patrício
    20/02/2017 #9 Luizia🐝 Patrício
    Das redes apresentadas, utilizo Facebook, para divulgação de meu trabalho em fanpage e para uso pessoal com amigos e familiares. Instagram, divulgação de trabalho. O beBee em minha opinião e a inovação que faltava em termos de redes sociais, estou me inovando profissionalmente e como pessoa cada vez que passo tempo na colmeia vejo o quando sou leiga e o quanto tenho a aprender e esta oportunidade eu tenho através da colmeia, deste que me tornei uma abelha so tenho a agradecer divulgando esta fantástica comeia , quero que muitos tenham a experiência de ser uma abelha !. O beBee investe em seus usuários os colocando em uma uma colmeia, com plataforma individual em cada perfil dando a cada usuário criar seu próprio blogue, interagir, seus hobbies, seus trabalhos, sua empresa, suas buscas, seus conhecimentos, também fazer um marketing pessoal e profissional ampliando seu conhecimento na área que desejar atraves das colmeias, interagindo através do live buzz, contribuindo com informações diversas através dos buzz e muito mais...! Como gostumo dizer as pessoas que apresento o beBee, tudo que você precisar é... se cadastrar e interagir a colmeia tem as abelhas que as nomeio como polinizadoras, compartilham seu mel produzido, interagem. E em termos de métricas mil vezes beBee que todas esta redes apresentadas, eu e três abelhas discultimos isto e vimos que basta usar a rede, esta presente que as abelhas fazem todo o trabalho de polonizar, unidas em expandir a colmeia. Obrigada por nos dar esta oportunidade @Javier, por acreditar em cada abelha #tmj #ilovebeBee
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    20/02/2017 #7 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I set up a LI profile in 2011 in order to stay in tune with the Insurance industry, which was my career industry before I retired. I am not a FB fan but my husband is thus our FB account.

    I didn't pay much attention to Twitter until I started my WordPress blog. Now, I'm more involved in Twitter because of beBee. I have an Instagram account but rarely use it. I also have a Niume account, which I just started.

    beBee is my home base for socializing, learning, and sharing. WordPress is my base for writing - I have 2 blogs on WP, which there is a beBee presence on both. I also am an editor/author for another blogger site via WP. I don't consider WP a social media site, per se. I think of it as a place for bloggers/writers/photographers/artists and those that like to set up their own site and have the ability to be creative.
    Paul Walters
    20/02/2017 #6 Paul Walters
    @Javier 🐝 beBee I thought that by posting 'original' content on beBEE, then sharing it on multiple platforms leads the reader BACK to beBEE thus introducing perhaps thousands of new possible recruits to become bees . Is this not correct?
    @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    20/02/2017 #5 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    I have profiles on Facebook and Linkedin some time ago, I opened Gogle + and Pinterest on Twitter is where stay more time ago..
    I will move them little by little, but with a single target beBee.
    Promote the beBee
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    20/02/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Pascal Derrien
    20/02/2017 #3 Pascal Derrien
    I use FB thematic groups and secret groups + stay in touch with sporting friends and yes I also channel my beBee artciles, twiter do very little , LI do less and less and dont do the others....beBee is the main home :-)
    David B. Grinberg
    20/02/2017 #2 David B. Grinberg
    🐝🐝 🌎is my home base for blogging, buzz, personal branding and networking. I also use Twitter and LinkedIn for cross channel marketing and making new connections. Lastly, I also write periodically for Thrive Global, the new publishing platform of Arianna Huffington on Medium. Unfortunately, I'm not pretty enough for Instagram 🤓and not young enough for Snapchat😐. I have never had a personal account on Facebook, but I do use the platform for my day job which has its own handle. Likewise, I am not on Pinterest either.✌️️
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    20/02/2017 #1 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    Linkedin. To stay connected and apply for specific projects.

    FB, takes too much space and requires too many updates. It is out of my phone till im in a metropolitan. Still no longer use it..but plan to :)

    Bebee all the way. One place to do it all.Whatsapp for friends and family.

    Just gettin to love twitter

    I thought i was agnostic to social media, now i think this is what most people do, professional network and instant messenger. Few on twitter.

    Personally, bebee is a better place to start, get the online persona right and then migrate onto Linkedin.

    I learn better from conversations than reading when it comes to new things, in this case social media, seeing some good enriching practices here, networking has its lessons in branding, social media, writing and communication. It has improved the way i interact across the board.

    Suddenly many of my weaknesses look like strengths :)
  25. Javier 🐝 beBee
    Thanks @Hannah Morgan

    Javier 🐝 beBee


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