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  1. ProducerPaul "Pablo" Croubalian
    How to Not Piss People Off: Great Power is Great Risk
    How to Not Piss People Off: Great Power is Great Risk With Great Power comes Great ResponsibilityVoltaire, not Spiderman's Uncle BenThat's right, Voltaire said that, or close enough. Uncle Ben paraphrased it for Spiderman. Not that Uncle Ben wasn't a great man.ย He was.ย He raised a Millenial with...


    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    16/01/2017 #5 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    I have been a great test subject for this considering I've had my twitter tokens removed 3 or 4 times now. However, I always use the auto schedule, so my tweets go out every 6 hours. I thnk we found today I may have been tweeting too many tweets even though the time interval was ok? Also, you told me that the tweets should have variety? So, by that... meaning I should not be tweeting everything beBee marketing eg? I'm trying so hard to follow all the twitter rules but they sure can be confusing. If I schedule say 5 tweets on the app within minutes of each other even though they are all from different users and I'm using "Minute by minute" with the default settings ( I change nothing) can that cause a red flag to go up? I always use the default, so my tweets are going out every 6 hours. This last round, I did have a one tweet that was double scheduled by accident. I hope my questions make sense? I don't want to get nixed again. Keep an eye on my account if you don't mind! Thanks for this @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    16/01/2017 #4 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    This was great for me Paul. I barely pay attention to Twitter and your buzzes on the subject have been quite educational and have inspired me to look at Twitter closer to see how I might be able to use it better and do so with some wise guidance from an Alpha Wolf.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    15/01/2017 #3 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #2 Yup, and myTweetpack.com covers all those bases. We even take hashtags a step farther. We allow for hashtags to be rotated so you can use as many as make sense. They won't all be on every tweet instance. We cycle through them. We can also cycle through @mentions if you want to.

    I've used as many as 28 hashtags.

    That ability also allows us to cross post to other platforms via IFTTT (or zappier, your choice) scripts. I use #in, #fb, #fbp,#tum, #pin.

    We also build your follow-me-on-twitter link for you (sue it in email signatures, or your site, in blog posts, on your grocery lists, wherever),

    Building Click-to-Tweet links with Images for blog posts was the first function we had.

    I can add to your list: Have a description that actually says something about you. Enough with the Khalil Gibran quotes already.

    I'm okay with #11, ask for retweets, but not to the detriment of a clickable headline. In other words, Ok if you can spare the room. Since we rotate hashtags, we clear up some space. On a similar subject, "pls follow me" is begging and does not work.

    #5 is seriously tough to do.

    I don't believe Twitter is well-suited for engagement. It's far too busy and noisy. My feed zips along at 3-5000 tweets an hour. The odds of my seeing a single tweet are minuscule.

    DMs are not much better. Most meaningful ones get lost in the clutter of "thanks for following me." I get about 100 a day. Now you know why myTweetPack.com doesn't have any such auto-DM option. I actually started working on a "delete those annoying DMs" function before I got sidetracked.

    I mean, sure, engage when and if you can but I guarantee you will miss 80-90% of attempts to communicate on Twitter.
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    15/01/2017 #2 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    Hello @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, another well written post here & I agree with you " Pissing potential customers off is never a good idea. "

    Paul, I have found that to build a large Twitter audience you need to: Here are my top 14:
    1-Post great content.

    2-Write a professional bio.

    3-Use hashtags.

    4-Place a Facebook/Twitter/Instagram logo on your blog.

    5-Engage with others on the social platforms, be real.

    6-Make sure your content is shareable.

    7-Re-share other people's content that is desirable.

    8-Reach out to Top influencers.

    9- Use relevant keywords in your bio so you rank in Twitter search. Donโ€™t forget to include your city or region name to attract local users.

    10- Use relevant hashtags in your posts. Tweets with hashtags get at least 2x more engagement, and will help you attract new followers who are searching for those keywords.

    11- Ask for retweets. Tweets that include โ€œPlease retweetโ€ in their text get 4x more retweets.

    12- Find people you know by uploading your email contacts to Twitter. They are likely to follow you back, especially since they know you in real life.

    13- Include images with your tweets. Research suggests that tweets with images receive 18%-20% more engagement than those without.

    14- Promote your Twitter account on all your marketing materials. This includes your business cards, letterheads, brochures, signs and of course, your website.

    Now make it happen, start today.


    Savannah Supply Chain Guy
    Pascal Derrien
    15/01/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    Doc Tweetty in action :-)
  2. ProducerJuan Imaz

    Juan Imaz

    beBee; the platform to create, showcase, and share your personal brand
    beBee; the platform to create, showcase, and share your personal brandPersonal branding is becoming a requirement for successPersonal branding is becoming a requirement for anyone looking to grow their business; get a better job; or take their career to the next level.ย In business, everybody uses social media for work...


    Paul Burge
    16/01/2017 #37 Paul Burge
    Perfectly articulated buzz about what beBee's ethos is @Juan Imaz! How we view ourselves and how others view us is the personal branding space which we occupy and the unique space that will continue to fill to help everyone build and develop their own personal brands...Success beckons!!
    Teresa Gezze
    16/01/2017 #36 Teresa Gezze
    This is a great buzz, Juan!!
    Sergio Martรญnez
    16/01/2017 #35 Sergio Martรญnez
    Juan Imaz
    15/01/2017 #34 Juan Imaz
    #33 sure! Please go ahead Jerry!
    Jerry Fletcher
    15/01/2017 #33 Jerry Fletcher
    Well done! With your permission I would like to publish it in the resources pages of www.BrandBrainTrust.com and promote it and BeBee to my Blog readers and in concert with the BrandBrainTrust Face book pages and weekly updates there. Let me know.
    Mohamed Amroussi
    15/01/2017 #32 Mohamed Amroussi
    Your brand is your face
    Michele Williams
    15/01/2017 #31 Michele Williams
    Excellent @Juan Imaz! Welcome @Renata Jakielaszek. This article is a great intro to the power of beBee for your personal brand. Glad it is among the first you have encountered here.
    Elizabeth Bailey
    15/01/2017 #30 Elizabeth Bailey
    Great explanation @Juan Imaz I particularly enjoyed the venn diagram. My question is how do we see ourselves as others see us? Shared on other platforms.
    Renata Jakielaszek
    14/01/2017 #29 Renata Jakielaszek
    I'm at the start here, but joy is in the journey. Thank you.
    Mohammed Sultan
    14/01/2017 #28 Mohammed Sultan
    It's a great idea to use beBee as a positioning platform for job seekers and for the employers who are seeking a synergy with employees passion and core interests.This idea can encourage everyone to stick around the idea of branding themselves.Branding doesn't mean presenting your core skills or core interests but instead positioning the output of both and sticking it in the hiring manager's mind.Unlike presenting your past ,positioning means telling your story from the employers point of view .Here, I understand that HR are going to treat employees as brands and therefore will be headed by Chief Employee Experience Officers! That's a great concept with good payoffs on both sides.Thank you @Juan Imaz.
    Kevin Baker
    14/01/2017 #27 Kevin Baker
    Great summation of the available venues to create social growth.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    14/01/2017 #26 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    I held my stomach when I first saw Brand You 20 years ago but I can certainly live with it today. There is room in the 21st Century for 20th Century marketing because people readily identify with it and it is a perpetuation of a belief system which one can argue voraciously for. I am a heretic when it comes to personal branding but I am also a student of what brings us to embrace image and where we can find safe harbour and refuge from a society that is very image bound and where identification is important.

    Tom Peters - Brand You [1997]

    The Church of Personal Branding has grown substantially in the last 20 years so as a positioning device it works and will continue to work over the next few years. I recognize the rise of branded properties and acknowledge the 'great brands" and also superstars who deploy branding strategies to manage their public image, but Brand You is "personal brand" for the masses.

    I neither wish to view myself as product, nor do I see value in my subscription to what can amount to a personal idolatry, At the individual level "brand you" can turn into a virulent form of group-think because it is an idea virus, and in that form it is well worth studying as a social and group phenomenon.

    At a personal level personal brand has never been a personal requirement but it is worth playing with because social ideas are playthings that are seeds for personal innovation. Personal brand is required as a form of control since we are still evolving as a human society, and as long as we remain living in a broadcast culture - this evolution will be the slow path towards renaissance.
    Virag Gulyas
    14/01/2017 #25 Virag Gulyas
    LOVE IT: "Personal branding is becoming a requirement for success" go bees!
    Juan Imaz
    14/01/2017 #24 Juan Imaz
    #21 many thanks @David B. Grinberg
    David B. Grinberg
    14/01/2017 #21 David B. Grinberg
    FYI Juan, I've tweeted and pinned to top of my Twitter page for retweeting https://twitter.com/DBGrinberg
    Okay, bees: let's swarm with RTs and build more buzz for Juan and beBee!
    Milos Djukic
    13/01/2017 #20 Anonymous
    Kudos @Juan Imaz. It's ME who aspires to become WE, effortlessly and seamlessly. In doing so, ME remains authentic and effortlessly united with WE. It is a social transformation that will change the reality and lives of all of us for the better. This is the process, but not like Kafka's process. What is important is the time. This is more like the creation of a new value by WE and not just a personal brand by itself. Future leadership is about social complexity with a growing trend of social encounters and exchanges. You are the one and we'll be back.
    debasish majumder
    13/01/2017 #19 debasish majumder
    beBee is equally great platform for me, having affinity with hives where i feel my composure. wonderful post indeed @Juan Imaz! enjoyed your lovely insight! thank you very much for such prolific share.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    13/01/2017 #18 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Ditto others comments @Juan Imaz, well laid out buzz and very helpful! Sharing.
  3. ProducerPaul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Making it as simple as possible, but no simpler.
    Making it as simple as possible, but no simpler. "Make things as simple as possible, but no simpler.โ€ Albert Einstein (I think)That's not easy to do.ย Yesterday, Candice Galek signed up for a trial on myTweetPack.com. For the record, I think of Candice like a second daughter. Candiceย is a couple...


    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    13/01/2017 #8 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #7 Not for a New Yorker. . . For a New Yorker, you're the Dali Lama heheheheh
    Lynda Spiegel
    13/01/2017 #7 Lynda Spiegel
    #1 so, I'm INTENSE, huh? gee - I think I'll go meditate and chill. Seriously, Paul, I can't thank you enough. This to-do list and tutorial are excellent and I don't think I'll have to bother you anymore!!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    13/01/2017 #6 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    The BULK UPLOAD of TWEETS to myTweetPack.com is at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RDDEEO1Fv6wjnwyj2boba1MrhKMXKcs0ROkWqQAEpU0/edit?usp=sharing the Excel 2010 version is available for download on the Shortcuts page as well.

    A How-To use it is on the Shortcuts page. In a nutshell: You just need to paste the text you want and the link you want to point to. Save the spreadsheet and send it to us. I just simulated adding 50 posts and it took a little less than 15 minutes. It will even build your own Share-to-Twitter links if you want them. (not Excel version)
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    13/01/2017 #5 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    UPDATE ON BULK UPLOADING OF POSTS / TWEETS: LinkedIn's archive does not include link posts. I asked beBee, and it may be possible to bulk upload from here at some point in the future. They too have their hands full.

    In the meantime, and in keeping with Einstein's philosophy, I'm creating two spreadsheets (excel and Google Sheets) for bulk uploading from a generic source. They will work from any source. I'll add a How-to to the Shortcuts page after I test them to make sure they are a true improvement.
    Wayne Yoshida
    13/01/2017 #4 Wayne Yoshida
    #3 Yes - the driving a car example. We can add - with a stick shift. . . . easier to do when not thinking. Too much thinking = grinding gears.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    13/01/2017 #3 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #2 Yes it is and it's all @Lynda Spiegel's I was writing an Easy-Button (I was inspired by Staples) It was slow as molasses and definitely went well into the "too simple to be useful" side of things. It would have needed to go even further towards useless to be quick enough.

    The trick to just about all this stuff is to not over think it.
    Wayne Yoshida
    13/01/2017 #2 Wayne Yoshida
    Excellent tutorial Paul. I am one of those "Others want to, but can't spare the time." Making and learning and will get there. Soon. Hopefully.

    The to do list - excellent idea!
  4. Jared ๐Ÿ Wiese
    LinkedIn removes SEARCH feature!

    Is LinkedIn's Latest Really the Greatest?
    Examining the website's developments.
    By Arnie Fertig | Contributor

    This is HUGE: "Gone for everyone is the ability to search 'posts.' "

    This alone is the biggest feature I am anticipating from beBee, the ability to search for honey/buzz posts.
    Sign Up | LinkedIn


    Jared ๐Ÿ Wiese
    11/01/2017 #3 Jared ๐Ÿ Wiese
    #2 Thanks for adding the link. I had trouble putting that in the buzz.
    Please share as you see fit.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    11/01/2017 #2 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    thanks @Jared ๐Ÿ Wiese for sharing this ! http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2017-01-10/is-linkedins-latest-really-the-greatest
  5. Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    beBee includes all the necessary features to create, showcase and share people's personal brands including a professional profile, professional networking, a publishing platform, affinity groups (both personal and professional), live video capability, interactive job postings, advanced communication tools, and a multi-network content-sharing tool. Javier ๐Ÿ beBee


    Mohammed Sultan
    10/01/2017 #3 Mohammed Sultan
    I'm @ Mohammed Sultan whose core interest and passion have a great synergy with beBee passion and objectives.A father of four; a young diplomat(son),an eye doctor(daughter),A chemist(daughter) and a graphic designer(son).The are my small hive in New Cairo where gardens are full of bees and superstore shelves display beBee honey.This's the real me.
    Tifany Rodio
    10/01/2017 #2 Anonymous
    The perfect social network to create personal branding. And soon we will be even better with those new features!
  6. ProducerMax๐Ÿ J. Carter
    What it means to me to be a beBee Brand Ambassador
    What it means to me to be a beBee Brand AmbassadorHere is what it says I do as an Ambassador on my profile.ย  Promote the beBee brand by connecting with professionals in my field and bees with whom I share interests on beBee. Promote the beBee brand both externally and internally by contributing...


    Gerald Hecht
    10/01/2017 #43 Gerald Hecht
    Awww...this is so precious..it's absolutely adorable; why you're just like a little prince made of porcelain
    Paul Burge
    10/01/2017 #42 Paul Burge
    "Sincere and respectful engagement ". This is exactly what we're about. Positive and quality engagement that lead to productive connections and collaboration.
    Pascal Derrien
    10/01/2017 #41 Pascal Derrien
    I agree on sharing articles I have the same ''policy'' :-) I mainly share them elsewhere too
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    10/01/2017 #39 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Well said @Max๐Ÿ J. Carter. Many times I also promote articles that seem to have little to no views or comments. I find articles that may relate to me but I'm sure others can relate to. Nice buzz!
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    10/01/2017 #37 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #31 Thank you @Paul Walters
    David B. Grinberg
    10/01/2017 #32 David B. Grinberg
    Max, I echo the comment of @Paul Walters below ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ๐ŸโœŒ๏ธ๏ธ
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    10/01/2017 #30 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Well done, Max. You have shared genuine reflections of your role as a beBee ambassador. Again, congratulations and buzz on.
    Emily๐Ÿ Bee
    10/01/2017 #29 Emily๐Ÿ Bee
    Nice work Max!
    Donald Grandy
    10/01/2017 #28 Donald Grandy
    Well stated @Max๐Ÿ J. Carter. Thanks for reminding all beBee Ambassador's of the values that we embrace and reflect for others to see. Amen!
    Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    10/01/2017 #27 Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    Congratulations, ambassador. @Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    I like your buzz, good thoughts and reflections appear.
    I do not stop filling my backpack with knowledge that other bees bring.
    Thank you all, we will contribute to the hive.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    09/01/2017 #26 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #25 Thank you @Ali Anani. I took the weekend to look at those 3 sentences and how I am going to live up them. I had to really stop and think before writing this and look at what I was doing that led to me being named an ambassador and what I see in other ambassadors.
    Ali Anani
    09/01/2017 #25 Ali Anani
    First- thanks to @Milos Djukic for tagging me.
    @Max๐Ÿ J. Carter- you spoke my heart with this thoughtful buzz. I agree entirely with all what you have written. You awakened me to some actions that I do without realizing why I do them such as mentioning links to other buzzes. This is a great buzz and is worthy of sharing.
  7. ProducerFlavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    "I beeleaf in you , beBee ! "
    "I beeleaf in you , beBee ! "I guess it is my time to put something on paper about beBee. I have just posted a video clip of an old band (Poison) and the tune title is Something to Believe In ... and somehow it inspired me to write this buzz.The idea is to post this on the...


    Zacharias Voulgaris ๐Ÿ
    10/01/2017 #5 Zacharias Voulgaris ๐Ÿ
    LI sells the image of "strictly professional". Lately it's more like FB than anything else. In fact, I'd argue that it's worse than FB, since at least on FB you get to see updates from your friends, not from some people that are more like acquaintances than anything else. So, yeah. LI fails to deliver even on its basic premise. I'm so glad that there are alternatives to it.
    David B. Grinberg
    16/12/2016 #4 David B. Grinberg
    Nice tribute, Flavio. I BEElieve in beBee and think you BEE correct. Keeping buzzing!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    15/12/2016 #3 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Haha, this was great! Thanks @Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ, I bee leaf in bebee too. So I guess that makes me a bebeer. Much better than beeing a belieber
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    15/12/2016 #1 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    LOL very funny !!
  8. ProducerAlban JARRY

    Alban JARRY

    The Little Prince sheds light on social networks
    The Little Prince sheds light on social networks From solitude in the middle of the desert, in his meeting with Little Prince, Antoine de Saint Exupรฉry took us on his journey, when a plane crashed in the middle of the Sahara. This discovery of new beings happens to all of us when we are immersed...


    John White, MBA
    10/01/2017 #14 John White, MBA
    @Alban JARRY: thanks for writing such a buzzworthy piece. The beBee social media team has shared it in various accounts on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+. Buzz on!
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    10/01/2017 #13 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #12 @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher absolutely ! Deeper connections through sharing passions or/and respecting others, lead to deeper friendships and/or better professional relatioships ! We are humans and we do business with thouse we prefer or we share anything else.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    10/01/2017 #12 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    What a great inference you drew with the story about the little prince and Social Media @Alban JARRY. This stood out, "From the imagery of this author so many situations arise that seem so real in todayโ€™s world that the Little Prince undoubtedly gives us the keys to better discover others and deepen our introspection." That is one of the beautiful wonders of utilizing social media , deeper introspection by means of learning from others, respect of others and passions or goals we may share which can lead to professional relationships and/or deep friendships as well. Patience is a virtue. This story could be descriptive of beBee and its philosophies too! Cc: @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee @Milos Djukic @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Froilรกn Pรฉrez
    10/01/2017 #11 Froilรกn Pรฉrez
    #1 thank you for the reminder that I need to read it soon!
    Devesh Bhatt
    10/01/2017 #10 Devesh Bhatt
    Aurorasa Sima
    09/01/2017 #9 Aurorasa Sima
    #8 Yeah (:
    Milos Djukic
    09/01/2017 #8 Anonymous
    #2 Thanks a lot @Aurorasa Sima :)
    Sara Jacobovici
    09/01/2017 #7 Sara Jacobovici
    "From solitude in the middle of the desert, in his meeting with Little Prince, Antoine de Saint Exupรฉry took us on his journey..." So begins @Alban JARRY's message to us, so beautifully communicated.
    Sara Jacobovici
    09/01/2017 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    I am grateful to be able to see social network anew through your eyes @Alban JARRY. Thank you for a beautifully written post.
    Milos Djukic
    09/01/2017 #5 Anonymous
    Great one @Alban JARRY.
    Liesbeth ๐Ÿ Leysen, MSc. beBee Ambassador
    09/01/2017 #4 Liesbeth ๐Ÿ Leysen, MSc. beBee Ambassador
    Well this approach touches my heart. Beautiful article. Thank you @Alban JARRY
    Jared ๐Ÿ Wiese
    09/01/2017 #3 Jared ๐Ÿ Wiese
    I absolutely loved this post!

    Incredibly insightful themes:
    - Taming the social fox;
    - Budding relationships beyond our neighbors;
    - geographers of the eccentric.

    "It is these unexpected discoveries that await the user at the bend of these crossroads proposed by the the giant social networks. They let the imagination roam while offering reality at every moment."

    Merci, M @Alban JARRY, pour un reseau de connection, tout pres.
    Aurorasa Sima
    09/01/2017 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    @Milos Djukic
    Aurorasa Sima
    09/01/2017 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    I like this analogy. The little prince happens to be one of the most important books in my life.

    I read it whenever I lost touch with the ground.
  9. Juan Imaz

    Juan Imaz

    Juan Imaz
    Where Weird Facebook is King: How a College Kid Does Social
    backchannel.com The former viral โ€œactual teenโ€ updates his views on Facebook, Snapchat, and the...


  10. beBee in English
    About to run a social media campaign? โœ‹๏ธ Wait! Check out this infographic first ๐Ÿ˜‰ beBee in English


    Ravi Ranjan
    05/01/2017 #2 Ravi Ranjan
    We should not forget to track down the posts & contents which we share on regular basis
    David B. Grinberg
    05/01/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    @Teresa Gezze and team: Kudos on another awesome infographic -- very nice!
  11. ProducerAleta Curry

    Aleta Curry

    G+ live video streaming dies. Facebookโ€™s gets a boost. beBeeโ€™s is buzzing
    G+ live video streaming dies. Facebookโ€™s gets a boost. beBeeโ€™s is buzzingA version of this article also appears on LinkedIn.Live event streaming lends itself well to some businesses, and if yours is one of them, you may have been distressed to find out that Google Plusโ€™ live streaming facility, โ€˜Hangouts on Airโ€™ was...


    Aleta Curry
    08/01/2017 #6 Aleta Curry
    #5 Good on ya, @Mike Rana, let us know when. I'll probably be asleep, but I'll catch it later!
    Mike Rana
    07/01/2017 #5 Mike Rana
    I'm considering doing a livestream this week on some topic that I will determine later. :D
    Aleta Curry
    05/01/2017 #4 Aleta Curry
    #1 #2 Thanks, @David B. Grinberg I think the answer is ignorance (in the sense of simply not knowing, not in an insulting sense) and in this light, @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee's answer makes a great deal of sense.

    I'm happily surprised to hear that I am in the majority for once (60%; desktop users). I run a business from a home office in the country, which has many advantages, but is technologically limited. Further, I find that older users really need to be informed and guided about any kind of computer technology, and techies and nerds just assume that everyone knows, despite the fact that surveys consistently show a skewed demographic (overwhelming majority young white men; what about the rest of us?)

    beBee is an inclusive platform, and that will give it an edge in the future.
    David B. Grinberg
    05/01/2017 #3 David B. Grinberg
    #2 Thanks for your reply, as always @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee. First, just for the record, I don't recall ever seeing any social media CEOs being so candid about improvements to their platform, especially never ever on LinkedIn. Second, I've used Live Buzz several times and really like it. Thus, I'm very excited about the forthcoming improvements. That's great news! Because if I can do it with "a face only a mother could love" then it just goes to show that anyone and everyone can use this valuable feature. The buzz is already growing louder in 2017 and we are only a few days into the new year, which is a great sign of things to come! ๐Ÿ๐ŸโœŒ๏ธ๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    05/01/2017 #2 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    @David B. Grinberg live buzz needs to be improved. IT WILL BE. A big reason is because few people download the app ( we are not promoting it until we get the next fast platform). Live Buzz is only available from the app. Now most of beBee visits come from Desktop (over 60%) and mobile web (40%). Next step is launching our new platform, promoting the app, and then promoting the new and improved live buzz :).. thanks @Aleta Curry. Video is not a trend. Video is a reality if you want to attract younger professionals. LI is too boring ! beBee has a huge potential. And beBee needs our community support for growing faster !
    David B. Grinberg
    05/01/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Nice post, Aleta. You provide timely information which is most helpful. It strikes me that beBee Live Buzz has been grossly under utilized thus far. I'm wondering if anyone has answers as to why this is the case, especially with the growing popularity of live video streaming? One would think this feature would still be used a lot more often. Then again, perhaps I'm missing it. You tell me? Thanks again for the good read. Keep buzzing in 2017 ๐Ÿ๐ŸโœŒ๏ธ๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
    cc @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee @John White, MBA
  12. ProducerRavi Ranjan

    Ravi Ranjan

    Impact of Social Media Channels on Social Life
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  13. ProducerbeBee in English
    Build a Successful Personal Brand With beBee
    Build a Successful Personal Brand With beBeeNew technologies have made extraordinary changes in the way we establish relationships, the way we meet people, how we access information and how we learn and teach others. Professionals have come a long way to get up-to-date and companies have all...


    Sarah Elkins
    05/01/2017 #6 Sarah Elkins
    Be professional and personal, make the connections beyond the keyboard by arranging a coffee break, phone or video call. Make sure your personal brand matches up online and offline! Good post, @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee View more
    Be professional and personal, make the connections beyond the keyboard by arranging a coffee break, phone or video call. Make sure your personal brand matches up online and offline! Good post, @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee. Close
    Donald Grandy
    05/01/2017 #5 Donald Grandy
    Love the info graphic. Thanks for sharing this guide to becoming a successful Personal Brand.
    David B. Grinberg
    05/01/2017 #4 David B. Grinberg
    #1 I echo @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman's sentiments: simply stunning indeed!
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    05/01/2017 #1 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Stunning presentation and infographic!
  14. ProducerDavid B. Grinberg
    How Social Startup beBee Benefits Bloggers
    How Social Startup beBee Benefits BloggersTodayโ€™s boisterous blogosphere continues to expand exponentially with competing content. In fact, your current social reach for blogging might be analogous to readers finding a single grain of sand on a beach, or the proverbial needle in a...


    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    02/01/2017 #33 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Thanks @David B. Grinberg ! Best wishes from Madrid ! Happy New Year !
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    16/10/2016 #32 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #24 But Please let me get you a new map!!!! That's the first one I ever did and the new ones are so much neater. LOL! I got much better! I love Jim's memes! I have one and will be adding others that are scheduled on Paul's app! .
    Also I agree with Harvey #31 below: I believe there are many people that would come to beBee just to engage with like minded people that may not have an agenda or business goals but like discussing business or learning from the experts here on the site.
    Harvey Lloyd
    15/10/2016 #31 Harvey Lloyd
    I have to agree with all that you have said here, and would add that i experienced the two platforms as you stated.

    But would like to encourage a different group to join the BeBee experience.

    Many of the posts of help suggest that one site is better for different goals, or how to post to develop your brand, sales or goals. I am not on of these folks. I also believe (No data to support.) that there are a great many who just wish to connect with like minded folks, no agenda.

    LI presented me with an opportunity to strike and find these folks. Unfortunately it did not work out. I am not a computer genius nor understand the motives or coding that didnt allow me to find like minded folks. BeBee however has been an emersive experience where i have met and shared with folks across boulders many thoughts and ideas that have expanded my being.

    @David Grinberg keep in mind that many folks are looking for professional connections with no agenda of brand or sales.

    BeBee is an awesome platform that represents a welcoming affinity atmosphere where all can find a voice. Most importantly i dont feel like i need to become a programmer to find these like minded folks.
    James O'Connell
    15/10/2016 #30 James O'Connell
    Nice informative piece @David B. Grinberg (' ' ,)
    James O'Connell
    15/10/2016 #29 James O'Connell
    Have a squizz @Daniel Keating (' ' ,)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    15/10/2016 #28 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @David B. Grinberg Just sharing this comment I made earlier on LinkedIn... copy & Paste Hahaha

    " What beBee offers, is an opportunity for fair-play. You get to share your words to the largest audience of relevant groups via hives, and can be assured that it will be see. This is the first step in any writer sharing his/her words. If your audience does not see you, you have not started the race. Maybe some will see and find your words are relevant, maybe they will comment, and maybe they will share via facebook, twitter, email, LinkedIn, bebee and even WhatsApp. This I think gives the writers and bloggers an easy opportunity to distribute as desired. The other great point to note is the diverse sets of information available in groups. Ever checked out an engineering hive - you should give it a try! What about the Foodies hive - believe me when I say, there is no need to hunt for a cookbook before checking it out. Having a rough day and need some inspiration, well you WILL be inspired - I can vouch for that!

    As much as the words 'professional' are touted, one should remember, 'professionals' are people with lives. There is no need to get the same generic offering from one person all the time when on a platform with a carefully planned layout which makes selecting a genre quite easy.

    From my own experience, when I get onto bebee, I'm energized. Thanks again for this great post on bebee David B. Grinberg"
    David B. Grinberg
    15/10/2016 #27 David B. Grinberg
    #26 You're the best, @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Thanks so much for your kind assistance and gracious support. Please have a wonderful weekend. Thanks to you and others, the buzz is growing!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    15/10/2016 #26 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @David B. Grinberg..had to delete half my response..hahaha, still on mobile...
    But you have captured so much here I hope you will consider doing a YouTube video for sharing. You do have a voice for it.
    The live streams are good also, but it may take about ten streams to get the message out , and shared via Twitter and Facebook...just an observation
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    15/10/2016 #25 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @David B. Grinberg as @Randy Keho says maybe you can do a speaking tour, or maybe you can tape on the video twitter and share..
    The clarity with the message within is brilliantly presented as indicated on one of my two comments on LinkedIn. Bebee does give the blogger a much better starting point . For bloggers who have built a following for a long time in one place , change may be tough. It's important though to note that many persons have different reasons for electing to stay in one location, for example LinkedIn, and it probably works for them. New bloggers need to hear about beBee, and I think experience the affinity.
    What sets us apart is the real multi lingual offering of bebee and the open network sharing. Another huge plus not to be taken for granted is the easy and welcoming access to @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee @Juan Imaz.. the starters and owners of the platform. I sincerely hope these guys will always be accessible, and present.
    David B. Grinberg
    13/10/2016 #24 David B. Grinberg
    This is a bee-lated special "shout out" to @Jim Murray for his masterful memes and to @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams for the awesome image (both above).
    "If bees are to rule social media then bees must buzz! When bees pollinate we can create newBees! All bees must swarm." - Pamela.
    Jim: "beBee understand that there's a lot more to you than just business. And they have designed their site accordingly." And, "beBee was created to help you to find the audience you need to build the kind of online relationships you want."
    Kudos to you Jim and Pamela. I also love Jim's moniker: "The buzz is growing @ BEBEE.COM."
    Simply awesome messaging, Jim and Pamela!
    cc: @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee @John White, MBA @Teresa Gezze
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    13/10/2016 #22 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Check out this article on Linkedin by @David B. Grinberg and comment if you have time, thanks so much!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    13/10/2016 #21 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #20 Thanks @David B. Grinberg, I'm really having fun.
    David B. Grinberg
    13/10/2016 #20 David B. Grinberg
    #11 Lisa, I appreciate your always being so wonderful in spreading buzz about BB. I wish you and your family all the very best. I also look forward to reading more of your sweet honey!๐Ÿ™โœŒ๏ธ๏ธ๐Ÿ
    David B. Grinberg
    13/10/2016 #19 David B. Grinberg
    #5 it's it's my pleasure, JAVIER. I really hope more bees engage with the blog post on LinkedIn to show the BB team spirit and provide testimonials about this wonderful affinity-based social network. Thanks for all you do! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜‡๐ŸโœŒ๏ธ๏ธ
    David B. Grinberg
    13/10/2016 #18 David B. Grinberg
    #14 I really appreciate your kind words Ali. Your writing is always masterful and enlightening ๐Ÿ™๐ŸโœŒ๏ธ๏ธ
    David B. Grinberg
    13/10/2016 #17 David B. Grinberg
    #12 thank you Jim. Your memes are masterful as are your sweet honey and blog posts! BB is very lucky to have you on their side. Thanks for all you do! ๐Ÿ™โœŒ๏ธ๏ธ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ˜‡
    David B. Grinberg
    13/10/2016 #16 David B. Grinberg
    #15 Randy, thanks so much for your kind words. But as I like to say, I have a face only a mother could love โค๏ธ On the other hand, a handsome guy like you should be out there front and center. We starving writers like to stay behind the scenes and let the more photogenic and telegenic people like you take the lead in this regard. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜‡๐ŸโœŒ๏ธ๏ธ๐Ÿ
    Randy Keho
    12/10/2016 #15 Randy Keho
    You should embark on a speaking tour @David B. Grinberg. I can see your face on billboards and buses all across America. Heck, I can see you on "Ellen" someday on your way to being profiled on "60 Minutes." Awesome job.
    Ali Anani
    12/10/2016 #14 Ali Anani
    @David B. Grinberg- you are masterful. beBee is thriving on your writing
    debasish majumder
    12/10/2016 #13 debasish majumder
    lovely elucidation. enjoyed read. you people are the star as well influencers' of beeBee which made this platform so attractive. Jim Murray, John White, Dr. Ali Anani, Lisa Gallagher, Javier beBee and plenty more which enable me a lot to widen my vistas. thank you very much David Grinberg for sharing such lovely post.
  15. ProducerJan ๐Ÿ Barbosa
    The Week In Social Media Volume Volume 12
    The Week In Social Media Volume Volume 12A whole very social week has come and gone, we have to admit, social media is a busy affair, too much information and too little time, but don't you worry, because we at The Week In Social Media are doing the hard work for you !!! Here are some...


    Henrik Stรฅhl
    01/01/2017 #7 Henrik Stรฅhl
    Thanks @Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa - and Happy New Year! ๐Ÿ™Œ
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    01/01/2017 #6 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Great series you are continuing @Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa, thank you!! I'm enjoying the bio's of those you post!
    Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa
    31/12/2016 #4 Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa
    Also featured another bee @Henrik Stรฅhl
    David B. Grinberg
    31/12/2016 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for this buzzing series, Jan. I look forward to more in 2017. Well done!
  16. ProducerBilly Grande

    Billy Grande

    What beBee Brand Ambassadors Should Know About What's Happening With Linkedin & Facebook
    What beBee Brand Ambassadors Should Know About What's Happening With Linkedin & FacebookThere has been some discussion about Linkedin changing some features which were appreciated by bloggers and social marketing profiles. Because of these changes beBee may see some influx from disaffected Linkedin users.What is going on?Mark...


    Billy Grande
    09/01/2017 #37 Billy Grande
    #36 Wow!
    Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    02/01/2017 #36 Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    We have a fake President, a fake currency and a fake budget~ nothing should come as a surprise anymore.
    Billy Grande
    02/01/2017 #35 Billy Grande
    #34 It's a red herring as regards Russia anyway. The Russians are exploiting TRUE news to manipulate opinion. Looking at the US from the outside right now is not a pretty site. The Guantanamo concentration camp, mass surveillance, a really weird private prison system and ludicrous registries make the russian plan to make the US look bad pretty easy to be honest. They don't need any "fake news"... IMHO the only way to turn things around is a return to the principals of Liberty. As regards those founding fathers not being to be able to imagine any of this.... I think people nowadays would be surprised at the kind of things they witnessed and could consequently imagine.
    Harvey Lloyd
    02/01/2017 #34 Harvey Lloyd
    #33 I agree. Even hard news is difficult to access anymore. My concern is that even though the news was channeled through a very narrow band it had elements of quality. Now we are back to the pony express days. It takes three months for the real story to be sorted.

    Yet we made decisions prior to the whole being realized
    Billy Grande
    02/01/2017 #33 Billy Grande
    #32 I think "fake news" might mean "the other side's propaganda" but I'm still trying to get my head around the expression. What does "News" mean for example? Today most of the major news channels engage in non-stop opinion. Is this "fake news" in the sense that you don't really get the info served straight up?
    Harvey Lloyd
    02/01/2017 #32 Harvey Lloyd
    #30 In a philosophical way i agree. The golden rule is difficult but is our only hope and plan. But within the golden rule lies the greatest challenge we face. Free speech when it took 3.5 months of travel from coast to coast is one thing, when i can blast three words and it's available across the world in 2 seconds is quite another.

    Our original build of the constitution was based on tyranny. It has served us well up till now. Tyranny has taken on a whole new face that our constitution could not have even imagined. The internet and man's understanding of the mind have combined to create a flow of information. Depending on your views or perspective it is either the greatest thing since canned beer or the worst possible outcome.

    Public opinion is now controlled/changed by public opinion. In the past information was controlled by a group of people called journalists that honor and integrity were easily wasted and spotted. Today half truths, innuendo are passed off as real news.
    Mike Rana
    02/01/2017 #31 Mike Rana
    Fake news is still free speech and should be treated as such. We as individuals must be vigilant in vetting the news, and news outlets have a greater responsibility to make sure they're putting out verified information.

    Yes, inciting riots is outside of First Amendment protections, mostly because of its threat to public safety.

    Also, Harvey, there's a difference between fake news and a scam.#29
    Billy Grande
    02/01/2017 #30 Billy Grande
    #29 Yes Harvey, I guess we all need to take a private look in the mirror and if who we see staring back is aloof then we should act accordingly. The golden rule is the key although this world is not always the easiest place to practice it. What is subversion of the internet for one is the emancipation of another.
    Harvey Lloyd
    02/01/2017 #29 Harvey Lloyd
    #25 Free speech is limited in its scope such inciting a riot. Fake news and other antics that play out on social media do have cause and effect. The larger question is when will the torts arrive to settle the cause effect. This will be the first sign of regulatory action.

    The licensing aspect may not be the solution, but so much news is questionable. How will we deal with the subversion of the internet. A reasonable person may present that we are educated and should be able to delineate between. But i am amazed at the scams and other systems of fake news that seem to gain traction within a group.

    The issues are on the horizon. Someone eventually will begin to execute around limiting speech in this format.
    Billy Grande
    02/01/2017 #28 Billy Grande
    #26 Thanks Jo for that very inspired comment. It made me think to myself that this whole beBee thing is real interesting.
    Mike Rana
    02/01/2017 #25 Mike Rana
    A few comments based on the thread (I have not read the article):

    1) Free speech is a natural right granted us all at birth. It's the responsibility of our respective governments to protect that freedom from being encroached upon, especially by itself. Constitutions don't grant us any rights, but is a contract between us and the government that requires them to do what it can to protect those rights.

    2) I actually don't have an issue with LinkedIn charging its users to be on the site - maybe it will brings back some of the professionalism. Many have forgotten why LinkedIn was created. For what it's worth, I'm glad BeBee is giving LinkedIn competition; it will show Microsoft that they aren't the only player in town.

    3) Any attempts to license free speech will get struck down. Consider that anyone on this platform could conceivably be a reporter; all you need is a blog and a professional email address and you can act like a reporter.
    Billy Grande
    02/01/2017 #24 Billy Grande
    #23 Hi Javier, great to get your positive input and feedback. I agree, 2017 is going to be huge! All the best and HNY ;-)
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    02/01/2017 #23 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    @Billy Grande , to be honest, I don't see any issue on that, I only see great opportunities :-) keep it going ! thanks for sharing your worries !
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    02/01/2017 #22 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #21 I agree and some countries are already censoring what comes in and goes out where the internet is concerned.

    Believe me this country is fucked up and not the greatest place on Earth though yes it is much better than other places I could be and I am grateful for that.

    I apologize if you thought I was minimizing the rest of the world. Not my intent.

    I was simply giving the USA view from this guy in the USA and the possible impact it will have here as I live here I can't really speak to what "is" in other parts of the world or how it might effect them, that would be incredibly arrogant of me and Americans already have enough of a bad rep for that.

    However on the same note I thought it was relevant to mention the impact and how it might end up playing out here for those reading this who might not comment that are here in the USA with me.

    Hence why I said

    This is not aimed at you.

    I hope this makes sense and you realize I meant no offense.
    Billy Grande
    02/01/2017 #21 Billy Grande
    #19 Max... Free speech is very important to me but you already know the USA is not the only country in the world. It might be much easier in other less developed countries where such things as internment camps, use of torture by the security forces, mass surveillance of the population and the placing of individuals on abusive registries are already accepted by the population. Of course the USA is the cornerstone of the free world and sets an example so we will certainly not expect it to happen there.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    02/01/2017 #19 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #17 I get what you're saying and this is not aimed at you.

    It's going to be interesting when it gets taken before the supreme court for free speech possible violation?

    I can almost see it.

    They are creating a union of news and state.

    That is censorship from the government silencing the voice of the people.

    Granted some have abused the holy living shit out of it.

    Licensing who has a voice and who doesn't is censorship of "free" speech.

    The constitution in the USA grants free speech not licensed speech and it is going to have to be for the lawyers and the courts to battle out.

    Nothing we are going to say here is going to be an answer on how it's going to go down or what the outcome will be.
    Billy Grande
    02/01/2017 #18 Billy Grande
    #15 #15 Sorry Max I don't get what you mean there.
    Billy Grande
    02/01/2017 #17 Billy Grande
    #9 Possibly. It's obvious that some kind of regulation is coming so people need to prepare to make sure there is some opposition and a balance is struck.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    02/01/2017 #15 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #14 Same difference.
    Billy Grande
    02/01/2017 #14 Billy Grande
    #12 I think it's going to be a bit like a driving license where you learn what a source is and how powerful information can be etc. How driving a blog can run people over. Might be quite expensive to get one though.
  17. ProducerHenrik Stรฅhl
    Social Media In 2017 Will Be About Physical Products
    Social Media In 2017 Will Be About Physical ProductsHow Snap Inc set the stage for next yearโ€™s big trend in social media 2016 is barely over, but I guess youโ€™re already tired of reading summaries of the year. Therefore, let us keep that particular process short:2016 has been about video in general...


    Teresa Gezze
    02/01/2017 #10 Teresa Gezze
    Teresa Gezze
    02/01/2017 #9 Teresa Gezze
    #8 Noted!! Thanks you, @Henrik Stรฅhl!
    Henrik Stรฅhl
    30/12/2016 #8 Henrik Stรฅhl
    #4 @Teresa Gezze Wow, that's fantastic. If you're a fan of honey, you should definitely try some Croatian honey by the way. Best honey ever ๐Ÿ‘Œ
    Henrik Stรฅhl
    30/12/2016 #7 Henrik Stรฅhl
    #3 Really? Haha, that's awesome! ๐Ÿ™Œ
    Paul Burge
    30/12/2016 #6 Paul Burge
    Thanks for sharing this @Henrik Stรฅhl. Some interesting ideas here for 2017...
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    30/12/2016 #5 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #3 I received some bebee honey, very tasty! Excited to see what beBee will be rolling out in 2017. Extremely talented group! Nice buzz @Henrik Stรฅhl.
    Teresa Gezze
    30/12/2016 #4 Teresa Gezze
    #1 Great buzz, @Henrik Stรฅhl! And thanks for mentioning me. Take a look at the Xmas basket we are giving away in Spain, it has a lot of our branded products in it =). https://www.bebee.com/producer/hive/bebee-espanol/quieres-la-cesta-de-navidad-de-bebee-todos-los-detalles-aqui#c53
    Sergio Martรญnez
    30/12/2016 #3 Sergio Martรญnez
    Cool! FYI, we do have beBee honey! :P
  18. ProducerCandice ๐Ÿ Galek
    Is Linkedin Making A Critical Error? (Repost Due To It Being Blocked On Linkedin)
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    John Vaughan
    03/01/2017 #57 John Vaughan
    #47 "not worth their time to publish on Linkedin anymore" sez @Candice Galek

    JV> Perhaps. But that may have more to do with their agenda.

    * LinkedIn is clearly stumbling as it attempts to become a Marketing platform. Or god-knows-whatever-it-is-they're-doing

    * beBee is unabashedly about Marketing. It's analytically measurable. (see theMirror series https://www.bebee.com/producer/@john-vaughan/the-mirror-december-2016)

    * Most advocates and influencers (the distinction is really just word-smithing) are Marketing geeks. No blame: It comes with the territory. I have appropriate respect (and disrespect) for the craft. Marketing is one of my skills. But it just isn't my life's blood.

    So it doesn't surprise me that Marketing types will gravitate towards a platform which they feel serves their agenda.

    Point of Information: "Marketing" does not necessarily equal "Professional". A nice first step would be for advocates, influencers, and other marketers to simply acknowledge that - when they say 'professional' - they usually mean 'marketing'.

    As a nominal professional, with a nominally professional agenda, I'd like to discuss the logistics of a socialNet that serves 'professional' needs ... preferably without the hand-wavy confusion.
    John Vaughan
    03/01/2017 #56 John Vaughan
    Thanks @Ginger A Christmas (wotta great monicker!)
    Gotta wonder: "Do people ask if you're a porn star?" Sorry. Couldn't resist. Still hope you'll connect...

    This thread reveals some intriguing observations about our socialNet behavior:
    * We want valid info about our presence and performance (Credibility is a topic. The available tools suck.)
    * "big data" factoids are seductive (if often marketing-shallow and misleading) http://www.jcvtcs.com/index-section-jvaughan.html#factoids

    From a UX/UI/Design-y perspective, putting together a rich, sophisticated, useful, accessible socialNet interface 'that works" - in a professional environment - is a royal bitch. Especially since the expectation is that all this info will be 'silver plattered' to me (We've got an app for that). FaceBook has pioneered facile glibness. beBee puts a marketing-centric spin on that. LinkedIn has constructed a solid model for 'professional' affinity. None of them do a dandy job of offering me-as-a-user relevant metrics that have value - and tools which allow me to act on my agendas https://jcvtcsblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/30/socialnet-why-are-we-here/.

    Footnotes on the beBee tendency towards one-sided LinkedIn-bashing:
    * A recent exercise in 'exposure' https://www.bebee.com/producer/@john-vaughan/the-value-of-re-posting shows LinkedIn outperforming beBee 'by a mile'
    * The 'Quality vs Quantity' issue remains central to the discussion - as well as a strength of LinkedIn engagement (mine, at least)

    There's more. Of course. But that's another rant.
    Ginger A Christmas
    03/01/2017 #55 Ginger A Christmas
    @john vaughan I love your tongue-in-cheek ways. #37
    Ginger A Christmas
    03/01/2017 #53 Ginger A Christmas
    @Candice ๐Ÿ Galek. I stopped by with the encouragement of @John White, MBA. I'm glad I did! Wham! No games, just facts and lots of them! I love that! Candice, I will be back!
    Amarish J. Khan ๐Ÿ
    02/01/2017 #52 Amarish J. Khan ๐Ÿ
    #51 very cool!
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    02/01/2017 #51 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #50 @Amarish J. Khan ๐Ÿ you already have views on every Producer's article. thanks
    Amarish J. Khan ๐Ÿ
    02/01/2017 #50 Amarish J. Khan ๐Ÿ
    #49 you should put in views. So everyone can see how many people viewed your post
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    02/01/2017 #49 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Thanks @Candice ๐Ÿ Galek. I agree. We are working on adding features to drive engagement not taking them away ! I am excited about our next platform. Coming soon ! :-)
    Phil Friedman
    02/01/2017 #48 Phil Friedman
    #47 The fallacy of the program, @Candice ๐Ÿ Galek, is that engagement is a two-way process, and the fact is that virtually none of the LI-appointed "Influencers" ever bothered to spend the time to answer all the comments received as a result of LinkedIn exposing them arbitrarily to hundreds of thousands of readers. Ergo abysmal engagement stats that LI sought to disguise by dismantling most of the stats being tracked and shown.
    Candice ๐Ÿ Galek
    01/01/2017 #47 Candice ๐Ÿ Galek
    #31 Having spoken to a number of these appointed influencers @Phil Friedman I agree. They have also said it is not worth their time to publish on Linkedin anymore.
    Candice ๐Ÿ Galek
    01/01/2017 #46 Candice ๐Ÿ Galek
    #26 It depends on which Internship ad they answered. I would say roughly 50 percent are. And if they perform well after three months we either lose them or start paying them. Ecommerce is an extremely challenging field it is not neuroscience but the amount of information you have to digest daily can be challenging. Every day there is a new app, new platform, new thing to learn.
    John Vaughan
    31/12/2016 #45 John Vaughan
    #38 Excellent @Michael Rana
    You raise an interesting point - and I don't necessarily disagree with the underlying premise
    Value systems are often in flux. (Side note : "This, too, shall pass" is a useful phrase-to-remember)
    The implication for "the meaning of words" is critical to meaning-full conversation.

    beBee's pseudo-2000-character-limit (it's actually less) is truly a bitch. By the same token, the Crucible of the Comment Area is an excellent venue for honing an idea-in-progress. "Chunking" the thought into multiple responses is awkward, but allows for the immediate crowdsourcing of wisdom. There's implicit 'professional collaboration' potential here.

    Hey, that could even be another rant. There ya go.
    Mike Rana
    31/12/2016 #38 Mike Rana
    I will be writing an article responding to that as I don't think I can do it within a comment box.#37
    John Vaughan
    31/12/2016 #37 John Vaughan
    #17 The Millenials vs Boomers premise kind of implies that anyone who doesn't embrace beBee "just doesn't get it". But it's still worth exploring

    @Michael Rana: What is the 'different idea about the meaning of "professional" than previous generations'? I'm not trying to be difficult - and I hope I'm not all that obtuse. We need to have a definition in order to have the discussion.

    BTW: I was operating on the assumption that we Boomers were the ones who exclusively pioneered the newer, better, different ideas....
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    31/12/2016 #36 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #35 @John Vaughan I think you hit the nail right on the head.

    It sometimes takes a collection of views and one person coming in and looking at it all and finding the middle road that leads to clarity on the issue.

    I feel that's exactly what you have done here.
    John Vaughan
    31/12/2016 #35 John Vaughan
    Generally: @Max๐Ÿ J. Carter, @Phil Friedman, @Harvey Lloyd make some of the most cogent analyses (to me, at least).

    I don't spend a lot of time fussing over why organizations screw up
    More concerned about whether I can use whatever they're peddling ... this week.
    Even more invested in the caliber of the conversation. i.e. Is it Worth It?

    beBee games the numbers both in terms of how it counts things (https://www.bebee.com/producer/@john-vaughan/bebee-vs-linkedin-by-the-numbers) and how it generates those numbers in the first place (https://www.bebee.com/producer/@john-vaughan/priming-the-pump). But it's kind of shallow.

    Many of us use both platforms (each for what it does). Is there any evidence that people who leave LinkedIn find what they're missing - or what they've lost - on beBee? Based on conversations with colleagues ... not really.

    LinkedIn is a discussion w/ colleagues at the water cooler, or in the coffee room, or hanging over their cubicle. There's some diversion, but a lot of the talk is work-related. And it really has value, as a result.

    beBee is networking at the latest currently-hip bar. I'm not even sure if it rises to that level, professionally. Much of beBee's content is self help, "my favorite music", and marketing-oriented. It's not that I don't enjoy it, but ... (it's just a variation on FaceBook)
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    31/12/2016 #34 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #25 A lot of us grew up with out cell phones an the internet.

    Here;'s the thing Millennials are not the end all be all of changing the world and making people do it their way to satisfy their wants to make it their way.

    You want it your way, go to Burger King or build your own network and put all your interns to work on creating it.

    You can bitch all you want about what you don't like however you have to remember it's their network to do with as they please.

    If Linkedin is going to succeed and keep from failing they have to take stands or serious business people will laugh at them and they will lose big time.

    The reorg with Microsoft at the helm might take time however I think adter they work the bugs out that necessitate the take over to save Linkedin from going under we will see Linkedin bounce back stronger in the market place.

    I was one of 25.000 that Phil mentioned in his comment as I had been drawing a lot of interest from the groups i was posting in from my blog at the time.

    In the early part of that venture I was getting a lot of views and now I can't get shit on Linkedin and I am biding my time to see what they do before condemning them.

    It still has viability for it's purpose that has been abused back and forth by its membership repeatedly.

    Instead of networking it became a marketing whore house where every cheap trick took away from the seriousness of the intent to actually network with people in like industries.
    Phil Friedman
    31/12/2016 #33 Phil Friedman
    #32 Gimmick perhaps, Milos, but cute? There is something for beBee to learn from LI's evolution and devolution, but I fear it may not.
    Milos Djukic
    31/12/2016 #32 Anonymous
    #31 LinkedIn is a cute gimmick.
    Phil Friedman
    31/12/2016 #31 Phil Friedman
    #30 #2 -- Candice, if I remember correctly, LinkedIn made the largest strides in membership gains per unit time when it introduced its long-post publishing platform and invited the first 25,000 non-Influencer writers to "publish on LinkedIn." It also kept a relatively high active user ration back when professional and industry specific groups were particularly strong.

    Then, because of wanting to hide the failure of its designated-Influencer marketing program, LI decided to start undermining both groups and non-Influencer writers by removing group management tools and screwing with the distribution of the posts of independent writers to their self-designated followers and connections.

    Unless MS comes to it management senses and changes out the legacy LinkedIn management figures who would rather be seen rubbing shoulders with Oprah than in doing a good job, it will be explaining to its shareholders why it $26 billion purchase has turned to dung.
  19. George Touryliov
    "I am not a LinkedIn connection collector. I am looking to build a network of quality rather than quantity. But that doesnโ€™t mean Iโ€™m not interested in connecting with people I donโ€™t already know."
    George Touryliov
    This Is Why I Didnโ€™t Accept Your LinkedIn Connection Request
    www.business2community.com If you are on LinkedIn, Iโ€™m certain you have experienced this. You log in and there is a handy notification on the top right corner letting you know someone has sent you an invitation to connect....


    George Touryliov
    30/12/2016 #2 George Touryliov
    #1 Thanks for brilliant comment Jillian.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
    Jillian Bullock
    29/12/2016 #1 Jillian Bullock
    Hi George, while I completely agree with you about people not personalising a LinkedIn request is a big no-no, in my experience, I've found some people genuinely don't know how to do it. Sometimes (not all the time) but sometimes it was a genuine connection request but off it goes before they could find the personalised message section. Even people I am teaching in person to do a personalised message, jump the gun and off it goes before they get the chance to personalise.

    The new LinkedIn interface prompts people to personalise which is brilliant so hopefully, this impersonal practice will become less commonplace. However, it's still a good idea to ask people why they would like to connect before you make the decision to 'Accept' or 'Ignore' just in case it was ignorance and not rudeness that made them click on the 'connect' button the first time. I would hate to lose a business opportunity simply because they don't know how to use the platform properly. Food for thought.
  20. George Touryliov
    And as 2016 comes to a close, We've started to wonder: What mind-spinning changes does 2017 have in store for social media?
    George Touryliov
    4 Bold Social Media Predictions for 2017
  21. George Touryliov
    Become a social media influencer in 2017 with these ten tips. http://on.forbes.com/60428MxROGeorge Touryliov
  22. ProducerAleta Curry

    Aleta Curry

    Two super-cool things beBee does that NewBees may not be aware of
    Two super-cool things beBee does that NewBees may not be aware ofI can be slow. I mean, I'm very intelligent and all, and I think deeply, but I think slowly. So it took me a while to figure out that beBee does two super-cool things for us without our having to lift a finger.The blogDid you know that beBee...


    Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    21/12/2016 #13 Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    Thanks for your buzz and feedback @Aleta Curry. It helps us to keep improving and to be active for you, which is the most important thing.
    Regarding the date of birth, it is not public. Only the companies in which the user has requested a job offer can see it. So do not worry.
    Any question you can mention me.
    Best Regards.
    Wendy van Gilst
    21/12/2016 #11 Wendy van Gilst
    I have to look in to the blog section, sounds very interesting!
    Paul Walters
    18/12/2016 #10 Paul Walters
    @Aleta Curry I love slow people !!! cool post ! ( sorry buzz.... Im exceptionally slow!)
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    17/12/2016 #9 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #8 First time I ever tried it - I don't see it on your profile, which I thought was the point - that all the beBee users could see it & know I have good things to say about your small biz acumen.....if it isn't displayed I could have just messaged you a well done :)
    Aleta Curry
    17/12/2016 #8 Aleta Curry
    #7 Yes, I did, thanks, but I couldn't message you from it. One more thing I have to learn :)
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    17/12/2016 #7 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #5 Did you get my recommendation?
    Aleta Curry
    17/12/2016 #6 Aleta Curry
    #3 Thanks @Dean Owen. Yes, that extra functionality would be great, but in lieu of that, it would be just fine if the Blog link/button thingy were really prominent at our profiles.
    Aleta Curry
    17/12/2016 #5 Aleta Curry
    #1 Okay, good to know. Thanks for that, @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Aleta Curry
    17/12/2016 #4 Aleta Curry
    #2 Thanks for the additional info, @David B. Grinberg.
    Dean Owen
    17/12/2016 #3 Dean Owen
    Super cool buzz! At some stage it would be nice somehow if the blog, or preview of the blog appeared on our profile although I understand that with mobile first in mind, this may be difficult.
    David B. Grinberg
    17/12/2016 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for sharing these astute observations, Aleta, with which I concur. Also, if you click on a person's name while in Producer then it will take you to their blog posts (rather than full profile). If you click outside of Producer then it will take you to full profile. So, actually, you have a blog profile on Producer and a regular profile off Producer. Is that a third category to add to your list? Thanks for the good buzz!
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    17/12/2016 #1 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    I do not have the option to download your CV, @Aleta Curry - I can only message you or share your profile. There is a little recommend option in the ... that might be fun to play with.

    The 'blog' functionality is fab - a great link to push around one's network - and beyond
  23. ProducerMike Rana

    Mike Rana

    I am a millennial and I have seen success on BeBee
    I am a millennial and I have seen success on BeBeeI will admit that I chose the image of minions for three reasons: ย They're now a pop culture icon, they bring a smile to people's faces, and because just before I woke up at 0340CST to startย producing this honey, they are what were on my mind as I...


    Larry Boyer
    04/01/2017 #28 Larry Boyer
    Excellent points all around Michael. Different social platforms have different people on them and different purposes. Be on enough to share your brand but no so many that you spread yourself thin.
    Mike Rana
    20/12/2016 #27 Mike Rana
    As an update: This has been up for three days and has more than 2K views.
    Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    19/12/2016 #26 Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    That's an awesome example, Michael! beBee is doing a great job and it's just a beginning. Li seem to be going down the mountain in their life cycle, unfortunately. Thank you for the post!
    Paul Burge
    19/12/2016 #25 Paul Burge
    A fantastic post @Mike Rana! Really interesting to read about your experience with beBee as a millenial. Tonnes of new features coming very soon too...
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    18/12/2016 #24 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #21 @Mike Rana - can you think of any other company where the CEO would notice your contributions? I mean you in the plural sense as a millennial. Everyone is talking about how important it is to your cohorts to add value & be heard and beBee is a place where the value added is noticed from the foundation to the top.
    Iyobosa Ero
    18/12/2016 #23 Iyobosa Ero
    Spot on!
    Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood
    18/12/2016 #22 Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood
    beBee is built for millennial success! Glad to see you with us. Buzz On!
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    18/12/2016 #21 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    @Mike Rana , you are a very active bee ! So it is the result of your work !!
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    18/12/2016 #19 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    What a great buzz ! beBee is working hard on a new great platform that is coming soon ! Thanks a lot!
    Randy Keho
    18/12/2016 #18 Randy Keho
    Sharing content from beBee to the other platforms is a great way to increase your exposure and create interest.
    I've also found it helpful to produce a blog, using the content produced on beBee. It increases exposure for you and beBee.
    Mike Rana
    18/12/2016 #17 Mike Rana
    Thank you for reading.#16
    Donna Gordon
    18/12/2016 #16 Donna Gordon
    I found this an interesting and informative piece, thanks for sharing Michael.
    Donna Gordon
    18/12/2016 #15 Donna Gordon
    I found this an interesting and informative piece
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    18/12/2016 #14 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    You're a breath of fresh air, Michael. Non-partial and informative piece.
    Mike Rana
    17/12/2016 #13 Mike Rana
    Much appreciated!#12
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    17/12/2016 #12 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    What a great evaluation of social media. It struck me as non-opinionated but a simple statement of your experience. Well done @Mike Rana!!. I just tried to tag you, realized I wasn't following you and so went to my newsfeed, followed you and came back to tag. I love this site! It's fun I can do that.
    Sharing across the board!
    Mike Rana
    17/12/2016 #11 Mike Rana
    #9 Thanks!

    What shall I write about next?
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    17/12/2016 #10 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #9 You are already being syndicated, @Mike Rana. That is influence, beBee-style.

    Way to spread the love, Jan!
    Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa
    17/12/2016 #9 Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa
    BTW @Mike Rana liked one of your articles a lot, and included it in my The Week In Social Media Volume 10... Keep On Buzzing !!!
  24. ProducerAlban JARRY

    Alban JARRY

    Business 2.0 will not survive without integrating with professional social networks
    Business 2.0 will not survive without integrating with professional social networksOur world is shifting, the number of people who use professional social networks is increasing tremendously and the new ecosystem is continuing to boom.ย Business 2.0 is evolving into version 3.0 and is looking for a way to carve out a place as part...


    Donald Grandy
    19/12/2016 #13 Donald Grandy
    Thank you Alban JAARY for this post. Keep up or get left behind !
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    19/12/2016 #12 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Imagine the business, corporate world without social media platforms!

    Perhaps, it'll be like bringing a moving vehicle to standstill or putting reverse gear while moving forward.
    John White, MBA
    19/12/2016 #11 John White, MBA
    @Alban JARRY: congratulations on writing such a buzzworthy post. beBee has shared your article on our company Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google plus pages. Buzz on!
    John White, MBA
    19/12/2016 #10 John White, MBA
    Thank you @Milos Djukic for calling my attention to this post.
    Peter Rus
    19/12/2016 #9 Peter Rus
    Question here is - how do businesses tap into the data? Are their customer databases handed over , put into data centers and they need to asume it is well taken care off? How do you control who is accessing what..before you read you are the victim of the next databreach?
    Milos Djukic
    19/12/2016 #8 Anonymous
    #5 @Phil Friedman, my friend. This brilliant article by Alban JARRY is in the line with my predictions in last three articles published on LinkedIn:
    1. You Are a Social Leader? The Butterfly Effect
    "Only carefully written words should cause a growing clamor (determined chaos), innovation and an inevitable progress."
    2. Leadership Glossary, Principles and Future Trends
    "Future leadership is about social complexity with a growing trend of social encounters and exchanges. You are the one."
    3. The Fractal Revolution in Society, Social Media First
    "Our future "Brave New World", despite some dogmatic principles could be a lot of different place, much better too and full of some glittering prizes for all of us. Even perhaps only on this micro scale where we have some influence, if not globally."
    Great news:
    4. "The Ethical and Moral Bankruptcy of Influencer Marketing" by Phil Friedman. A must read, i guess.
    Hoping for the best: "No-Muzak at its best"
    Kohei Kurihara
    19/12/2016 #7 Kohei Kurihara
    That's good insight, and we need to follow the entire trend.
    Kohei Kurihara
    19/12/2016 #6 Kohei Kurihara
    Good article!
    Phil Friedman
    19/12/2016 #5 Phil Friedman
    Milos, does this herald the end of literary Muzak on LinkedIn? Will beBee step in to save Inspidipity? As the World Turns, inquiring minds wait to see.

    In the meantime, Watch for my piece "The Ethical and Moral Bankruptcy of Influencer Marketing" -- out tomorrow. With a dedication to you, my friend.
    Devesh Bhatt
    19/12/2016 #3 Devesh Bhatt
    I am curious, How would Companies fit themselve into an affinity network??

    Can it be an honest fit in??
    David B. Grinberg
    19/12/2016 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for this informative and timely read, Alban. I like how you astutely articulate the new Information Age ecosystem of business and social networks integrating to become more productive, efficient and effective. The 21st century Information Revolution has indeed arrived, based on the evolution and proliferation of new mobile, digital and virtual platforms and devices.
    I've shared this buzz on three hives (open groups): "Business" and "Directors and Executives" and "Social Marketing Solutions." I'm also following you here on beBee.
    cc: @Milos Djukic
  25. ProducerJennifer ๐Ÿ Schultz
    The Social Media Haze
    The Social Media HazeRecently I launched a new business and announced it on all of my social media accounts. I immediately received from those closest to me "congratulations" on my entrepreneurial spirit, and support for me starting another company. However, I was then...


    Mohammed Sultan
    15/12/2016 #23 Mohammed Sultan
    #22 you are absolutely right an endorsement for a job or a project costs virtually nothing in time or money and often gets dry, particularly when similar endorsement is also offered for a competitive candidate,for the same the same job or project.Of course, you will not be able to discover that ,until you both apply for them.
    Jennifer ๐Ÿ Schultz
    15/12/2016 #22 Jennifer ๐Ÿ Schultz
    #17 Yes, Mohammed - you are spot on. Most of my congratulations came from close family and friends - but it is interesting to see how many people like to push a button on social media, without understanding does it make sense. Just like when someone on LinkedIn endorses me for a skill that I do not have. This is all part of the automation of the platform that asks users to endorse someone - does Jennifer have Accounting skills? (No, Jennifer does not- but then someone endorses me for it anyway!) And then someone is caught up on the social media haze - blind to what is in front of them - they just want to get that box out of their way!
    Jennifer ๐Ÿ Schultz
    15/12/2016 #21 Jennifer ๐Ÿ Schultz
    #12 Thanks David - I think my thought process is just like we expect to be presented with relevant content - at the same time one would expect relevant responses and not "canned or automated" ones. All of us are guilty of just hitting a button before reading and my reflection is one that basically on thoughts about how we can improve the way that we interact on social media. I mean lets be honest - most people from my high school days would not even know it was my birthday if not for FB telling them it was. :-) As far as reaching out to the 600+ in my network that had no idea that my new job title 'OWNER' meant that I launched a 2nd company - yes, I did start to reach back out to some to share my excitement on my new business launch - but, then I realized there is not enough time in a day for me to reach out while running both businesses effectively right now. And to be frank - most of this happened on LI - which I am not as enamored with anymore. :-)
    Jennifer ๐Ÿ Schultz
    15/12/2016 #20 Jennifer ๐Ÿ Schultz
    #16 Welcome to beBee Michael!
    Jennifer ๐Ÿ Schultz
    15/12/2016 #19 Jennifer ๐Ÿ Schultz
    Thanks Lisa - good to see that I am not the only one that has experienced this. I believe it's certainly food for thought on how to better interact on social media. :-)
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    15/12/2016 #18 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #16 Stick around and you will feel like an "old-bee" with many fun New-bee experiences @michael rana! The network is still growing, so don't feel left out! :))
    Mohammed Sultan
    15/12/2016 #17 Mohammed Sultan
    @ Jennifer Schltz.It has to be conceded that knowledge about people is not necessarily imposed by the prestige of social media .Your real support network will not come from 500+ connections,simply because most of them don't know you and so many might not be interested in what you did or doing.My advice is to make an alternative list of connections of the people you have warm feelings for and are constantly in touch with you.Think offline before you start preparing the alternative the list because they are likely to be the people whom you would like to talk to if you were passing hard time or whom you enjoy working with them .I am sure when you have reviewed all the names you may consider not more than 10 % of the 500+ connections who are often from your intimate loved ones inside your extended family and offline friends.Sometimes,anyone you would like to call him now is not who is going to congratulate you for starting your new business! We sometimes thrive for something that doesn't worth the thrife.My warmth congratulations Jennifer.
    Mike Rana
    15/12/2016 #16 Mike Rana
    I wish I had been around when this network first started. I feel bummed that I didn't know any sooner than I do now.#15
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    15/12/2016 #15 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    @Jennifer ๐Ÿ Schultz, you brought up a good point. I remember when many of us added beBee Ambassador to our Linkedin Profiles, we were bombarded with messages congratulating us on our new jobs. I'll never forget logging in and seeing that I had over 200 messages. I thought there was a glitch. Very few read what the change was. I read @David B. Grinberg's comment and he made a great point about sharing what you (or for that matter anyone who encounters a similar situation) are doing now. At the same time, it would take quite some time to go through 1700 inbox congrats ;-) I know I've made the mistake of reading what the new job is without knowledge of "how it came to be," and congratulated others too. After my own experience, I am careful now. Congrats to you on owning your business, quite awesome or as @Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado would say, quite crack!
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    15/12/2016 #14 Mohammed A. Jawad
    What a world of vicinity with the social media! Yet, in haste, everything turns haze. :(

    Above all, @Jennifer ๐Ÿ Schultz Wishing you all the best. :)
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    15/12/2016 #13 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    The downside of the social media haze is that everything is done at speed, but the upside is that it saves having a rolodex on one's table, plus you actually get to recall what those people looked like who got put into your rolodex.

    Congrats on the new biz, and hey! it is not about how good this site is or that site is, it is how great is your rolodex. Go retro girl !
    David B. Grinberg
    15/12/2016 #12 David B. Grinberg
    Jennifer, first let me congratulate you for embarking on a new, exciting and meaningful business venture. I wish you all the best with it.
    Second, as one who thrives on emphasizing the positive (for better or worse), just think how you would feel if nobody responded at all -- would you feel better or worse? While what you describe might not be the best example of social media engagement, it's engagement nonetheless (albeit minor).
    Now what if you turn the tables to your advantage by leveraging some or all of the 600 readers who did bother to engage with you? How? Contact them and let them know more about your new business. Seize this as a business and networking opportunity, not a popularity contest based on comments. Most people I know are already overwhelmed by information overload and other time constraints associated with the work-life balance and related personal/professional life challenges and events.
    Just something to ponder. Keep buzzing!
    Theresa Katalinas
    15/12/2016 #11 Theresa Katalinas
    I love this Jennifer! I say all the time that people don't really have conversations anymore, we're just all "connected."
    Preston Vander Ven
    14/12/2016 #10 Preston Vander Ven
    I agree. I to am guilty of it. I remember many times that I use to browse Facebook and like every photo that I thought was humorous. Yet, some many times the article and the photo were not related. Then associates would contact me asking me, "Why did you like this? I thought you were for this.. or against this..." But, I only looked at the picture and never read the article.
    By the way, I hope you enjoy your new business. Maybe I can share with you ideas to help.
    Jennifer ๐Ÿ Schultz
    14/12/2016 #9 Jennifer ๐Ÿ Schultz
    Thank you @Sarah Elkins - I will have to check out your post! It also provides a window into how social is social media? And definitely more genuine connections are what I personally - am after. Happy to connect with you! #8
    Sarah Elkins
    14/12/2016 #8 Sarah Elkins
    It is frustrating, Jennifer! I just published a similarly themed post on LinkedIn "How REAL is Your Network?" It occurred to me that despite having an incredibly active network via a variety of platforms, when it's time to take action and do something specific, not too many will actually step up. Great reminders here to make an effort to connect in a more genuine way to build a more meaningful network.
    Harvey Lloyd
    14/12/2016 #7 Harvey Lloyd
    #4 I don't think that automation can replace the personal touch. I believe we need to be players across multiple groups and share across groups. Keeping our actual real connections low.

    3 years for the existing business, is awesome. By that time synergies should exist that give you a break from all the hats.
    Jennifer ๐Ÿ Schultz
    14/12/2016 #6 Jennifer ๐Ÿ Schultz
    I could not agree more Zacharias - and thank you for the wishes! #5
    Zacharias Voulgaris ๐Ÿ
    14/12/2016 #5 Zacharias Voulgaris ๐Ÿ
    I agree. That's actually one of the reasons I left LinkedIn. Better to have fewer 'links' and stronger ones, that 500+ flakes.

    Also, all the best with your new business endeavor. I'm sure it's not going to be easy but it's bound to be rewarding and educational as an experience!
    Jennifer ๐Ÿ Schultz
    14/12/2016 #4 Jennifer ๐Ÿ Schultz
    Thank you Harvey. I agree - how do we improve automation to be more personalized? Yes my first business I chugging along at the 3 year mark, hopefully my new one will be just as strong or better! #3
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