- Producer02/12/2016Deutsche Telekom AG is entering the drone defense marketEuropean telco Deutsche Telekom AG is entering the drone defense market together with Dedrone, the market leader in anti-drone technology. The Magenta Security business unit of Deutsche Telekom will offer protection against unauthorized drones...
- Producer30/11/2016Facebook´s #dron crashedThe drone, called Aquila, suffered from a “structural failure” right before it landed at 7:43 am mountain standard time near Yuma, Arizona, on June 28, the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday.Facebook’s drone was “substantially...
- Producer26/11/2016Quit Social Media - for Your Career! Really?In his NY Times article, Mr. Newport makes his case against social media. Then on a LinkedIn share, Adam Grant disagrees with Cal Newport on social media's negative career impacts.I also disagree with Mr. Newport. Someone in one job or academia for...
Comments26/11/2016 #2 Jared Wiese#1 I can see your point, Harvey. I agree that we need to be careful what we put on social media if we have a career that might scrutinize it.
But I am thinking more benefits come from engaging others with similar interests. To learn and grow. To share. To show you know your stuff!
In my profession, I know hiring managers, recruiters and HR do indeed look at LinkedIn. Nothing there or inconsistencies are red flags. Solid content, activity, public references are golden proof.26/11/2016 #1 Harvey LloydI am on the fence with this one @Jared Wiese You may grow a network but you also expose yourself in many ways. Folks can view your profile and misinterpret things. Career building in person allows you to check Miss-interpretations. To much info is just as bad as not enough
- Producer26/11/2016What’s The Buzz; Tell Me What’s A Happening. Look Mum, I’ve become a bee!!!!It was just a mere eight months ago that I received an invitation from one of beBEE’s employees asking if I would consider posting on a new social media platform out of Madrid. Up until that, time I was a frequent ‘blogger” on Linked in...
Comments27/11/2016 #30 Pamela L. Williams#25 Welcome, welcome Michael. Hit the Cheat Sheet hive. There are many posts there on using the site. A piece of advice I've 'heard' and thought very relevant is this: Find posts or hives that really interest you professionally and personally. Look on the bee tab of the hive, see who belongs and follow them. You can later go back to the My Bees page on your profile and unfollow anyone who doesn't follow you back after a given time period. Those whose post your really like; same thing, click on the number next to the Relevant button on the post, find who found it relevant and follow them. Same thing; you can always unfollow if they are not like-minded people you want to connect with.
And sadly; as Paul mentions; Trolls exist. There is a 'mute' option under the 3 dot menu option on that person's profile that will allow you to mute all communication from this person and you won't have to see any of their posts. Again, welcome and just enjoy getting to know your fellow Bees.27/11/2016 #29 Pamela L. WilliamsNo shunning allowed if requested Don! Plus we do have the Pet's hive don't we? So if you actually own the kitten, Allowed! :-) Plus I like kittens, We have 3 cats, a dog, and a snake and yes I have posted pictures of them all. One with the snake on the hunt for a mouse hiding on the log...Now that freaked out a person or two. So cute kitties or gory realities of having a snake for a pet...I think most would prefer the cute kitten that fit into the palm of your hand. LOL~ #2227/11/2016 #28 Michele Williams 🐝#25 Welcome, Michael. Definitely join hives that interest you. They are a great place to meet people who share your intetests and will enjoy reading your posts. Here is one post that should help you get started. It will lead you to others that are also very helpful : https://www.bebee.com/producer/@paul-croubalian/getting-started-on-bebee-the-big-assed-list27/11/2016 #23 Michele Williams 🐝Thanks Paul for pointing out many unique qualities of and contributors to beBee. This is a great coming to beBee story. These stories are the narratives that will become lore and help sustain beBee's culture. The time that beBee's CEO-@Javier beBee View moreThanks Paul for pointing out many unique qualities of and contributors to beBee. This is a great coming to beBee story. These stories are the narratives that will become lore and help sustain beBee's culture. The time that beBee's CEO-@Javier beBee- takes to personally reach out to newbees, the opportunity to meet interesting and welcoming people and the engaged/engaging nature of new connections are all signature characteristics of many otherwise unique stories. Close26/11/2016 #17 Pamela L. Williamsthank you for the mention Paul! I think we've all been waiting for beBee, but I also consider this; if it wasn't for LinkedIn and Facebook and all the frustrations we've suffered with those sites beBee may never have come to fruition...and Oh My, I may never have 'met' Paul Walters! and all the other wonderful people you mention and so many more. I truly appreciate what Javier, Juan and the team have developed here and the warm community we have developed together. Now, off to the spa! (a gift from my daughter)!26/11/2016 #16 Praveen Raj GullepalliBang on dear Paul. And if there were to be a contest for the most connected CEO on Earth right now, the nominations Javbee would receive from patron beBees would make him win wings down, and stay right up there for ever. Wow is the way he manages to connect with every single Bee, personally!
- 26/11/2016"Users have a great time on Bebee because they have access to content that really interested them, personally and professionally. When you spend a certain time on this network you begin to feel a sense of community that you have not experimented before in any other social media network. It is not only people trying to sell their stuff. Bebee is not LinkedIn’s competitor anymore, Bebee is more than that and it is growing and growing and growing. Don’t miss it."
By @ainoa-cerezuela2017 Best Social Media Channelswww.socialontheway.com Which social media channels should I use to promote my website? This is a very common question that many bloggers and content managers asked themselves. Social Media Marketing is an effective way...
Comments16/11/2016 #10 Lisa GallagherGreat interview guys! @Sergio Martínez, it took me a sec to figure out you did the live interview and these are actually @Henrik Ståhl's questions. I was listening while reading my email (yes I multitask haha) and I heard buzzing, thought my PC was bombing out on me haha. Phone!
Comments13/11/2016 #4 CityVP ManjitThe wax model of Mark Zuckerberg is kind of creepy. Hope the real Mark Zuckerberg is nothing like that. It is scary how life-like wax-modellers are getting, the feet look absolutely real. Only one problem with this modelling, anyone who has tried using a laptop that big on a stool that compact, will know that their lotus position won't last long. Great photo though, really funny !
- 08/11/2016"Savage. Microsoft JUST bought LinkedIn for $26 billion" - Tech Crunch's Facebook teaser is a jaw dropper.Facebook threatens LinkedIn with job opening featurestechcrunch.com Facebook might muscle-in on LinkedIn's recruiting business with ways for business Pages to promote job listings. The new Jobs features could give...
Comments08/11/2016 #2 George TouryliovFacebook might muscle-in on LinkedIn’s recruiting business with ways for business Pages to promote job listings. The new Jobs features could give companies another reason to drive traffic to their Facebook Page beyond marketing their products in the News Feed, while also allowing them to pay the social network to get their open position in front of more candidates.
Comments05/11/2016 #3 Mohammed SultanDear @Javier beBee.Although each one may have driven by different motives,I 'm certain that you have achieved unprecedented success in the world of social media because you were able to go beyond the logic of others , driven by your passion to be a self-led model.You are not only running your hives but also your bees in the framework of your high expectations.
- Producer09/10/2016THE HIVE - beBeeThe Hive Welcome to the hive ! Join the hive !Be a bee, build your hive !beBee is the next big thing in professional social networking. Our mission is to create a professional world that is more open and connected. beBee is disrupting professional...
Comments03/11/2016 #9 Mohammed SultanbeBee mission statement makes a reference of a successful and exciting company that have true values not just concepts because you say it and , live it and your name is identified by it @ Javier beBee.You will find all bees proud of what you have done and are also willing to talk about the future of beBee.It's a wonderful tradition and a true guidance to stick everything together,the hives,the bees and the process.The mission statement provides the focus and the fuel and gives all bees a "purpose" to be Successful and Professional Persons.What's also surprising about the mission statement is that; it gets us down where we want to be positioned in the world of professional media and gives us the passion to"try harder". beBee is the next big thing in professional social networking.
- Producer22/10/2016How The No Longer Virtual Conference Is Moving Online Connections To The Physical WorldOur digital world and always-online digital lifestyle have allowed friendships with our online connections to blossom. Most people reading this will have an increasing number of professional connections on platforms such as LinkedIn or BeBee that...
Comments25/10/2016 #10 Sarah ElkinsThanks for this great write-up, Neil Hughes! To share this experience with some of my favorite online personalities - but in person - is going to be outstanding. Can't wait to see John White, MBA again, and to meet Heather R. Younger, J.D., CCXP, Karthik Rajan, Sarah (Sally) McCabe, Chris Spurvey, and Dustin McKissen in person. And those are the facilitators! On top of this great line-up, we get to learn from Aaron Skogen, Amy Blaschka, Zach Messler, and more. I'm giddy. Seriously giddy.24/10/2016 #9 David B. GrinbergKudos on another exemplary read, @Neil Hughes. It sounds like @Sarah Elkins has put together a wonderful conference with an impressive list of speakers. As I've previously written, folks should not rely on social media networking alone because, while helpful, it will only get one so far.
To be an outstanding networker requires taking the leap from online networking to offline networking in-person. That's really how one solidifies meaningful relationships. Unfortunately, this is becoming less and less commonplace in today's fast-paced mobile, digital and virtual world -- especially among Millennials and Gen Z.
Therefore, I commend Sarah for taking the time, effort and energy to arrange this conference. The only downside I see is the cost. Then again, one can't always put a price tag on the long-term value of building in-person networking relationships.23/10/2016 #6 Prakashan B.V@Neil Hughes: Thanks for this article..Good to know in detail about NLV..I like this idea! of meeting the online connections and getting to know each other more through such a great initiative viz. NLV . Sitting here in Bangalore I have already done it with some of the geographically separated connections when they were passing by this part of the world..And to @John White, MBA🐝 and many other friends participating in this...Have great time.23/10/2016 #5 Mohammed SultanNeil Hughes.To be face -to -face with online friends is an interesting experience.But people interest in conferences goes beyond our online dreams to the realities of our markets.It goes beyond personal preferences to seeking diverse,specialized and multi-faced information that no single platform can offered. When you go off-line you will be surprised to know how far our textual databases differs from the realty of a numerical world.
- Producer21/10/2016beBee, a bridge between Facebook and LinkedInI don't need to explain to you what Facebook is: YOUR LIFE. In my humble opinion Facebook is an unbeatable value proposition: Your family and friends. Facebook is about people in your life, you already know them. You can use Facebook for other...
Comments26/10/2016 #53 Ali Anani@Robert Cormack- so happy to read this segment of your comment "Your dog ain't making the world better (cute as she is), and the world isn't going to get better unless we examine and exchange ideas". I appreciate your kind mention of my name and I assure you I have same feelings towards you26/10/2016 #52 Robert CormackHaving been on LinkedIn and Facebook for over ten years, I agree in principle, Javier, but not necessarily in practice. Algorithms, in my opinion, favour a rather strict military precision arrangement where nothing falling outside of requirement is allowed. When the requirement for Facebook is to encourage personal stories, pictures, etc., it also showcases the often silliness of our natures (Look at my dog! Look at my dog!). The interaction it causes amounts to "She's beautiful! What a gorgeous dog!" That's well and good, but so many of us (big US) are weary of the self-proclaimed ME, preferring to interact, hopefully, on a level of interest and concern with the world. Your dog ain't making the world better (cute as she is), and the world isn't going to get better unless we examine and exchange ideas. I much prefer beeBee, where I can read intelligent discourses like #Ali Anani and many others. I want to LEARN not PRONOUNCE.26/10/2016 #51 Ali AnanibeBee is the fusion of the past and the future, the personal and professional interests. It is the platform of choice- with which bees to connect, which hives to establish or join, which topic to engage with or not. It is being authentic without losing social ties.
The emerging trend of triads formation is unique to beBee and triads build social societies.
BeBee is the cell with similar cells building tissues and relevant tissues forming organs. A hive is a cell, few hives may develop into tissues and then into specialized organs. Each organ has its own function, but never forgets it is part of the whole living body, BeBee is the natural buildup and growth.23/10/2016 #46 Don Kerr#1 In fact, beBee rather than a bridge is its own unique roadway. The metaphor does work however and I applaud you for being so direct about the vision for the platform. I am also still gobsmacked by the degree of participation you and your senior team have here. It is unprecedented in my experience and can, if sustained, be a valuable difference-maker. Sharing.22/10/2016 #38 Phil Friedman#26 Thank you, Gerald, for the sour out. You are spot on. As Javier says, there is room for all on beBee, to socialize or engage intellectually, to goof around or be serious. That is why strictly quantitative comparisons between beBee and other platforms is misleading and self-defeating. If it were up to me, I would emphasize, again as Javier does, the "richness" of the platform, and the ability to tailor a personal niche to meet your needs, tastes, and objectives. Cheers!
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- Producer18/10/20166 Crazy Social Networks You Probably Didn’t Know AboutToday we're showing you 6 of the craziest social networks in the world. You might think you know the social media world like the back of your hand, but today beBee Stories is putting you to the test with these six off-the-wall networks. 1. ELEQTIf...
- 17/10/2016Interaction with clients/users wins in this poll about the top benefit that social media provides for brands.
- Producer09/10/2016Still Buzzing About Those Numbers? Here's a Few More...Data rocks. Big data. Small Data. I love it. That’s probably part of why I am a business analyst. Bernard Marr thinks big data is sexy. I’ll not go quite that far, but it is crazy useful. Marr points...
Comments11/10/2016 #15 Vincent Andrew#9 'It is just easier on beBee because of the affinity networking.' This I agree with you @Christine Stevens. But if I want to find a particular buzz and I don't remember the hive where it was posted to, how do I find out @Javier beBee? And is there a way to look at all the comments that we've made in other bees' posts?10/10/2016 #10 Christine Stevens#6 John, you are right that you helped - all of your discussion, not just the caveats part. You challenged me to think a little more about the numbers, which is always good.
In terms of engagement, the percentages still work out lower for beBee, but that last post got as much discussion here as LinkedIn, which I think is largely a factor of topic and exposure. Engagement takes time to build, in my experieince. You're not going to get great numbers right out of the gate, or even three months in. Topic choice doesn't hurt either. @Steve Blakeman received hundreds of comments on a piece about oversharing on social media because the trigger for his piece was Kim Kardashian. Not all the comments were very nice, but the name "Kardashian" did evoke a response. When measuring engagement, you have to look at some more "squishy" data points than just how many followers, views, and comments you have.10/10/2016 #9 Christine Stevens#7 @Vincent Andrew, it was not my intent to temper enthusiasm. beBee is a fantastic platform and anyone who is into social media would be foolish to turn down an opportunity to make use of it.
I don't know if there is just "more" good stuff here, or if it is more accessible. LinkedIn is a difficult platform to get noticed on because of volume and the way the Pulse feed works. Eventually, if you know how to pick your way through your contacts, groups, and topics, you can find a wealth of good information on LinkedIn. It is just easier on beBee because of the affinity networking.10/10/2016 #8 Christine Stevens#6 John, you are right that you helped - all of your discussion, not just the caveats part. You challenged me to think a little more about the numbers, which is always good.
In terms of engagement, the percentages still work out lower for beBee, but that last post got as much discussion here as LinkedIn, which I think is largely a factor of topic and exposure. Engagement takes time to build, in my experieince. You're not going to get great numbers right out of the gate, or even three months in. Topic choice doesn't hurt either. @Steve Blakeman received hundreds of comments on a piece about oversharing on social media because the trigger for his piece was Kim Kardashian. Not all the comments were very nice, but the name "Kardashian" did evoke a response. When measuring engagement, you have to look at some more "squishy" data points than just how many followers, views, and comments you have.10/10/2016 #6 John Vaughan#5 "I'd argue that my numbers were not open to question since they were not manipulated in anyway." sez @Christine Stevens.
"I'm not disputing your numbers, Christine" sez John. I'm confirming that the way in which beBee counts things is different from the way LinkedIn counts things. I'm glad that you accept - and want to use - my clarification re the difference in how beBee and LinkedIn count Comments. Especially since it affects how we interpret "raw data" into numbers. The same common sense applies when comparing beBee 'views' vs. LinkedIn 'views'.
There's a subtle difference between 'raw data' and 'valid data'. There's abundant evidence that beBee and LinkedIn are using different measurement systems. It's provable for Comments. It's obvious for Views. We don't need to look under the hood in order to recommend a 'caveat' when unsubstantiated/suspicious numbers are offered up as 'raw data'. Too bad that neither beBee nor LinkedIn reveal their measurement criteria. But we also aren't idiots.
Since you mention "throwing a bone": Yep - an acknowledgement by you that I helped your article to make a little more sense (at least the 'Comments caveat' part) would be almost as cool as me saying that your jokes are funny. It's - you know - "professional collegial"... ;-}
Your experience - and, I think, frustration - with LinkedIn is similar to mine (since 2005). As is your appreciation of Quality vs Quantity. A pattern is that beBee Aficionados tend to grasp at Big Shallow Numbers when they draw a comparison with LinkedIn. Gotta admit: Their enthusiasm is undeniable. Their analytical wisdom ... maybe not so much.
This simple framing question remains from both of our data tables: beBee supposedly provides upwards of 10x the 'viewership' as LinkedIn, yet far less than 1/2 the Likes.... WTF? Is it Quantity ... or is it Quality?10/10/2016 #5 Christine Stevens#4 John, to say I am "thrilled" with beBee's numbers would be overstating it, in that it would imply I am somehow emotionally invested in the hit count on my writing. The personal, private messages I get about my writing mean far more to me than a hundred or a thousand views, regardless of how they are counted. As I pointed out, data provides insight, not answers. It helps me ask more questions. One of those questions is "Is beBee useful for my future plans and worth an investment of my time?"
I'd argue that it is, but that it will take time to see a return on my investment, just like LinkedIn. I've been on LinkedIn since 2007. It took six years of keeping my résumé updated there and connecting with people to see any pay off at all. Since then, it's netted me two career changes with other substantive benefits, some fantastic connections, friends, and yes, some monetary gain due to those career changes.
I'd argue that my numbers were not open to question since they were not manipulated in anyway. They were simply put out there. Raw data. One or both sites' algorithms and calculations might be questionable, but not raw data. Would I love to see under the hood of both beBee's and LinkedIn's publishing engines? Heck yeah, but that is unlikely. I'd love to deconstruct them and figure out how to put them back together again, but I am an IT business analyst and a geek. I'm weird that way.
Oh, and throw me a bone please? At least one of my jokes had to be funny. ;-)10/10/2016 #4 John Vaughan@Christine Stevens: Thanks for correcting your original article's assumptions by including the incisive and insightful caveat about how Comments are counted on LinkedIn vs on beBee. It comes pretty much verbatim from my response to your article: "BeBee vs. LinkedIn : By the Numbers" (https://www.bebee.com/producer/@john-vaughan/bebee-vs-linkedin-by-the-numbers) in which I both cited and quoted you - even though your numbers were a little - well - 'open to question'.
CS> "Reactions to the data were mixed. BeBee members were thrilled that beBee’s numbers were much higher than LinkedIn’s. Some LinkedIn members dismissed the numbers because they didn’t like beBee or because they considered views to be “vanity metrics”
With all due respect, I'm a beBee member who remains un-thrilled at beBee's artificially high numbers compared to LinkedIn. Or - if you will - LinkedIn's artificially low numbers when compared to beBee. It's not that one way of counting 'a view' is superior to the other - It's that the algorithm, technique, or whatever-you-want-to-call-it used by each service to count 'views' is profoundly (and obviously) different.
In any case, there's a non-partisan 'common sense' deconstruction of why beBee's overall view numbers are probably higher than "views" on LinkedIn: Because (just like with Comments), "a view" on LinkedIn is counted differently than 'a view' on beBee.
You look at the overall pattern of the numbers. You scratch your head. And unless you're really committed to a predetermined agenda, then you have to get beyond "and then a Miracle happens'" analysis.
If anyone wishes to compare 'performance' on the two services, it only makes sense to attempt to compare them using the same methods. Or at least acknowledge that the difference exists. The term "caveat" works nicely. It applies in the case of Views just as it applies in the case of Comments.
- 07/10/2016Here are the results from my Twitter poll. With over 1300 weighing in with their opinion the results were quite interesting. Here a few of my observations:
1) The poll was hosted on Twitter which surely contributed heavily to their landslide win.
2) beBee polled virtually even with Facebook!
3) beBee got more than twice as votes as LinkedIn, which only got 4% of the total votes.
What do you think about these results? Just a fun meaningless poll on Twitter or is there something within the data here that might be worth considering?
Comments07/10/2016 #3 Lisa GallagherI think this data is worth watching. We are within a margin of error competing with Facebook and yes, we score much higher than Linkedin, which says, we should watch for many new users. So, we keep doing what we are doing with a fervor. I'm trying to up my game. Would love to see another poll in a month! Great job John!
- 04/10/2016Why do you use beBee?www.surveymonkey.com Web survey powered by SurveyMonkey.com. Create your own online survey now with SurveyMonkey's expert certified FREE...
Comments01/10/2016 #1 Hassan AmanAnd when you turn on the BeBee app, the golden honey right before loading. No comments there, I often check my app just for that because the pattern is designed that way. It has a lot to do with psychology and neuromarketing, some brilliant minds behind that design and pattern selection.
- Producer26/09/2016Connections through passions: new people with common interestsGood morning bees. Let's go deeper into the beBee's concept, which is very important. beBee is not a professional directory of resumes where users are required to pay for basic services and are contacted constantly by others trying to recruit or...
Comments21/10/2016 #43 Wayne Yoshida@Javier beBee - YES! I went to an American Marketing Association (AMA) meeting last night. As I explained beBee to several people, I kept repeating the similar message -- everyone is much more than a "Job Title" -- we all have our personal passions, and so why not connect using this very human trait?20/10/2016 #37 Don KerrIt continually comes back to the notion of work/life integration where we acknowledge that an individual is NOT just what he or she does to earn a living. An individual is a whole person and to date this is the sole platform that both acknowledges and enables this reality. Sharing broadly.20/10/2016 #36 Kevin PashukbeBee is the only social network I have belonged to that has fostered friendships with people I met on the platform. Other networks have been good at maintaining business and personal relationship over distance, but usually only after they were established in person.
7 months into it, it's only getting better. Time well invested.28/09/2016 #30 Hassan Aman#29 Thank you again, @Deb Helfrich 🐝. I call you the Corvette queen for a reason :) by the way, I was in Sweden over the weekend at an action packed motorsport event and I filmed a new Corvette on the track only because of the chat we had. I will share it with you once we go live.27/09/2016 #27 Franci Eugenia HoffmanWe proved this today. I wrote a buzz about our car, Sally Sue https://www.bebee.com/producer/@franci-hoffman/men View moreWe proved this today. I wrote a buzz about our car, Sally Sue https://www.bebee.com/producer/@franci-hoffman/men. @Deb Helfrich 🐝 mentioned my buzz to @Hassan Aman as he is also a fan of cars. Now Hassan and I are connected so this is what beBee is all about "Connections through Passions" @Javier beBee. Close
- 22/09/2016@Javier beBee at eshow Madrid 🙂
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- 29/08/2016🐝 Want to have an even more relevant wall? Learn how to manage your beBee contacts! 👨 👵 👱How to Manage Your beBee Contacts | hiveBlog by beBeeblog.bebee.com On beBee you can follow people with whom you share your profession or interests, but you can also mute users or unfollow people. Learn how in this...
- 25/08/2016Wondering where you should post your content? We’ve got the answer! Check out this infographic and skyrocket your engagement 📲