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  1. Javier 🐝 beBee
    Thanks @John White, MBA

    "Social Media is a lifestyle" by @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood

    Today it’s possible to classify social networks in different groups or typologies:

    Social networks based on messaging: Applications that allow people to share private messages with someone else or with a group of people. Whatsapp is the most used.

    Social networks as a communication channel: They are considered today as a very efficient way to diffuse informations. Twitter, beBee, LinkedIn and Facebook are some examples.

    Social networks to meet people: Those applications use the geolocation of the Smartphone to find other users of the same application, close to the users to stablish a communication. Tinder, a dating app, is an example.

    Social networks based in sharing multimedia content: These ones allow users to share pictures or videos. Instagram or Pinterest belong to this category.

    Social networks based in geolocation: Those ones enable people to use Smartphone as a GPS and to indicate them a determined place or a  restaurant, for example. Foursquare and Yelp are some examples.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
  2. ProducerPhil 🐝 Johnson, MBL
    Understanding Social Networks
    Understanding Social NetworksWe fair better and worse off because of our connection with others. For many of us, the effects of social-emotional contagion often cause us to behave like the average of the five people around us. The more we are able realize and connect...


    debasish majumder
    21/05/2017 #1 debasish majumder
    Great insight @Phil 🐝 Johnson, MBL! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for such wonderful share sir.
  3. George Touryliov
    Introducing the Weekly Roundup — A new series to keep you in the know on the latest and greatest product updates and tools we’re adding to the LinkedIn experience:
    George Touryliov
    Weekly Roundup: Most Recent is Back, Message from Anywhere, Respond with One Click
    lnkd.in Welcome to our new weekly roundup series, a new series to keep you in the know on the latest and greatest product updates and tools we’re adding to the LinkedIn experience. Our hope is that you tune in weekly to learn more about these new tools and...


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

    Netta Virtanen

    Cyber Personality and Behaviour
    Cyber Personality and Behaviour In today’s fast-paced world our time is limited while the city of social networks never sleeps. As a result our personality and behaviour is often analyzed, observed and managed online as we enter a generation of personal branding experts. Over the...


    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    30/03/2017 #26 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    30/03/2017 #25 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    #24 the presumption that self acceptance is brutal, often poses to be a huge barrier.

    Acceptance isnt brutal, letting go of presumptions is, including the one above.Sometimes people loathe over the time they wasted.

    Fear is an indicator of awareness, awareness is an enabler for action.
    Often i have allowed fear to prevent me from action, moreso when it is a collective fear, the social mode sets in.

    Society simply cannot allow too many brave people as it increases uncertainity, hence risks.

    Therefore society conditions us to be sheep, for those who are brave, most are kept busy with simulated adversity in the form of injustice, while few breakthrough, often compromising on their bravery to go all the way, for the sake of saving others from brutal açceptance.
    William VanDorin
    30/03/2017 #24 William VanDorin
    #22 Rowan, most people tend to try to satisfy others expectations and socially acceptable behavior for fear of condemnation of their peers, seen or unseen. It requires a good bit of fearlessness and perhaps a slight sociopathic streak to embrace total honesty in personality. Most of us have never taken the risk of brutal self acceptance and are not comfortable, or even familiar with who we truly are. To do so risks the very real possibility of sedation at the hands of concerned mental health professionals! We spend an incredible amount of time and energy trying to fit into a social model we were never consulted on, rebel and be yourself... They will never see that coming! ( Evil grin )
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    29/03/2017 #23 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    NV becomes the subject of social media envy with her very well thought out (and super relevant) buzz! Makes all wonder who or where is the real you...and at times whether one is for real! ;) Social media presence ideally should be an honest extension of one's personality, making one's profile complete.
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    29/03/2017 #22 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    We are multifaceted and multi dimensional beings capable of being so many different personalities.

    Denial, delusion and lies have certainly been facilitated with the virtual world. Perhaps the convenience makes us aware of these ills.and after a certain threshold we self correct?

    Correction is only possible if the awareness persists like water on rock and people understand that the virtual can help in self discovery rather than suppression of facts.

    Nice article. Enjoyed it.
    Netta Virtanen
    29/03/2017 #21 Netta Virtanen
    @Rowan Leigh I truly agree and like your comment ¨I personally love how it removes barriers. But, I also think it erects them and assists in creating an illusion¨ I personally think the best policy is honesty so trying to be as real online as offline would be ideal. However, as humans are humans at the end of the day and their vision of who they want to be and who they are can differ, I find it difficult to believe that our online vs offline personality would be exactly the same. When you remove those barriers you enter a more conmfortable environment where you can truly express yourself freely. This is bound to make a difference.

    ¨Blind people have no need for visual cues but get their impressions elsewhere...and I think it's important to remember this when engaging online.¨ This is an interesting point, in person we react and change course based on our impressions we get from others whereas online we have to consider those impressions before posting. It's a different psychological process thus the communication is different, which is why it's easier to differ online than offline.
    Rowan Leigh
    29/03/2017 #20 Rowan Leigh
    This article seems to come from the standpoint that the offline personality is somehow more "real" than the online behaviour. If you're fake in your daily life, you're probably fake online too. Authenticity is what it is; as someone has already mentioned, personal branding is personality...unfortunately, most people are not "real" in the sense they rarely present their true thoughts and feelings to anybody, including those closest to them. Social media is just a medium to be used to facilitate communication and I personally love how it removes barriers. But, I also think it erects them and assists in creating an illusion. I suppose everything is like that - it can be used for good or bad. I don't need to see body language or have eye contact to have my compassion and empathy stirred, the words will often be enough. I read an interesting article a while back on eye contact, apparently, it's most often "the speaker" who needs it rather than the listener. Blind people have no need for visual cues but get their impressions elsewhere...and I think it's important to remember this when engaging online.
    Netta Virtanen
    29/03/2017 #19 Netta Virtanen
    @Sara Jacobovici Thanks for your kind replies and for your own thoughts. I really liked your statement that you ¨advocate that we use social media as a tool to assist in our goals, not to replace who we are¨ I strongly agree with you on this.

    In response to your curiosity about "Online we manage our own impression and deception to be who we want and express ourselves freely." I used impression and deception as through my research on cyber psychology I found that we all use impression or deception to a certain extent to reach who we want to be as oposed to who we are.

    Your point on ¨One of the disadvantages is that it results in the blurring of our internal/external boundaries; it is not so clear who we are, privately and publicly.¨ is a very interesting one as this starts a whole new topic on it's own. Humans are changing all the time, our personalities change, our maturity levels, our likes and interests, our knowledge, the community we live in, the people we are surrounded by, as all these factors change our personal brands may change. With this our online behaviour and habits may change as well.
    William VanDorin
    29/03/2017 #18 William VanDorin
    Personal branding is a label for an individual characteristic formerly known as personality. I, for one will not loose my individual identity to a stream of ones and zeros and sincerity is far less work to maintain convincingly. As an artist, I suspect I enjoy a certain degree of latitude on my odd nature, and must admit to exploiting it at times. While it is true that more time exists for contemplation of any statement, I would hope that people do not live a dual persona, for I would like to believe that it is really you I am familiar with and not some electronic puppet. I honestly feel that people are so weary of these buzz words most are just throwing their caution to the wind just to get real... The technology evolves more quickly than biology and we do not need to suffer it's artificiality to use it. we must simply maintain our curiosity and honesty. If we loose each other what has the tech benefitted us?
    David B. Grinberg
    29/03/2017 #17 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos Netta on a fascinating post. You pose many excellent questions, offer astute analysis and share important insights. Bravo!
    A few thoughts:
    1) With live video streaming being the hottest social media trend -- in addition to mobile -- it's really just a matter of time before our social media lives/personas are transformed into an instantaneous interactive visual medium 24/7. But, for now at least, being a good writer definitely has it's digital benefits.
    2) You make a powerful point about how online communications have allowed some people with disabilities to more actively participate in many aspects of life, including teleworking, greater computer accessibility and more powerful communications overall. In the USA, people with disabilities account for 20% of the population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Thus, the online world has literally revolutionized the live of many people in the disability community to become more active participants in society at large.
    3) Online personas can also have their pitfalls, such as inadvertently posting an embarrassing photo that your boss or co-workers may see on social media, or taking stringent stances on controversial social and political issues that one might otherwise choose not to articulate in person. But the fact remains that many people of all generations would still rather be on Facebook than engage in face-to-face interactions -- and this is not necessarily a positive development according to some social scientists. Being online more means being offline less, which can lead to less exercise and fewer outdoor opportunities to enjoy the splendor of nature, for example.
    In addition to the growing trend of live video and going mobile online it will likewise be interesting to observe how the budding trends involving artificial intelligence and virtual reality will alter the online experience. Thank you again, Netta, for this brilliant buzz!
    Paul Walters
    29/03/2017 #16 Paul Walters
    @Netta Virtanen What a great and well thought out piece....thank yoiu. You have shed light on the Jeykle and Hyde side of online personalities
    Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    29/03/2017 #15 Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    Wooooow @Netta Virtanen 👏🏻👏🏻
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    28/03/2017 #14 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #13 "Again, it's a matter of integration; in order to feel grounded and stable, we need one core personality which is freely able to express its different parts. We cannot afford to present on-line who we think we would like to be versus who we are". Very-well said dear @Sara Jacobovici
    Sara Jacobovici
    28/03/2017 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    Part 2/2 "Through the use of social media, we can present our ideal selves versus our real selves." Identity has been a challenge from the first moment of human existence. Before computers, before television, before movies and magazines, the question of who we are was still being asked. We are the only self-reflecting species that asks "why". How we have coped with identity issues has always been problematic. Again, it's a matter of integration; in order to feel grounded and stable, we need one core personality which is freely able to express its different parts. We cannot afford to present on-line who we think we would like to be versus who we are. One of the disadvantages is that it results in the blurring of our internal/external boundaries; it is not so clear who we are, privately and publicly.

    "...content is being updated more frequently and in real-time allowing for more authentic content that is closer to your offline persona..." This is a very interesting and valuable observation that with less time gaps, there is less of a gap between our on-line/off-line identities. I imagine this will bring up many challenges.

    "Online we manage our own impression and deception to be who we want and express ourselves freely." I am taken aback by the word deception in your concluding statement. I was hoping you would help me understand how you are using it.

    Wow! Thanks again for being the catalyst of this important discussion.
    Sara Jacobovici
    28/03/2017 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    Part 1/2 What an interesting and thought provoking article @Netta Virtanen. Thank you for a great read and a dynamic discussion. At the risk of sounding cliché, there are advantages and disadvantages to technology opening a portal into a new world that is virtual and sensory deprived. You have listed both. I am excited about the advantages and very concerned about the risks. Awareness is key, as in all things. If I may, I would like to respond to a few lines from your article.

    "...your verbal identity is very important. Sarcasm, jokes and irony can easily be lost without a voice...." Very powerful line, Netta. Powerful in that it reflects how much of our identity is being redefined. As an integrator, I work hard to reconnect my clients with their first language, the nonverbal language of creativity. a language discarded with the learning of our verbal one. What is happening now is that technological devices are making the need to integrate the nonverbal and verbal obsolete. One voice is being lost and being replaced by a silent virtual one. That is why I so strongly advocate that we use social media as a tool to assist in our goals, not to replace who we are.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    28/03/2017 #11 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #9 You blew my mind with your appreciation dear @Sara Jacobovici- Thank you heartedly.
    Sara Jacobovici
    28/03/2017 #10 Sara Jacobovici
    #7 That's a very interesting distinction to make @Jan 🐝 Barbosa; change versus adaptation.
    Sara Jacobovici
    28/03/2017 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    #3 "The winds of the online blows differently from the local offline." Great line @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    28/03/2017 #8 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    To maintain a personal brand are the kind of things a good mother warns their children they should not do. We should heed guardians who remind us that we must engage due diligence, recognize our naivety in social situations and the cultural factors to take note of. Personal branding is not a white knight however, except for branding experts.

    Personal brand started meatspace where we all live rather than cyberspace. When Lisa Vanderburg recently wrote in a comment to Joyce 🐝 Bowen of a man with an excellent personal brand who had abused her as a young person, she said that he got away with it because no one believed that such a man could do such a thing.

    There is also the vulnerable who can become addicted in their behavior and therefore depend on the web as a means to sustain their identity. When Netta used the following quote we will accept the quote but not it's context :

    "Facets of online communication might allow for specialized social control that are not typically found in traditional means of communication, such as one's ability to revise and contemplate before verbalizing, as well as anonymity and lack of social cues" that is from this link https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3924803/ yet this article is entitled "The Influence of Personality, Parental Behaviors, and Self-Esteem on Internet Addiction: A Study of Chinese College Students".

    We would think that the Dark Web is too dangerous for us but ironically within that resides good people https://www.wired.com/2014/06/the-secret-side-of-the-web-is-home-to-heroes-not-just-crooks/ so if we are parented into personal branding, in that exists new consequences.
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    28/03/2017 #7 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    The rising move toward Social VR and our relationship with not so distant future A.I. Will again change our personalities ... Guess its more adaptation than actual change...
  6. Dylan Bouterse

    Dylan Bouterse

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


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


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

    Tanya Williams

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


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


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


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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

    Just gettin to love twitter

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

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

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

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

    Javier 🐝 beBee


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    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    17/01/2017 #18 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #17 Thanks, @Preston Vander Ven Feel free to try it yourself too. ;)
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    17/01/2017 #17 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Packed full of great info. I had to share it on Twitter. I hope my followers take advantage of this.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    16/01/2017 #16 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #15 You seem fine to me, Jared.
    Jared Wiese: Find YOUR Work➡
    16/01/2017 #15 Jared Wiese: Find YOUR Work➡
    #11 I am usually below 100. They other day I got excited on one of my accounts and had 108 :). I still need to review all of this to make sure doing it right...
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    16/01/2017 #14 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #8 I just got a live chat from @Lynda Spiegel: BTW - I see from my Jetpack anayltics that a lot more traffic to my site is coming from Twitter 🙂
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    16/01/2017 #13 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #8 @Sandra 🐝 Smith, I've had good luck with my beBee tweets, they have driven others on twitter to ask more about it and join.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    16/01/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #10 Some of us are new to this and still learning as we go. :))
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    16/01/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #6 I have been doing that but only when I'm going to stored tweets. I'm glad you added the randomizer @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian.

    I'm still going to play it a bit more safe and schedule each tweet apart from the other. And, I will add less.

    I had quite a few going out each day. @Jared Wiese: Find YOUR Work➡, how many do you schedule per day? Appreciate Paul!!
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    16/01/2017 #10 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    #9 True, Paul - I guess I need to find a middle ground... I found the scheduling of tweets caused more hassle than helped - but agree. If you put more thought into *HOW* you are scheduling and *WHAT* you are scheduling - it does work. It just requires a bit more thought up front, which some people don't seem to get. Hence your article...
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    16/01/2017 #9 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #8 What can I say, Sandra, Yes, you are missing out. Tweets do drive engagement. . . but only if done right.

    To each his/her own
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    16/01/2017 #8 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    Paul, I used to TweetJukebox, now SocialJukebox.... The problem is, although Twitter allowed scheduled repeat Tweets at first, they eventually banned the practice so TweetJukebox had to as well.... As you say, people will abuse it even if they don't realise it's abuse....

    At first, I thought this tool would help generate engagement and mean I / my company was always top of mind. I'm now much more of the opinion that scheduled Tweets don't drive engagement - AT. ALL.

    Twitter is about the hear and now. The "micro moment" (to steal Google's marketing departments phrase). Thusly, I think if you are doing anything other than sharing in the micro-moment, you are not actually using the platform as it's meant to be used.

    I do share my articles on Twitter... but only once. Am I missing out potential SEO / Social media juice? Quite possibly. But I think the risk of spamming is too great to do anything other than this.

    If I miss some eyeballs, so be it. Hopefully they will see my next article instead.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    16/01/2017 #7 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #4 You certainly aren't alone in that respect, Max. Twitter's seeming simplicity belies its true complexity. It has no peers as a promotion platform. Toss in IFTTT or Zappier scripts that scan for specific hashtags you tweet, and it becomes a social media server cross -posting to any platform with a good API (FB, FB pages, LI, Tumblr, Pinterest)
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    16/01/2017 #6 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #5 Exactly, Lisa. If you schedule 5 tweets right now, each to fire every 6 hours, in six hours, 5 tweets will pop up at the same time and every 6 hours after that. That cause two issues. 1 - Google indexes tweets. Those 5 will count as one (sort of). 2 - They all pop up at the same time on timelines in spammy bunches.

    Since we are creatures of habit, if you always schedule tweets at say, 09:00 the simultaneous tweets could really pile up.

    The easy fix is to mix up your intervals. Some at 360, some at 400, some at 300 etc, AND schedule shorter durations. It's so easy to re-schedule that you don't need to go waaay out. The farther out you schedule, the harder it is to control. After I hit "Send" I'll go change the default to 7 days.

    Another easier fix is to use either the Daily or Weekly Frequency methods. They will mix things up.

    Or, for shares, use the store and schedule in one shot method on the EZ Shortcuts page. It will tweet 28 times every 6 hours and adds a randomizer to the start time. I may add the randomizer to the Minute Interval method

    I've taken to only scheduling 7-10 days at a time. There's a button on the Daily Tweets pages to add tweets randomly from your inventory if ever you run low.

    Your token issues are more likely a case of a troll you have than too much tweeting. Stay under 100 tweets a day.

    I don't think beBee promo tweets are a problem unless that's all that swings by and they pile up. @myTweetPack only tweets promo tweets and RTs from members and has no problems.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    16/01/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 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
    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, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    15/01/2017 #2 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 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. Don’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 “Please retweet” 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 :-)
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