Ben Pinto
18/9/2016 · 3 min read · ~100 · 13
To Wannabee and 14 more
Phil Friedman
20/7/2016 · 3 min read · 3K
To beBee in English and 14 more
Affinity Networking Is On the Line

Affinity Networking Is On the Line

A LOT OF BEES ARE TALKING THE TALK, BUT HOW MANY ARE READY TO WALK THE WALK? ...On a recent installment of "He Said He Said" (Vol 17, by Jim Murray and Phil Friedman) an issue arose about the nature of Affinity Networking. And I was very surprised...

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

you are correct, Francisco. Sharing to a hive is a path for an author to reach beyond his or her list of followers. The problem is the hives are supposed to be arranged around topics, for example, cars or business or outdoor living. When a reader joins a hive, they do so in order to receive a particular type of content. And if I join a hive about car racing, I don’t want, as a result, to be inundated with articles about playing poker or collecting leaves.Cheers!

24/10/2017
Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

Lyon, there ARE general hives to act as catch-all’s. For example, English on beBee. And if there aren’t enough, the answer is to add some... not mix unrelated content into very content specific hives. You have to keep in mind that joining a hive affects what you see in your feed. Like subscribing to a special interest magazine. How wiould you feel if you subscribed to a magazine nominally about art, but found that most of the articles carried were about skiiing and cooking?

24/10/2017
Ben Pinto
11/12/2016 · 1 min read · ~100 · 2
To Wannabee and 4 more
Loribeth Pierson
10/12/2016 · 1 min read · +100
To LinkedIn and 4 more
SHOULD YOU PURCHASE A PREMIUM ACCOUNT? FREE vs. PREMIUM

SHOULD YOU PURCHASE A PREMIUM ACCOUNT? FREE vs. PREMIUM

FREE vs. PREMIUM Have you ever wondered if you should purchase a premium account or just stay with the free account? What is the difference? What will I get out of a Premium account?Trust me when I say I get no kickbacks for this post whether you...

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@Loribeth sez "Have you ever tried it out? " Yes, as stated in my article "The Price of Quality" https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/price-quality-john-vaughan: I've used LinkedIn for quite a while (since 2005) and had a Premium membership for a few years. There are many fine resources for free courses and training (Oreilly, EventBrite, etc) and I use them regularly. PS: If I'm paying for a Premium Membership, then the courses aren't exactly 'free', altho I'm sure that they're as good as anything else out there. I suppose that the issue for me is that - like many of my professional colleagues on LinkedIn - I feel that LI walked away from its support of Groups, which are what what allowed us to connect and collaborate as professionals and what 'made' LinkedIn in the first place. Not that things are better on beBee. *shrug* That said, LI continues to be the primary source of incoming professional connections (esp. from Recruiters - no surprise there). As I compare the Basic v Premium bullets in your article, I can't help but notice that all of the features appear to be marketing-oriented (and the only one that really applies to me is "Job Seeker"). Here's a thought: "Wouldn't it be nice if Premium membership actually enhanced my relationship with professional colleagues?" As a UX Guy, I appreciate marketing (of course). But there's more, isn't there? See "Why Are We Here?" (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20141010151412-2333659-linkedin-why-are-we-here on LI, or https://jcvtcsblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/30/socialnet-why-are-we-here/ on my WordPress blog)

12/12/2016
Loribeth Pierson

Loribeth Pierson

I am with Ben on this one John, where can you go and get all the free courses (LinkedIn Learning) with your premium account? Have you ever tried it out? I have found some wonderful courses and my clients love it too. If not free is always good!

12/12/2016
Ben Pinto
13/9/2016 · 7 min read · +100 · 8
To Wannabee and 13 more
Phil Friedman
7/9/2016 · 7 min read · +600
To beBee in English and 13 more
I Wish, I Wish for... a Perfect Publisher

I Wish, I Wish for... a Perfect Publisher

TAKING A LOOK AT WHAT MATTERS MOST TO WRITER-PUBLISHERS ON beBee Preface: For the record, I'm a beBee booster. Have been since beBee Social Marketing Director John White, MBA first suggested to me that it was going to be a great place for...

Kevin Pashuk

Kevin Pashuk

Worth sharing again... and again.

4/11/2016
Christine Stevens

Christine Stevens

Sheesh! I missed it too. Excellent suggestions! I second all of them.

4/11/2016

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