- Producer04/12/2016What I love about beBeeI got introduced to beBee back in May by Phil Friedman & Jim Murray - intrigued I had a look and was hooked! I was becoming increasingly disillusioned by the publisher platform on LinkedIn and was looking for a change.The site is very well laid...
Comments04/12/2016 #9 Dean OwenTotally @Claire Cardwell. I can always be assured of good reading material that is relevant on beBee. These days over on LinkedIn there seems to be a sponsored ad after every six posts on my feed. It would be OK I guess if the sponsored ad was relevant, but they are not. As for Producer, well I published on LinkedIn, Medium, Wordpress, watchprosite.com, travelblog.org, autosport.com and many others and in terms of format, in my opinion beBee blows them out of the water.04/12/2016 #8 Tony RossiIt's so easy to connect with a variety of experts and evangelists in all sorts of arenas. Sustainable design isn't really part of my career, but of a deep personal curiosity, so I'm quite glad you're here to produce honey, @Claire Cardwell View moreIt's so easy to connect with a variety of experts and evangelists in all sorts of arenas. Sustainable design isn't really part of my career, but of a deep personal curiosity, so I'm quite glad you're here to produce honey, @Claire Cardwell! Close04/12/2016 #7 CityVP ManjitWhat I love about beBee is different about what I disliked about Facebook and LinkedIn. I hated Facebook from the start because I saw it as a huge marketing machine that showed a remarkably cavalier attitude against privacy - over time Facebook had to reel in its practices to create protections around privacy, all the while as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg found himself back in the center of the privacy debate with his "privacy is dead" meme spreading. http://www.nbcnews.com/id/34825225/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets/t/privacy-dead-facebook-get-over-it/ - what Zuckerberg was trying to say is that privacy is no longer a social norm, which is really incredulous when it is new players Facebook who set these new social norms.
LinkedIn however did improve and I quite like LinkedIn - what I love about LinkedIn is that there is still a lot of bright people who use that platform. When I look at what LinkedIn founders are engaging in areas of lecturing at places like Stanford University - so I am not saying that their lectures on blitzscaling were brilliant, I am saying that Reid Hoffman and his cohorts from Greylock Ventures lectures on technology are fucking brilliant - and I don't want to use the "f" word online unless I am emphasizing amazing rather than as attacking.
It is only because of my college students use Facebook that I finally rolled back years of distrust and recently joined Facebook - and to my surprise there are certain features of it which have proven useful and it actually is far more than a marketing machine.
What I love about beBee is that it offers me far greater living learning space. If you want to sell me, you cannot but learning, yes.
- Producer30/11/2016Differentiation Thru Conversation: BeBee and the Quest for Market ShareTHE LION'S SHARE OF ANY MARKET GOES TO THE FIRM THAT BEST DIFFERENTIATES ITSELF FROM THE COMPETITION...Preface: This piece could have been titled "With Some More Help For My Friends", as it is, in many respects, a natural sequel to "With a Little...
Comments04/12/2016 #132 Mohammed A. Jawad@Phil Friedman Pensive post, with vivid comparison between beBee and LinkedIn.
I think it’s time to grab some insights and updates to keep buzzing in momentum. Yea…when every bee becomes passionate to bolster beBee, then that’ll trigger beBee’s popularity more…and definitely beBee is going global, with upcoming novel features and growth strategies, besides more ease and options.
Proud to say that being part of expanding beBee platform, plus the cordial, spirited virtual environment along with the responsiveness of beBee founders comes as a great jubilation. And then, brand ambassadorship at beBee is a worthwhile brooch of role recognition. So, with dynamic attitude, let’s all be on the move!03/12/2016 #127 Franci Eugenia Hoffman#117 I agree, Phil and will add that beBee continue their improvements and welcoming attitude. The leadership and team interaction is a major draw, IMO. I think of beBee as a small town with a big city atmosphere, where the members are not just a number. I realize this probably won't last forever but hopefully the personal touch will remain to an extent. From my POV, this is what LinkedIn lacks and that is the personal touch.03/12/2016 #126 Gerald Hecht#123 @Phil Friedman wow --this is really so cool; the theory of the dynamic was very well thought out! The "two sided weighted coin"...that's why the UX stuff took a backseat during the initial phase! This is awesome!!! I feel like a puppy or an absolute beginner athlete/musician again --that's just learned a new "thingie"...
...it would actually be foolish to literally get rid of me because of the kind of student I am...time itself is now sufficient to turn me into a very valuable asset. But --yes it is probably time to turn my virtual volume way down --or just bring me out for special situations or something. Very Cool.03/12/2016 #124 Gerald Hecht#121 @debasish majumder yes...they will have to eliminate me. That's okay --I understand why now!
Someone like me would be the perfect "mark" (as they used to say on the Rockford Files) at the beginning of the "operation"; but at a certain point --(now equipped with an awesome first principle)..."Throwing me out of the Chopper" is essential if your competing with a LI or some similar behemoth.
That could be one of the chapter titles in whoever writes the "How to Fly the Chopper" marketing book.
This has been the most awesome course I've ever taken; a lab course...I feel like I got to see how to build a business thingie...all of that really was a complete mystery to me (no hyperbole--I really mean Mystical); I feel like I've been ringside at a "top secret mission" or something...03/12/2016 #123 Phil Friedman#121 Debasish > "... but i won't be surprised when beBee will equally eliminate you, despite your sincere effort to make it an acceptable portal of social networking across the world ..."
Well, Debasish, others have tried to "eliminate" me before this... and I'm still here. Although I ain't sayin' where "here" is ... just in case you mean "eliminate" literally. @Gerald Hecht, keep those recordings safe, and remember, only release them if you don't hear from me in any 48 hour period. NYT first, then London Times, then the others on the list.03/12/2016 #122 Phil Friedman#120 You are correct, Gerald. Soon there will be all manner of "10 tips on marketing to new users"... or some such. Daniel Roth, the intrepid Executive Editor of LinkedIn, called it "riffing" when he recommended that would-be writers watch for the developing trends in publishing on social media, then rip off the trending ideas as rapidly as possible. Before social media, we used to call that plagiarism. But Roth never shrinks from recommending the shallow and trite, when it pushes up the activity numbers. Cheers!03/12/2016 #121 debasish majumderI wish that, beBee may obviously adopt a path, utterly different from any other social networking portals. but i won't be surprised when beBee will equally eliminate you, despite your sincere effort to make it an acceptable portal of social networking across the world. this is business and we must not forget the revenue being generated by beBee, owing to our sincere effort to make it a popular platform of social networking across the world. i have mighty faith on beBee and i do believe that beBee will prove that they are utterly different from the majority. i wish, beBee will alone reign the social media.03/12/2016 #120 Gerald Hecht#119 @Phil Friedman This is the best Christmas present I could imagine! When I think about all this stuff I've read...10 vital whatchamacallits, 5 essential techniques for blah blah...it's endless!
It's all been about "reaching new potential users"...wow. Unbelievable.
It seems to me that as a first principle, one could also run it in reverse...or any number of things...
...it's like flying a helicopter.
I think that's actually the funniest thing of all --I've never seen a post with that title/theme; "Optimal Tuning of Marketing Needs; How to Fly the Chopper".
I bet that one shows up within 48 hours (and it will probably go viral for whoever does it); incredible!03/12/2016 #118 Gerald Hecht#109 @Phil Friedman Finally: After two years...I actually received the definition: "marketing is all about, namely, reaching new potential users"...did people think I was joking when I kept asking that question?
That thingie in quotation marks up there is the only thing I was searching for!
Endless posts about how to "it"...blah blah...all contradicting each other --it's still mostly all of the kinds of posts there are.
Now I know what the "it" is...
...and I've been doing it all along!
Thank you!03/12/2016 #117 Phil Friedman#115 I agree, Franci, but the question is how do you best do that? I personally believe that the best way is to assure that 1) the level of engagement overall on the platform remains high, and 2) a relatively high percentage of the content remains interesting and of substance. Admittedly, those are both somewhat subjective and imprecise concepts. However, not being able to define precisely what they are, does not mean we can't recognize clear examples each side of the line. We know pseudo-positive fluff when we see it in comments, and we know uncivil trollish turmoil and other forms of pure BS when we see that as well. In the circumstances, "policing" is not an option, but setting a good example is. I thank you and @Aurorasa Sima for joining the conversation here. Cheers!
- Producer24/11/2016beBee WomenSocial Media is whatever we decide it will be and the people we meet are its most precious commodity. The key to enjoying social media is to find those that vibrate with your frequency. If our thoughts and energy happen to be on the same page, then...
Comments30/11/2016 #77 Ashley Marie TaylorI've never considered myself a feminist, but I definitely believe in empowering those where it's due. It's crazy to think the right for women to vote only came about 100 years ago in the US so today I would like to celebrate that with this lovely post by Franci27/11/2016 #64 Donna-Luisa EversleyI'm never sure what words I will find,
But it seems we are of similar mind.
Self- similar,a fractal, a mirror allowing minds to meet,
A venue of hope on Bebee Street.
I'm never sure with you what I will find,
Franci , you sure make me feel to Rhyme.
I appreciate your words and all the women listed within
In my online world we are the best of Kin 😉😘🐝🐝☕☕
- Producer23/11/2016My relationship with beBeeHolding a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management, I have worked as Head of Sponsoring & Events in a large Swiss bank and a leading watch manufacturer. I have worked for a famous music festival and an event production agency. Recently, I...
Comments28/11/2016 #27 Antoine PragerBravo @Stephane Fenner 🐝! I am very happy you gave a chance to bebee, and you surely deserve you ambassadors seat, you generate great value, and you are really appreciated value generator, I enjoy reading your 🍯 . I am convinced that bebee can bring great value to our sector Hospitality, looking forward to the new release of bebee!!!28/11/2016 #26 Stephane Fenner 🐝@all bees
Interesting enough - after 4 days
beBee: article seen around 4k times, with 75 interactions, shared 8 times, 5 new followers
LinkedIn: article seen ? times, with 2 interactions, 0 shares, 0 new followers
Facebook: article seen ? times, with 3 likes, 0 share, 0 new followers
Twitter: article seen 688 times, with 5 likes, 5 retweets, 4 new followers (questionnable quality)
I won't make any conclusion, but I know where the visibility is higher...28/11/2016 #22 Stephane Fenner 🐝#20 Hi Lisa, thank you for the update. It is a shame the hotel management never went back to you. Hopefully, headquarters will take action against such an unprofessional manager. I am glad you were treated properly by Hilton. It seems the do care about customers. Cheers26/11/2016 #20 Lisa GallagherI'm glad we met on beBee @Stephane Fenner 🐝. You have offered valuable advice to me about the Hospitality Industry. Which, I'd love to share with you- The hotel management never followed through with me. I contacted someone higher up at Hilton Headquarters and they not only awarded all of my points back, they also gave me 3500K extra points and sent me a free night certificate to any Hampton Inn within the US. Nice buzz! Sharing!25/11/2016 #14 Jared Wiese 🐝#8 Deb, I think you summed it up perfectly.
A very good background story, Stephane. One to which I see many similarities.
I also agree with your point on hives. I got too ambitious also and had to leave many. Yet, I seem drawn to rotate through some of them :) You know, to spice up the affinity a little more at times. I find that the people you follow also helps you find good content.23/11/2016 #8 Deb HelfrichYou've really highlighted the journey from wondering about beBee to being a passionate promoter. The site delivers engagement, even so early in its lifecycle.
Without beBee, I wouldn't have a chance to follow your work, @Stephane Fenner 🐝 View moreYou've really highlighted the journey from wondering about beBee to being a passionate promoter. The site delivers engagement, even so early in its lifecycle.
Without beBee, I wouldn't have a chance to follow your work, @Stephane Fenner 🐝, and that is the most priceless aspect to me - a chance to meet and engage with people all over the world doing truly interesting things. Close