Javier 🐝 CR in beBee in English, Facebook, Social Media Co-Founder & CEO • beBee Sep 28, 2017 · 2 min read · 5.7K

Facebook wants to be the best alternative to LinkedIn

Facebook wants to be the best alternative to LinkedIn. Facebook wants to become the only platform you spend your time on. It swallowed Instagram, it swallowed WhatsApp, it’s strangling Twitter and it’s trying to strangle Snapchat. During the past year Facebook has gone into overdrive, blatantly, systematically and often successfully, cloning Snapchat's core features. Facebook has a voracious hunger. LinkedIn is next. (Of course, I am not talking about being bought). This is my prediction.

Facebook wants to be the best alternative to LinkedIn

Facebook was 100% for friends and LinkedIn was 100% for business. That line has started to fade. It's normal. We are humans and we do business with people we like. People do business with people. People hire people - not resumes. 

The foundation of beBee is an acceptance that we are people with passions and some of those passions are in our personal life, and some are in our professional, so we can create a hive for a conversation about any topic. There is a recognition the split is an artificial one. Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Business is becoming more social. beBee’s tone as a community is more informal. There’s less boundaries on impromptu engagement. beBee is more sociable and thus more powerful for networking. This change is being driven by a generation who grew up building relations on Facebook.  beBee is great for building meaningful relations. Dedicated communities with loads of relevant content, packed with like-minded professionals to connect with.

LinkedIn Groups are dead. Killed by people who don’t understand engaged communities are built on giving, altruism and conversation rather than taking, self-interest and monologues. Here’s what you find in LinkedIn Groups today: irrelevant sales pitches from the same sketchy members over different groups.

Please remember that on beBee, your connections do not want to a direct sales pitch. Rather, your connections want to be informed and inspired by your article or story.

Building your personal and professional networks is essential in advancing growth. For individual employees, this can be a big step in advancing their career. For businesses, networks are important for leveraging their brand and recruiting top talent.

With an integrated personal and professional profile, you can connect with people based on shared hobbies, passions or interests. Not only does this help start the conversation, you may also find you develop a stronger, more successful business relationships by being able to bond over something outside of office talk.

You don't need to have a particular agenda, you don't need to sell anything to be on beBee, just enjoy "engaging dialogue" and writing/reading stories/articles on beBee ! 

Despite LinkedIn being the largest professional networking, there are other networking options like beBee to help you make meaningful connections. In fact, some of these alternatives may be more helpful than LinkedIn because they focus on creating more professional connections based on your personal and professional interests.

Empowering The Hives On beBee

beBee is empowering the Hives with quality and original content during the next days as I announced here : How Do We Innovate.  It's going to be a network by far with the most quality content. We will upgrade the hives in beBee only with quality content, which is what everyone expects.

People on beBee have a different view, because it's not all about work. It's about helping and learning and teaching and supporting the people you are connected to.

beBee encourages people to get to know each other and develop business relationships from their personal relationships.

Personal connection speaks louder than any resume ever will. beBee understands that there's a lot more to you than just business. The idea behind beBee as a networking site is that your personal interests can lead to business opportunities. beBee enables you to form meaningful human connections on a personal and professional level.

Why beBee ?

Debesh Choudhury Feb 4, 2020 · #72

I echo what @Milos Djukic commented .. "Some changes, updates, outcomes and improvements are required".

Erroll -EL- Warner Oct 3, 2017 · #71

Bebee is a great site. It will take time to grow to be the greatest site. Everything takes time.

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#69 Jaja, I am not worried, nor did I misunderstand the meaning of your intent. Social media tools can easily become double blade. However for tech savvy like me we know our ways around to get users life easier, thanks to opensource community. I help government agencies and National TV broadcasters in the educative mission to vulgarize software and web based technologies, including mobiles. The famous 3-5 minutes format showcase. FB can be tamed.lol

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Mamen 🐝 Delgado Oct 1, 2017 · #69

#66 I meant I thought "about deleting my Facebook profiles, but don't think I will delete them"...
The interview is of course on the way!!! 😉


It takes innovation, time and patience. We must stay strong and look at the long-term picture. Quality over quantity. Analyze current strategies and trends - take a step back to see what's working and what's not working. Respect and promote each other and the beBee brand. Share, share and share across all platforms. FB started in 2004 and beBee is still young so we need to put the push on. There is an abundance of talent on beBee and I feel we can make this work.

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Milos Djukic Oct 1, 2017 · #67

Some changes, updates, outcomes and improvements are required. Also, careful analysis of current trends, statistics, key performance indicators, marketing strategy and future measures for sustainable development. People also expect both the social and the business components.

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#65 OKay Mamen, no hurry. I am still around.jajajaja. It would be a pleasure and honor. And from your end, a few innovation's scoops in Exclusive. My friends and I have launched start-ups from beBee affinity networks...si si, de verdad, you can interview them also if you wish hahaha. It is incredible what can happen on beBee!

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Mamen 🐝 Delgado Sep 30, 2017 · #65

#50 Hahahaha!!! I thought about it but don't think I will do it... ;)
I'll write a DM to you about the interview.

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