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 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.