What's all the Buzz about anyway?
LI Article - trying to introduce the rest of the world to ours...
Did I get a new job? What's with all the insect references? And really: what's beBee?
- Sort of - I still have my regular job.
- Bees, Hives, Buzzes and more - I'll get to that...
- beBee is what's missing in our digital, social landscape: affinity-based networking
Started in Spain in 2015, beBee is one of the fastest growing movements in social media - spreading on a global scale based on the simple intuition that we make much more meaningful connections around our genuine interests. NOT because of how our resumes are supposed to look or who our friends, family, classmates, and colleagues are. In the words of CEO and co-founder Javier Camara:
beBee is the next big thing in professional social networking. Our mission is to create a professional world that is more open and connected. beBee is disrupting professional social networking by establishing connections through passions and common interests that create more professional engagement and deeper and more successful business relationships.
Bees: you, me, us - we're the bees.
Buzz: the interesting posts we share; the comments, conversations, and concepts we're discussing. (beBee is intuitive enough to know when bees share the same thing so it cannot be posted repeatedly to your hives).
Hives: the myriad places we connect, creating common buzz about any and every topic. This is how we connect with one another; the shared passions and interests. Anyone can start or join a hive. The more, the merrier!
Honey: the original content produced by bees on the publishing platform. It's natural, it's organic and is as raw, unique, or highly refined as the author allows.
A Proud Ambassador
The beBee leadership recently bestowed a great honor upon me, naming me a Brand Ambassador among the ranks of ground-level enthusiasts and far-better writers than myself! It doesn't replace my "day job" - I'm just proudly carrying the torch and illuminating the bridge beBee has built to span the most natural way humans connect around common interests and causes.
I want everyone to give beBee a chance. It's beyond the singularly-focused design of the current digital social platforms you know already. Coming full-circle from how cultures, societies, and ideas and collected, formed, and spread by our ancestors: this is today's technology providing clarity for HOW you will make an impact in the world tomorrow.
Find a job, discover new ideas, fuel your passion.
Nothing to lose, everything to gain
So please, buzz on over and see for yourself! Follow me on beBee and check out some of my favorite hives: Mindfulness, Leadership, Coaching & Mentoring, US Military Veterans, Executives & Directors, Sustainable Design, Interviews & Introductions, and many more! (27,000 hives and counting, in 10 native languages with more to come!)
I leave you with this: to a greater extent than any social media pioneers before, the beBee team and my fellow Ambassadors are taking great pains to make this a positive space. The community, the engagement, the messages - it's all very refreshing. See Jim Murray's take on the empowerment of excellence.