- Producer18/11/2017TucciPolo Launches Men's Handmade Luxury Shoe Collection On IndiegogoDesigner label TucciPolo is excited to launch its Indiegogo campaign to help raise funds to further produce its high-end, handmade luxury shoe. The company's shoes help fill a unique market – one of designer, high-quality, dress shoes for men with...
- Producer16/11/2017Is the world really out of control?After the worst shooting atrocity in American history, the question, macabre but inevitable, arises once again: “How do we respond to a world that seems out of control?”The world and its people are changing and losing knowledge. Females and males...
Comments17/11/2017 #12 Jerry FletcherGeoff, Every generation seems to have the same complaints from the time of Socrates to the present. But there is a difference this time. Gaia is now entering the discussion in an active way. Whether you agree with climate change or not, the physical differences taking place in Mother Earth are real and will have drastic consequences for humankind. This is nothing to shrug off. She is one tough Mother.17/11/2017 #11 Lisa VanderburgAh...That's better @Geoff Hudson-Searle - just had to get away from that very nice piece of ass #8 that is....inappropriate, IMHO.
Where was I? After reading the thoughtful comments; @Harvey Lloyd's resounds 'life is becoming so complex that many within the social distillation process are floating to the bottom. Each generation is creating a atmosphere that the one its replacing cannot survive. The ones after it are stepping on top of air to start their lives. This air will eventually give way.' I'd like @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA opinions! Great buzz, Geoff!17/11/2017 #9 Lisa VanderburgYou put into words what most of us already fear to do @Geoff Hudson-Searle; the world's going to hell in a hand-basket (American expression..?). We have been down this way before, yes. The difference now is our exploding population, despite the appalling atrocities and disease of the so many countries including the third world, is fuelling the discrepancies between the rich and poor. Instinctively,of those of us feeling the crush of 7+ billion people there will be some who will use this to justify immorality, making things worse. These divides can only grow, sucking the life out of everyone else unless we can all decide to work together...I personally don't hold much hope for that as our world has become so complex and I begin not to see the big picture. This fascinating site: http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/world-life-expectancy-map shows births and deaths as they happen in boxes top L & R16/11/2017 #3 Harley KingExcellent article, @Geoff Hudson-Searle. Whenever I read about how horrible the world has become, I remember back to the late 60's when I was in college. I actually believed that the world would end in 5 years because how terrible everything was. What I have learned is the world will continue. I always remember a quote that circulated back in the late sixties when everyone was condemning the hippies.
"Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers."
469 BC - 399 BC
I learned a valuable lesson that day — every new generation is criticized by their elders and told they would never amount to anything. I hear a lot of criticism these days from fellow baby boomers about next generation. The truth is while some may die young, most will grow-up and become the elders of the next generation. The world will continue.16/11/2017 #1 Harvey LloydThe drudgery of the 60's that was rebelled against, the post modern era of making things easy and the dream of utopian society that constantly changed based on social winds has lead us to where we are. Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.
We made bets of social, commerce and community that now we have to pay for. We did not consider the plans under Roosevelt and Johnson and the social unintended consequences. In there time i would say they probably looked very benevolent in thought, but some really big assumptions were made.
I am not sure about "out of control" but would say that sustainability of life is becoming so complex that many within the social distillation process are floating to the bottom. Each generation is creating a atmosphere that the one its replacing cannot survive. The ones after it are stepping on top of air to start their lives. This air will eventually give way.
On that day we will begin the return to more human choices.
A great piece, but would say that the opening paragraphs made me think that drug addicts may have the answer:)
- Producer16/11/2017INDICE CRONOLOGICOIntroduzioneGrazie per aver visitato questa pagina che organizza i link agli articoli che ho pubblicato in ordine strettamente cronologico.Thank you for visiting this page that organize the links to my Linkedin articles by strict chronological...
- Producer16/11/2017Ballando sull'orlo del caosPublished on November 16, 2017 on beBeeIntroduzioneQuando una civiltà passa da una situazione tipica di un sistema aperto a quelle di uno chiuso, le regole cambiano drasticamente.La civiltà è un sistema complessoCome succede per tutti i sistemi...
- Producer16/11/2017Overcoming Our Insecurity.We can spend a lot of time chasing a skinny bird, or we can apply ourselves and make the little bastard come to us.“Insecurity is a waste of time.” Diane von FurstenbergAlan Watts, theologian, once asked an audience to imagine falling off a cliff...
- Producer15/11/2017Crucial for DRC authorities to allow peaceful expression of dissent at protests today – ZeidGENEVA/KINSHASA (15 November 2017) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Wednesday called on the authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo to halt the inflammatory rhetoric against protestors and to ensure that...
- Producer15/11/2017Going Southern - Regional DiversityWe often think of diversity as race, ethnicity, gender, and religion. Sometimes we add generational diversity, but rarely do add our diverse geography. Yet, our regional differences account for much of the controversies, culture clashes, and...
Comments17/11/2017 #19 Deborah Levine#17 Yes, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher our history is full of immigrant stories that need to be told and retold. I didn't know about the Finnish contribution in Ohio - amazing. I wonder where the laborers went when they left Ashtabula. Wouldn't it be amazing if we could track down some of their descendants!17/11/2017 #17 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI love how descriptive your video is @Deborah Levine. Enjoyed learning of your own journey from Bermuda to the South and why you chose that region. I grew up in Ashtabula, Ohio, a large port City long ago. We had many Finnish and Italian settlers who lived among each other within neighborhoods.
"As early as 1872 one of the Finnish section gangs had been at work in Ashtabula Harbor laying track for the Ashtabula, Youngstown, and Pittsburgh Railroad.6 This labor crew was composed of twenty-five men and a female cook; among their number were Andrew Bloom and Kalle Kotka. The latter, a lad of about twenty, was killed by a train in the gravel pit of the A. Y. & P. Railroad on November 8, 1872, and thus became the first Finn to find his final resting place in Ashtabula.7 The Finnish laborers remained in the Harbor for only a short time but their presence did evoke the following comment from the Ashtabula Telegraph:" - http://www.genealogia.fi/emi/art/article222e.htm Interesting article!
Thank you for sharing this, I will now share it with others :)17/11/2017 #16 Brook Massey#11 @Deborah Levine, in general, I do believe that the two cultures are distinct. Genetically, many Appalachian folk are of poor Scottish or Ulster-Scot descent. Historically, in the Civil War, obviously, most southern residents sided with the south. While, most Appalachian residents sided with the north: West Virginia splitting from Virginia and NE Tennessee trying to breakaway from Tennessee.16/11/2017 #12 Deborah Levine#10 Yes, @David B. Grinberg, today's overlap of demographics, history, and geography is a vital part of understanding what is happening not only in a region but in national shifts both culturally and politically. I make the combination and confluence a basic element of my diversity training. How can I not?16/11/2017 #11 Deborah LevineThanks for the feedback @Brook Massey#9 Appalachian culture is indeed one-of-a-kind. I write about that more in the book, Going Southern. Years ago, when I was studying Appalachia in my urban planning masters, there was a claim that Appalachians are distinct not only in their culture but are a distinct DNA group. Would you agree?16/11/2017 #10 David B. GrinbergNice blogging buzz, Deborah. I also like the video. I think geographic diversity overlaps with demographic diversity, a phenomenon dating back to the Civil War. However, this has become more pronounced today with Hispanics/Latinos and Asians being the fastest growing populations in the USA. In fact, any one group could largely be concentrated in a specific region. Thus, your thesis makes perfect sense!16/11/2017 #9 Brook Massey@Deborah Levine, most of my life has been spent in the hills of Kentucky. I did live a while in Alabama, though. The Appalachian culture of much of Kentucky, is a little different from Southern. You describe our Alabama experience perfectly. Appalachia is a less genteel, a little rougher. People talk fast and move slow.15/11/2017 #1 Harvey LloydWow, can i say wow. For a "come here" as i have heard the label stated in southern states, meaning you ain't from here, with politeness, you really hit some highlights of southern culture. Southern Pride is something that is evolving but hasn't gone anywhere. We take God and country very seriously, not always correctly but very seriously. I added the read to the list. Thanks.
Ps. i would have loved to have seen the group when you played the music.
- Producer15/11/2017The Judgement Boomerang.The Judgement Boomerang.The Judgement Boomerang is a great term which Amanda Ray uses rather aptly - and she is absolutely right.I have certainly noticed how it works and you may have too.This is what I have found:1) Lets say you are driving down...
Comments15/11/2017 #2 Deidré Wallace#1 Kevin Baker: Thank you for your complimentary comments. Much appreciated as always. And yes, you are so right - "This happens constantly to everyone, aware of it or not." This is why bringing awareness to what we do, how we act and behave, is so important for our personal development and of course, our relationships too.
- Producer15/11/2017Ahi serva Italia, di dolore ostelloPublished on November 15, 2017 on beBeeIncipitGià Dante Alighieri sul finire del Medioevo dipingeva nella Divina Commedia un'immagine dell'Italia molto diversa da quella per cui diventò famosa durante il Rinascimento Italiano.Ahi serva Italia, di...
- Producer15/11/2017TAIPEI: Type B Personality with a Twist of NeonHere I am. It is bleak, but beautiful. There is order. An unseen rule book hangs like a cloud; for all who live in her belly and follow her arterial system. Not a Goliath of a city, but a David with a savvy slingshot…This is what I first saw,...
- Producer15/11/2017What one of the true pioneers of Social Networking says is missing from today's Social Media landscape...The arrival of beBee on the Social Media scene is both exciting and refreshing.And what's been particularly heartening, is the immediate sense of Community that you experience when you immerse yourself in the site - something that unfortunately we...
- Producer15/11/2017Sandy SocietiesA grain of sand blowing will do little harm. Millions of sand grain blowing together may drain the soil of its nutrients, cause havoc to life in different forms such as halting flights. Sand particles are loosely held so that the wind may carry...
Comments17/11/2017 #68 AnonymousSocial disintegration is a worrying trend which can be observed lately. If one looks at the humankind history, the trend has been coming together to achieve more power. First tribes, then countries, then countries ruling other countries, then global countries associations...now we have some countries conglomerates like EU, ONU and others to accumulate more fire-power, and other little countries which, if not included or being "first class" members of these "clubs" are exploited and abused. While countries integration has been the trend and still is, society is falling apart.
When elephants fight, the grass is the one it suffers.
Sadly enough, it is the society which has empowered its leaders to form the dominant elite, which, in my opinion, are the direct responsibles of the social disintegration, as while not being united, they lose their strength to make their will to happen.
If one looks at the German history, Hitler was democratically elected, and as soon he was in the power, abolished the democracy burning in the first place the Reichstag. He told the German people, who were in bankrupt and hunger, with fear and disunited, what to do: and they did what we already know. We are at the gates of something similar, or even further, because now the war is not with guns, is done with mortgages, and this is already some time going on.17/11/2017 #65 Tausif Mundrawala#64 You have allowed me to broaden my horizons and sharpen my wit with your mind stimulating buzzes. Am glad that you have helped me grow as a person and have always roused my intellect to an extent which makes me wonder about my precociousness. Am eagerly awaiting that buzz of yours, Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Please tag me the moment you would post it here.17/11/2017 #64 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#63 dear @Tausif Mundrawala- in building a purposeful life it is a must that we should take into consideration your comment. In particular @"When we become selfless in our effort to achieve something for the betterment of others then we see a collective advantage in this act".
I am writing a buzz on the exchange of comments here. I shall give then my proof why your comment is an outstanding one. Will publish Sunday or Monday.17/11/2017 #63 Tausif MundrawalaI think emotions play a significant role in integrating and disintegrating societies. Be it for the betterment or for ruining the entire mankind, human beings should try to channelize these emotions for the flourishment of their race. When we become selfless in our effort to achieve something for the betterment of others then we see a collective advantage in this act. When we put forth our ego by hiding it while allowing it to grow inside us would always prove detrimental to a collective good. We can accomplish more as a force rather than relying on the skills of an individual. Many communities have proved themselves by following these rules religiously.
What else could one ask for than implementing one's life experiences and talents for the prosperity of societies. Thanks for this buzz, Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee17/11/2017 #61 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#59 @Sara Jacobovici- @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador quoted you in her superb comment. Yes, and we can see also observe what an army of ants can do collectively. In large numbsers we may achieve beyond imagination if we follow si,mple rules.17/11/2017 #59 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorThis line seems to be the handwriting on the wall "Real integration is the humans raft so as not to sink in their own sand." And to alter a very important line in this buzz that is relating to trees- If everyone were looking out only for themselves, then quite a few of them would never reach old age. I love this expression that is referred to in the comment by @Edward Lewellen "it takes a village to raise a child". IMO, there is more strength in numbers then flying solo.
"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success"-Henry Ford
"Go ahead. Bee passionate and change the world."-Sara Jacobovici16/11/2017 #55 Cyndi wilkins#54 You like that? It's my new mantra @Harvey Lloyd...I may even have some T-shirts made up and sell em' on the street corners! I talk a great game...but my biggest problem is heeding my own advice;-) I've been stumbling over this obstacle for quite some time...I'm in no way immune to falling off the 'turnip truck.' LOL!16/11/2017 #53 Sara Jacobovici#34 #35 Dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, thank you for providing questions that allow for opportunities to look beyond my initial response. When it comes to purpose, the response to asking "why" reflects a snapshot of the purpose as it manifests in the moment. As a process oriented person, I see the need to continue to ask why as my purpose takes shape. The WPD Factor is a crucial aspect of the quality of the why, the quality of the purpose, and so to the quality of the outcome. In regards to the collaboration/integration relationship, at this time, I envision that bringing an integrated self to the collaboration will yield the maximum effect. Thank you Dr. Ali for encouraging this dynamic discussion and exchanges.16/11/2017 #52 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#50 you are brilliant @Fernando 🐝 Santa Isabel Llanos. Nature does make didorder in one placeand order in other places such as gypsum roses. I may add one example sand cones producing sound becsude of the orderly arrangement of sand grains in a conical form.
You do bring hugely important point: order in one place and disorder in another place.
- Producer14/11/2017Anleitung zum TrübsalDie Geschichte mit dem HammerEin Mann will ein Bild aufhängen. Den Nagel hat er, nicht aber den Hammer. Der Nachbar hat einen. Also beschließt unser Mann, hinüberzugehen und ihn auszuborgen.Doch da kommen ihm Zweifel: Was, wenn der Nachbar mir den...
- Producer14/11/2017The singularity & what if the bastards don't like us?Image owned by MGMThe SingularityThe singularity is coming, but what if the computers don't actually like us? First off, let's talk about the singularity. Just in case you aren't familiar with the concept it is the idea that artificial...
Comments14/11/2017 #2 Geoffrey Cooling#1 I agree, the "Singularity" is almost treated with a religious significance, however, it seems that with Watson, we are headed that way. Artificial intelligence is barely understood by the people who study it, so for us poor mortals, it is an enigma. Even if the machines don't reach sentience as we understand it, or don't really. The question still remains, in their ability for logical thought, what if they think we are indeed the fuckwits we are? What if they decide that even though there is good within us, the opportunity for growth, charity and empathy, that our ability to be cocks outweighs that?14/11/2017 #1 Zacharias 🐝 VoulgarisSingularity is more of a sci-fi topic than anything else. The idea that machine will become conscious (like us, but armed with superintelligence too) is based on questionable assumptions, such as that the consciousness we experience is a side-effect of our neurological development. However, this has not been proven and it's considered to be the "hard problem" of neuroscience, a problem that experts in the field are still very puzzled about. There is no doubt that one day (probably sooner rather than later) machines will possess superintelligence, but whether they become conscious because of that is a matter of debate. Whatever the case, when A.I. scientists who have their feet on the ground talk about this, they try to veer away from the term singularity, since they focus on the science part of the matter, instead of the science fiction lore that futurists fancy propagating to the mainstream. After all, A.I. is much more than the very limited view these people have, while its ramifications are puzzling even for people who have some understanding of the field (the A.I. scientists mentioned previously). So, perhaps it's best to not pay too much attention to what the singularity people talk about, since the whole thing sounds more like a cult, than anything akin to science.
- Producer13/11/2017Someday...!!One day most of us will be separated from our relatives, our friends, our colleagues and from many people we know ... !!We will be feel very nostalgic about our conversations ... about the discoveries we have made, ...about the dreams we had,...
- Producer13/11/2017Il Quatitative Easing ha fallitoPublished on October 28, 2017 on LinkedInLiquidità nella pubblica amministrazionePer capire perché il Quantitative Easing (QE) non ha funzionato secondo le aspettative è sufficiente osservare la situazione delle regioni italiane. Al sud rimpiangono...
- Producer12/11/2017Eating Out Of The Dog's Mouth.Why women didn't out Harvey Weinstein and Louis C.K. sooner.“Shockingly, this conversation isn’t about you and your boner.” Laurie PennyI’ve never been sexually assaulted, and I doubt it’s going to happen now. I’m sixty-three, and that’s a bad age....
Comments16/11/2017 #16 Brian McKenzieThe rules are made by and broken by the same herd with grand speed and duplicitous fashion,
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jeremy-meeks-hot-convict-felon-free-modeling_us_56e19e6ae4b065e2e3d4fb76 View moreThe rules are made by and broken by the same herd with grand speed and duplicitous fashion,
Sexual Harassment only exists for the advances of the ugly, poor, fat, old &/ short. Be the thug with the neck tattoo, or the serial murderer with a swatista on your forehead and scads of XX widgets will throw themselves at ya. But do stop the whistling at them. 😒 Close13/11/2017 #14 Martina Baxter#13 It's about the PERCEPTION of power rather than actual power. In addition, there's a long history of "onlookers" to blame female victims of sexually related harrassment and crime. Third, saying no isn't the issue with Weinstein, it's about making his pattern of behavior public, blowing the whistle.
Thank goodness some men get this.13/11/2017 #13 Phil Friedman#10 Robert, I am not saying Weinstein’s power was not real. What I am saying is the record indicates it was not nearly as pervasive as some believed. Clearly, there were women of strength and talent who said no and went on to build successful careers in spite of “crossing” Weinstein. Perhaps the others didn’t have as much of a choice because they did not have the latent talent to make it independently of currying favornwith scum like Weinstein. — who have long been known to inhabit the cesspool known as Hollywood.
My other point is that silence prevailed for so long because of a tyrannical ethos that governs Hollywood movie making. And because nobody likes someone who blows the whistle on an industry that represents to them a path to fame and fortune. Good discussion. Cheers!13/11/2017 #11 Robert Cormack#7 Unfortunately, for some, @Lisa Vanderburg, the "couch" is their best friend. You can "love to act" without being the slightest bit talented. Those were more than likely the ones who couldn't say "no." Angelina Jolie said "no," so did many top actresses including Jennifer Lawrence. These actresses are standing in solidarity as women, but they know (and knew) exactly who Harvey Weinstein preyed upon the most.13/11/2017 #10 Robert Cormack#5 No, the power was real, Phil. Everyone knew the stakes. Some called his bluff and did okay, some didn't. If you weren't having much luck in Hollywood in the first place, you probably weren't going to call anyone's bluff. It's not that hard to starve in Hollywood.13/11/2017 #8 Harvey LloydThoughts of morals and ethics within a setting whereby you can have it all or nothing is a very challenging mental spot
There is the person who places you in the spot and then there is you.
We cant reclaim morals after the fact, on either side, nor can we play coulda, shoulda, woulda.
Harvey should really be persecuted for all of those who said “no” and lost it all.13/11/2017 #7 Lisa VanderburgIt is difficult, to say the least @Robert Cormack and I appreciate your opinion. I'd heard of the Kardashians but not seen them, so I looked...I can see why so many ads are directed to big butts now!
I have some degree of respect of actors (of either sex). To become a star means giving up any change of normalcy, privacy and a life of considerable bodily care - I would never give these things up, but I don't think I'd have cut it on the silver screen :) They are rewarded well if they 'make' it. I don't know if actors start out wanting to be stars or, as#2 Martina says, they are driven by passion to do what they are gifted to do, like anyone else fortunate enough to be in work that they love.
Naturally, if acting is your drive that means being in front of a camera, using yourself - physically and mentally as the vessel through which you expose your talent; that's bound to attract the wrong sort of attention in an industry that relies on skin, body, and beauty. It's always happened (as you rightly mention), but there has to be a cut-off point. How would you feel if your wife or daughter were 'taken advantage' by their OB/GYN? Then, there are some women who just make it harder to draw a line; Kardashians will do. I expect the casting-couch to be hauled out again after the dust has settled. It's sad.13/11/2017 #5 Phil FriedmanAgain, in support of your point, Robert, if one reads the list of accusers and their stories, one thing that stands out is that those who resisted vehemently managed to make careers for themselves notwithstanding his threats. My guess is that their silence was engendered by the prevailing ethos of the industry, not by any real power of Weinstein to "ruin" their careers.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2017/10/27/weinstein-scandal-complete-list-accusers/804663001/13/11/2017 #2 Martina Baxter#1 Phil said: "How would you respond to the demand for sexual favors if the demander had the power to ensure that you won the next Lottery? "
The more accurate question is: How would you respond to the demand for sexual favors if the demander could stop you from doing what you love, and exercising your craft? Or not working again in your chosen field?13/11/2017 #1 Phil FriedmanIrrespective of one's gender, whatever being "forced" to do something out of fear of losing out on becoming super-rich and famous is, it is not rape. We're not talking here about threatening to fire someone who depends on his or her job to support his or her family, nor about physical threat. How would you respond to the demand for sexual favors if the demander had the power to ensure that you won the next Lottery? And the only consequence of you saying no was that your life would continue on exactly as it had before? This is not to justify or lionize predatory behavior, but to say, Robert, that you are correct. We create the Harvey Weinsteins of the world by overvaluing and overpaying in money and attention for their wares.
- Producer10/11/2017Sean Parker unloads on Facebook "exploiting" human psychologySean Parker, the 38-year-old founding president of Facebook, was uncharacteristically frank about his creation in an interview with Axios (my bold): "When Facebook was getting going, I had these people who would come up to me and they would...
- Producer10/11/2017Tomb of the Unknown SoldierFascinating Facts about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier“1. How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the tomb of the Unknowns and why? 21 steps : It alludes to the twenty-one gun salute which is the highest honor given any military...
Comments11/11/2017 #11 Pascal DerrienIn France the unknown soldier is under the Arc de Triomphe on the top of Champs Elysees with the symbol of a flame, the story says that originally 8 or 9 individuals were selected but one member of the colonial forces was discarded due the colour of his skin, different times I suppose. In Ireland there is no such things as the country is neutral and was in the middle of the war of Independence in 1916, there was a big schism in society and mistrust towards those who had enrolled in the English army. for decades their sacrifice was not recognised at state level but things have changed the last 10 years especially with the Queen of England visit there is now an acknowledgement.
- Producer10/11/2017Is America Finally Waking Up?Dave Chappelle, who I consider to the modern day Richard Pryor, was on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert a while back and they were talking about, guess who.Now after the election Chappelle was one the relatively few celebrities who came out and...
Comments11/11/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 GallagherOh I believe there has been an awakening. Never, ever, take a politician at his word, follow up with tons of research. People are ( I hope ) being more careful about fact checking articles too. There will always be party liners... they hear only what they want and that want. The Tea Party began this insurgence and they aren't mentioned by that label anymore... but no one should be fooled, they ARE the ALT right, party of Palin, Michelle Bachman and Steve Bannon... I can only hope when elections come up that US Citizens really do their home work and leave ideology in their bedrooms.11/11/2017 #3 Jerry FletcherJim, Never give up hope. The American electorate refuses to make the same mistake serially. We have, I believe, a one-term president this time which is unusual. We are two major elections away from what could be a whole new ball game. My greatest concern is that the professionals in government will all quietly move to the "private sector" due to the incompetence of the appointed officials. That could be a nightmare!10/11/2017 #1 Lisa VanderburgAn excellent summation of the current situation; I very much enjoyed this buzz! And you're right @Jim Murray - the resulting political education for so many Americans because of Trump, is the best possible outcome. Before, so many were complacent to say the least - a 'damned if you do or damned if you don't' care approach.
So this wretched man Trump will (God-willing) leave a legacy of THINK. No matter that the Dems had a unsavory and unwanted opponent, it the Trumpet being POTUS has got better billing that the best catastrophe movie ever!
I'm hoping that the whole electoral system gets an overhaul and brings a more intelligent and brighter bunch of candidates as a result. But that would mean capping lobbyists....good luck on that one!
- Producer09/11/2017Why We're Follow Junkies.Everyone's guilty of herding and following trends. It's so much easier than actually thinking and speaking for ourselves.“I don’t follow trends, they follow me.” Mae WestWe all know there are entire galaxies beyond our own, possibly with complete...
Comments11/11/2017 #8 Robert Cormack#6 The great thing about television, @Brian McKenzie, is it shows our decline. We've been on a downward trajectory since the 60s, and it amazes me how networks have survived this long. I think, when Trump concludes his presidency (4 years is max for him), he can look back with pride and say he kept the networks alive (and he'll be right!)
- Producer10/11/2017Entrevista a Javier CámaraAyer tuve el placer de entrevistar para la edición de la Margen Derecha de EL CORREO a Javier 🐝 beBee , CEO y cofundador de esta red social. Una interesante charla en la que el director ejecutivo abordó el concepto de networking, la búsqueda activa...
Comments10/11/2017 #3 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez EscolarMuchas gracias @Gabriel Cuesta, bienvenido a beBee. Fue una ponencia estupenda, he asistido a varias y en cada una observo evolución de la anterior.
Espero que disfrutaras la ponencia tanto como nosotr@s. A revolotear abejita en buaca de colmenas afines 😁.
- Producer09/11/2017The Social Network of EffectsThe scenario- two customers walk into a restaurant. One leaves happily. The other has lots of complaints about service, quality of food, friendliness of staff and high pricing of insufficient food. The complainer makes loud voices. He starts...
Comments13/11/2017 #73 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#72 @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA- I stary my reply from where you ended your splendid comment. Studiies havvve shown that unhap]y and churned customers become the most loyal if they are won back. To reverse the thinking of those customers isn't easy but, as youvsuggested, if a company can do that then a hard battle is won. I fully concur with your comment.13/11/2017 #72 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAI’d like to address your comments re customers who provide social reviews. Today many more are posting their reviews on social media, as your post suggests; their comments traveling at the speed of light over the Internet. Meaning a successful, profitable business can be brought to its knees, overnight, by a barrage of negative product/service comments or reviews. That said, these concerns can represent deep, serious company problems. Which a company can begin addressing with the help of these complaints. Plus, though time-consuming, I believe it’s necessary to actually have someone respond to these social reviews in order to let customers know the company understands the issues and their complaint isn’t falling on ‘deaf ears’. Bottom line, most unhappy customers can be turned into happy customers if you begin to show you are listening to them.12/11/2017 #70 Lada 🏡 Prkic#69 Interesting comparison of social medium with a reaction vessel (pot). To understand the behaviour of so many reactants in the vessel requires knowledge and dedication which you possess.
I am just an occasional user of social media and an independent observer. :-)12/11/2017 #69 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#68 Thank you dear @Lada 🏡 Prkic for your beautiful comment. You are right, and some of these social effects may be noticed on beBee. After all, it is a societal platform.
You do understand my intention of publishing this buzz. There are so many factors in play, and trying to understand fully what goes on is not an easy task. However; we may notice the emerging of few phenomena and you highlighted two of them.
I feel sometimes we are in a reaction pot. To predict the output with only two reactants in the pot can be straightforward. But, what if we have twenty nine reactants in the pot? I chose 29 because the graph as 29 social phenomena.
Can we predict? At least I can predict your good mind will help us understand more.12/11/2017 #68 Lada 🏡 PrkicDear Ali, I started reading your post by studying the title diagram. I have to commend your effort for making such a complex diagram. Some of the effects, such as the Ringelmann Effect, I found very applicable in explaining activities inside the large beBee groups.
All effects show that human social behaviour is such a complex and unpredictable variable.
It is particularly interesting to follow the flow of users on beBee. People come and go. Once ardent supporters of some people and very active users, suddenly vanished as if they've never been on the network. Some other suddenly have become strong supporters and, in a way, blind followers demonstrating the Ben Franklin "method" of social networking.
I would like to have time to identify the presence of these effects in the behaviour of my followers (including mine). It would be a very interesting project. :-)11/11/2017 #67 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#66 I am so glad you stopped here to write a great comment @Geoff Hudson-Searle. You raisee so many important issues. Social competency and the "third wheel" as new competitor to the social fabric.
I shall not be surprised to have new need by the name of smsrtphone competency.
I have noticed that some people are so busy with their smart phones to the extent that if they were on the same escalator with Bill Gates they shall not notice him.
Social distraction is an emeging phenomena. We used to say that there is no better substitute to face-to-face meetings. Now I wonder the validity of this. Disruption of the social structure is obvious.11/11/2017 #66 Geoff Hudson-Searle@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee thank you for mentioning this buzz, you may be aware that this is one of my push buttons and a subject that I am hugely passionate about. If you are emotionally attached to your smartphone and rely on it every waking minute, it will harm your relationships – I find most accidents happen with people texting when they walk, not to mention what happens when you are in their line of the street. The new education for humans is how to avoid being knocked over by the person texting on their smartphone. So how does social media affect interaction in our society? Will face-to-face communication ultimately diminish because of these new social technologies? These questions are ones that many researchers have found extremely intriguing since the advent and popularisation of social media in the last decade. Within this topic, social competency is an important ideal that most people strive towards, but there is evidence to support the claims that social media is actually harming people’s ability to interact competently in an offline setting.
Psychologists claim that increasing numbers of people in long-term partnerships are having to compete with their partner’s smartphone for attention, making it the ‘third wheel’ in their relationship. While technology has allowed us some means of social connection that would have never been possible before, and has allowed us to maintain long-distance friendships that would have otherwise probably fallen by the wayside, the fact remains that it is causing us to spread ourselves too thin, as well as slowly ruining the quality of social interaction that we all need as human beings.10/11/2017 #57 Edward LewellenDear friend, I can't help but think about the Dopamine Effect when reading this post. Each effect you describe is in response to receiving a "reward" of dopamine, or not. Each time someone 'Likes' a post, the author receives a "hit" of dopamine. The people exhibiting the Dunning-Kruger Effect receive a "hit" for feeling superior, the Ben Franklin Effect gives a "hit" in sending and receiving, etc. In the book "The Cyber Effect", it shows how people have become addicted to this reward drug that the brain produces. And, part of the addiction is like you describe when someone leaves a group or stops 'liking' someone's posts; it's because they are no longer receiving their 'hit'.10/11/2017 #56 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#49 @Harvey Lloyd- /ou bring an important issue that is a buzz on its own. "We often forget that training is not only for knowledge, but also emphasizes what is important". People have access to many resources of free and ppaid training material over the internet. So much information that the face-face training has to offer training on how to identify important material. The role of training has changed and repeating what is readily available is no more the objective of training.10/11/2017 #55 Lisa Vanderburg#49 Again, this is an idea you have given me more than once and great methodology! Everyone should do this (tailored to your type of business):
'Assume you are the manager of ten wait staff. Write a statement that describes success in a very tangible way. While you mentor quote it often, model it and watch how staff focus.'10/11/2017 #54 Lisa Vanderburg#48 Wise advice @Harvey Lloyd, 'Stopping a judgement wave that is coupled with agitation and i he do of misunderstood products or services will always look like a cover up. There is but one way to stop the wave, make the customer the spokesperson in the judgement removal.' Food means a faster turnaround, so the problem (if there is one) is a least immediate!
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Comments11/11/2017 #11 Geoff Hudson-Searle#3 Thank you @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for your feedback and thoughts, I always enjoy hearing from you. I agree once you have lived in third world countries or visited, it certainly provides a reality of the prospective and not just another news reel on the daily news. I traveled for 15 years extensively on business to third world and emerging markets, it was certainly a life changing experience. I will certainly look at your buzz shortly.11/11/2017 #10 Geoff Hudson-Searle#2 Always great to hear from you @Lisa Vanderburg I agree with you completely and I feel that there probably many of millions of people who feel exactly the same about First World vs Third World, do I kill myself because I cannot have balsamic vinegar on my salad or the store do not have walnuts so my lunch will never be the same, or people in the third world would have not even eaten rice in a week, have not medical supplies and live under a tree, unless they eat food and drink clear water with medical supplies will die. I remember my trip to Nigeria and the village of Keiffe, a visit to this small town, really provides prospective to life. Really happy you have started reading Freedom after the Sharks, do let me know your thoughts?10/11/2017 #3 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#2 thank you my friend @Lisa Vanderburg for tagging me.
@Geoff Hudson-Searle- excellent post and the video is great. I lived in thirld world countries and in Europe and the USA as well. I feel your honesty.
I published a buzz today on social media causing a network of effects. So I am keen to know more about the rebound effect.
I lived in Europe with a family with a big house. That time they communicated by using a fossil. I know of so rich and spoiled families living in big houses. They use now messages to contact each other. The disparity between the rich and poor is widening09/11/2017 #2 Lisa Vanderburg“rebound effect” Brilliant, emotive and factual @Geoff Hudson-Searle. Guilt; you are so right, 'What we are actually doing when we exclaim ‘first world problems’ is projecting our white guilt onto people in the third world.' I hang my head in shame sometimes for even living in the 1st world; by chance BTW. We are hell-bent on NOT working the problem, it seems! I'm just starting your first book: 'Freedom after the sharks' and you don't miss a beat on responsibility. I MUST invite @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, @Harvey Lloyd and @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA to read this amazing and horribly accurate buzz. Yet, you have hope....
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