Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

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A Few Reasons Why beBee Still Rocks

A Few Reasons Why beBee Still Rocks

I'm not a beBee ambassador. Never have been. I'm not even sure what an ambassador does exactly (other than the diplomats you find in an embassy!). Still, ever since some former bee introduced me to this platform, I've been present, if not active in it. And no, I didn't know Javier or any members of his team either. So, what is it that keeps beBee present in my awareness, and why do I have a keyboard shortcut to this site?

Well, there are various reasons why someone would be here. It’s a subjective matter, just like wine preference. Here are my reasons why I find that beBee still rocks after all these years.

1. It's super inclusive and diverse in membership. Although its creators are Spanish, people from all over the world are on it. The guy who introduced me to it is from Japan, which I've even seen an Italian bee here a few times (I can't understand everything he writes about, but his articles sure help me practice my Italian!). Considering that not everyone speaks English and Spanish as widely as people in first world countries, it's fascinating how beBee has managed to maintain a relative diversity in its members.

2. There are all sorts of articles here, from the more political ones to several social ones, to even niche topics like Cybersecurity and Data Science. OK, I may be responsible for a large part of the latter, but still!

3. There is a considerate amount of engagement in the comments section. I've even seen people comment on the short buzzes and start interesting discussions. How often do you see that happening on other platforms? Unless you are an influencer on those platforms, chances are that your content there isn't going to have as much traction.

4. There is an atmosphere of respect among most of the bees. Not everyone agrees on everything, but if you disagree with someone, you may still talk to them without resorting to insults and irrelevant remarks, as it happens elsewhere. I've seen people swear at each other in some places, even when they seem to agree on a topic. This kind of behavior is rarely observed on beBee.

5. You can connect and even interact with one of the founders of the platform. Although this is not a unique feature (the Minds founder often interacts with the members of his platform), it’s something uncommon for most SM since their founders are in some ivory tower somewhere.

6. Good content can remain relevant long after it's published. That's not to say that this always happens, but it does happen. I've seen an article from 4 years ago still linger on my feed, while it's not too difficult to find articles that you've enjoyed on the author's page. On places like LI, for example, unless you bookmark a post, you'll probably never find it again (articles are an exception).

7. It’s a free-speech platform. I’ve saved the best for last. After the censorship issue that plagues most mainstream SM platforms, it’s good to know that there are places like beBee where you can voice a dissenting view. After all, the latter is a fundamental aspect of any self-respecting democracy or mature society in general.

What are your thoughts on this matter? What’s your favorite thing about beBee that keeps you visiting it, even if the luster of newness has faded away? Cheers.


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Nick Mlatchkov

4 mesi fa #39

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris I've seen more than one Italian on here. I have an article on an Italian group …

Nick Mlatchkov

4 mesi fa #38

Nick Mlatchkov

4 mesi fa #37

It's one of the better newer articles on beBee!

Randall Burns

4 mesi fa #36

Jim Murray

4 mesi fa #35

Totally agree. beBee has the best blogging platform around. 

Javier 🐝 CR

4 mesi fa #34

7. It’s a free-speech platform. I’ve saved the best for last. After the censorship issue that plagues most mainstream SM platforms, it’s good to know that there are places like beBee where you can voice a dissenting view. After all, the latter is a fundamental aspect of any self-respecting democracy or mature society in general.=>  https://es.bebee.com/producer/bebee-is-an-open-network-pjQ91v5b5b3l

Javier 🐝 CR

4 mesi fa #33

Javier 🐝 CR

4 mesi fa #32

I wish articles would retain their relevant status from before. Still, nice to see a new look to the whole platform :-)

I'm looking forward to helping beBee become stronger than ever. Let's all churn out as much original and quality content as possible!

Lina Chan

4 mesi fa #29

I like that beBee offers quality content. Whenever you want to read something interesting, you can find it here. There's always a good post. I also like the sense of community here. Well done @Javier 🐝 CR !

Javier 🐝 CR

4 mesi fa #28

Javier 🐝 CR

4 mesi fa #27

Javier 🐝 CR

4 mesi fa #26

Javier 🐝 CR

4 mesi fa #25

Javier 🐝 CR

4 mesi fa #24

Javier 🐝 CR

4 mesi fa #23

Thank you @John White, MBA for the share!

Javier 🐝 CR

9 mesi fa #21

#19
Gracias Juan ;)

Javier 🐝 CR

9 mesi fa #20

#17
gracias Irene

John White, MBA

9 mesi fa #19

Glad to see the hive buzzing! Hello, everyone!

Irene 🐝 Rodriesco

9 mesi fa #18

#4
Absolutely. Every time I have left my province I have tried to meet the bees with whom I became friends. An absolutely enriching experience. I miss being able to attend events and still meet bees.

Irene 🐝 Rodriesco

9 mesi fa #17

πŸ₯°La razΓ³n 4, adoro @bebee por el respeto que se siente, es lo que me atrapΓ³. En ninguna otra red he visto nada parecido. El aΓ±o pasado en confinamiento tw se convirtiΓ³ en un hervidero. Face es terrible

#15
I just heard about this today. It seems that Minds is experiencing a new renaissance as a result. I hope beBee does too!

Nick Mlatchkov

9 mesi fa #15

"After the censorship issue that plagues most mainstream SM platforms" Now it peaked to an all-time high on Twitter & FB!!

Javier 🐝 CR

9 mesi fa #14

#8
thanks Ken Boddie

Javier 🐝 CR

9 mesi fa #13

#7
thanks Paul Walters

Javier 🐝 CR

9 mesi fa #11

#3
thanks Randall Burns

Javier 🐝 CR

9 mesi fa #10

#1
thanks Pascal Derrien. I am sure this is going to be the beBee year

Javier 🐝 CR

9 mesi fa #9

thanks Zacharias \ud83d\udc1d Voulgaris. We had a hard time but in this 2021 we are ready to keep dreaming

Ken Boddie

9 mesi fa #8

All you say us true, Zack and, even though beBee is a mere shadow of its former self, it remains unique. But perhaps one of the best original concepts here is the perpetuation of affinity by the capability to save blogs in specialty hives. If you create your own hive or two, you can always readily find posts you wish to revisit, even after they disappear from your wall.

Paul Walters

9 mesi fa #7

Zacharias \ud83d\udc1d Voulgaris. Nice one...tis indeed a great site !

Nicely put Zacharias \ud83d\udc1d Voulgaris! beBee is a friendly platform with something for every one.

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

9 mesi fa #5

Well put forth Zacharias \ud83d\udc1d Voulgaris. All accolades to beBee and loads of appreciation to buzzing bees.

I think that if we ever go to another continent for a trip, we'll seriously consider parts of the world where other bees live so that we can visit them. That's a subjective view, for sure, but I'm confident that other people on this platform share similar levels of affinity towards fellow bees :-)

Randall Burns

9 mesi fa #3

Great post Zacharias \ud83d\udc1d Voulgaris I absolutely agree with you, (imperfections and all). I've met a lot of great people here, great interactions, and I've learned a LOT!

Randall Burns

9 mesi fa #2

#1
HaHa! Nothing is perfect Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

9 mesi fa #1

I agree Zacharias and by and large despite all its imperfections and disappointing lack of innovation its still a very friendly platform its a pity we have lost many contributors . Its a European platform and thats important

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