Interview with beBee Co-Founder Javier Camára Rica

beBee Brand Ambassador Those of you who know me will have a hard time believing that I (of all people) was appointed as Brand Ambassador for a Social Network. How could that happen? beBee is refreshingly different. It´s a “no rules” site. Whether you want to share information about Change Management or a cute cat picture – everyone is welcome. Job searchers and recruiters find their place just like plumbers, philosophers, managers, bloggers … The affinity-based approach makes sure that we can connect with exactly the people or topics we chose. It could not replace LinkedIn and the German pendant (I´m expanding!) XING. A particular group of corporate management will… Read More

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Why Affinity-Based Social Networks Are Booming

Spanish Startup beBee takes America by storm. Why are so many writers, bloggers, companies and social networker leaving traditional networks? Why I left Facebook and use LinkedIn less First of all: beBee is free. It does not have a “members recruit members” function. I feel it is important to mention that the only reason I am writing this hub is to share the joy. Most of you who will be reading this are writers, blogger, and small businesses. While beBee is not limited to small businesses and hosts large corporations as well – as of today it is the only community where size or marketing budgets do not impact your… Read More

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Facebook Alternative beBee? A Review

beBee vs Facebook First off: beBee is not in direct competition with Facebook. In all honesty, I am not exactly sure about Facebook´s mission. If we say that it´s a platform to connect with your family and friends, Facebook wins. beBee, the affinity-based network, has a different mission. I´ve shared some general info about beBee in “Linked in vs beBee” and my concern regarding the data quality and changes to privacy at facebook HERE. Many people on Facebook use it in a different sense: Winning clients Building a brand Playing games Sadly, these days one can get the impression that the site has become a huge playground for advertisers and spam. The huge… Read More

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WhatsApp To Give Phone Numbers To Facebook

Are you like me someone who rarely or never reads the “changes to our TOS.” Well, maybe we should start reading them. Facebook plans to increase ad revenue Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014 for $ 22 Billion. If you agree to the new TOS (if you don´t you´ll have another 30 days to do so) WhatsApp will begin to share information about your usage of the app as well as your phone number with Facebook.  Currently, Facebook is losing a few ad clients and is looking for ways to increase revenue. I have sold data mining projects for six years of my life, and I am fully aware of the… Read More

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