beBee is the Social Media with No Tunneling Effect

beBee is the Social Media with No Tunneling Effect

We are social beings and social networks thrive on this fact. There are many social media platforms. They vary in focus from social focus to business focus. They mostly divide the attention instead of integrating it as has been explained admirably by Sara Jacobovici post "Core Values".

To focus on goals is a call that works within limits. Too much focus on one issue leads to tunneling effect. This has been explained beautifully in this reference: "As your focus narrows, you start to miss things. Those β€œmissed things” are like lost puzzle pieces, leaving holes in your understanding of what is happening. This tunneling effect is extensible to our senses in that focusing on one sense weakens other senses.


The tunneling effect is not only limited to humans, but also extends to molecules. We are molecules after all. Water molecules confined in nanochannels exhibit tunneling behavior that smears out the positions of the hydrogen atoms into a pair of corrugated rings. When we insist on having smart long and focus on them for extended periods we are bound to suffer from senses tunneling and divide our senses rather than integrating them.

The deleterious effects of over-focusing may become obvious if we imagine the following situation. Imagine you are taking an exam and the supervisor is standing next to you focusing his attention on you. This is a stressing situation and soon your mind and senses shall divert your attention from the exam to the inspector. Now imagine the supervisor is the focused goal standing and watching you for fear you would divert your attention from the goal. I bit you shall suffer from goal tunneling. You shall not observe what goes around you. You separate yourself from your surrounding and even you become too stressed to achieve the set goal.


This is what we experiencing on some social platforms. I discussed this issue in some detail in my presentation titled "Avoid the Comfort of Closed Social Circles". This is because excessive focusing is a form of closure. When a group becomes too much focused it isolates itself from the world and is likely to become victimized from Group Tunneling. Too much focus leads eventually to stressing and this can be very costly. Furthermore, the Oddity Effect might prevail as no group member would like to be singled out for being odd.

beBee is the Social Media with No Tunneling Effect

Imagine having so many groups each focusing on its own business. These groups might be close on a social platform, but in reality they aren't. We need bridges to have one leg here and one leg there so that people may see different perspectives. This is what beBee does agreeably and astonishingly very well. It has affinity hives each with its own focus. Be Bee goes the extra step and makes it very easy to join other hives and to get exposed to different experiences. You find one bee as a member in varied hives such as music, science and psychology. A member may join or leave a hive easily as his interests vary. Time allocation may focus for a while on one hive and then turn attention to another. I understand beBee is to launch soon a video to explain the differences between beBee and other platforms. That is surely a step in the right direction.

I wish beBee all success that it deservesΒ 

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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
"My purpose in my learning journey is personally managing this paradox between laser focus and diversity". Dear CityVP Manjit I love the way you phrased this and yes, I am 100% with you on this.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#17
Dear sister Irene Hackett- you never stop surprising me with the quality of your summarizing comments. This time I am even more moved by your writing "How interesting that you would recognize that such "excessive focus" can lead to stress and maybe even divisiveness"! Most relevant facts summed up n one line beautifully. I appreciate your congrats because I feel them.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#16
Franci Eugenia Hoffman- when I read your beautiful contributions to beBee I know what a true ambassador can do. I shared your buzz yesterday on the hive Ideas Metamorphosis Your contributions to beBee in many ways make me say that beBee is luckier to have you s an ambassador than I.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#15
Dear Fatima Williams- your kind words are so moving and I say million thamks. I try, and if I succeed I am happier for I made others happy by adding a dro to their knowledge. Few drops a day will eventually create the flow. I am living the flow now with your sincerity and appreciation. By the way you added so many drops of honey to my knowledge as well.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#14
One way dear Fatima Williams to avoid the tunneling effect is to engage in different activities. Just look for Kodak company. It was the first company to make a prototype of the electronic camera and not act on it. It discarded the killer idea because of the tunneling effect seeing only what they wanted to see. This is another evil of focusing on the same thing- it turns us almost blind to emerging possibilities. The cure is better in the prevention by allocating at least 20% of our times to doing different things (observing, having fun, going outside and reading different topic). Engaging in different hives is a great way to do it.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #16

You said " Laser focus is on remaining who we are and not an imitation of someone else. This explains it alot in addition to the wonderful balance and awareness you are talking about. Thank you so much dear CityVP Manjit for adding on to this eye opener. My learning journey on understanding social beings and networks continues.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #15

#14
Dear Fatima Williams the balance I observe is between laser focus and diversity. That is the practical relationship I can manage myself rather than a theoretical understanding that explains the universality of experiences. The theoretical understanding begins with "We are social beings and social networks thrive on this fact.", the practical relationship begins with "I am a human being who has social and individual qualities and BeBee has created a network that serves my purposes, the social and professional context that is informed by the individual and personal context. beBee itself is evolving because it has found a previously unoccupied space and it has quickly found traction. beBee's relationship will also depend on its balance between laser focus and diversity, which is the laser focus and the vision to see possibilities that the beBee team can convey and relate with Javier beBee. If beBee encounters spreading itself too thin, it will be because when success comes, everybody wants to jump on the bandwagon - at this point there is tension created by staying true to what is creating evolution and in trying to be all things to all people. The individual tension is the tunnel vision, the spreading oneself too thin is confusing social signal with social noise. Awareness about tunneling effects means we have lost sight of the relationship between laser focus and diversity, where laser focus begins to lose its relationship with diversity. Laser focus is on remaining who we are and not an imitation of someone else. Awareness about spreading oneself too thin means we have lost sight of the relationship between laser focus and diversity, where diversity begins to lose its relationship with laser focus. My purpose in my learning journey is personally managing this paradox between laser focus and diversity.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Thank you Ali Anani, beBee is lucky to have you as an ambassador.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #13

I second Sara Jacobovici comment so true as she says "beBee is lucky to have you as an ambassador Dr. Ali because you help us understand how we can grow and develop our potential, professionally and personally, as social beings on beBee and how beBee can continue to support that environment." The way you express your ideas crystal clearly makes me day off just to read your buzzes as I know what I stand to gain from reading them. Thank you once again dear Ali Anani

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #12

This buzz is an eye opener for me dear Ali Anani views on the tunneling effect too. I agree with you when you say that beBee is a social media with no tunnelling effect because it is here I find answers to so many questions and saved many trips to the library. Thanks to #beBeeteam for this and for you πŸ€—

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#12
Dear Sara Jacobovici- you alert me to a new perspective. beBee isn't a collection of hives as much as is it is a collection of minds. It is this collection of connections that alerted me to many ideas. You and I have at least exchanged buzzes based on feedback from the other. This is a definite virtue of beBee in that you and I don't suffer from the tunneling effect. We disagreed sometimes respectfully and allowed enough freedom for us to express why we may differ. There is one thing we don't and shall not differ about: our mutual respect. Again, proudly I say I learn from you dear Sara and I say it openly that without having learnt from you many of my ideas would not have ever emerged or crystallized.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #10

I can never experience stress when I am reading your work Ali Anani because your work opens my eyes and expands my vision. Another great article Dr. Ali; tremendous insights and connections to other organic life forms. You remind me that everything we do serves a purpose. It is when we can't shift from ability to ability, tool to tool, and understand when tunnel vision is no longer working for us but working against us, that is when things start to go wrong. Stress is a great communicator; if we experience stress, we need to listen and reassess what we are doing. You are taking us across our sensory system, your Buzzes have covered sound, movement and now seeing; vision and perception. Along with tunnel vision we have peripheral vision and we also have our "blind spots". All of these influence how we look at ourselves and relate to others and the world around us. beBee is lucky to have you as an ambassador Dr. Ali because you help us understand how we can grow and develop our potential, professionally and personally, as social beings on beBee and how beBee can continue to support that environment. As always, I am grateful for the mention and connection in any way to your work. Thank you.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
Sweet words are yours dear David Grinberg

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Seet words ae your dear David Grinberg

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#6
Dear Milos Djukic- freedom of choice and building new hives and freedom of selection. For me, beBee is the closet to water with freedom to flow while keeping the molecules lightly bonded to each other. We need to keep the flow, but without losing touch of each other.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#5
Dear debasish majumder- excessiveness f doing too much of the same is the problem. Thank you for your good feedback

David B. Grinberg

David B. Grinberg

4 years ago #5

Wise words from a wise man, Ali Anani. That's what I call sweet honey.

Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

4 years ago #4

Dear Ali Ali Anani beBee provides freedom and differences. Nice post, Thank you.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
And thank you too for sharing the buzz Cepee Tabibian

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I was hoping to embed the beBee video in this buzz Javier beBee. Next time and I am looking forward to hearing your great news

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

4 years ago #1

Thanks Ali Anani. Very important days are coming for beBee !

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