Emergent Thinking

Emergent Thinking

It amazes me how simple things lead to emergent thinking. I mean thinking that we didn't plan for or anticipate. Equally surprising is that emergent thinking comes from simple things such as observations and experimentation.

For a reason I wanted to discuss movement. One example that crossed my mind is slime molds because I watched a video showing their amazing movement sometime ago. Slime mold is a spongy yellow mass that live on rotten logs. Scientifically, slime mold is classified under the category "everything that we don't understand". Slime molds aren't liquid or solid and they stay in the boundary separating these two phases. It is this gel-like structure that allows slime mold to move while changing its shape.

This is the paradox- a spongy bulky mass that moves with intelligence that we human can hardly match. Slime mold can find the shortest path for food and in the process has showed us how to find the shortest paths for us to travel. It never crossed anybody's mind that a spongy moving mass would have so much for us to learn from.

If you still wonder what slime mold is and how it moves then I strongly recommend for you watching this amazing video.


Still equally amazing is how some species of slime molds find food. They know they have o collaborate. So, they send signals to each other to "join hands" in thousands. Watching the video below will blow your mind how slime molds find their food.


Slime molds work with the spirit of altruism. Slime molds balance their self-interest with that of the group interest and may even sacrifice their own interest for the sake of the group.

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The main point of concern to me here is that slime molds communicate for each other where food is available. They trust each other so that in almost no time they stick together and move as one. It is trusting each other that makes them group.

Communication without trust is void of any value.
Ali Anani, PhD

Slime molds are similar to bees where they waggle dance to each other in a way to tell the direction of the food source and how far it is.

On social platforms we do the same. We send pheromones such as liking a buzz, commenting on it and sharing it. These are signals of where the buzzes of value are. To keep the communication efficient we must only send these pheromones when we truly believe in the value of what we communicate. If not, soon bees (readers) shall not trust our signals and group movement becomes chaotic.

Trust and communication are the building block of group behavior. It is for this reason I don't like tagging people except when necessary. I avoid sharing buzzes and liking them albeit commenting on them unless they have a genuine value. Friendship is something that shouldn't factor in our sharing in whatever format any buzz unless it has a real value. There is no room for reciprocated activities such as share my buzz and I share yours. This is only going to hurt the call for group behavior.

I take this opportunity to ask my fellow bees not to tag me unless necessary and for a strong reason. I shall not share a buzz unless it has a genuine value, regardless of what connection I have with the author bee. It is caring for the beBee platform and its safe movement that comes first.

Tagging other bees to share and promote a buzz that is not worthy is a wrong act. More wrongly is responding to these tags unless the buzz is worthy. This is the way to safeguard beBee


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Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

4 years ago #67

#77
I agree eintirely, David. As I said earlier, I think it's a matter of to each his (or her) own. Being tagged doesn't burden someone unless they create an obligation in their own mind. Cheers!

David B. Grinberg

David B. Grinberg

4 years ago #66

#76
Phil Friedman for quote). However, at the risk of disagreeing with your admirable judgment, I consider myself more infamous than "established" as a writer. Nonetheless, I appreciate your kind words. Further, I would save "established" for experts such as yourself, Phil, Jim and others. But I digress (again)...Thus, a few points about tagging IMHO: 1) Regardless of where one likes or loathes being tagged, the simple solution is to hit the delete button on your notifications. This only takes a nanosecond, thus I'm not sure what all the fuss is about. 2) As beBee continues to grow I've noticed many new bloggers on Producer. This is great, but it also means more content on Producer, which may make it less likely that all bees will see your posts, unless they specifically subscribe to your blog or specific hives where content is posted (and you actually visit those hives often). 3) I don't mind being tagged, even if it may appear annoying at times. It means a fellow bee out there thought of YOU and respects YOU enough to alert you to their content in the hope YOU will engage. That's a high compliment in my opinion. 4) If any particular bees are stinging too much with tags, you can go to their profile page to block their notifications. You can also politely message them asking to please refrain from the tags. Therefore, due to the aforementioned reasons, I don't see any big problem with tagging.

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

4 years ago #65

#75
Cyndi and all, not to stomp on dead cockroaches, but for the record, tagging a group of fellow writers and users in the comments of a post began on LinkedIn as a response to the LI algorithm choking down distribution to an author's connections and followers -- who by self-election were supposed to receive notices of such posts. Most of the tagging on LI was mutual and it was an unstated understanding that nobody was obligated in any way to respond. It was not considered an offensive hack, unless you consider reasonably well-established writers like @Paul Drury, Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee, or me offensive. Wait! Don't answer that question. The core point is that the technique was a response to an unreasonable policy on the part of LinkedIn to tamper with an author's distribution, notwithstanding that such distribution was supposed to go to those users who had explicitly requested to receive them. Somehow, the practice was transferred here to beBee, where it is much less necessary since are committed to distributing 100% of a writer's posts to 100% of his or her followers 100% of the time. As I say, not arguing the point, just filling in some history for those who might not be aware of it. Cheers!

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

4 years ago #64

#68
"It is not tagging per se that Cyndi objects to, but rather having certain people tag her." I did not say that either, but I think I'm getting the point you are trying to make...In my original statement I said that I find excessive tagging cumbersome...however, I would not 'unfollow' someone because of it. And yes, I did state that I am open to the tag by Ali...as I know he is one that uses the option sparingly...Not a judgement of others use it more frequently...just my personal choice. To that end your last line resonates with me..."And I see it more as a matter of to each his (or her) own. Cheers!"

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#73
I wish you had commented earlier Joyce \ud83d\udc1d Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee because you expressed my views perfectly well.

Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee

#71
I think I finally have to agree. It took a while. I have people tagging me on things I have absolutely no interest in or know nothing about.. I have taken to ignoring such tags hoping they will stop. I want to support people on this site, but when my knowledge is scanty on a subject, how can I? I have nothing valid to add.

Lada 🏑 Prkic

Lada 🏑 Prkic

4 years ago #61

#52
As regards promoting (sharing) without reading the whole post, we can never be sure that the post has been read all the way to the end. Many people share posts just because of the author's name. I see it many times here, within closely related groups where authors support one another. I sometimes share a post even the topic is not interesting to me, but it might be interesting and relevant to someone else on the network. What is relevant to me may not be for other people and vice versa. The other thing is an excessive tagging. There have been written many posts on that subject. At first, I felt uncomfortable if I didn't respond to tagging. But after a while, I decided not to feel obligated. It would be unfair to share or give a Relevant if I did not read a post, due to lack of time or subject of the post. Not to mention commenting. Because of the rapid growth of posting on Producer, it is getting harder and harder to notice posts from people with whom I often engage and whose posts I appreciate. I'm glad if these people tagged me.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Yes, dear Simone Luise Hardt and yu raise a very relevant point. Not worthy may be in my respective for several reasons. SOmetimes, I am tagged to a buzz that is completely outside my domain of interest or I have no experience to judge. If I tag you toa buzz on thermodynamics would you be interested dear Simone? Would I be honest if I promote a buzz of which I have no experience and share it by writing it is a great buzz? So, I should have elaborated more and I thank you for giving me the opportunity to clarify my thinking.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#68
Thank you for your understanding, clarifications and explanations Phil Friedman. We are much closer to agreeing now.

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

4 years ago #58

#56
#67 Thank you, Ali and Cyndi, for the clarification. If I understand you correctly, it is not tagging per se that Cyndi objects to, but rather having certain people tag her (since it is, by her own words, okay for Ali to tag her anytime). Fair enough. And Ali seems to object to being tagged on "irrelevant" material, because he won't comment on such but feels badly because he won't. Again, fair enough -- although I'd point out that 1) it is difficult to judge what is relevant and what is not, and 2) being tagged does NOT (to my mind) create an obligation to respond. My point is that I, like you, prefer not to be tagged by authors with whom I do not regularly interact. But it is a problem that is fully within one's personal power to correct. Therefore, I question the need to call for creation or acceptance of a general policy to deter tagging. And I see it more as a matter of to each his (or her) own. Cheers!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#66
Thank you Cyndi wilkins- I totally agree with you. In fact I gave tagging as an example of the possibility of losing trust if a bee tags irrelevant materials. I intended to highlight the need to keep trust and if I am requested to share a buzz that is not worthy and I do then I lose my trust. So, I felt not very good to share because I turned down a request. I appreciate your comment and I hope that we always respect personal choices.

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

4 years ago #56

#65
I find this buzz speaks for itself in voicing one's preferences without pointing fingers or telling anyone else what to do...Personally, I would not 'unfollow' someone because it...The only thing that would prompt that for me is 'trolling' or people who just plug their name into the comment section with link bombs to their own posts without regard for the author they have intruded upon...But those are just my personal opinions and I find no need to explain it really...If I have an issue with it, then it's my problem...and it is within my power to disengage...No harm done;-)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I don't have a problem at all with your approach Phil Friedman. However; I admit I shall be very hesitant to unfollow for just being tagged excessively.Otherwise; I am comfortable with your comment.

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

4 years ago #54

#63
Ali, I agree that it is your prerogative to not want to be tagged and to not respond when people do so. And I reiterate that it is within your power and the dictates of social media etiquette to ask people not to tag you ... or if they won't respect your preference to unfollow them and thereby prevent them from tagging you. What I do not understand is why it bothers some people (not necessarily you) if others go about tagging each other, as long as they leave me (and you, if you say so) out of it. Cheers!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#61
I don't know if your experienced daily tagging for topics that are of no interest to you or slightly interesting. I feel not too good about being tagged and not acting. For me tagging is a responsibility. I tag sometimes a bee to a buzz that is of interest to him/her. I don't mind at all and in fact I am grateful to people who tag me to buzzes that they know interest me. Tagging is a responsibility for me and if I tag repeatedly a bee to content for whom he has no interest I lost trust. As I said before I don't need to tag my followers because they shall be aware of my buzz when I share it with them twice. SOmetimes I am tagged to a buzz and when I read it I fins that it is of no interest to me. Two more tags and I lose trust for the source of the tags. Like a bee waggling dance to a food source (buzz) and find it poor. Will bees trust that bee again? I know tat some fellows agreed with my attitude and some simply didn't. But I shall continue tagging only when necessary.

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

4 years ago #52

#60
Lyon, I don't think my comment in #47 below is snarky at all. It is based on philosophical views developed previously in more formal circumstances. But it is a genuine expression of my belief about the subject. Now, if you want snarky, see #61 below. :-). BTW, if you are a fan of snarky exchanges, you should read some of the installments of my "beBee vs beBee" series or my "He Said He Said" series, co-authored with my curmudgeonly cohort Jim Murray. Cheers!

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

4 years ago #51

#56
#54 Perhaps I am being obtuse, but could you explain your objection to other people "tagging" those whom they choose. I understand if you don't want to be tagged excessively or, for that matter, at all. I don't care to be excessively tagged myself, especially by people with whom I don't interact much. But -- if being tagged annoys me, I simply ask the person involved to stop or I un-follow them so they cannot tag me. But I don't think to tell other people what to do if it does not directly affect me. True, some of the tagging is directed at boosting the exposure and so "popularity" of some posts and/or authors... but so what? It does not affect anyone else unless we see this all as some sort of competition. Your further thoughts on this would be appreciated. Cheers!

Lyon Brave L

Lyon Brave

4 years ago #50

#47
Phil Friedman You got to come around more. Your snaarky!

Lyon Brave L

Lyon Brave

4 years ago #49

#42
If you don't have enough time just forget it. That's what I do. do what you remember to do.

Lyon Brave L

Lyon Brave

4 years ago #48

#43
@Ali Hillarious

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#56
I am so pleased to read your honest response Cyndi wilkins. It is honesty that made us exchange few comments without voluntarily. Tank you for the opportunity to tag you. You are too most welcome to do the same.

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

4 years ago #46

To be completely honest...it is one of the reasons I have been rather absent from this platform in recent months...Perhaps this buzz will create a welcome shifting of the tides;-) And I have no issue with being tagged by you...Always a pleasure;-)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#54
I am responding to your comment and so it is necessary to draw your attention ad therefore I tag you Cyndi wilkins. There are no written rules; however if I publish a buzz daily and keep tagging you would you not be disturbed? We all have limited times and we need to read for other authors. If I keep reading the buzzes from same authors then I am restricting my exposure. beBee allows for sharing a buzz to followers for unlimited times. I do this by sharing by buzz with followers twice at different times to allow different time zones. So, there is no need for tagging me. I shall aso check the profile of some bees in case that if missed few of their buzzes. These are the bees that have captured my attention and I miss their contributions. I understand fully what you mean Cyndi, and I appreciate your understanding of me.

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

4 years ago #44

Interesting concept here...I have to admit, I am not a fan of the 'tagfest'...especially when an author includes a laundry list of bees within the comments section to draw in potential readers...A couple I think is acceptable, but constant excessive tagging is cumbersome. Thank you for drawing attention to this issue in a very unique and 'intelligent' way Sir...I shall refrain from tagging you in my comment;-)

Ian Weinberg

Ian Weinberg

4 years ago #43

#46
Thanks for the response and input @Phil. I agree, metaphor is metaphor and should be regarded as such. But invariably metaphor is derived out of some 'truths' which is then used as a temporary scaffold upon which to contextualize new 'facts' as they arise. And sometimes of course the metaphor itself needs to be reconstructed based on radically new findings. In this case there are some validated 'facts' upon which I proposed the metaphor, viz nonlocality entanglement, conversion of superpositional energy potential into physicality by direct engagement/quantification, Sheldrake's Morphogenetic Fields etc. But yes, I'm still very much at metaphor/theory level, confidently aspiring!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#48
Your comment is a two-way street and allows for feedback. We need to keep trust and many of us gain it over time to lose it in no time Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic. On the level It is unfortunate that we may procrastinate on spreading quality buzzes such as that of your on engineering shapes. It is the doze and as they say "the toxicity is in the dose". If we use gesture occasionall there shall be no harm. It is when we promote all an authors' buzzes before even reading them. ARe we then promoting the buzz or the author in this case? These cases may lead to the erosion of trust.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#46
Phil Friedman- I understand your concerns fully, but we are always short of info. You are right on the dark-side of using metaphors, but also we shouldn't forget the value of lessons of using them. I tried to alleviate this issue by 1- using more than metaphor for the same issues as those I used for storytelling and leadership (more than ten metaphors for both. 2- By using dynamic metaphors as I explained in one of my buzzes.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#47
"A danger arises, however, when the metaphor is mistaken for the reality that we are seeking to explore and elucidate..."I agree before even reading Part 2 of your comment Phil Friedman. The machine metaphor has led to many wrong theories and doings; still we learnt few important lesson from it.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#45
This is a great feedback loop "we grow the Cloud by growing ourselves"! Masterful thinking Ian Weinberg and please to tag me when you publish. I doubt for no second that you will not let this loop slip through your fingers.

Lada 🏑 Prkic

Lada 🏑 Prkic

4 years ago #38

"Slime molds work with the spirit of altruism. Slime molds balance their self-interest with that of the group interest and may even sacrifice their own interest for the sake of the group. It is trusting each other that makes them group." A nice metaphor from nature, dear Ali. But I look at beBee as a cluster of social groups consists of individuals with similar traits that form mutual connections based on these similarities. This also includes the mutual back-scratching relationship, which is very noticeable in some groups, and includes interchangeable liking and sharing each other contents. Sometimes we like and share the content that is not of much value as an incentive to new members, to nourish our relationships or show empathy. For me, the "Relevants" and the shares (to some extent) begin to lose their values. A sincere comment, including critical one, should be appreciated more than the one-click communication. But how many of us are willing to give and receive the sincere comment?

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

4 years ago #37

#39
#45 Ali and Ian, normally, I would not comment on a post such as this because I take such issue with the over-use of and naive reliance upon metaphors as a conceptual tool -- and I would inevitably be labeled as negative and contentious by those who do not understand the true nature of intellectual inquiry and exchange. However, since my name has been cited a couple of times, I will comment here on the assumption that I've been invited to do so. I see metaphors as conceptual models, that is, as ways of conceiving of a partially or fully hidden reality or, at least, one that is not directly observable. If understood as a conceptual tool, they are useful. A danger arises, however, when the metaphor is mistaken for the reality that we are seeking to explore and elucidate, for we then often make the mistake of studying the metaphor exclusively and drawing inaccurate conclusions from it, rather than using it as a conceptual bridge to understanding the phenomena with which we are actually concerned. And this can and does often lead to confused and unwarranted conclusions. (continued pt. II)

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

4 years ago #36

#39
#45 Ali and Ian - pt. II For example, the behavior of fluids in a network of piping is, in most respects (the operative expression being "in most respect"), an excellent metaphor or conceptual model for the behavior of direct current electricity in wires. But while we can "model" the relationship of pressure (voltage) to volume (amperage) and friction (resistance) using fluids in pipes, not everything we see when we study the model is true of electricity and vice versa. Ian, I understand the "metaphor" you are moving toward in respect of "... the brain as being a PC connected to the Great Internet." However, I believe it too is fraught with danger, for it gives the impression that we already understand the physical mechanism of the "connection" brain-to-brain which I am certain you want to postulate. But, of course, we don't -- notwithstanding any theories of sympathetically "vibrating" units of neural energy. Just saying. Thanks for the call-out, Ali and Ian. Cheers!

Ian Weinberg

Ian Weinberg

4 years ago #35

#40
I continue to ponder the subject Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I may yet write something on the subject. Metaphorically I'm moving more towards the brain as being a PC connected to the Great Internet. We all have our hardware, operating systems and initiating software (nature-nurture influences) and from that we produce subjective 'Word' documents which we upload to the Great Internet (the 'Cloud') for others to use should they resonate with them. And so the process continues - we grow the Cloud by growing ourselves!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#41
Agreed

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#36
I too hope to meet with you Lyon Brave. You have a lot to learn from. To be naughty for a good reason I find acceptable.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#35
Thank you Lyon Brave and the rest of the splendid beBee Team. I share buzzes constantly and if of very high quality in more than hive. I write buzzes on buzzes and buzzes on comments so that I try to make them stand out. I tag occasionally for a reason. However; I wonder if you get a daily tag from the same author would you be able to "digest" it? I need to expand my contributions to other author bees to build bridges with them. My disposable time is limited. And so I feel sometimes that the burden is too much to handle. I truly appreciate your comment.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#34
Do you plan to write a buzz on this comment Ian Weinberg? I would love to explore more on the topic of your comment. These findings are also changing our definition of intelligence. Slime molds have no brains and so where from they get this cleverness? You opened my eyes to new curiosities Ian.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#33
Thank you Ian Weinberg – a true collective cannot support β€˜different’ individuals". What I find from metaphors is this a very solid and correct point. Salute to you Ian and Phil. The rest of your comment is so true and valid. An exceptional comment by all standards.

Lyon Brave L

Lyon Brave

4 years ago #29

#13
Besos Amiga

Lyon Brave L

Lyon Brave

4 years ago #28

#10
Deb \ud83d\udc1d Helfrich Well said, Deb and Happy Hump Day!!!!!!!!!!! At least that's what the kids are calling Wednesday these days. You can have a dirty mind and think HUMP like an action a dog might take upon your leg or you can think Hump, like getting over a HUMP---mid-week slump lol.

Lyon Brave L

Lyon Brave

4 years ago #27

#21
this is so naughty ...

Lyon Brave L

Lyon Brave

4 years ago #26

This is a very intriguing read. It certainly adds value and brings up an important point about only giving our likes and our comments to pieces that truly stand out. It asks the question should we be stingy with our support. Considering on beBee we have very little to lose while supporting each other, I am going to be generous with my support because I likely don't comment and share enough, so I recommend we share and like as much as we can fit into our schedules if we truly want beBee to be a community, that's pollination. I think the quality of beBee content is pretty high one of the best user-driven content sites out there.This site attracts smart people and diversification of people. This site is very intelligent and so are the people. However, I am finding when I like an article a lot it belongs to a group of the same writers like you Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee who I keep returning to, but then again usually these writers I enjoy end up being Ambassadors and that makes sense because Ambassadors should be putting out some of the best content. Because writers like you were chosen because of your intellect and communication skills the articles you find less appealing, maybe you could privately or publically make suggestions to the writer to improve the articles instead of dismissing them. Are they missing research, would you like a comparison, more detail, a more personal touch. We are here to uplift We are here to grow

Ian Weinberg

Ian Weinberg

4 years ago #25

Part 2: Regarding the co-ordination of the slime as well as apparent intrinsic intelligence as illustrated by its direction finding capabilities, I would propose that if anything, this is a manifestation of its connectedness with the energy sphere of the singularity (Implicate Order, Morphogenetic fields). This is seen also in bee hives as well as with ants – a message appears to change the behavior of the ants at the end of the line due to changing circumstances at the front-line, instantaneously. This can only occur through a two-way connection with a timeless-spaceless energy dimension in which all physicality has representation. Finally, regarding the tagging – I agree fully with you. I generally would only tag someone if I feel that they have something to contribute to a discussion or if I quote something that they’ve said. Thanks again Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for inspiring.

Ian Weinberg

Ian Weinberg

4 years ago #24

Fascinating buzz Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. The buzz with its illustrative clips triggers an outpouring of ideas and concepts. I have several comments and because of word limit requirements, have separated this into 2 parts. Part 1: Co-operation as a collective does indeed enhance the benefits to each component – the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. The immediate question that then comes to mind is that provision needs to be made for individuals to transcend the collective in order to provide evolutionary potential. This was pointed out by Phil Friedman – a true collective cannot support β€˜different’ individuals. Therefore slime molds may oscillate between uni-cellular organisms and collective molds as circumstances change, but amoebae will remain amoebae and molds remain molds. Extrapolating this to the human condition, we need to be reminded of the need for sensitivity and empathy to others and to the environment, but also, to support individuality and innovation - for this has evolutionary benefits for the innovator as well as for the collective (or rather, connective).

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

4 years ago #23

Your mind amazes me Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I love the idea for your next title. Im glad my simplicity inspired you :))

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#30
Dear Lisa \ud83d\udc1d Gallagher- you are truly a smart lady. You know what to talk about. Your comment reminded me of my initial intention of writing this buzz (which then took a detour while writing it). I wanted to communicate that in complexity we try to find the interacting simple rules that eventually lead up to complexity. More, I wanted to explore that in simplicity there are also hidden secrets for us to uncover. The simpler a system is, the more likely that it hides deep secrets underneath. Initially, I wanted to title this buzz "The Iceberg of Simplicity". Now, your comment is sending me back on track and I want to explore this hypothesis in more detail. So, the simplicity of your comment hides big gems. Underneath the slime ball there are secrets. I am glad you watched the videos because they explain what I intend to write about soon, How about the idea of the Iceberg of Simplicity?

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

4 years ago #21

What a great way to send a message from the heart Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I've never heard of or seen slime molds until I watched the videos, very interesting! You have an art at communicating your messages in ways I could not begin to and that is a compliment. The ooey gooey, slime mold reminded me of green slime my kids would buy and play with. Just like the slime, I find my way to the food and communicate with those who 'feed' me ;-) I hope I don't begin to look like a slime ball anytime soon. Thanks Ali!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#28
- covered with slime or slimey (as it seems you follow Jim Henson's Muppet show Sesame Street)- you heart is immersed in beauty. This comment is one of the most encouraging comments I have ever received. I greatly appreciate your support and appreciation.

David B. Grinberg

David B. Grinberg

4 years ago #19

Once again, Ali, you adroitly connect science to engagement on social media with an interesting analogy -- if not a slimey oneπŸ˜‚πŸ™ Keep buzzing and engaging as you deem necessary and appropriate. Kudos for taking a strong stand per what's relevant to you. You know that saying: beauty, or lack thereof, is in the eyes of the beholder. And you have plenty of beauty to behold in your writing and thought process. That's my take, slimey or otherwise.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#25
You write very poetic comments and your words are so encouraging. I deeply thank you dear debasish majumder for your sharing and great feelings.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #17

#23
Not at all Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I just needed to clarify.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#22
Thank you so much dear Sara Jacobovici. I focused on the interview assuming you made changes there. I wanted to test my memory of reading great interviews. You see, I make false assumptions.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #15

#16
Dear Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I put the name of the person in the title of the buzz. So yours now appears as Q&A@beBee with Ali Anani.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
It is a dream to meet with you dear . The intellectual bondage between us is beyond description

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
It is a dream to meet with you dear . The intellectual bondage between us is beyonddescription.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #12

#15
What about meeting me ☺☺☺☺ Buzz on stones is a buzz on bringing life actually or that was the intent πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰ Thanks dear Dr Anani

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#13
dear - with friends like you around I have no excuse not to feel great. I was just reading your buzz on stones (I shall be commenting soon) and what a great buzz you wrote. You are brainy my friend.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#12
Sara Jacobovici- I tried to figure out the changes you made. It seems I have to try again.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#10
DearDeb \ud83d\udc1d Helfrich- youare a woman of wisdom. No question about ut. This is reflected in your eloquent writing "We are all freely buzzing bees and preserving this independence is an important part of keeping this a thriving community full of joyously sharing bees". It is so powerful that I feel commenting on it will never be worthy enough. There are people whom I wish to meet in person and you are one of them.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#9
Thank you Tricia Mitchell. I read, liked, commented and shared your superb buzz.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

The slime moulds amaze me. They balance their self-interest with that of the group interest and may even sacrifice their own interest for the sake of the group. The video is a must watch for all leaders, managers and wannabes. I agree with the commenting. I don't comment if I don't read the entire buzz and for me I find some treasures in the comments section and it's sad that I miss many due to my work πŸ’” Btw Hope your doing great dear Dr Anani ☺

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #6

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Hi Deb \ud83d\udc1d Helfrich. Realized I didn't have to wait and made the following changes. Let me know what you think. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@sara-jacobovici/q-a-bebee-with-john-white

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #5

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Good suggestion Deb \ud83d\udc1d Helfrich. Next Q&A will reflect this.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
Please the link to your buzz Tricia Mitchell. The exchange of comments between us will soon be enough to compile in an e-book

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#5
Agreed, and I know I shall do waggle dance in your neighborhood Tricia Mitchell. I have no doubt bees shall find great nectar in what you contribute.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#2
Thank you so much for the compliment Tricia Mitchell. I always try to find a scientific metaphor (and mostly from nature) to explain my point of view. Metaphors help the reader imagine the words and visualize them.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

A bee waggle dance for other bees towards a good source of food. If the bees find later this source was poor would they ever trust the communicating dance of that bee? It is not different on social platforms. A tag or share is a waggle dance for the bees (readers) telling them there is a good feed for the mind. Would ever the bees trust that person again? It is communication based on trust. I agree with you on the value of content. I might find a buzz relevant and you may not find it so. This is normal. What is abnormal is that I recommend a buzz that I see of little value (if any) and still I share it. I found a name for this "barter trading" of shares. You experienced it and you know quite well what I mean.

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