Lyceum commented on the following stories on BizSugar
Shawn, Good pointers. My take on this issue, is that the participants have to learn the meaning of being a "trader in matter & spirit." The social media citizen has free will and have to decide what to do with his / her time spent on a social media site. The community forum is evolving by its participants. You could probably apply the 80/20 rule on this phenomena too and find that it is a small group of individuals that is representing the most part of the content, comments, voting, etc. As one of the moderators of BizSugar, I spend a big part of my time online with "cleaning", i.e. getting rid of spam entries so the site will look good for the real participants. You have to stop the parasites, so the content creators could work on a productive marketplace. After I have removed spam entries, I go through valuable entries for me and then vote and comment on the stuff that I could add my two cents to the conversation. From time to time, I submit my own entries."
Yoni, Thank you for your input. I say that you have to understand the trader principle and create an exchange of ideas and stuff on a voluntarily basis. The guy that you mention could be well worth the 3000 votes according to my view, if his entries are valuable according to the supply and demand of this kind of material. But he should know that one day he could sit on the other side of the table... It is me talking as an experienced purchaser. ;)"
Chris, Have you seen alternatives to Yelp on other markets? I wonder if you could an alternative to Yelp in Europe. Do you know if they have plans to enter the European market? I like how they use location-based technology in order to validate the review in a good way."
John Wheeler, I have been a member of a BNI chapter in Gothenburg, Sweden, for circa six months, and I must say that I am in agreement with the way referral marketing is working. I have recently started to attend a course to become a "Certified Networker" (R), lead by the Referral Institute branch here in Sweden. I do you think you should be a participants in different networking groups. Have you read John Jantsch's Referral Engine book?"
Yoni, Best premises with your new role. By the way: I found your post (The First Year of My Small Freelancing Business: Mistakes, Corrections, and the Path Forward!) on an annual blog review when I searched on my name (image search). Thanks for the reference and link. Regarding the role as a moderator, I strive to achieve the wisdom and skills like Aristotle when it comes to my role as one of the moderators here on BizSugar. It is for a reason that I picked Lyceum (Aristotle's school) as my user name / email handle."
Yoni, Thank you very much for your kind words! Have you been to Athens? I look forward to the day when I have the opportunity to basically walk on the foundation of the Western world. The citizens of the United States of America and the individuals who are Americans in spirit, must understand the roots of the new world in order to protect the modern lifestyle in the future. "
I think Kerry Kenmare is on the right track. In order to make a philosophical point, I have valued my time by relate it to an objective value like the gold standard and measure my services according to the supply and demand of silver. My fee in "fiat money" will go up, if the silver price is going up, and down if the silver price is going down on the precious metals (commodity) exchange. Do you understand the deeper point of this kind of pricing? From my EGO blog, February 1, 2009: I am open to discuss different terms of exchange of values, i.e., delivery of service and payment. As a supporter of objective money, i.e., precious metals, my standard price is 1 kg / ~35.27 oz of silver (Ag) according to the buy rates at GoldMoney for a 1/2 working day (circa 4 hours, effective time)."