I'm founding a startup! Yaaay! I have some friends who like my idea and want to help me. However, I have no money to pay them, so I'm guessing that I'll need to give them a piece of the action. I don't want to get screwed, but at the same time, I don't want to be perceived as a jerk. What is the most fair way to divide up the pie? What's the best way to approach this discussion without coming off as a jerk? [more inside]
I'm writing a paper on (animated) GIFs and am trying to track down some of the most (in)famous. I suppose I am talking memes, but I'm more interested in the GIF as an archaeological reference point. I frequent sites like dump.fm, tumblr etc. so am quite tuned in to the glitchy/kitschy side of GIF culture. How theoretical have people got on these wonders of the web? How does one trace the history of an animated GIF? [more inside]
Google has failed me. I need to find that old Maddox thing about gay guys who keep doing things to him.
Will TikiWiki (or similar software) work for my rather specific needs, or do I need to build something myself? [more inside]
I plan to talk to a lawyer about this but right now, I'm doing my research and would like to reach out to the MeFi community for advice. [more inside]
In Firefox, how can I get my bookmarklet to open a link in a new tab? [more inside]
Ok, here's a stupid-sounding idea: can someone point me to a guide to how to manipulate an Access database client-side on a web page? [more inside]
I'm digital arts student who wants to visualize internet addiction. How do I log browser activity: not just history...but back, forward, scrolling, and the seconds between each action? [more inside]
I'm looking for a calendar widget that I could embed on a Blackboard site. [more inside]
How do I find a company to make a website? [more inside]
What are some good resources for finding out about recent/new/upcoming non-fiction books that discuss the web or the internet? [more inside]
I want to save my bookmarks on a flash drive, and then sync them with anything I happen to bookmark in my browser throughout the day. Is this possible? [more inside]
Is anyone aware of a reputable domain registrar who will register .sh domain names?
Which websites use a "buy a day in our calendar to advertise" model? I can think of Unicorn Booty and I Wear Your Shirt, and I vageuly remember one from a few years ago but can't recall now.
Web browser with universal keyboard shortcut for back/forward a page? [more inside]
Tumblr question: How can I set my tumblr page up so that people can only get to a post if they have the specific link for that post? [more inside]
I have .htaccess rewrite/redirect problems. What makes this more frustrating is that it is such a simple situation. [more inside]
I'm working on a few research projects that address early web mapping. What are the essential articles, texts & blog posts that I should track down?
Why won't my web pages load? [more inside]
How do I find what sites a particular aggregator like, say, metafilter.com links to the most? [more inside]
The iPhone Stylesheet for MetaFilter pb created is oh so nice. What are some other websites that have awesome dedicated iPhone versions?
Looking for software or an app that will allow me to track expenses via SMS, but that will also allow me to track how much money is left in my account. [more inside]
What tools do Peace Corps (or similar) volunteers use to communicate their experiences in the field? I'm especially looking for creative uses of digital/web communication tools: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, blogs, etc.. Bonus points for any good examples. Thanks!
Metafilter (and other sites') traffic demographics: How are cookies or other means used to collection this kind of information? [more inside]
You used computers extensively in the era of the ddial, but never got on the Internet. Someone gives you just a few hours of Internet access for your aging PC. What do you have to do and see? [more inside]
What should I do with Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, Livejournal, Flickr, Tumblr and my own website? [more inside]
How do you organize your Firefox bookmarks toolbar? [more inside]
What fascinating websites am I missing? I regularly check out salon.com, slate, nytimes, huffingtonpost, reddit, jezebel, & of course metafilter. What websites do you check in on regularly?
I am interested in learning more about legitimate old-school marketing applied to the web, including how it relates to SEO, web analytics, usability testing, email campaigns, social media, etc. I'm looking for books and other resources to help me learn the basics of both technology and philosophy. [more inside]
I am looking for a depository of old AOL/Compuserve/Prodigy screenshots, ideally from 1993-1998. Even better -- I'd love to find & run these actual programs on a modern computer. Where can I get screenshots, and where can I find the old versions of these programs/a way to run them?
I work as a librarian and am on desk for 25 hours a week. I spend much of it on library sites but am interested in sites you find as interesting reads whatever they might be. Anything decent for the workplace. And I know interesting is subjective...I'm all ears!
How much does it cost to have a full website designed? What are some specific figures for popular websites? I seem to recall that reddit.com was made by a freelancer for $5,000, and I'm interested in finding out the "price" of other websites.
Is there a bookmark organizer that works like a mindmap tool? [more inside]
Is there a way/site/method to filter out retweets on Twitter?
My office wants to a "Biggest Loser" style weight loss challenge. Any good websites we could use to track people's progress? [more inside]
Please help me understand cookies (the interwebs kind) [more inside]
I have two radically different blogs on the same domain. How can I design my root page to let visitors decide which one to go to? [more inside]
When I log into Gmail, Firefox redirects me to a page on Facebook. What gives? [more inside]
How do people get 200,000+ points in Bejeweled Blitz? [more inside]
Totally sweet (yet school appropriate) websites? [more inside]
Does this Facebook plugin/webservice/script/whatever exist? Basically looking for something that analyzes my statuses, and gives me a status:comment ratio, status:like ratio, etc. [more inside]
What are some amazing virally-disseminated music songs from the internet from 2009? [more inside]
Looking for a website to help me, a late thirties male, who wants to get in shape. Not obese by any stretch of the imagination, but not as slim and trim as he and his doctor feels he should be. BMI of about 26. I know the general range I tend to feel best at and in that range I do tend to fall into the healthy BMI range. I’m more concerned with feeling good than with being at the exact right weight to get to the right BMI for my height and age. I want to lose a little weight, trim up, look better, abs of steel, ass to match, etc. [more inside]
How should my business partner and I split the ownership and income of our start up? [more inside]
I need recommendations for a web host and software to allow people to purchase digital downloads using Paypal, etc. (think Rifftrax or eBooks, etc.) [more inside]
Asking for a friend: I've been offered a position as a "Usability Testing Assistant" at an established, medium-sized (50-75 employees) web company, and now I need to provide them with salary requirements. [more inside]
If Karl Marx & Emma Goldman were arguing about the internet on Metafilter, what might they be saying? [more inside]
Give me a crash course in making our nonprofit website accessible. What are the best practices/standards? What's the lingo? [more inside]