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What are the most interesting facebook groups to join?

After years of mostly ignoring facebook, I have decided to start using it more to learn interesting things and form an online community. In that regard, what do you think are the most interesting facebook groups to join, and why? I am an artsy and scientific nerd who likes intellectual culture, and I am interested in being exposed to new things.
posted by mortaddams on Nov 27, 2016 - 6 answers

How do I delete a (very) attractive male friend off Facebook?

An unusually good-looking male MA graduate classmate and I friended each other in RL + FB b/c we're in the same graduate class over the next year. We've worked on projects together, and have quite a bit in common. In the beginning - there was definitely attraction going on (esp for him). I felt he was very attracted to me b/c of my life experience, or that I don't pander to him like his younger female friends. He's also 22, I'm 38. In recent weeks, I've felt the age difference and his immaturity in certain issues show up, which I thought would be a good deterrent. The good news is I do not want to date him, nor do I see anything long-term if anything was to happen. But I'm struggling b/c I fear really hurting his feelings... yet I see him every week at school, so I don't know how to take him off? [more inside]
posted by sam3cat on Nov 24, 2016 - 10 answers

How can I block all of Facebook, except messages?

Facebook is a perilous rabbit hole for me, and sometimes I block the whole thing in my hosts file for weeks at a time. But lots of friends and professional contacts use it for making plans, and increasingly I find I've missed important (or at least interesting) messages. I'd like to block it all, except for messages. But I can't figure out how! [more inside]
posted by tapir-whorf on Nov 23, 2016 - 9 answers

Help with managing Facebook email alerts

I am taking a break from facebook and would really like to remove all but the emails I want (status updates from a few people, event invites, birthdays) from showing up in my inbox. As each type shows up, I can opt out. How do I just do a mass opt out? [more inside]
posted by Hactar on Nov 21, 2016 - 4 answers

How do I bumble? FB coordination edition

I decided to try Bumble, but I wasn't sure whether it would be posting things to my Facebook, or drawing unwanted information into my dating profile. So I created a fake facebook with a fake name to try it out. Now I can't undo that. Use fake FB profile or undo it somehow? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 21, 2016 - 7 answers

Sigh Facebook. SIGH

I followed these instructions to sync my Facebook events with my Google calendar. And get this error: "The address that you provided did not contain a calendar in a valid iCal or GData format." AskGoogle and AskFacebook don't help. I hope ask.me can, though I would not be surprised if this was an intentionally broken FB thing. [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick on Nov 20, 2016 - 7 answers

How do I keep in touch after leaving Facebook?

I am in the process of deleting my Facebook account. How do I stay in touch with my friends at scale? [more inside]
posted by snortasprocket on Nov 18, 2016 - 26 answers

Oh, Facebook

Facebook admin is unknown; how to reclaim a page? [more inside]
posted by joycehealy on Nov 17, 2016 - 2 answers

Font size on social media

I only use facebook and twitter via a web browser. Recently I've noticed that certain posts have a larger font than others. Whats going on????!!! Here's another example from Twitter. [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Nov 13, 2016 - 5 answers

Managing a Facebook Page without a Profile

I would like to take an extended break from Facebook, but I manage a professional page. Is it possible for me to keep managing it if I deactivate my private account? [more inside]
posted by Enchanting Grasshopper on Nov 13, 2016 - 2 answers

Cutting edge research on user registration best practices?

There are so many product design options for user registration and signin these days: email/password, Facebook login, Google auth, SMS PIN numbers... so what are the current best practices, and where's the data to support them? [more inside]
posted by simonw on Nov 4, 2016 - 1 answer

"I Voted" Selfie Contest?

I run the social media pages for our school's page, and want to do our part to GOTV on the 8th. I was thinking about doing a prize drawing for people who post selfies with their "I Voted!" sticker. As long as the selfie is taken at least 100 ft from the polling place - is there any legal issue here? I'm in Missouri, if it matters. We all get offered stickers here, and I suspect the number of absentee voters in our area will be low, so not too worried about them feeling left out.
posted by jferg on Oct 23, 2016 - 7 answers

Are non-committal friends the new normal?

It is sometimes a herculean struggle to get people in my friend group to commit to events. Often 50% to 75% will cancel the day of the event, just hours before. None of them have kids, serious relationships, or crazy work schedules. Is it me? Could I organize things differently? Or is this the new normal? [more inside]
posted by AFABulous on Oct 22, 2016 - 59 answers

Problem with New Facebook Status Update "Effect"

When I try to type something into a Facebook status update, I get a lightbox effect wherein the update pops forward and the rest of the screen dims. Unfortunately, this new "effect" makes me lose characters I'm typing, which is driving me effin' bonkers. Facebook, like most monoliths, isn't going to be helpful with fixing this. Any ideas? Scripts I can block? Etc.?
posted by WCityMike on Oct 14, 2016 - 4 answers

Coping with being friend-dumped in the age of social media :(

This question contains ongoing millennial grief about being friend-dumped in the age of social media! It's been over a year, I made it so I can't see her Facebook anymore which is great and everything was going perfectly, and I was totally over it. But now she's popped up on my Instagram feed, and it's making me upset all over again. I need some healthy mechanisms to deal with this! Please help! Lots of special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by spicytunaroll on Oct 12, 2016 - 9 answers

Creating new Facebook pages just to secure the URLs: good or bad idea?

I'm the digital marketing manager at my multi-location office. Coworker at another location just made a new, high profile Facebook page for their location without checking with my office first. The cat is officially out of the bag. Do I now make placeholder pages for each of the other locations in order to claim the URLs for standardization's sake? Or would the greater web crime here be to create new Facebook pages that might ultimately remain empty? [more inside]
posted by helloimjennsco on Oct 4, 2016 - 9 answers

Explaining how social media works to my boss

I'm looking for some good articles that explain the timelines of social media to my boss. I'm struggling to get him to understand why delaying posting things that are already published online on news websites for days or even weeks doesn't make sense. Ditto delaying posting photos from events for up to two weeks. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2016 - 19 answers

When is it wise to crowdsource for info professionally?

Since AskMeFi is one of the OG crowdsourcing platforms I know, and since I love irony, I wanted to take this question here for an article I'm working on. With the proliferation of Facebook professional groups (particularly for writers), it's so easy to ask a large group of people a question in a short amount of time. But that's not always a good thing. Sometimes you get good info or helpful insights but sometimes you get unhelpful information, or get sidetracked in a side conversation, or get sucked into a drama vortex. So who has mastered the art of knowing when it's a good idea to toss a work-related question (like this one!) out to a huge group of people? When is it better to do your research in other ways?
posted by clairezulkey on Sep 23, 2016 - 2 answers

How do I get my Facebook location/places/check-in history?

How can I get a list of the places I've checked in to on Facebook? [more inside]
posted by chrisph on Sep 1, 2016 - 3 answers

Help a friend manage old facebook posts after a breakup

My friend just had a breakup and wants to know if there is an app to manage Facebook posts to help her wipe the boyfriend material without having to review all of it.
posted by bleary on Aug 31, 2016 - 2 answers

Can I do a "slide show" of someone's FB photos?

I need to know if it's possible to run a slide show of someone else's FB photos during a memorial service....Snowflakes of course... [more inside]
posted by pearlybob on Aug 20, 2016 - 3 answers

Nobody wants to see that

I have a few hundred photos on Facebook that I'd like to hide in batches, so only I can see them. Either this is impossible to do (reasonably) quickly, or Facebook's delightful UI is throwing me. [more inside]
posted by zinful on Aug 19, 2016 - 6 answers

How do I create a crossword puzzle for my Facebook page?

How do I put a crossword puzzle on my Facebook page? [more inside]
posted by jacobean on Aug 15, 2016 - 2 answers

Bad Facebook cartography

How do I get Facebook to update its location databases to put St Croix down here in the Atlantic where it actually is? I swear it is. I'm looking at it right now. [more inside]
posted by jayCampbell on Aug 14, 2016 - 5 answers

What is this soothing match-3/match-5 game?

What is the name of this Facebook match-3/match-5 game that's celestial-themed and has the most soothing music ever? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 13, 2016 - 5 answers

Yes I feel ridiculous

My husband and I had a really bad fight some time ago. We have our differences politically, and some of it concerned arguing over political things the other person posted on their timeline. In a fit of anger, I unfriended my husband and removed my link to him in the family/relationships section. Anyway, we've long since made up and wish to restore our facebook connection. How do I refriend/restore our facebook relationship without it showing up as "news" for other people's timelines. The last thing I want is a bunch of "likes" at the fact that we are married or friends again, or for our inlaws to see we weren't facebook friends. Help!
posted by anonymous on Aug 7, 2016 - 5 answers

How do I save years' worth of facebook messages to a file?

An old friend just died and I want to save the messages we exchanged on Facebook. Can anyone explain how to do that? I want to save them to a file somehow before the fb page is shut down.
posted by mareli on Aug 3, 2016 - 1 answer

Artsy beautiful interesting facebook pages to "like" and follow

My collective facebook friends seem to have stopped posting anything interesting and my timeline has devolved into a 24/7 shouting match on politics/privilege/the election. I need new stuff. What are some beautiful, unique, artsy, stylish, etc pages I can follow. Interested in: art, beauty, style, fashion, weird stuff, horror, psychedelic, etc. NOT interested in: cheesy motivational stuff, cult of positive thinking, politics, war, guns, sports, cars etc. Give me your best! Bonus question: is there a easy way to filter out the angry posts but still see when a friend posts cute family pictures or life updates?
posted by long haired child on Jul 27, 2016 - 23 answers

Facebook: evil, stupid, dangerous: an idea whose time has come!

I'm anti Facebook for all of the normal reasons: ethics, privacy, security, waste of time, as well as some special snowflake reasons below. But I like social media (hence, my MetaFilter membership). I'm feeling the FB pressure and have had a couple of specific "Damn, I wish I were on FB events" happen recently. But Facebook has been, and remains a really bad idea, right? [more inside]
posted by soylent00FF00 on Jul 24, 2016 - 41 answers

Is there a way to do Facebook light?

So far, I've managed to stay off of Facebook for a whole host of reasons, especially my reluctance to give so much of my information to a big corporation (and what seem to me to be ever-changing privacy rules). But a few groups I belong to are increasingly announcing events solely on Facebook. I can go look at the individual pages (though Facebook is making that harder), but it's really a pain to use it that way. Does it make sense for me to try to set up a super minimalist Facebook account? Is that even possible? [more inside]
posted by FencingGal on Jul 16, 2016 - 27 answers

How to share photos of my child

I'm trying to figure out how to share photos of my child with friends and relatives. I have a vague sense that posting photos to Facebook is a privacy violation, but I'll admit I don't exactly understand how. And I don't have a better idea. Do you? [more inside]
posted by slidell on Jun 30, 2016 - 22 answers

Help me live-blog a bunch of drunk industry colleagues.

I've been asked to ''Live Facebook'' an industry event tomorrow night, and I have no idea what I'm doing! I'm usually good at tech related things, but this one has me stumped. Details within... [more inside]
posted by hasna on Jun 15, 2016 - 4 answers

Make Facebook Boring

How do I separate posting, notifying, & consuming content on Facebook? [more inside]
posted by 10ch on Jun 14, 2016 - 5 answers

Facebook Tag for Event =Pretenditation?

My older sister tagged me and my three kids about a fundraising event she was doing. No other communication about said event. None of us responded. The day after the event she expressed she was hurt and disappointed we didn't show or rsvp. [more inside]
posted by yes I said yes I will Yes on Jun 12, 2016 - 24 answers

Nonsense Characters When Attempting Sign In To Facebook Or LinkedIn?

Pretty much just like it says. Sometimes, but not always, when I try to sign in to Facebook/LinkedIn (or go to the page if I had been there recently and hadn't signed out) I can only see garbage characters, such as this: ßW•½ÎŒä¤Õ ‘²pþþ8®Ç:ïy]ö}Ÿ¿$ÒSoå¾^buµë¯+vy©ª¦YÆ„%Ààz>. It fills the page. I've tried logging in using Firefox and Chrome with these results, but oddly I can get in with Edge. Thoughts?
posted by purplesludge on Jun 10, 2016 - 4 answers

Using Facebook ads for Etsy shop

I recently opened an Etsy shop for my art. On the advice of a handful of folks, I started using Facebook ads to promote it. Now I have a big bill, and the ads did not yield a single sale. Am I doing it wrong or are FB ads just really ineffective for this? More inside. [more inside]
posted by mermaidcafe on May 31, 2016 - 6 answers

Further Filtering Facebook News Feed

On an average day, only a dozen posts on Facebook are from my actual friends. Most of the other posts are things that my friends have liked of their own friends, or shared posts of others, neither of which I couldn't care less about. Is there a way to filter these out? [more inside]
posted by TinWhistle on May 24, 2016 - 15 answers

Syncing Facebook Events with iPhone

How do I sync Facebook events with my Google calendar and/or iPhone calendar? [more inside]
posted by Enchanting Grasshopper on May 23, 2016 - 4 answers

Track down original video of Japanese girl singing karaoke (= genius)

This video on FB of a little (assumed Japanese) girl singing karaoke is one of the funniest things I have seen on the net for a while. Please help me find the original posting (YouTube or Japanese equivalent?) [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on May 20, 2016 - 2 answers

My wife is not my granddaughter, I swear!

How to change Facebook settings so Facebook doesn't show my wife as my granddaughter?! [more inside]
posted by terrapin on May 17, 2016 - 23 answers

I think he's been hanging out on Reddit again.

My brother in law, whom I used to like, posted something fairly racist on Facebook today, on the topic of white privilege. I'm looking for suggestions on how to respond to him that would be educational while not making him completely tune me out. [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on May 15, 2016 - 11 answers

Who to follow on Diaspora*

I'm finally checking out of Facebook, today's various new items (especially that they're sponsoring the Republican convention) put the nail in the coffin. This means I'm looking at Diaspora* again. I know there's a large German network on the site, but I don't speak the language. Any Mefites on diaspora? Anyone else you would recommend following? I read English and Dutch. :)
posted by antinomia on May 9, 2016 - 1 answer

Google's Chrome browser is refusing to forget my passwords with LastPass

I've used the Chrome browser with the LastPass extension for years, and for years it's been set to refuse automatic access to accounts such as Facebook, metafiilter, GMAIL, etc, unless I type in the master LastPass password. Suddenly, this has changed, and Chrome refuses to forget my passwords....it's driving me nuts! [more inside]
posted by newfers on May 3, 2016 - 10 answers

Required Facebook Malware Scanner?

I have encountered a Facebook "malware scanning checkpoint" that is trying to force me to download something it claims is Kaspersky Malware Scanner. That's got to be a hack, right? How do I get rid of it? [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea on May 2, 2016 - 10 answers

Should I apologize for a Facebook comment?

My cousin's husband shared an anti-trans video from an extremely anti-LGBT organization on Facebook. I commented that it was "disgusting bigotry," and later that night he deleted his account. I don't regret calling him out, but I do feel a little bad that my comment (may have) led to him leaving Facebook altogether. Should I apologize? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by bradf on Apr 20, 2016 - 40 answers

Facebook Pages in German and French, please?

I'm looking for interesting French and German Facebook pages to seed my FB feed and keep it from being so boring. [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Apr 8, 2016 - 2 answers

Should I mind my own business about this pyramid scheme?

A friend of mine has posted on facebook asking people to join a "book exchange" where you buy a book and get "approximately 36" back. This is clearly a pyramid scheme... should I say something? [more inside]
posted by Cannon Fodder on Apr 4, 2016 - 24 answers

Mark a contact's FB comment private invisibly?

I don't celebrate my birthday. and don't publish it on FB. I don't wish others happy birthday on FB, in order not to draw attention to this. I have a very large number of FB contacts. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 1, 2016 - 9 answers

How do I stop Facebook photo posts from popping?

Whenever I click on a photo post from the notifications dropdown, the photo pops out towards me and I want to disable this feature. How do I do that? [more inside]
posted by lea724 on Mar 5, 2016 - 2 answers

How to download complete Facebook message thread (sender and recipient)?

I'm editing my poetry manuscript and foolishly I've got a few stray poems nowhere else except scattered over some Facebook messenger threads. I'd love to find a way to quickly download threads without scrolling through the whole things, so I can quickly locate the poems I want to add to my draft. [more inside]
posted by Mistress on Feb 19, 2016 - 2 answers

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