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Trying to turn a pet project into a fun and cool app to use...

I've been working on this little project called CheckIn, which is supposed to be a quick and easy to use Foursquare app that let's you check in quickly and adds interesting features like check in reminders (and instant checkins in iOS 8 - currently working on notification actions in my working build). [more inside]
posted by antgly on Jul 21, 2014 - 3 answers

If This Then That

I finally installed IFTTT but I feel like I'm not getting as much out of it as I could. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Jul 14, 2014 - 13 answers

Replacement for Facebook Events

Whenever I log into Facebook, I end up checking the newsfeed. Is there an app that allows my to view the events I've been invited to and RSVP without logging into Facebook? If it isn't a web app, it needs to work on either Mac or Android.
posted by casebash on Jul 14, 2014 - 7 answers

Traveling with a friend and now a part of Facebook updates. Help!

I'm currently backpacking Europe with a good friend of mine. It's been a lot of fun so far, but as a non-Facebook user, I have been feeling uncomfortable and annoyed as he posts updates. How do I keep this from negatively affecting my trip? [more inside]
posted by alligatorman on Jul 11, 2014 - 27 answers

Facebook won't load in Safari, but loads fine in other browsers... ???

When I try to go to any Facebook page inside Safari 6.0.3 (running on OSX 10.8.3) I get this error message: Safari can't open the page "https://www.facebook.com/" because Safari can't establish a secure connection to the server "www.facebook.com". [more inside]
posted by rubadub on Jul 1, 2014 - 11 answers

Block The World Cup 2014 from online life

How can I block all mention of The World Cup 2014 from my online life? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jun 12, 2014 - 2 answers

Social Media Protocol: Unfriending a Coworker Edition

What's the protocol for blocking/unfriending a coworker if you still want to be friends with almost all your other coworkers on Facebook? [more inside]
posted by Hermione Granger on Jun 9, 2014 - 24 answers

Uploading photos to Facebook for the computer unsavvy

My dad is a HUGE fan of Facebook. However he's not hugely competent with computers. He's now asking how he can upload photos from his most recent holidays for his friends to see. There are over a thousand photos in the album. How can we streamline this? [more inside]
posted by roshy on Jun 9, 2014 - 10 answers

How can you block a page from Facebook search results?

Asking for my wife. There's a page that keeps popping up in her Facebook search results that she doesn't want to see. Clearing her search history hasn't got rid of it, nor has clearing her cookies and browser history. Is there any way to get rid of the page so that she never has to see it? [more inside]
posted by yasp on Jun 3, 2014 - 5 answers

My brother disappointed me by posting a photo that, to me, is racist

I want to tell him about it without sounding like I'm on my high horse [more inside]
posted by winterportage on May 29, 2014 - 21 answers

How to clean Facebook

I want to clean my Facebook timeline and delete all old posts, and cannot figure out how. And the more I am stymied the more determined I become to do this. [more inside]
posted by kanewai on May 27, 2014 - 4 answers

Getting Facebook Inbox Messages to Default to Full Conversation

Pretty much what it says in the title: How can I get facebook to default to opening my inbox messages in "full conversation" mode? [more inside]
posted by aclevername on May 23, 2014 - 4 answers

Facebook Friend Request Etiquette

I returned to Facebook recently after having deactivated my account there for the past several years. I've noticed that some of the people I've friended since going back on there have not responded to my friend request, even though I know that they've been on the site since I sent it. What would be some reasons for this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 4, 2014 - 31 answers

Missed connection on OKC?

After a break-up of a LTR, I was on OKC and noticed a really cool profile. She seemed really funny, interesting, and smart. Granted, just a profile, but I got a really good vibe from it. I was in no place to date after that break-up and after awhile, she took down her profile. So I didn't message her. The other day, though, I was on Facebook and a group was suggested to me. I click on it, look down, and see her Facebook profile (same photo from OKC). It was a crazy coincidence. Judging by her Facebook, she is single. Any ideas about what I should do? The group she's a member of is huge, so I don't think that would lead to anything. I think the likelihood of us running into each other at any time is probably pretty unlikely (big city). Granted, this all sounds kind of crazy to be pursuing this on the basis of an OKC profile, but she seems really cool and I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions?
posted by thelivingsea on Apr 27, 2014 - 37 answers

iOS app to replace Moves now it's owned by Facebook

I really like Moves but it's just been sold to Facebook. Because of this I would like to replace Moves. [more inside]
posted by Gilgongo on Apr 24, 2014 - 7 answers

How can I recover a deleted facebook thread?

A facebook thread (In a group) was deleted by the moderator. I understand that the internet records everything and it is archived somewhere. How can I look at it?
posted by TigerCrane on Apr 24, 2014 - 8 answers

Using Facebook, non-obnoxiously, to promote your work

Are you an author, musician, artist, or other creative-ish person who's found successful (and polite) ways to use Facebook to connect with people interested in your work? I'd love to know your secrets. [more inside]
posted by oliverburkeman on Apr 23, 2014 - 11 answers

Books or websites on how Facebook has changed social research?

For the first time ever, I've opened an account in Facebook and started using it. Wow...it has to be the greatest social research tool ever! Attitudes and opinions can be gauged without the presence of a social / market researcher. Facebook must be changing the landscape of advertising / social research beyond recognition. Moreover, it must be a political electioneers / pollsters dream. No more contrived focus groups.... Can anybody recommend some books or websites the delve into this?
posted by jacobean on Apr 22, 2014 - 2 answers

Facebook without the Facebook

Facebook is about to drive me nuts but it's the best way for me to stay in conctact with family and friends. What I need is like a power-tool for Facbook, some sort of front-end or standalone app perhaps? [more inside]
posted by Iteki on Apr 22, 2014 - 6 answers

Make Facebook stop annoying me!

Typing anything in a Facebook entry box (search bar, status update, comment field) that causes a list of possible things I might want to link (friend's name, company, page I've "liked") to come up freezes Firefox. Completely. Except not every time, and not consistently. Help! [more inside]
posted by booksherpa on Apr 16, 2014 - 4 answers

How can I easily bulk "unlike" pages on Facebook?

Is there an app or script that will help bulk delete all the pages I've liked on Facebook over the years? The process of doing this from my settings is time consuming (deliberately). Even if there was a way to unlike EVERYTHING then start from scratch, this would be useful.
posted by Unsomnambulist on Apr 10, 2014 - 2 answers

facebook and twitter and vimeoh-my!

Where should my business go next on social media? [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on Apr 10, 2014 - 2 answers

And sometimes the blonde likes to wear...

I can't believe I'm burning a question on this, but in the last few months, one of those cartoon style text and picture... thingies was going around Facebook. It featured a women who was lamenting people who expect there to be guy and a girl in same-sex relationships, and (I think) ended in a panel that said "And sometimes the blonde likes to wear the strap-on." Does anyone have a link to it? (As y'all can imagine, while the Google results for this particular query are highly interesting, they're not very useful to the particular question at hand. Thanks, all!)
posted by joycehealy on Apr 8, 2014 - 5 answers

Creeper, no creeping! Getting a stalker vibe from someone, what to do?

An acquaintance from years ago recently found me on facebook. I haven't spoken to him in 15-20 years. I am getting a bit of a stalker/creeper vibe off him and not sure what to do. I've read some of the other stalker threads on AskMe, and I'm still not sure what to do in my situation. The problem that is perplexing me is that he is a member of the same club I am, and I'm afraid if I too aggressively ban him from my online contacts, it will make club attendance and club related communications a problem. How do I "deal" with this person? Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Mar 14, 2014 - 21 answers

Witty fake surname instead of "Tan" for Facebook?

I don't want my real surname, but I want something that would let people who know me make the connection. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 12, 2014 - 36 answers

Facebook strange

Why is FB showing different versions of the same post on different platforms? [more inside]
posted by LonnieK on Mar 12, 2014 - 6 answers

Real risks of discussing illegal/illicit matters on social media

What's so wrong with posting and discussing illicit or illegal matters on social media? It seems like a bad idea in a vague sense, sure, and I'm aware of the NSA. But if one is not currently under investigation for anything, what's the worst that could realistically happen to a person and/or their interlocutors? [more inside]
posted by magdalemon on Mar 5, 2014 - 20 answers

Help me keep from feeling like I'm on Big Brother.

I value my privacy, and knowing that people I don't really know can easily discover my current physical location makes me feel queasy inside. How can I use the internet/social without basically shouting to the rest of the internet "this is where my body is right NOW!"? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123 on Mar 4, 2014 - 12 answers

Ok 2 ask friends to invite their friends to like your website's FB page?

Social Media / General Etiquette: Acceptable to ask a friend to invite some of their Facebook friends to follow your artistic website’s Facebook page? [more inside]
posted by cotesdurhone on Mar 2, 2014 - 44 answers

HowMuchApp

Is there a database of tech companies listing estimated users at time of acquisition and acquisition price? I would like to compare WhatsApp's $/user to many other sales, not just the ones in most news articles like Instagram.
posted by michaelh on Feb 20, 2014 - 5 answers

How to block facebook notifications from certain people?

I can't block these people but I'd prefer to not know when they like or comment on my posts. [more inside]
posted by emkelley on Feb 17, 2014 - 7 answers

Unfriend, refriend, defriend ...

Facebook filter: An FB friend, who's really a bare acquaintance, posted favorable references to jokes about disabled people. My instinct took over ... [more inside]
posted by LonnieK on Feb 15, 2014 - 15 answers

How to make Flash based music player for Facebook?

I am starting a music/lifestyle blog. I want to be able to post songs from the artists on the blog (with their permission of course) on the blog's Facebook page to get the word of mouth going. I don't have enough web expertise to code from scratch, but if I had a player I could customize, I can modify the look and feel to my the blog. Any ideas on a Flash based mp3 player I could use? It could work on other platforms but it definitely has to work on Facebook too. PS. thinking of something along the lines of what soundcloud uses www.facebook.com/soundcloud
posted by FireStyle on Feb 11, 2014 - 2 answers

Facebook Minimalism for Noobs

How can I set up Facebook from scratch with minimal spam/leakage into other accounts and minimal leakage from/to people I don't know? [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Feb 6, 2014 - 8 answers

Do I respond to this come on from a colleague?

I've been Facebook messaged in an ambiguous way but don't want to create any awkwardness at work--how do I respond, if at all? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 4, 2014 - 31 answers

What's the best way to use social media effectively?

How can I best use Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, etc. to meet and keep in touch with people? [more inside]
posted by larkin123 on Jan 30, 2014 - 4 answers

Please help me fix my Facebook as it has decided to stop working.

So, I'm using Google Chrome and my Facebook has suddenly decided not to work. I've tried clearing my browser history with emptying the cache and cookies (that terminology is a bit beyond me). But it still won't work. It looks like the words below, but in a blue font on a white screen. I've tried it on Internet Explorer and it works fine (Changing internet browsers is not an answer I'm willing to consider here).Can someone help me fix it please. [more inside]
posted by sockpim on Jan 26, 2014 - 9 answers

If I want to contact Facebook..

..to offer a suggestion about a way they could improve an aspect of their usage (i.e. a certain feature outcome), what would be the best way to do it? (so as to ensure I receive a response I mean) i.e. would it be by email or some other way (i.e. phone number)? Thanks.
posted by Neutron12 on Jan 19, 2014 - 8 answers

My friend's Facebook page is super-popular. Now what?

So, here's the deal. I have this friend who has been pretty active on Facebook. She talks about being a mother and a recovering alcoholic. She is really funny, and her page has become pretty popular -- people she doesn't even know will tell their friends about the page and tell them to "like" it just for the humor. I'm a communications professional, so she came to me asking, basically -- how does she take the next step? How does she go from this Facebook page, which a lot of people seem to like, to a blog that people will actually go out of their way to visit? [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Jan 14, 2014 - 13 answers

I'm looking for a photo that was online

It was a photo of a sculpture created from collected rocks, that formed a dragon's head. The head was not upright, more as if you looked at a sleeping dragon from directly above it. The photo was seen about a two years on Facebook, in one of those photo blogs, though I can't remember any specific or general details about the blog. Any ideas on this photo of sculpture made from collected rocks that formed a dragon's head?
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jan 10, 2014 - 3 answers

HATE FB

My HTC One Android phone has somehow become infected with a Facebook app again. I want to delete it permanently, completely and forever. It wont let me, I've checked the forums and googled around. When I drag the icon into 'remove' or 'un-intsall ' it just wont. It doesnt show up in my list of Apps in the App manager menu... its like voodoo...Gah! Is there a way or is Facebook like forever, like Orwell's canonical Boot?
posted by evil_esto on Dec 30, 2013 - 13 answers

Facebook etiquette: to tag or not to tag?

Is tagging OK when you want to make sure that specific people will see (or, at least, be notified about) a specific post? Even if it would mean tagging about 20-30 people... [more inside]
posted by lost_lettuce on Dec 23, 2013 - 13 answers

Facebook etiquette for what is basically, a year-long vacation?

After years of saving and planning, I've been able to realize my dream of traveling the world for a year. I'm 6 months into my trip and I've been posting photos or updates about where I am in the world on facebook about 2 or 3 times a week. While many people have expressed appreciation for the updates or interest in what I'm doing, I've noticed about 7-10 friends who used to interact with me all the time on FB and real life have totally stopped liking/commenting/sending messages although they're still very active on the site. I kind of suspect some of them have blocked me from their timelines. I know not everyone will have an opportunity like this and I try to be sensitive to that. I'm not preachy about "the importance of travel", or posting pics of 5 star hotel rooms and fancy restaurants (I'm doing this as cheaply as possible, mostly hostels in developing countries and couchsurfing.) At the same time I LOVE seeing others' travel pics and, well, want to share some of the exciting, amazing things I'm experiencing with people in my life. But some people seem put off by this, so I'm wondering - am I being a jerk? What's the etiquette here?
posted by horizons on Dec 20, 2013 - 55 answers

What do I do with "fans" on Facebook?

I'm lucky enough to be experiencing some success in my career, and people are adding me on Facebook who don't know me. I want to communicate with these people as I appreciate their support, but how do I do this in the best and safest way? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 13, 2013 - 12 answers

a little twlonger

Is there some sort of online venue that's midway in concept between twitter and a blog? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Dec 12, 2013 - 9 answers

So apparently my family is publicly bragging about our child abuse now?

So I log onto facebook for the first time in weeks today and see my brother has posted this image and my mother has "liked" it. Nothing that was done to us as kids would qualify as spanking (punched in the side of the head very often, welts on skin, bruises, dad threatening my sister with a kitchen knife, holding us off the ground by our necks, locking us in the bathroom and hitting us for half an hour for eating the wrong yoghurt from the fridge, knocked over if we ever spoke back to them etc). My brother was actually very rarely hit and it stopped altogether when mum threatened to divorce dad after he hit my brother badly one time. (No such luck for us girls though). I'm SO ANGRY right now and want to react but don't know how it would improve anything. I feel like I'm being goaded but am trapped in how I handle this, with it being a public forum all my friends can see. Please Mefi help me stay calm and do this right (even if that means doing nothing). [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday on Dec 10, 2013 - 39 answers

Is my wifi router blocking images from Facebook?

I recently replaced a couple of old LinkSys WRT54G routers running DD-WRT in my home with a couple of couple of D-Link DIR-615 routers that I got as refurbs from woot.com. I bought these because the old machines only did 802.11 B/G whereas nearly everyone in the house now has a device that has 802.11 N capability. All seems well to me, but my wife and younger daughter consistently complain that they now frequently are unable to display some images from Facebook, and that this began to occur precisely at the time that I put these new routers in. [more inside]
posted by hwestiii on Dec 4, 2013 - 9 answers

Social media for antisocial Luddites

All of the communications and marketing jobs I've been applying for lately have required experience posting to social media. In my personal life, I've avoided having anything to do with Facebook, Twitter and so forth, and I'm wondering how I can quickly get up to speed on these things. All I need is to be able to convince a potential employer that I can effectively promote them on social media, without ever having done this as part of my job responsibilities. How to accomplish this? [more inside]
posted by silly me on Dec 3, 2013 - 14 answers

Poisoning the well of Facebook's facial recognition

I don't like that Facebook knows my face, so I'm tagging myself (and asking that friends tag me) in a lot of random photos. Does this work? Any tips to do this more efficiently? Is the algorithm already smart enough to detect that something fishy is going on?
posted by Tom-B on Nov 30, 2013 - 14 answers

How do I get the "follow" button to show up on Facebook posts?

I have a Galaxy S3 that I've been using to check facebook groups by clicking on the link in my email notification, then opening it in Chrome. I like to "follow" posts to get email notification if anyone else comments. I just got a Nexus 7, and when I access my groups in Chrome, there's no follow button, only "like," "comment," and "share." The follow button does show up in Firefox, but Firefox doesn't let me pinch zoom. Trying to click on the link in my email and then choosing the facebook app to open it with doesn't work at all. So if anyone has ideas about how to either make the "follow" button show up in Chrome or how to zoom in Firefox or if I should use a different browser/app, please let me know. Thanks!
posted by madonna of the unloved on Nov 22, 2013 - 1 answer

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