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Social/Online Marketing for a Therapist

My mom wants me to help her with her "online presence." How do you do that for a therapist? [more inside]
posted by mokin on Apr 2, 2013 - 22 answers

Using photos that aren't yours

Someone asked to use photos I took at their event to give to the media, and then used them on their Facebook page without asking me. I need to calibrate my anger and response. [more inside]
posted by jimmythefish on Mar 31, 2013 - 49 answers

Tips for Slashing Facebook Friends

I recently moved across 2 states and am working on starting fresh on my Facebook friends. Have you slashed friends on Facebook? What criteria helped you decide who stays and who goes? I don't want to hurt feelings but what's the purpose of someone just hanging out on a friend's list? [more inside]
posted by Crystalinne on Mar 27, 2013 - 31 answers

Having Two Facebook Accounts on my Phone?

I have two Facebook accounts. I'd like to be able to use them both on my phone. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2013 - 6 answers

Annoying Facebook Bullshit

In the ongoing wrangle that is the process of PRIVACY with Facebook I've yet to figure this one out. [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Mar 24, 2013 - 9 answers

Handling accusations of long-past misbehavior? Difficulty: Did I do it?

In 2008, due to some personal problems, I closed out a Facebook account I was using at the time. I have since been accused of saying things via that Facebook account that I don't quite believe I would have said. [more inside]
posted by Infinity_8 on Mar 16, 2013 - 25 answers

facebook etiquette faux pax - how to respond (belatedly) to bday msgs

I've been feeling blue in recent years and, while I've kept my facebook account, I hardly ever go on there, [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 11, 2013 - 24 answers

I want a distributed Facebook.

I want a distributed Facebook. What necessary pieces are already available, and what work would need to be done to integrate currently available necessary pieces? [more inside]
posted by eviemath on Mar 10, 2013 - 8 answers

Which Social Media is "Best"?

II am trying to get a handle on web content and which content has, overall, the best stickiness. Sites like YouTube, Tumblr, Flickr are, as near as I can tell, mostly visual. Blog and microblogging sites like Wordpress and Twitter are word based. Quora, Reddit and Metafilter are information sharing communities. Podcasts and music sites like MySpace or Soundcloud are, for the most part, sound focused. And then you have sites like Facebook and Google+ that are trying to combine the best of all of them. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Mar 10, 2013 - 5 answers

What should I say?

I met and had a great conversation with a beautiful woman on public transit but I blanked when the time came to get her contact info. I'm about to facebook message her... How should I put this? Full explanation inside. [more inside]
posted by matt_od on Mar 9, 2013 - 36 answers

How do I stop a christian page in my facebook timeline?

How do I stop a christian page in my facebook timeline? [more inside]
posted by dash_slot- on Feb 26, 2013 - 8 answers

I wish to profit off of a Facebook fan page.

I started a facebook fan page five years ago. I hadn't looked at it in a while, and upon seeing it again I find that it has accrued over 120,000 fans. I am the sole administrator, and I never posted as the page. I am not above selling the page, or getting paid to post ads as this page. How would I go about doing this?
posted by Philipschall on Feb 23, 2013 - 9 answers

What's the best way to tweet from China?

A team from our office is heading over to a number of China cities and they want to be active on social media the whole time to promote it. But given that China blocks twitter and Facebook, I need some workarounds. Is there a client like Hootsuite or tweet deck or buffer that ISN'T blocked? And what are my other options? Does instagram work? What about Linkedin?
posted by rileyray3000 on Feb 21, 2013 - 10 answers

You see a Facebook friend has commented on a post. So have 1,894 others.

On that scroll that runs on your left-hand side of your Facebook page, you see that a friend has made a comment on a post. The first few words of their comment are visible, but unless you can find the actual full comment they posted, you can''t figure out what they said, and you don't want to scroll through 1,894 comments looking for that one person's thoughts. There must be a simple way to get to their posting, right?
posted by mmf on Feb 20, 2013 - 7 answers

Open Facebook share links to iOS app from email?

Work has had me start building responsive html emails to send to our member list with Facebook share links inside. I know you can open links to iOS native apps from emails and websites within the iOS environment, but is it possible to have those "share to your wall" links work correctly? I've googled around a bit, but not having any luck finding a clear answer.
posted by mgriffioen on Feb 18, 2013 - 4 answers

How much could this 50 dollars' worth of free advertising cost me?

Facebook has sent me a code for $50 in free advertising to use in promoting my blog and/or its page on FB. Is it worth bothering to set up a $50 advertisement on Facebook when I'm not willing to spend anything at all on advertising over and above that? And it makes me nervous that they want my credit card info up front — are there pitfalls to avoid in making sure nothing gets charged to my credit card?
posted by orange swan on Feb 18, 2013 - 7 answers

Repurposing your Facebook backup

It's now relatively easy to backup your Facebook account. I'm wondering if there are any apps or scripts that allow one to manipulate that data. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Feb 17, 2013 - 3 answers

Have a locked myself out of Facebook for all eternity?

Is my Facebook screw-up fixable? [more inside]
posted by Elsie on Feb 14, 2013 - 6 answers

Help me put these things I did into resume language

Pimp My Resume: Mommy Edition. How can/should I describe these volunteer things I've done at my kid's schools on my resume? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Feb 12, 2013 - 6 answers

What Should Be In A Fully-Wired Twenty-Something's Will?

Recently, several friends and acquaintances in their 20s have passed away. Their online accounts -- particularly their Facebook accounts -- linger, as memento mori, covered with "miss u" wall posts and that sort of thing. Which has got me thinking about what will happen when people who are now in their 20s and early 30s die. Especially if they die young. [more inside]
posted by Miss T.Horn on Feb 11, 2013 - 8 answers

Linking Social Networks

I have been combing the social networks I use trying to find a way to link two of them. It's not a big list; Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Soundcloud, and Wordpress. I know about IFTTT and Hootsuite, but I'd prefer to not use third party apps if possible. Facebook and Twitter of course, connect to almost everything. But I'm also trying to figure out how stuff I upload to Soundcloud can be posted on LinkedIn. And likewise, I can't get LinkedIn posts to show up my Facebook business page. Is it just not possible w/o 3rd party apps that will make posts I don't need? If there is a way, can somebody tell me?
posted by CollectiveMind on Feb 8, 2013 - 3 answers

Is a facebook message a bad move for contacting the elusive lady?

I don't want to breech the fb borders yet, as I feel it could kill some of the mystery and magic of getting to know her in real life, but we may never cross paths again. Do I exercise my limited patience for a moment that I can't wait for or just send a msg and start the ball rolling? [more inside]
posted by talljamal on Feb 1, 2013 - 26 answers

Writing catchy, fun, simple Facebook updates for a company. How?!

I have just become the person In Charge of Facebook for my small company. Last week I sat down and wrote some Facebook posts that my boss thought were "too cheesy." I agreed with him. They totally were. I am a social media lover- I have a tumblr, a Facebook, etc. I know when people try too hard and used to work for a government official who Did Not Get Facebook and so I know what definitely doesn't work. I've just never been in charge of writing one. [more inside]
posted by timpanogos on Jan 30, 2013 - 12 answers

Cancer isn't funny, right?

How to not overreact when people joke about cancer? [more inside]
posted by thank you silence on Jan 24, 2013 - 34 answers

Help me become a social media marketing expert

I want to transform my department's social media team into the campus experts on social media. What are the books, workshops, tools, websites and communities I should be looking into? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on Jan 19, 2013 - 12 answers

Opera doesn't want me wasting my time

Opera won't load Facebook on my computer about 75% of the time. It tells me "Internal Communication Error: You tried to access the address http://www.facebook.com/, which is currently unavailable." I am using a Mac. Facebook is not down, and other browsers work fine. [more inside]
posted by Nattie on Jan 18, 2013 - 9 answers

Why are my photos turning green on Facebook?

I carefully change my photos' color temperature using Shotwell (not accurate, but fast enough and easy), export them to smaller-sized pictures and upload to Facebook using Facebook's uploader, but the color balance is wrong. They're all green. [more inside]
posted by BungaDunga on Jan 18, 2013 - 8 answers

Converting a personal facebook page to professional page...with issues

I want to convert a personal facebook page to a professional one. The issue is: the personal page already has a group created under it. What happens to it? [more inside]
posted by Biblio on Jan 16, 2013 - 2 answers

In 2013, how does Facebook spoof friend requests?

Is Facebook still spoofing friend requests? [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow on Jan 15, 2013 - 9 answers

Use TripAdvisor Facebook app or other FB travel app? Why?

Hello. I'm curious about why Facebook members use the TripAdvisor Facebook app and / or other FB travel applications. Can you tell me why you use them? Apparently, the TripAdvisor app has 32 million users inside Facebook every month. But what's so good about it, that it attracts such a large user-base? Thanks for reading.
posted by Speculatist on Jan 14, 2013 - 10 answers

Why won't Facebook load on my computer?

I can load any website on my MacBook except Facebook. Facebook will not load on any browser (Chrome, Safari, or Firefox) -- they all give error messages. Safari says "The server where this page is located isn't responding." Apple tech support says it's a Java problem and I just have to wait until an Apple software update allows Java again, but that seems wrong. [more inside]
posted by southern_sky on Jan 12, 2013 - 19 answers

How to hide updates in Facebook ticker?

How do I hide certain updates from the Facebook ticker on my main page? (The ticker is that real-time-updating list of news on the right side of the web page.) In particular, I want to hide updates from Words with Friends (e.g. "Aunt Idontgetsettings played OLD in Words With Friends") and Spotify. [more inside]
posted by bigjoec on Jan 5, 2013 - 11 answers

Facebook Astro-Turfing, Bot-Monster. Help us uncover it?

Facebook Astro-Turfing, Bot-Monster. Help us uncover it? [more inside]
posted by stewieandthedude on Dec 26, 2012 - 5 answers

How to view pending friend requests from others on facebook

Ever since I've had a facebook account, I've had it set so that nobody can add me as a friend; I must add them first. Recently, I added a friend of mine, and I didn't receive a confirmation that he accepted; I could simply see his wall and stuff an hour or so after I added him. When we hung out next, he said, "So, you finally added me on facebook." He'd apparently added me two years ago and to him, I'd never confirmed, but I'd never even received notification of his request. I've had my fb account for years; certainly there must be other people I've inadvertently offended in this way. How can I view pending incoming friend requests, when I've never received notifications for them?
posted by homodachi on Dec 21, 2012 - 8 answers

How to add city to Facebook status updates?

How do I show my current city on status updates on Facebook for Android? [more inside]
posted by ljuvlig55 on Dec 20, 2012 - 3 answers

Has there ever been an App.net that was successful?

What's an example of a project like Diaspora or App.net that's actually been successful? [more inside]
posted by pete_22 on Dec 16, 2012 - 17 answers

RSS feeds on Facebook pages

This really useful page explains how to find the rss feed for a Facebook page. I was wondering if there was a Chrome/Firefox extension which did similar but automated? [more inside]
posted by feelinglistless on Dec 9, 2012 - 2 answers

Why is PHOTO B showing up instead of PHOTO A?

How/why is my Facebook profile pic turning up on emails I send from my Gmail account to Hotmail/Outlook? [more inside]
posted by crossoverman on Dec 7, 2012 - 12 answers

How do I connect Facebook to business page instead of personal account?

I would like Facebook Connect to connect to the professional Facebook page I administer, not my personal Facebook page. Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by monkeystronghold on Dec 7, 2012 - 1 answer

OMG!!!! You won't believe what this seventy-two-year-old grandmother did!

Mom was clickjacked on Facebook. The fake "video" is embarrassing, NSFW, and clearly spam. But she can't see it on her timeline or in her news feed in order to remove it herself. How do we remove it so it doesn't show up in all her friends' newsfeeds? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2012 - 4 answers

Facemeh.

I'm really tired of social media; I've grown to find all of it (FB, twitter, etc.) endlessly boring. For those of you who have come to the same place, have you just faded away, or do you leave notes on your open accounts to the effect that "I'm not really here anymore?" Prolly not going to shut it off altogether. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Dec 4, 2012 - 26 answers

How to deal with a barrage of fake 'likes.'

My friend's son has a band. They've received a few thousand fake FB likes in the past couple of days. Any advice on how to respond, disavow or prevent? [more inside]
posted by bleeb on Dec 3, 2012 - 14 answers

Help! Facebook integration messed up my iPhone's contacts!

Help! Facebook integration messed up my iPhone's contacts! [more inside]
posted by snickerdoodle on Nov 28, 2012 - 2 answers

i know you googled me, but i swear that isn't me throwing up gang signs or pitching for AAA baseball in Cincinnati.

i share a somewhat random name with a miscreant from the midwest. when i google my name, i get a mixed return of my stats and his; his being mostly juvenile youtube vids of him skateboarding and flipping off the camera. i KNOW employers in my field google search/research online profiles heavily. what to do? [more inside]
posted by ps_im_awesome on Nov 27, 2012 - 15 answers

Some people never seem to actually type their own thoughts.

You're on Facebook and many of your contacts are expressing their opinions, frustrations, affirmations and wit by means of shared and reposted .jpgs with some sort of text sentiment on them. Sometimes they're simply text, sometimes there is a background photo or illustration. What are these things called? Have we got a collective term for these graphic motto things?
posted by Lou Stuells on Nov 21, 2012 - 25 answers

Should I contact an acquaintance who recently de-friended me on fb for no apparent reason to ask why?

Should I contact an acquaintance who recently de-friended me on fb for no apparent reason to ask why? [more inside]
posted by Rinoia on Nov 19, 2012 - 23 answers

Help my elderly mother see the internet without /using/ the internet.

Help me figure out how to set up an iPad so my elderly mother (who is intimidated by the internet) can view Facebook, etc with a highly reduced chance of accidentally doing … anything. I'm hoping to find a way to use FB (etc) in read-only mode, but maybe you have other ideas. [more inside]
posted by Ookseer on Nov 15, 2012 - 11 answers

Email scam giving out my phone number - what to do?

My phone number is being listed as the contact in a phishing email. Who do I report this to and how worried should I be? [more inside]
posted by naoko on Nov 5, 2012 - 3 answers

I want to be a Facebook historical revisionist

Facebook riddle: How do I remove all of MY comments on the posts of a local politician? [more inside]
posted by LarryC on Nov 3, 2012 - 10 answers

Getting the Memes Out of My Facebook News Feed?

Is there a way one can prevent people sharing a Facebook page's photos on your newsfeed -- either using Facebook's native settings or a Firefox extension or Greasemonkey userscript? I'm trying to weed out the memes and sassy e-cards. Can I block the pages like I would a person? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Nov 1, 2012 - 8 answers

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