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Social Clubs

I am looking for the names of networking/exclusive clubs for executives. [more inside]
posted by ladoo on Aug 7, 2013 - 11 answers

Should I delete my LinkedIn profile?

Should I delete my LinkedIn profile? I currently have a low level, low wage job with the State government of the state I live in. I am looking for a new job that pays more anywhere in my town. I will be applying for a lot of jobs with the local state university. My friend recently got a really good job with the state university and when I asked her if she had a LinkedIn profile she told me she had never even heard of that site so she definitely did not need it. [more inside]
posted by Gmbee on Jul 14, 2013 - 13 answers

I don't want to f*ck; I want to make friends.

Good ways to make offline friends using the net? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Jun 15, 2013 - 10 answers

How to do Social Media without being a Douchebag?

So, I've recently inherited the community and social media role for the company I work for. I'm hoping to use our social media presence to drive up engagement and get users to use our product (a niche-focused social network in the finance realm), but I want to do it without being a douchebag. [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Apr 9, 2013 - 10 answers

Best free&easy online social database program/site?

I'm a member of a writing group and I'm trying to create an easily sharable database of who knows who for networking purposes. [more inside]
posted by Calicatt on Feb 23, 2013 - 7 answers

Theorizing Facebook

Could you point me in the direction of interesting scholarly work being done on social networking sites, especially Facebook? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Oct 14, 2012 - 11 answers

Building an alumni network

Does your High School have a fun and effective way of staying in touch with the alumni? How do they do it? Class agents?, Mass emails?, Facebook groups?, Annual events?, Online or hard publications? I am looking for your advice and ideas. [more inside]
posted by yoyoceramic on Oct 12, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me network a little less awkwardly (what to do with my ham hands?)

I am in between jobs, just moved to a new market and have been advised my alma mater's career counselor to set up coffee dates with alums who are working at places that I am targeting. How can I go about doing this in a way that balances networking etiquette and making the most out of these meetings? [more inside]
posted by SpicyMustard on Aug 11, 2012 - 9 answers

I seem to have Online Reverse Midas Touch Syndrome. Anyone know of a cure?

I seem to have Online Reverse Midas Touch Syndrome. Anyone know of a cure? [more inside]
posted by tamagogirl on Jan 30, 2012 - 18 answers

IT and social networking replacing old jobs?

What jobs/businesses have been negatively affected by the rise of information technology and social networking? [more inside]
posted by gnossos on Nov 22, 2011 - 33 answers

are social clubs dead?

are social clubs like Rotary dead?
posted by parmanparman on Nov 16, 2011 - 26 answers

Help me confidently add social media-er director-thing to my resume!

My boss has given me a weekly budget to run "social media" bonuses for our employees (finicky teenagers). Social media experts, any tips on how to make this project effective? Also ideas for bonuses/challenges very welcome and appreciated. [more inside]
posted by ad4pt on Oct 31, 2011 - 11 answers

How to maintain online privacy

How to maintain online privacy and NOT be searchable as someone else's friend social networking friend? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Oct 8, 2011 - 9 answers

Have I pruned my facebook friend list too much?

I've pruned my facebook friends list quite a bit. Am I going overboard or should I "refriend" some back? [more inside]
posted by lankford on Jul 10, 2011 - 21 answers

FaceFilter

How can I overcome my anxiety over Facebook and other highly interactive social media? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Jan 15, 2011 - 13 answers

No I do not have a twin!!!!!!

How can I deal with fake profiles of myself showing up all over the internet? [more inside]
posted by The1andonly on Dec 3, 2010 - 23 answers

Does Germany have its own LinkedIn?

Does Germany have its own LinkedIn? Is there a strong professional social networking community in Germany apart from LinkedIn, in the way France has viadeo? China and Japan are also of interest, but I care most about Germany. For the sake of future readers, other countries are welcome. Does not have to be in English.
posted by whatzit on Sep 2, 2010 - 6 answers

Facebook and twitter a one way street

Why can't I tweet from my facebook statuses? Is there a way to do that? [more inside]
posted by Michael Pemulis on Jul 16, 2010 - 19 answers

Best place to friend a book.

Shelfari vs. Good Reads vs. Library Thing. I know it's subjective, but could you tell me the benefits of one or all three? [more inside]
posted by four panels on Jun 30, 2010 - 16 answers

I'm loking for something that probably doesn't (yet) exist.

What is the ultimate Android social app? [more inside]
posted by Chasuk on Mar 10, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me help them help others!

How to (well) organize and motivate strangers to get together to do monthly charity* work and better their community... as a fun social event. Thoughts? *(Not one specific charity, we'd rotate.) [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Jan 17, 2010 - 5 answers

Is there a social networking app for Macs that does more than Tweetdeck?

Is there an app for Macs that will allow me access to my Twitter, Facebook and MySpace feeds all at once INCLUDING the Facebook and MySpace instant messaging chatting with online friends? I've been using Tweetdeck which is awesome, but I would like the added feature of being able to chat directly with my online friends via the chat client.
posted by stlboi on Dec 29, 2009 - 6 answers

I would like to subscribe to your newsletter, and give you my card!

Help me network like a professional. What are common mistakes that soon-to-be graduates make at network events? What is proper etiquette for name exchanges, gracefully making one's way into a group conversation, and how one does one make an impression without coming off too strong? Particulars after the break. [more inside]
posted by cgomez on Oct 16, 2009 - 7 answers

Why Should You Use Social Networking at Work?

Many workplaces ban social networking sites such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and so on. What are some of the reasons workplaces should allow (and even encourage) staff to use social networking sites? [more inside]
posted by Jaybo on Oct 14, 2009 - 20 answers

Is there a software command center for social networking sites?

Hey all, Just a quick question, here. Currently I am trying to manage a number of blog-esque sites, i.e. MySpace, Face book, Word press, and of course Metafilter. I was wondering if anyone knew of programs to help maximize my productivity when updating these. For example, I often post new songs I have created. Is there any program that would allow me to post an update across all my pages from one central hub? How about managing my messages from these sites? Any way to manage those in my regular email, or is there a program that could unify these? Basically I'm wondering if there is some type of "command station" program to help manage multiple sites like this one. Thanks in advance for any help! Hope you all had a great weekend.
posted by Me, The Snake on Sep 20, 2009 - 10 answers

How much should I charge for consulting work?

I will be doing some consulting work. Basically I will be strategizing with a very small company on optimizing their presence on the web and helping them with social networking. Here's my problem-- I have no idea what to charge for my time. I will spend two hours driving to them and probably an hour or two consulting. What do you think I should charge? I don't want to be too low but I am also scared that I might be too high. What do you think would be a good rate? I am located in the Philadelphia area if that makes any difference.
posted by hellodonna on Sep 3, 2009 - 5 answers

Specific social networking?

Best topic-specific networking/community/cloud sites? [more inside]
posted by Kattiara17 on Jul 30, 2009 - 3 answers

Here twitter, twitter, twitter

How can I make new friends on Twitter? [more inside]
posted by The1andonly on Apr 22, 2009 - 16 answers

Business card 2.0?

I need new business cards! In addition to my day job, I also am affiliated with several organizations and I am one of those hyper connected social media jerks who twitter, facebook, flickr and all that crap. I have my own domain name which is my full name .com My question is, how can I make one business card that can fill in for ALL of my organizations AND connect people to my social media profiles, perhaps integrating with info on a website, yet still be professional looking enough to hand out at conferences and the like without being self conscious? [more inside]
posted by jlowen on Mar 11, 2009 - 17 answers

Help me upgrade from NING

Looking for suggestions for alternatives to NING. Something a little more powerful. [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Feb 18, 2009 - 2 answers

Social networking 'middleware'?

I'm at the tail end of demo-ing dozens of 'social networking platforms' and services like ning, collectivex, and alfresco community -- trying to find a solution for managing an affinity group. Each has its strengths and weaknesses. I've also looked at many 'knowledge management' and 'groupware' applications. I think I need something something that sits between linkedin, facebook, twitter, and... basic, searchable member profiles. [more inside]
posted by pallen123 on Feb 3, 2009 - 3 answers

Help me build a better social real-life network in 2009 !

My new year resolution is to do more/better real-life networking : more/better acquaintances, more/better friends, more/better relationships. I need tips and tricks on how to get a generous-sized addres book and an improved social life and what to do once I meet these potential new friends. [more inside]
posted by Baud on Dec 25, 2008 - 8 answers

New to Facebook

Am I too old (shy, paranoid, etc.) for Facebook? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Nov 22, 2008 - 38 answers

Freakonomics and MySpace abductions.

I live in Vermont. I work in a small town that has been directly affected by the recent Brooke Bennett tragedy (family involved 12 year old in sex ring and killed her, attempted to blame it on a MySpace predator) in an industry that is directly related to dealing with the aftermath. I am also reading Freakonomics, which amongst other things has persuaded me to look past media hype and compare numbers to actual relevant data. I have two questions [more inside]
posted by SirStan on Jul 2, 2008 - 13 answers

Open Source Social Networking, blah, blah, blah.

Yet Another Social Networking Question: I'm looking for something that does well with different user groups. [more inside]
posted by chrisfromthelc on Jun 3, 2008 - 6 answers

What are good Social Networking Solutions?

If I wanted to build a Social Networking Site, what are some of the software options out there that I should explore? [more inside]
posted by prk14 on Apr 16, 2008 - 5 answers

Social Netwoking CMS or not?

Can anyone tell me if this website was built from the ground up or used a CMS of some sort? [more inside]
posted by prk14 on Mar 13, 2008 - 4 answers

New girl in town

I'm moving to Venice/Santa Monica and want to meet good, intelligent, normal people in my age group. How? [more inside]
posted by JJ Jenkins on Jan 25, 2008 - 14 answers

Social Network / Listserv combo?

Are there any websites out there that combine the features of a social network with the features of a listserv ? I am about to graduate from a short-term writing program that doesn't currently have an organized way for alumni to network. I'd like to help create an alumni website where we can view each other's profiles and also send and receive announcements or questions via email. [more inside]
posted by megancita on Dec 6, 2007 - 4 answers

Any suggestions?

I am looking to build a relatively simple, focused social networking site which will not initially be open to the public and membership will be through invitation only. Are there pre-written codes I can use, buy or otherwise take advantage of? Also, if you have made a networking site what did you learn in the process that would be good for me to know up front. [more inside]
posted by milarepa on Jun 27, 2007 - 7 answers

Making professsional contacts in a new city

How do I build a network of professional contacts in a new city? [more inside]
posted by TrashyRambo on Mar 24, 2007 - 5 answers

Banned from Facebook for violating messaging limits. What now?

I accidentally violated the Facebook Terms of Service by sending too much mail. Am I now stuffed in regards to getting my account back? [more inside]
posted by rc55 on Feb 2, 2007 - 7 answers

Social networking for the shy and awkward.

Tips on networking for the socially awkward? [more inside]
posted by drezdn on May 4, 2004 - 10 answers

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