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When friends use social media badly

I have a friend who just discovered new social media and he has no boundaries. How can I tell him to back off without hurting his feelings? [more inside]
posted by micawber on Apr 20, 2009 - 40 answers

Wrangling the cow-orker

Need tips on how to deal with an (intensely) aggravating employee. [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on Apr 14, 2009 - 35 answers

Socializing in a second language?

How does an introvert socialize in a second language? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 13, 2009 - 16 answers

Introductions to groups

What do you do when you're introduced to a group of people all at once? [more inside]
posted by truth1ness on Apr 9, 2009 - 20 answers

How can I help my 32-year-old sister conquer her intense fear of interacting with people?

How can I help my 32-year-old sister conquer her intense fear of interacting with people? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 3, 2009 - 9 answers

How did you find love or companionship in spite of anxiety?

What steps did you take to find your partner in spite of social anxiety or severe shyness? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 2, 2009 - 33 answers

Where is this article on group psychology?

Recent study showing that the person in a group who talks most is judged most knowledgeable by other members of the group. I read an article about this somewhere on the Web within the last three weeks, and now I can't find it again. Can you help?
posted by markcmyers on Mar 20, 2009 - 2 answers

Adding virtual guest participants to a physical meetup

Best way to add virtual guests to a physical meetup? [more inside]
posted by jeffmacintyre on Mar 13, 2009 - 4 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

10,000 Hours of Reading

I'm fascinated with books that deal with the social psychological conscious like Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers/Blink/Tipping Point or Stephen Dubner/Steven Levitt's Freakonomics. I'd love to read more books in the same vein. Any choice authors or books I should check out?
posted by Christ, what an asshole on Mar 10, 2009 - 32 answers

What's the REAL reason I'm seemingly undesirable?

I am a 28 yr old female who technically has never had a date--least of all a romantic relationship. Perhaps a few others can attest to the same situation, but I've been feeling over the past couple of years that the real reason is due to my physical disability. My condition causes me to use an electric wheelchair. Personally, I regard myself as highly attractive: nice figure, beautiful hair and face yet men rarely approach me both in person or on the two online dating sites I've tried. I have various theories on why this is so, but I'd love to hear from the male point of view. Putting my feelings aside, what really gives?
posted by arizona80 on Mar 7, 2009 - 36 answers

Who studies the university?

Are there any academics who specialize in criticizing/studying academia? What are their names? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Send on Feb 25, 2009 - 27 answers

Virtual Breathalyzer for PC

I had a fantastic idea, years ago, which Google has recently implemented (where I have not). They call it Mail Goggles. My idea was a safe to store your bottles in that would have a sort of Simon-type game built in, to unlock it. If you were too buzzed, no entry. [more inside]
posted by Gusy on Feb 22, 2009 - 2 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

How can I balance the various needs of support group members?

I would like to learn to better facilitate a stress support group. [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger on Feb 17, 2009 - 3 answers

What bookmarking sites should a former Ma.gnolia junkie turn to?

Who will I turn to after Ma.gnolia? [more inside]
posted by ismaelsobek on Feb 9, 2009 - 15 answers

Social Media Retail filter: Amazon Twitter Facebook mashup... does such a thing exist?

Social Media Retail filter: I'm trying to find examples of "best in show" social retail sites. Think "Facebook" meets "hot or not" but for rating apparel and house/home goods (for example). Bonus points if they offer the ability to follow particular users that have a good eye for style/trends that you find appealing, similar functionality to how you follow a user's feed on Twitter. [more inside]
posted by xotis on Feb 9, 2009 - 4 answers

How to deal with a hinter.

I would like to discourage an acquaintance from engaging in an annoying conversational habit. [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger on Feb 7, 2009 - 45 answers

How an a grown-up learn social skills?

Are there any decent guides to improving your social skills? Most of what I've found on the topic deals with children, formal etiquette, or the standard self-help cant. Is there anything for people interested in the nuts and bolts of building relationships, giving off a good impression, and making people think you are a good guy. I get the idea that most people with bad social skills tend not to care or notice and this hurts the market for such material. I have a pretty good eye for books and I have found precious little on this topic. I assume we are supposed to learn these things in childhood or be screwed for life. [more inside]
posted by Yakuman on Feb 6, 2009 - 16 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

How do I meet female friends who're like me?

Where's a good place to meet women like me, in my area, online or in real life? [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium on Feb 3, 2009 - 15 answers

Help me say Thanks! to a great friend

I want to thank an awesome friend but I am vexed by the multitude of my options! [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Jan 28, 2009 - 9 answers

Happy birthday to me?

Is it weird to invite acquaintances/coworkers out for drinks after work to celebrate your own birthday? Is it a fairly accepted, normal thing to do, or is it likely to set off the "she's strange and/or desperate!" alarm bells? [more inside]
posted by EmilyClimbs on Jan 22, 2009 - 32 answers

Classic works in social and environmental sciences?

I'm looking for recommendations on some must-read/classic literature from the social and environmental fields of science. [more inside]
posted by jofuu on Jan 20, 2009 - 9 answers

gap year in south america

help me decide on a country for my gap year! [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Jan 18, 2009 - 6 answers

Do I have to pay US social security if I don't live in the US, although my LLC is US?

Do i have to pay social security if I have a working US LLC but am not a US citizen and am not resident in the US? [more inside]
posted by lapsang on Jan 13, 2009 - 1 answer

I don't want my courage to come from a bottle

Since the beginning of the year, I've begun binge drinking in social situations to loosen up. What can I do that will help me get over my anxieties and not have to depend on a bottle to make me talkative and fun? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2009 - 21 answers

Host without the most: A party with no furniture?

I'd like to hosting meetups, events, and parties in my apartment with no furniture. Can this work? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on Jan 9, 2009 - 22 answers

Where do translators hang out online?

A question for translators: Where do you hang out online with other translators, or find translation jobs? [more inside]
posted by Zinger on Jan 3, 2009 - 8 answers

Yes, No, Maybe So

Boyfriend filter: Making plans with plans with my SO is a pain because he is SO indecisive. [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Jan 3, 2009 - 32 answers

Spending a long weekend alone.

I'm off work the next four days over the New Year's holiday & weekend. I am usually a very social person, but I live alone and I don't have much of anything planned this weekend. And I'm worried about spending the whole weekend alone, because I think I will get really lonely and unhappy. How can I enjoy myself? [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on Dec 31, 2008 - 20 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

Are random acts of kindness not appreciated anymore?

Would it be inappropriate to perform so-called "random acts of kindness" to strangers or the people around me without asking? What about with permission? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Dec 1, 2008 - 21 answers

Looking for successful cases of "doing good through the web"

I'm presenting a social entrepreneurish talk with case studies on how people are using the web to help improve lives for marginalized communities and empowering social movements. Ie doing good thru the internets. So far only 2 distinct ones come to mind... kiva.org and change.org. Does anybody know any else? Extra points for web2.0-ish examples.
posted by arrowhead on Nov 26, 2008 - 11 answers

I'm all doom and gloom

Help me with my negativity! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 26, 2008 - 29 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

How to meet other math and science geeks when you're not in school?

How to meet academic/intellectual/geeky people when you work in a mechanical trade (millwright), and can't feasibly go to college at the moment although you want to badly? [more inside]
posted by tehgeekmeister on Nov 18, 2008 - 17 answers

Your New Best Friend

Have you seen my people? They must be in Melbourne somewhere... [more inside]
posted by xz on Nov 16, 2008 - 5 answers

Learning How to Like Coffee, and How to Like Beer

There are two beverages that nearly every American adult seems to like, but I dislike both: coffee and beer. I would like to develop a taste for both of them. For morning caffeine, coffee's free at most workplaces whereas pop isn't; and beer is a cheap mood alterer; but more importantly, both are social lubricants, one that isn't achieved by drinking a soda while others get either awake, buzzed or drunk. It's been a while since I had either, but remembering the tastes, I think it's that I dislike the bitterness in each drink. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Nov 15, 2008 - 56 answers

Your favorite websites/blogs enlisting the arts/culture/music events happening in your city

What are your favorite websites/blogs enlisting the arts/culture/music events happening in your city at any time? I am especially interested in events in larger Canadian cities. [more inside]
posted by shamble on Nov 13, 2008 - 9 answers

The site with the thing and the stuff?

There was a website that launched a couple of years ago (not sure if it still exists) where this guy put the entire contents of his closet online (pictures) and had people tell him what to wear every day (or at least sometimes). Anyone else remember the site? Trying to google for it is much harder than you'd think. [more inside]
posted by eggplantia5 on Nov 3, 2008 - 3 answers

What is the value of humility?

What is the value or point of humility or being humble? [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Oct 29, 2008 - 36 answers

Meeting people

What activities can I do that will allow me socialize with other people? There is a problem: I really dislike being on stage in any way, and I don't like discussing stuff with a bunch of other people. I'm male, between 25 and 30, and very few friends. [more inside]
posted by ChabonJabon on Oct 14, 2008 - 19 answers

Bookfilter: what book(s) would my father love?

Book filter: Getting a head start on Christmas presents - what books would you recommend for my kung fu instructing, deadwood watching, social work teaching freemason father? [more inside]
posted by Acer_saccharum on Oct 13, 2008 - 16 answers

What are some good books on the social dynamics of science?

What are some good books on the social dynamics of science? [more inside]
posted by abirae on Oct 13, 2008 - 16 answers

I wanna go home! *follow follow* I wanna go home! "Uh, why are you following me?"

Bipolar force of gravity - how to stop shaking and feeling like I got to run away, or feeling like I got to be someone all the time [more inside]
posted by curagea on Oct 7, 2008 - 7 answers

What is wrong with social news?

What are the main issues you have with current social news websites? [more inside]
posted by bettershredder on Oct 7, 2008 - 13 answers

Help me get through school!

Anyone ever have trouble getting though social work school when they wanted to become a therapist? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2008 - 9 answers

How Do You Make Friends From Strangers?

You've moved to a town very remote from any of your established social circles: you have no best nor casual friends nor any romantic relationships. You go into one or more meetings of utter strangers with whom you know you share some common interest (OneBrick, a Mefi meetup, a Meetup.Com thing, or something else entirely). What do you do — specifically, pretend I've got Asperger's here (no offense to those who do) — to take things from the level of "just an amiable conversation" to an actual friendship? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Sep 25, 2008 - 27 answers

It's not seasonal allergies

On city sidewalks, when strangers pass each other, why do they sniffle? Walking toward each other, we size each other up at a distance of 25 ft, then avert eyes, then 10 ft, then avert eyes and as we pass *sniffle* or quick intake of air through the nose that makes a sound. What does this mean? It seems wholly subconscious. Are we tracking a scent? Are they sticking their nose in the air in an aristocratic air of disapproval? I've noticed this phenomenon, so I consciously avert my sniffling because I don't even know why it happens, or what it means. But now I hear it from passers-by all the time. It's definitely not allergies; it seems very focused.
posted by Jason and Laszlo on Sep 20, 2008 - 31 answers

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