Should I try online dating or stick to hoping to meet someone in the outside world? More details inside. [more inside]
Please recommend good websites and blogs about computer/internet/social media security issues, someplace where I can find out about the latest scams, phishing attempts, malware, etc. I don't really like Snopes, due to the pop-under ads (what is up with that, anyway?). Thank you.
I'm looking for a creative and/or active, social hobby. Interests and restrictions inside. [more inside]
My company iPhone app is now live. What do I need to make sure I don't forget when it comes to getting the right people to know about it? [more inside]
I am currently looking for companies, viral social media marketing firms who have clients in the entertainment industry or similar to the ones on the company's clients page. I need mefite help....anyone know any?
A colleague and I are writing a book chapter on social media, and we have been unable to find or make up terms for one distinction we would like to make. What is a good, compact term for 'information that is endorsed or supported by a credentialed expert on the subject or is agreed to be true by a community of experts'? [more inside]
I want to have an apartment that people congregate at. What makes an apartment a fun hang out spot? [more inside]
How can I overcome my anxiety over Facebook and other highly interactive social media? [more inside]
[Life Path/Career Advice Filter]: How can someone a person with diagnosed depression work in the field of social justice?
[Life Path/Career Advice Filter]: How can someone a person with diagnosed depression work in the field of human rights and social justice? [more inside]
I'm doing an online community + linguistics project. What sites in non-English languages are like Metafilter? [more inside]
I want to provide as many different communication channels between my students and me this semester. Which ones should I use? [more inside]
2 part question: 1. I used to be a member of a movie site which made recommendations based on your likes and your friends likes and movies of a similar genre, but I've forgotten what it was called. Do you know of a site like that? Maybe I can recover my membership if I can find it again! 2. Can you recommend a social network for the cinema? Preferably one with similar characteristics to the one i used to know, with a good number of European & British, as well as US, content & users.
I'm a woman in my 30s. Six months ago, I moved cities to be with my boyfriend. Things with him are going pretty well, but I really, really miss my old friends, and I really need to make some new friends. How can I make some new friends? [more inside]
How can I deal with fake profiles of myself showing up all over the internet? [more inside]
I seem to have a neverending list since adulthood of people that just simply do not like me, and increasingly shorter list of those that do. How do I become less of an asshole? [more inside]
How do I find some not-yet-famous Paul Grahams and Seth Godins? I'd like to put together a small circle of bright iconoclasts for regular online conversations. Graham and Godin would be perfect, but they're otherwise engaged. How do I find people who are curious, wise, and highly verbal, but haven't (yet) attracted large audiences?
How do you elicit respect -- while still being liked -- in a supervisory position? [more inside]
I have a small business and was looking at a new social relationship management website. In the comment box, somebody said the whole SRM concept is dead and has been for months. [more inside]
If you hadn't sent me after that snipe, I would've had plenty of time to put better slides together.
Should I tell my professor that I'm pretty sure he gave me an incorrect reference, which cost me a good deal of preparation time on an assignment, or is this the kind of thing I'm expected to be able to deal with easily? [more inside]
Sources about social and economic impact of groundnut growing in Africa. Groundnut=Peanut [more inside]
"Of all eloquence a nickname is the most concise; of all arguments the most unanswerable." - Wacky Bill
Under what circumstances can you assign someone an affectionate nickname? [more inside]
How to I do effectively go from being a few friends person to being a many friends person? For most of my life I was the kind of person who had a small, intense circle of friendship and now I have a much larger and less focused social sphere - and I'm having trouble managing it and making sure I spending enough time with people - not feeling guilty about not seeing people for weeks - having people who are friendly but not your super duper friends - and just dealing with suddenly having a much, much larger social world when you're used to a private, focused one.
What do you think are the most interesting / surprising / perspective-changing findings in social/cognitive psychology?
What do you think are the most interesting / surprising / perspective-changing findings in social/cognitive psychology? I'm preparing a talk for a German hacker conference (27c3), mainly about cogsci & socpsych. Bonus points if it's something that has some element of demonstrating bias / illusion / manipulability, or if it can have a quick actual demonstration, since I try to make my talks as audience-interactive as possible. [more inside]
Hell is waking up to two traveling Australians I've never met sleeping in my living room for six days.
How can a quiet and reserved person make living with very social individuals work? What's the best way to reconcile each side's concerns about the living situation? [more inside]
In balancing my budget, I found that I have, while not champagne tastes, microbrew tastes on a PBR budget. Help me brainstorm ways to drink on the cheap! [more inside]
Where can we find awesome posters & prints that are dedicated to public health and social justice themes? [more inside]
Help my mom find her social bearing in the South. [more inside]
Following your bliss, writing mentor edition -- how can positive experiences with mentoring and writing lead me to a career I'll love? [more inside]
Social Media Groupies: I need ideas and input for implementing a process for creating and maintaining content for a fundraiser. [more inside]
Need to get up to par in 2010 web training--social media, mobile devices, SEO/SEM...where in Chicago can I get this minus a degree? [more inside]
How, as a blondiepants white girl, can I successfully participate in discussions about Black hair? [more inside]
Looking for advice on avoiding undergraduate regret... [more inside]
How can I get out and meet people with -zero- financial cost? [more inside]
I'm in the process of developing an online community (for a fairly specific industry/group of people) and was hoping to hear from others about their experiences during the early months/first year of getting an online community to grow. [more inside]
Finding friends at college? [more inside]
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.
Help me find a speech on secrecy introducing the experience of having high clearance. It was an excerpt from a book, and was a speech given from someone who already had clearance to a state official who was about to gain such clearance. Involved how one's attitude changes over time. I think I saw it on boingboing or kottke but my google-fu is failing so far. [more inside]
Some questions about creating a modern (online) web/graphic design portfolio... [more inside]
Is there any way to have Facebook tell me who dropped off my friends list?
I have a fear that people will perceive my intentions as the exact opposite of what they really are. I'm scared the people who I feel friendly towards will perceive me as hostile, rude, or uncaring. I worry that those I love the most will think I don't care. What the heck is my problem? And what can I do to straighten myself out? [more inside]
I want to learn as much as possible about the psychology of purposely forming new habits (like exercising each day) or sticking to something which requires daily work (like learning a language). I am especially interested in the role that social pressure of peers can play in a person's success (Alcoholics Anonymous, study partners, even the recent findings that a person's weight is related to the weight of those close to them may be examples). Books, articles, jumping off points -- academic or otherwise -- would be very much appreciated!
I want to host a tasteful grown-up party. I have never done this before... [more inside]
How do I become one of those people who makes everyone they talk to feel great? With bonus: how to manage the situation gracefully if this is taken as a come-on... [more inside]
Do you have any advice for me in this strained but simple social situation with coworkers & boss? [more inside]
Socialise me! [more inside]
A couple of years ago, an acquaintance invited me to join a book club that met on Wednesday nights. I joined and came to meetings for several months. Then, one night, I walked in on Thursday night book club by accident... [more inside]
Mr. DeludingMyself is turning 30 in September, and isn't entirely pleased with the idea. I know I can't stop him from being upset about the big 3-0, but I want to come up with something to make the day itself awesome. [more inside]
Are British people kind of socially retarded or is it normal for them to not be chatty and friendly with people they don't know well? [more inside]
Recently visited a website, social advocacy, that had twitter icons as the page background of people joining the movement. New people joining would come in at the upper left. Anyone remember the site?
I haven't thrown a party since I graduated last year, and I'm not sure that Cheetos and beer pong will do this time around. How do I make sure that the upcoming get-together I'm hosting is a success? [more inside]