I'm moving into a new neighborhood where a lot of nice people live. I'd love to meet them and make some new friends. But I'm dealing with some weight issues and therefore have low self-confidence, not to mention being a natural introvert. How do I get through this in a positive way? [more inside]
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]
Social media? Great! But what do you charge and deliver? [more inside]
I am interested in learning more about legitimate old-school marketing applied to the web, including how it relates to SEO, web analytics, usability testing, email campaigns, social media, etc. I'm looking for books and other resources to help me learn the basics of both technology and philosophy. [more inside]
I've just graduated with my Master's in Social Work and am waiting to be approved to take the licensing exam in my state. Getting a job without a license is veeeery difficult. Also difficult: paying my bills when I have no income. I know opportunities will present themselves once I'm licensed but...any ideas as to what I can do to make money for a few months in the interim? So far it's babysitting and the food service industry... but is there anything even slightly social service-related I can do part-time? Or just easy, temporary gigs? Get rich quick schemes? Thanks all!
Does anyone know of any research into social media platforms and the phenomena of looking up people from one's past? Surveys? Sociological Research?
How do you grieve a friendship breakup when you work with the person? And how do you then get over the chronic hopelessness with being lonely? [more inside]
Josh Harris strongly believes that the Technological Singularity will be reached and the human being will cease to be an individual, while the machine becomes the new king of the jungle.
Is Josh Harris a media stunt? [more inside]
I'm moving to the UK for the next three years and have some questions about my identity and language use. [more inside]
So I originally thought that winking was part of seduction... [more inside]
Asking for a friend. She's looking for an article she read a few months ago online - possibly in the New Yorker or Atlantic. It talked about how television has replaced books/literature as the medium for social/cultural commentary. [more inside]
What do I charge for managing social media? [more inside]
When people my age say something against gays or against blacks I try to call them out. When my 81 grandpa says something I just let it slide figuring he was raised that way. What rules do you personally use to reconcile this kind of conflict? [more inside]
Please help me think of as many possible subcultures in the greater Boston area. [more inside]
How do I stop giving people the impression that I'm totally boring? [more inside]
How can I narrow down a search for a specific company in a foreign country (in this case Brazil). [more inside]
How to write a professional, polite, and effective reminder email? [more inside]
Digital marketing filter. So what resources other than the obvious (mashable, etc) should I be reading in my position as digital marketing mgr for a consumer brand? Books, websites, podcasts - everything is welcomed.
I need advice finding something to do this weekend in Philadelphia. [more inside]
How and where does a chick in her late twenties meet guys in Los Angeles? I'm single for the first time in eons, and I'm just starting to come out of my shy shell, too. I'm looking forward to the casual dating scene, except I'm clueless as to where to go (and what to do)! I *don't* want to try anything internet-related (not even meetups) this time. The internet's always been a crutch for me, and I want to overcome that. I will sometimes be with other friends, but sometimes I'm going to be on my own. Which I'm excited about! ...but a total n00b. Help me figure out where to go and how to attract some attention without desperately clinging to a friend's arm. [more inside]
Anybody else culturally fragmented? [more inside]
How best to answer informal but sincere questions along the lines of 'What's been going on in your life?' [more inside]
I've got a lot of quirks, and my friends are fairly tolerant of them, but I'm beginning to think they might be indicative of a deeper social anxiety that's beginning to spiral into depression. How should I seek therapy? I live in the US, and I've heard that it can be quite expensive. [more inside]
What is the ultimate Android social app? [more inside]
How to respond to deceit/lying in a professional setting? - Professionals lying in order to save face after unprofessional behavior. [more inside]
Help me get physical! Going to the gym alone isn't cutting it. How can I get involved in a fun, cheap, social activity that keeps me strong? [more inside]
I teach a "Writing in the Social and Natural Sciences" course. I want to help my students come up with good ideas for their own personal social experiments... a la Supersize Me kind of thing but without the element of danger. Ideas? [more inside]
Seriously considering a career change that is completely different from my current position. This will require going back to school for at least a couple of years. However, I've never been the most social person in the world and REALLY want to change that. I’m torn. This desire is really holding me back and I would value anyone's opinion or perspective. [more inside]
I am a biracial female in my mid-thirties. Growing up in the 1980's as a mixed kid was no fun, but I survived. My mother was white, and my dad was not a strong black role-model; his family was not a part of my life, and likewise, I did not have any influence from Black culture as I grew up. My parents also sent me to a suburban school, which was predominantly white, so it was very hard to fit in there...I went through school with few friends, and college did not offer much chance to establish any more. By most interpretations, I would likely have fit in better in a "white: crowd (culturally, socially) but phsically I am still a black person. Still, due to my lack of racial identity, it was very hard to fit in anywhere. Fast forward to my question:) Present day well into the new century, I have a successful career and a small real-estate investment business. However, I find that I still have a lot of trouble in work, with my business and with making friends. [more inside]
Looking for the name of a British television documentary series dealing with the social history of Britain as seen through its television comedies. Screened in 2009. [more inside]
How do you find the best local social review sites, like angie's list or yelp? [more inside]
Can you think of any technology (besides the internet) that enhances or creates social connections? Or technology that you might not think of that way that could be used to bring people together? [more inside]
Hi i'm intrested in becoming a social worker in the UK i was looking for works of fiction (based on real life) that may give me some idea of what the job may be like. If its a good read that would be ideal! Many Thanks
How do I schedule a Facebook link post? [more inside]
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]
Name my business / consulting service: I've been helping friends and some small businesses get into the social media space - set up blogs, facebook pages, twitter accounts, simple flip video youtube videos, etc. [more inside]
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.
How do I restore my reputation after a drunken public display? [more inside]
Activities to do in San Francisco for mellow people... [more inside]
What gift(s) could I request for Christmas that would make my life more interesting, social, or creative?
What gift(s) could I request for Christmas that would make my life more interesting, social, or creative? [more inside]
How do I best reflect my contribution to a multi-authored academic paper? [more inside]
Help me clean up a complicated friend-triangle before it becomes a messy love-triangle. [more inside]
A great kid. Uncomfortable in his own skin. Teen pressure. We've all been there. Help me help him. [more inside]
GoodTimesFilter: Instead of going out and being social, I tend to make excuses, saying I need to stay in to complete work - which I often don't actually complete, due to procrastination and distraction issues. How I can quiet this negative voice, and go out to have a good time? [more inside]
Need Church Recommendation in NOVA/DC area with active 20/30/40 single congregation [more inside]
Where the expression "barefoot, pregnant, and slaving over a hot stove" came from? What is the history of it in English speaking countries?
How does someone with minimal social skill get the most out of an organized gathering? [more inside]
Name that campaign! Need help finding an inspiring name for an internal/staff campaign that encompasses innovation + social media use... [more inside]
My girlfriend is extremely outgoing while I enjoy quite evenings at home. How do we keep both sides happy and satisfied? [more inside]
I think I really, really want to get into developing real estate. Can anyone give me an overview description of what the work / process is is like? [more inside]