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]
I was "homeschooled" from age 11 to 18 by emotionally/verbally abusive and neglectful parents. During this time I was deprived of contact with the outside world, an education, medical care, and much needed therapy and medication for what is obvious to most people in the world except my parents. [more inside]
I'm an American guy in my mid-late twenties living in Melbourne, Australia for (at least) the next eight months. My social life was quite exciting when I first moved here during late summer, but lately it feels a bit stagnant at times. I'm looking for ideas of activities to get involved with, to make use of my free time and help me connect with new people (friends of both sexes, plus THE LADIES). [more inside]
What's the best way to manage multiple social media streams? [more inside]
Why can't I tweet from my facebook statuses? Is there a way to do that? [more inside]
A girl I am currently living with and working with abroad has the terrible habit of unknowingly chewing all of her food with her mouth open and making a terribly annoying sound. We´re friendly though not best friends. Do I tell her? I feel like I would only be doing her a favor but I haven´t known her that long and I don´t know if it´s my place to intervene. Thoughts?
What should I do with Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, Livejournal, Flickr, Tumblr and my own website? [more inside]
A couple of wannabe college students showed up at my door asking if I would be interested in a $1,500 home security system and lifetime service in exchange for posting a security company sign in my front yard. They left me a card to fill out that asked for all my crucial information, including social security number and date of birth, that had boxes to check for accepting, or rejecting, the promotional offer. The card they left didn't have the name of the alarm company on it, a website address, phone number, nada. What do the guys get out of it? The company pays them $500 toward their tuition for every customer they sign up. What does the company get out of it? Supposedly, free lawn signeage/advertising.
Hey you fancy phone app developers... how do you usually charge when you're doing an app for a licensor? What's standard? What kinds of contracts and stipulations do you sign? What kinds of fee structure? And what are the things a SMART licensor should really know and pay attention to along the road while building a new app for the public? (I hope these questions make sense.) [more inside]
Infographics: How to visualize a country? [more inside]
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.