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The 33 Year Old (quasi) Virgin

I started out as Emma. But I've turned into Miss Bates. [more inside]
posted by ChickenBear on Aug 19, 2016 - 22 answers

Social Media and Coworkers - What could go wrong?

A friend posted a picture of herself breastfeeding to a social media account. A coworker told her this was inappropriate "for work" and that her having coworkers as friends means she shouldn't have posted it. Um, what? [more inside]
posted by soelo on Aug 3, 2016 - 27 answers

Using social media without giving up control of my (Android) phone?

I don't like the amount of access to my (Android) phone most social media apps want, so I mostly use sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit, etc. through a browser, which greatly reduces their access to my identity and personal data. But the user interface for a mobile website usually sucks compared with a dedicated app. Is there a better way? Are there any good 3rd-party apps for accessing these social media sites that don't demand access to my entire phone?
posted by straight on Jul 25, 2016 - 11 answers

Facebook: evil, stupid, dangerous: an idea whose time has come!

I'm anti Facebook for all of the normal reasons: ethics, privacy, security, waste of time, as well as some special snowflake reasons below. But I like social media (hence, my MetaFilter membership). I'm feeling the FB pressure and have had a couple of specific "Damn, I wish I were on FB events" happen recently. But Facebook has been, and remains a really bad idea, right? [more inside]
posted by soylent00FF00 on Jul 24, 2016 - 41 answers

RECOMMENDATION NEEDED: Easy way for a team to share ideas?

My colleagues and I are looking for a simple way to clip and share ideas with each other. The keyword here is simple. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Jun 24, 2016 - 10 answers

One Update Across Multiple Social Media Sites?

In a continued effort to find my people, I want to be able to update my social media without going insane. Currently, I have Instagram, Tumblr, Etsy, Twitter, Pinterest, Ello, and Facebook and jeez I do not want to have to post to each individually. Is there a service that can do this in a way that will make each site's update look right (no Instagram #tags on Tumblr, etc)? Cheap-as-in-freely? [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Jun 21, 2016 - 9 answers

Statute of Limitations on Saying Nasty Things After a Bad Breakup

Long story lots of snowflake details to follow. First girlfriend and I broke up about 10 years ago. Haven't spoken since. I made the mistake of looking at her social media accounts recently out of curiosity, and uh...she has been saying some pretty mean things about me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 20, 2016 - 25 answers

Marriage, Law Enforcement, and Social Media

My spouse works in law enforcement at the federal level. Recently, she has become increasingly paranoid about just about everything. She has told me to edit or remove some Facebook posts. She has asked me to delete an Instagram account I use for a local sports league I am involved in as well as my personal Twitter both of which are not public. She prohibits me from posting photos of our child. She demands I not post political things that might "make her look bad". I am not involved with or know with anyone she works with. Should I be upset or is this normal in the LEO world? It feels a little over-controlled and she will not discuss options or compromises. Any help would be appreciated.
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2016 - 39 answers

Make Facebook Boring

How do I separate posting, notifying, & consuming content on Facebook? [more inside]
posted by 10ch on Jun 14, 2016 - 5 answers

Social media event/hashtag display on the cheap?

The small natural history museum I work at is looking for a way to let visitors tag photos on instagram (or twitter, or facebook, or whatever, but instagram is the one they asked me about) with a hashtag about our upcoming temporary exhibit, to be displayed on a 60" display in the gallery. The exhibit opens next week. The service we used for this last time shut down last week. All the other services I can find either have no moderation tools or are super expensive. Help? [more inside]
posted by hades on Jun 7, 2016 - 6 answers

Closing a small business - what to do with social media accounts?

We will soon be closing a small retail shop. I'm wondering what to do with our social media pages and web domain. We have Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus as well as our domain address. I'm not too sure what should be done with those and I couldn't find any good information about this on the internet. Delete them? Leave them up with a final post/thank you? Thanks all.
posted by Jackie_Treehorn on May 31, 2016 - 9 answers

Track down original video of Japanese girl singing karaoke (= genius)

This video on FB of a little (assumed Japanese) girl singing karaoke is one of the funniest things I have seen on the net for a while. Please help me find the original posting (YouTube or Japanese equivalent?) [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on May 20, 2016 - 2 answers

Who to follow on Diaspora*

I'm finally checking out of Facebook, today's various new items (especially that they're sponsoring the Republican convention) put the nail in the coffin. This means I'm looking at Diaspora* again. I know there's a large German network on the site, but I don't speak the language. Any Mefites on diaspora? Anyone else you would recommend following? I read English and Dutch. :)
posted by antinomia on May 9, 2016 - 1 answer

Conservative bloggers/twitter for my elderly father?

Help me find conservative but intelligent bloggers and twitterers. The last questions on this topic are more than eight years old. [more inside]
posted by seasparrow on Mar 28, 2016 - 14 answers

Progressive/liberal St. Louis and Missouri political Twitter follows.

What are some good non-msm (and non-spammy) progressive/liberal Twitter accounts I can follow that will keep me up to speed on St. Louis and Missouri state government political activity? [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones on Mar 8, 2016 - 6 answers

App or website that aggregates links from your social media network?

I used to subscribe to a website which sent me a regular digest of stories which more than one person from my social media network had linked to. I would like to set this up again but I can't remember what the website/app was. Any suggestions? Thanks!
posted by ontheradio on Feb 4, 2016 - 6 answers

What's in a name? ...Quite a lot, actually.

I am creating a YouTube channel and a couple of associated social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr). I figured I'd have come up with a name by the time I finished editing my first video. However, that's not the case, and I find myself basically ready to launch but with a lot of uncertainties about name. [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Jan 28, 2016 - 7 answers

Where to find how social media has influenced attitudes on sex work?

Has there been any scholarly work or research done on how attitudes toward sex workers/pornographic performers have changed due to social media? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 11, 2016 - 2 answers

I wanna be a follow-back girl (with discretion)

I'm managing an organization's Twitter account (and other social media efforts). I want to follow back accounts that follow me, but only the ones who are active and have followers of their own. [more inside]
posted by itesser on Dec 23, 2015 - 4 answers

How to get pictures of myself to use online

I'd like to hire a photographer to take some casual pictures of me to use online, and I have some questions about that. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 22, 2015 - 19 answers

Google fu fail--story likely on hacker news about addictive web behavior

I read a story recently that I've not been able to find on Hacker News or Google about behaviors that are built into websites that make them addictive. I cannot find the story--I'm creatively remembering now how it related to the bottomless feeds a la Facebook, random reinforcement, and perhaps social pressure. Does this thread ring a bell for the hive mind?
posted by teddyb109 on Dec 17, 2015 - 6 answers

Avoid "old person" thinking but keep privacy and skepticism?

Do I need to be on Instagram/Snapchat/Facebook to stay relevant? [more inside]
posted by LetticeLeaf on Dec 10, 2015 - 32 answers

Can I blog safely as a woman if I use my real name?

Is there a way for me to blog under my real name and still avoid exposing myself to stalking, doxxing, threats, and harassment? [more inside]
posted by MetaFilter World Peace on Nov 23, 2015 - 18 answers

I just can't quit you, facebook ... or can I?

Please help me 1. stop using social media and 2. find other "home" pages for my day's exposure to the world. Complicating factor: I use social media for work. [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on Nov 16, 2015 - 15 answers

Systematic social media following/archiving

I am going to ask my undergrad students to systematic follow celebrities on social media. Is there an easy systematic way to do this? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Nov 6, 2015 - 4 answers

What are some free Sysomos/Social Media Monitoring/Listening tools?

Hi there, I have a colleague in PR who was used to getting data from Sysomos. He says 'she would love some other tool which will help her quantify engagement around particular news (press releases, financial news, etc)' Other than Hootsuite/Talkwalker I can't think of many others. Any tips? Thank You!
posted by bostonhill on Nov 4, 2015 - 1 answer

Twitter analytics gurus help me count the ways

Is there a way to count how many times a specific twitter account has tweeted out a hashtag? [more inside]
posted by lillian.elmtree on Oct 15, 2015 - 12 answers

Am I being creepy?

I picked out a guy from afar that I thought was cute, found out his name, and added him on Instagram. Is it creepy for me to start messaging him? [more inside]
posted by sweetshine on Sep 30, 2015 - 39 answers

Giving my 10 cent story project a home

I've been busking with a typewriter for two years now, and recently began collecting the stories and photos of the people asking for stories. I had an article about it published in The Toast and it was also the subject of an FPP a few weeks back, but I'm struggling to give the project a permanent home on the web. I've been putting the stories on twitter, but it's not really a good fit. [more inside]
posted by Archibald Edmund Binns on Sep 29, 2015 - 10 answers

Moving on after a scandal in the community.

As I mentioned on the blue, I'm one of the women who was involved with these jerks. My own humiliation and hurt have passed, and now I want to do something productive with my anger. Seeking suggestions. [more inside]
posted by witchen on Sep 24, 2015 - 15 answers

What made your internships awesome?

I work at a high level in a communications agency in London, UK. We currently have a pretty regular roster of mainly young people doing internships. Personally, I think the current program is a bit useless (without going into details) and would like to make some tangible suggestions to improve it. People work with us anywhere from two weeks to three months, and primarily on our digital, consumer PR and B2B PR teams. What made your internship(s) valuable? Were there any qualities/approaches that stood out? [more inside]
posted by teststrip on Aug 1, 2015 - 18 answers

Effective Corporate Social Media Presence

What are some good examples of effective corporate presence on the various social media networks? [more inside]
posted by PenDevil on Jul 17, 2015 - 10 answers

What's the social media now for LJ?

I used to be on LJ and loved it, making online and RL friends until I began editing myself to silence because my ex was not keen on what I wrote etc. Now I'd like to talk to people again but how's that done in 2015? Twitter, Tumblr, Myspace? I want to be able to write short random posts, but what I miss most is the interaction and sense of community, reading a group of friends and having conversations in comments and messages. Facebook feels like shouting across a mall.
posted by dorothyisunderwood on Jul 10, 2015 - 25 answers

Free options for delegating social media account access?

I have hired someone to work on social media campaigns for my business. How can I delegate access to our social accounts to the employee without giving the worker our master passwords and without using a paid service like HootSuite Pro? [more inside]
posted by iamisaid on Jul 1, 2015 - 4 answers

Social Media and the modern job hunt. How little presence is too little?

I'm about begin the hunt for a new job, and I'm aware of how social media can hurt my job prospects if I'm dumb about using it but what if I don't use social media at all? [more inside]
posted by Snuffman on Jun 21, 2015 - 20 answers

Whitelisting FB profile from further 'fake name' reports?

I was recently reported for a supposed fake name, and the case is now solved. However, I want to know if one can whitelist one's profile/account from ever being locked-out and in need of an ID, a second, third, etc., time? [more inside]
posted by Grease on Jun 18, 2015 - 5 answers

How can I promote my eCommerce website?

I have a site that I have started a few months ago. It is a site where I am selling random stuff right now and seeing what works. I have had some conversion from Reddit posts that got a few thousand hits so that seems to be helping but it is not always reliable since you never know what is going to go viral. Also, I'd like to open up more channels for selling. The problem is that acquiring visitors can be expensive. Does anyone know of any reasonably priced ways to generate good targeted traffic in 2015? I am not looking for SEO as an answer. I am interested in promoting the products on this site and getting conversions. I am still working on improving the site but I already know that it can convert at a reasonably good rate so my problem now is just acquiring visitors at a reasonable price.
posted by locussst on Jun 14, 2015 - 3 answers

If SanFran slides into the Pacific, which apps will stop functioning?

With several major (many users) social media service providers being headquartered in, or near to, San Francisco in California, what would be the effect on these services of a catastrophe e.g. earthquake, tsunami, Godzilla etc laying waste to the city? Would these services still be able to function without a HQ, senior personnel and owners, and with all of the disruption caused by such a catastrophe to their HQ host city? [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Jun 8, 2015 - 6 answers

Best way to find/search for Facebook and Twitter profiles

How do I properly search for Facebook pages in such a way that I find ALL the results that I am looking for? [more inside]
posted by bobobox on May 7, 2015 - 2 answers

Music magazines on social media

Please help me find music magazines/groups with a social media presence. In particular, I'd like to find genre-specific ones whose content is carefully curated. [more inside]
posted by null14 on Apr 21, 2015 - 1 answer

Anonymice? Anonymoose?

Should I stop using my name online? Everywhere? Somewhere? With several pseudonyms? Details after the jump. [more inside]
posted by Promethea on Apr 10, 2015 - 8 answers

Maintaining anonymity/privacy with multiple Twitter accounts

I have a so-far unused 'public' Twitter account under my real name tied to my primary (real-name) gmail account. I have a 2nd Twitter account tied to a different gmail address that I would like to use for personal/ frivolous/off-brand uses. I would prefer that the twain shall never meet - e.g. my personal Twitter will not be suggested to contacts from professional Twitter as 'someone to follow'. Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by Svejk on Mar 29, 2015 - 6 answers

Current best practices for updating social media sites simultaneously?

Back when I used to have a blog, my Twitter account would automatically tweet links to my new posts. Meanwhile, my tweets were automatically posted as Facebook statuses. But that was 5+ years ago and I have no idea what the done thing is these days. [more inside]
posted by Jacqueline on Mar 19, 2015 - 8 answers

Sexual assault in a "con" community - what now?

I went to a fan convention last week, and was groped at a bar, by someone other than my partner. I filed a police report that night, but am wondering if there's anything else I should be doing to get help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 16, 2015 - 29 answers

Dealing with online harassment

For the last several years I've been getting occasional sexually harassing emails and Twitter @ mentions from a specific person - not an ex, almost a stranger. I've read The Gift of Fear and have been doing my best to ignore, but... I have published a book under my real name, and intend to publish more, and I don't want to nuke my whole public Internet presence just to shake this guy. Do I have to? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 6, 2015 - 7 answers

Social Media Detective Agency to Root Out Cheaters

I work for a professional organization that runs classes and issues certifications for members of a scientific field. We are having issues with cheating via social media and would like to hire a company who can help monitor this and track down the real identities of the offenders. [more inside]
posted by jschu on Jan 26, 2015 - 5 answers

tumblr management !

I found I really like tumblr for my interests, personal and professional but I can't have these worlds combining too much due to stigma and just my general privacy. Tumblr allows different master blogs, but I tend to do this stuff from my phone, and I haven't found a good app or way to make sure these things stay separate. [more inside]
posted by AlexiaSky on Jan 15, 2015 - 6 answers

By reading this, you consent to send me $100 and make me a sandwich

My first reaction when seeing a headline to the effect that people's Facebook posts stating that Facebook had no right to use XYZ data did not retroactively invalidate users' consent to the terms of service was, "no shit." But then I thought, well why the hell not? [more inside]
posted by univac on Jan 5, 2015 - 19 answers

How to prepare for a ~3 month stay in Sydney, Australia.

If the visa arrives, I'm going to be spending mid-Feb to May in Sydney; I've never been to Australia before & know no one in the city. I'd like to prep by signing up to useful emails & following twitter accounts to help me feel more familiar with the city before I fly out. [more inside]
posted by AFII on Jan 3, 2015 - 10 answers

Daily writing medium

I want to get into the habit of daily writing in 2015, and one way I'd like to do this is by fleshing out a single poetic prose piece/novella/novel over the course of a year, through daily posts to a site, with possible social or RSS features so people can follow along if interested. What is the best medium for doing so? [more inside]
posted by naju on Dec 23, 2014 - 7 answers

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