Remember back when the internet started, and it was all about connecting with people you'd never met before? We're not talking Chatroulette, message boards, or anyone asking 'A/S/L?', but just having interesting, non-creepy, real-time conversations with strangers? I miss that. Is there a corner of the internet where that still exists?
Hello, I would like to talk into my phone (with headphones/mic) and have a document be typed up. How can I do this? Can I open google docs on my iphone and get a talk and text/type feature? thanks
Exactly as it says on the tin. How do, without faking it, I be more upfront about my dating/sexual inexperience with my potential partners, and when? [more inside]
I want to introduce more kink and toys to sexy time with the Mr. I need to first get over my embarrassment of kink and sex toys so that I can then apply your lessons for how to introduce kink and sex toys to the Mr. [more inside]
I need some tips on living with a sensitive temperament. More inside. [more inside]
How do I avoid shop talk on dates? [more inside]
Recently I discovered some great phrases that work much better than the standard response to a situation, and was wondering if anyone had any others. [more inside]
I'm awkward, and I want to approach this guy that I know, but I'm not entirely sure how to do it. [more inside]
I am looking for fictional depictions of therapy, preferably ones where it's taken seriously. More along the lines of In Treatment and The Sopranos than What About Bob? and Analyze This! [more inside]
What are the components of a stellar pep talk? [more inside]
How to confront parents about an event which really hurt when I was younger and continues to plague my life/our relationship now (over ten years later)? [more inside]
There was a study a few years back where they had two people meet and discuss a list of questions. The control pairs got a basic set of superficial interview questions (what's your name, do you have siblings, where are you from) and the other got a specially designed set of questions that increasingly went into meaningful, personal topics. At the end, pairs in the test group tended to report a deep bond with their partner and went on to become friends after the study. Can you find me the study and/or the questions?
Is there a way to use the Google Talk Android App via a web browser on my PC? [more inside]
My parrot needs some new material. [more inside]
Advice on the one-time web-streaming of a presentation with projected slides. [more inside]
I am the IT Manager for a small public access tv station and I've been roped into doing a segment on our weekly news show and I have absolutely no idea what to do. [more inside]
How to talk to my daughter's piano teach about stopping our lesson with her. Truth is, we need a better teacher. But we have used her for about four years. I worry about hurting her feelings by being honest with her. Need help approaching the piano teacher. [more inside]
I don't know how to react to compliments. So how do you do it? [more inside]
There's a computer programming type job I'm going to apply for where the interview process includes a "give a talk to your future team" component. Has anyone done something like this? [more inside]
I subscribe to plenty of podcasts, but sometimes have a hankering for live radio. So I'm looking for some entertaining talk radio to listen to while I fall asleep. Ideally I'd like to find some local (as in not nationally syndicated; specific location isn't important) radio stations that stream call-in talk shows around midnight Eastern time. I realize talk shows skew to the right politically, and I'm OK with thoughtful shows with a conservative bias, but not OK with ultra-right-wing screamers (e.g., Rush Limbaugh and clones). And I'm not too interested in shows that focus solely on politics. [more inside]
New guy moving away in a few weeks--how do I tell him what I think? [more inside]
Looking for a talk radio station that won't agitate me to bits, nor put me to sleep. Special snowflake details inside. Would wildly prefer radio as opposed to podcasts, TED talks, etc., as I'm at work, and sometimes I'm in the middle of something and I can't tear myself away to change the podcast, etc. [more inside]
I realize there are about 1000 threads on podcast recommendations, but I'm looking for something very specific so I feel justified in starting a new thread. I'm wondering if anyone knows of a podcasts that aggregates audio content from other podcasts into a cherry-picked compilation. The closest I've found is NPR's Most Emailed feed, but I'd also love to hear some content from outside the NPR realm. Basically, I'm thinking of an audio equivalent of Longreads/Send Me a Story.
Suggestions on giving 11.5 yo girl the "sex talk"? snowflake details inside [more inside]
Why are "classic" daytime talk shows (like Donahue, Geraldo, Sally, etc.) virtually never reran on cable? [more inside]
I'm feeling down, and need to talk to someone, preferably someone non-judgmental and doesn't know me. Any suggestions besides a suicide hotline? [more inside]
I am looking for one of those plush toys that you can put your hand up and make talk, like a ventriloquist's doll. Specificially, I am looking for a cat. Is there a particular brand that caters to such things? Years ago I seem to remember there were places where you could go in, choose the "skin" of the plush toy, then stuff it yourself, name it, that sort of thing.
Please help this repressed (lapsed) Catholic stumble through a sex talk. [more inside]
Conversation starters/small talk suggestions for a forest gnome turned big city Barista? [more inside]
I live in Washington, DC, and I'd like to get together with people and talk about interesting ideas, preferably somewhere where networking bullshit is kept to a bare minimum. I don't care what they do for a living or what big ideas they're fluent in, just want them to be interesting. Does this thing exist and, if not, how do I create it? [more inside]
I have an Android phone and using Google talk to chat with my friends. I want to connect my Google talk to MSN Messenger and Yahoo. Do you know a good and reliable connector that I can use? I know there are other clients such as Ebuddy/Meebo, but I prefer Gtalk since it is very reliable and I don't want the battery life to suffer by using another app. I did some Google search, many instructions and lists are outdated.
How do you handle the silent fade away from a person you spoke with for hours a day? [more inside]
How to you broach the idea of an open relationship, or do you need to bring it up at all in the early stages? [more inside]
How can I break up the monotony of first conversations? (+strange accent situation) [more inside]
Looking to balance differences between academics and business world communication styles? [more inside]
I use Meebo and Google talk is one of my accounts on Meebo. Does Meebo automatically add my contacts (assuming they use Google talk) to my Meebo list? [more inside]
Will taking a logic class really help me in talking about things like socieconomic issues that are often emotionally charged? [more inside]
Public Speaking Filter: I've been asked to speak in front of a very large group at a public rally tomorrow. I'm excited, but I've never done this before. Help! [more inside]
An intern at work is dressing very inappropriately. Is there any way I can tell her nicely to tone it down? [more inside]
Where to meet people in Seattle before i start work? [more inside]
I'm trying to re-find a TED talk where the presented made many references to the time "3am". This was from a couple of years ago. Does anyone remember which talk this was?
Help me streamline my phone needs. How can Google Talk help me in real life? [more inside]
What are your favorite conversation-fodder movies? [more inside]
[How] Should I tell my parents, now I'm a healthy adult, about my longstanding depression? [more inside]
Please help me find the most tactful way to deal with a coworker who never shuts up. Long ranty details follow. [more inside]
What's the best way to react to a socially awkward situation? [more inside]
TalkingFilter : How to talk less ?. This goes to all the ones who have considered themselves extravert (verbally extravert, not necessarily always surrounded with large groups) at a certain point, then realized it was more than exhausting : How did it happen ? if it was related to personal issues, was there any key event/epiphany that changed this habbit so hard to quit ? [more inside]
I'm preparing an exposition (a talk) for a class about blogs in general and their use in education. What should I include on it? Resources and research about the topic would be very helpful. [more inside]
I've been invited to speak at an event - for an entire hour. How can I keep the audience awake? [more inside]
How can I cultivate / find deeper conversations with people? In university it was always easy to find people ready to talk about philosophy, politics, psychology, etc. But now, as I have gotten older and supplanted myself into the corporate world, the art of conversation seems to have been lost. It would appear that most people are resigned to talking about kids, jobs, and pop culture. Am I just in the wrong social circles or does this type of small talk permeate our culture? I long to attend a French salon or dinner party whose primary purpose is the art of conversation. Where can I find groups of people who like engaging, face-to-face conversation? How can I steer people away from talking about what they saw on CNN and towards something with a little more substance?
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