Questions tagged [social-media]

How to navigate the extensive world of online communication. For any interactions on general sites such as FaceBook and Twitter to more interest defined sites such as Stack Exchange and LinkedIn. Issues surrounding networking, chat rooms, inbox/private messaging, requests to connect. Not to be used for questions specific to [tag:email], where social networking is not addressed.

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How to ask a friend why they unfriended me on Facebook, and not make them feel cornered?

I know being friends in social media don't equate to real friends in life. However I noticed a trend. Several people I hangout with on a regular basis unfriended me on Facebook. I can't help but ...
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How can I keep acquaintances interested in my work without spending too much time

I am a music and video producer half of my time, not an hobby though, since I am released, make a bit of money, and have my work reviewed in online and paper magazines. The thing however is that ...
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How to ask a stranger on Facebook to talk to someone about getting in touch without sounding like a creepy stalker?

I found a long lost relative of mine on Facebook. He is my paternal uncle. I added him as a friend and sent a message a few months ago. My relative does not go on Facebook very often and has not yet ...
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How to tell someone I'd like to become friends without causing them to think I'm romantically interested in them?

I met someone at a party last weekend through our mutual friends. We got along pretty well and realized we had some common interests. We discussed a lot until I was called by a friend to help with the ...
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How to politely ask my family to stop pressuring me to 'like' posts more on social media?

It happens fairly often: someone in the family buys a 'cool new thing', and posts pictures of it on social media like Whatsapp. Sometimes something interesting pops up that deserves a comment from me, ...
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Get to meet someone from the internet without being pushy about it?

So I met this girl on Jodel (sort of like social media, but it's anonymous and you only can connect with people in your area) a few weeks ago and we have been chatting nonstop since then on Kik (...
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How can I effectively use social media to become closer friends with people I don't see often? [closed]

There are some people who I want to get to know better, mainly childhood friends I've grown apart from, former co-workers and children of my parents' friends. I'm connected to them on Facebook but don'...
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My girlfriend keeps me out of her Facebook profile - how to understand why?

We have been together for 6 months. I met her family and she met mine. After about one month of dating she showed me some pictures on Facebook. After a while I thought I could add her on fb, and I did....
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How to talk to my parents about their excessive social media usage?

I've recently graduated from university and am now working full time, while living at home until I finish paying off my student loans and can save up to move out. While I'm still living at home, I ...
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Replying to people in social media without sounding insulting [closed]

Background I am watching professional wrestling. In the show I am watching, the commentary team is doing a good job, but lacking in one very important area. This particular area is not something that ...
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How to politely tell someone the post they shared is wrong/dangerous/bad advice? [duplicate]

There are many posts on social media that are a load of rubbish and just plain factually incorrect. They often end in “if you don’t share a fairy will die” or some such nonsense having bad luck. I ...
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How to introduce myself to a coworker after a sufficiently awkward amount of time has passed

I work as a junior programmer in a rather large office setting, and I would like to introduce myself to a coworker who works near me, but in a different field (possibly HR?). Unfortunately, I feel ...
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How to Approach Platonic Crush?

Context I have a platonic crush on a person I first met through a group interview for voluntary work at an organisation. In the interview, I found out their name and after knowing a little more about ...
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How do I apologize to a successful friend for feeling bad about their success?

Last week I had a stressful week at work and was in a bad mood. On the weekend, a friend, who is quite successful, invited me and some others over for the afternoon to their big house with their wife ...
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How to handle a social media response that is factually wrong [closed]

On the Nextdoor website, (a platform for physical neighbors,) I posted on a discussion requesting recommendations for a company to widen their driveway. I saw some contractors promote themselves ...
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Is it impolite to exchange a dialogue via text in a professional environment?

I have been had several experiences in a professional environment where contact is initiated by e-mail or via some form of social media (LinkedIn, WhatsApp, ...), where the person on the other side ...
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How to deal with clingy mother pushing me to use social media?

I'm 20 and moved to Germany two years ago, moving out with 18 is rather uncommon in my country (Netherlands). About one year ago my mother became more and more clingy (my assumption is that she didn't ...
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How to ask somone to remove a picture from social media that you look bad in [closed]

I had gone out with a few friends and one took some pictures of us. I know he took several, but for some reason he put a really bad one of me with 2 other friends on Facebook. (bad in the sense I wasn'...
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How can I stop acquaintances from reposting my photos on social media without credit to me?

Background I'm a amateur photographer, often volunteering at events. I befriend other volunteers and visitors to these events on Facebook. I would often take pictures of everyone, the volunteers, ...
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How to get to know someone who doesn't use social media frequently?

I am really interested in this guy. I told him I like him and he said he thought I was cute but he was in a mono relationship right now and would still like to talk to me and get to know me. I still ...
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Should I change my attitude or way of talking based on the group conversation I have? [closed]

Background and Briefs: I have been told multiple times that I don't make good jokes and usually "bore" them with poor comments and also I am the most frequent user of English words in the group which ...
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How do I explain to my coworkers I'm not 'facebooking'? [duplicate]

I work as a designer, so I often do research and also have to test stuff. I often have my phone in my hand or on in front of me as I use a mirroring program to show my designs directly onto my phone ...
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How can I vent my relationship frustrations without potentially devaluing my relationship to others? [closed]

Suppose you're living with your spouse and going through some problems with your spouse. You've addressed the problems several times with her but your spouse has been unwilling to pay attention to you ...
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How can I tactfully ask someone whether posts they made are potentially about me on social media?

Background This is about me and my ex-best friend Alice. I'm currently living in the UK. Alice and I had been very good friends from about September last year, up until the beginning of this month. I ...
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How to set up interactions with someone you are interested in after long time without contact?

I am a 20 y/o guy and I would like to spend time with a particularly nice girl who I only saw occasionally and it has been 6 months since the last time. Past interactions These have always been ...
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How to ask a friend to remove/not post photos of me on social media?

We recently attended a friend's birthday party where some pictures were taken. I had no problem with it, as long as these photos were not put online and shared. The majority of my friends (I'd say ...
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How can I politely ask my audience to not use their cellphones when I am giving a talk?

As a scientific researcher, I occasionally find myself giving scientific talks in the conferences, universities, and colleges. I try to make my talk as entertaining and understandable as possible so ...
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What should I reply when someone sends me an extremely boring link? [duplicate]

I regularly get very boring links from my colleague/friend. I do not know how to react to this. Should I reply? What should I say when I do reply? Is it considered rude to just ignore and move on?
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WhatsApp: read and not reply without sounding rude?

Many people who contact me on WhatsApp send me (too) many messages. Most of those messages are pointless, some are useful and few are important. I usually make it a point to reply to the important ...
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I sent an interesting link to a friend that he didn't ask for at all, and he replied with “thank you” - what should I reply?

I found some topic in the internet that I thought would be interesting to some friend; I know him well but he is not a close friend, we didn't hang out at all, we just met each other a few days at ...
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How to get friends/partner to stop texting me pointless pictures/videos

I have a handful of close friends, including my partner, who frequently text me with a completely random picture or video of something cute and/or funny that they found on the internet. For example, a ...
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Explaining why I don't use social media

I don't use social media. Faceplace, flutter, you name it, I really hate it, and I avoid it. Unfortunately social media seems to be expected these days. Like it's a given that everybody uses it and ...
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How to politely decline a friend request from a colleague who wants to add me on Facebook?

I have a colleague at work who has sent me a friend request on Facebook, but I don't feel we're close enough for them to be seeing my personal posts, I'm not sure how they feel though, they could ...
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How can I explain why I declined someone's Facebook friend request without offending them?

Recently, I got several friend requests on Facebook from people I sort of knew in middle school. We went to different high schools, and so I haven't talked to them in five years, as I've just finished ...
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I have a problem with family members sharing my personal drama on Facebook

I have a Facebook profile and use it to have fun and keep in touch with friends. I do my best to keep personal drama off of my Facebook page, be it mine or another person's drama, it doesn't belong on ...
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Should permission be sought if someone's picture will end up on my online post about a restaurant?

Today more and more people are reviewing their dining experiences on such forums as Facebook and TripAdvisor. Many of these reviews include photos of their food and surroundings. Sometimes in these ...
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How to politely say, “I know, right?”

When chatting in Social Media or Stack Exchange chat rooms, I often see other users give some information which I already know. How should I reply? Some people use "I know, right?" or "ikr" in ...
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How to politely convey that you don't want to be tagged in irrelevant social media posts?

Some people have the habit of mass-tagging people on irrelevant posts. Mostly they don't have bad intentions but it's really noisy and I would like it stopped. How to tell these people not to tag me ...