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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...