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Questions tagged [social-networking]

Questions about how the Stack Exchange network interacts with social media like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, e.g. through the 'Share' feature. General questions about social media are off-topic but could be asked on other sites (see the tag wiki).

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The Stack Exchange app is not a Social app (and not entirely Education either)

Disclaimer: I know all development on Stack Exchange apps has been put on hold. However, these changes only require changing some settings in the Play Store Console and/or App Store Connect, not a new ...
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SE needs a better social media policy (and could us experienced users get a little love too?)

I don't particularly think I can add more to what Monica's said about what went wrong, and how it's hurting the community. Things could have gone better. I don't really see people getting any happier ...
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What are the effective communication channels for effecting change to SE?

It seems clear at this point that MSE is not a useful mechanism for pointing out problems on SE sites and getting resolution for them. It is useful in some ways. If SE staff ask questions about ...
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What are all the stackexchange twitter accounts? [duplicate]

http://twitter.com/stackstats http://twitter.com/stackmath http://twitter.com/stackacademia http://twitter.com/stackexchange What are the rest please? Note: I flagged my own question as a ...
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What are the Stack Exchange goals in terms of anonymity or otherwise? [closed]

I asked a question a while back on Stack Overflow, and there were comments on one of the answers that suggested that two users knew each other at least by username. What are the Stack Exchange goals ...
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Automatically posting SE achievements to Twitter

I would like my (positive) achievements in SE sites to be automatically posted to my Twitter account (or to other social networks). Is there a way to do this? (a draft of a possible answer is given ...
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How can I find users that I know from Facebook, Google+, etc. on the Stack Exchange network?

How can I find users that I know from Facebook, Google+, etc. on the Stack Exchange network? Wouldn't this be fairly easy given the OpenID integration? I know, this isn't a social networking site…
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Is there an offical Facebook page for SE?

In connection with a discussion on one of per-site-metas I wondered whether there is an official FB page for Stack Exchange. I have found this: https://www.facebook.com/stackexchange/ I was not able ...
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Where are the “Share” and “Tweet” buttons

This site has many interesting questions and conversations. I'm surprised there isn't a "Share" or "Tweet" button anywhere. Today, I copied and pasted a link to a question to my Twitter account. ...
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Can we expect features from SE to find out our friends from Facebook using Stack Overflow?

Is such a feature available? If not then can we expect it from SE? See, LinkedIn has features that you give your Facebook email id and it will find out the friends from your Facebook accounts who ...
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Allow users to include links to social media sites in profile

It's been made clear in several posts that Stack Overflow (and other Stack sites) are not social media sites. This fact, I agree with. I don't believe SO should ever change that. However, I believe we ...
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Create official Facebook and Google+ pages for each community

Currently, all sites have a official Twitter account run by a SE bot. I suggest that, to best harness social media for the benefit of the SE Network, each site should have official Facebook and Google+...
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Can we have a page that lets us show off a specific badge we've earned?

Is there a way to share a link to an SO page which says that I got awarded a badge? I'm kinda proud of one I just got so I'd like to post about it on social networks like Twitter / Facebook. But I ...
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Social groups. How to get notification when a friend asks a question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A “friends list” on Stack Overflow would be nice Ideally, I would like to be able to add people as friends (with their approval). So that when they ask a question, ...
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Separate or anonymize activity on separate stackexchange sites without inconvenient multiple logins

The stackexchange unified system works pretty well. You can check all site activity through one simple interface, and everything is neatly tied together. Which is great. Except. Except when your "...
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I'd Like to login with other social networking websites like Tumblr

When I first made my account I had to use yahoo. But I prefer to login to external things like this with a social networking websites instead of my email account. Not everybody uses Facebook. Some of ...
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Add “Vote Up” button for external sites similar to Facebook's “Like” button.

I would like being able to post in my blog an exact copy an SO answer. I have already an script that can extract a question and my answer by parsing the page. However I would like to go one step ...
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Please add back the Social Networking Links on Beta Sites

Recently, one of our users on PMSE, a high rep user and a moderator, pointed out that the Twitter and Facebook share links that appeared to the left of questions are no longer present. I vaguely ...
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Stack Overflow should have smileys and friend groups

I think Stack Overflow is the most awesome site for programmers on the net. It has all the features one could expect from a programming forum. But there are several features that I miss. In ...
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Intended purpose behind the recent Stack Exchange homepage change

Is the revamp of Stack Exchange and realtime update of questions related to any social/marketing plans of Stack Exchange and to an extent CHAOS (External Relations) work? Did the previous page layout ...
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What is the preferred way to mention Stack Overflow from Twitter?

I wanted to tweet something on the lines of "Stack Overflow is awesome". When I do this kind of stuff, I usually use a username (for example: @microsoft) or a hashtag (#linux) I found @...
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Social media comments on answers

I think it would be nice if users from Facebook, Twitter, Google+ could comment to posts using their accounts.
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Does Stack Overflow plan to add “Share to Google+” functionality? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any plans supporting Google+ for link sharing in the near future? I would really like to share some of the Stack Overflow questions/answers on Google+ to share with my friends ...
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The “share your answer” message beneath answers is too big [closed]

Recently the following message started to appear beneath my answers: I strongly feel like the "share your answer" message consumes too much space. The font-size is too big and inconsistent with the ...
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Can we finally have some social-networking features on here? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any way to send a personal message to another user? Does SO need social networking features to improve the experience for expert users? (This is not a duplicate of Does SO ...
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Social following based on tag badges as a low-effort alternative to social-network style following

I pose this question only as an alternative to Pekka's suggestion for user following. I like the idea of providing more value for users with expertise. As mentioned in my answer to his question, I ...
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Does SO need social networking features to improve the experience for expert users?

No, not like this: Hear me out! As Stack Overflow grows, it becomes increasingly ridden with extremely newbie and mediocre questions. It's just natural. The team are fighting hard to keep the crap ...
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How could I notify Stack Overflow's expert users about my new question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Ask a question and notify users on specific users list Any way to send a personal message to another user? When I use Stack Overflow to ask a question, is there any way ...
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Use of Twitter, Facebook, Google profile and LinkedIn fields in profile edit?

I've just noticed some new fields when editing my profile. Filling them in doesn't seem to display anything so do they have any use or is this a feature in progress?
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Google +1 support [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any plans supporting Google+ for link sharing in the near future? I've seen one similar question but for whatever reason it's dead and old. Anyway, now that Google+ is ...
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Social media sharing of my activity

Users want to share my activities here on StackOverflow on their facebook twitter etc.. e.g "I have earned this badge" or "I have answered this question on StackOverflow" etc. I am a mobile ...
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“Share a link to this question via…” should stay when question is answered

This is shown on unanswered posts: Know someone who can answer? Share a link to this question via email, twitter, or facebook. Why is this removed when someone gives an answer/suggestion? Surely "...
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Twitter & Facebook share links missing

Sometimes the Twitter and Facebook share buttons are missing on my own posts. (The ones under the favourite icon.) Why is this? I want to get share my posts with my twitter followers, as usually I ...
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Publishing posts to Twitter and social networks

It's good to see that I am getting quality answers from Stack Exchange websites for the programming questions instantly. To promote the question more widely, the Twitter and Facebook post links are ...
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RFC - Stack Exchange 2-minute intro

EDIT NEW! - taking into account the feedback from Robert and Jeff, here is a new, simpler, shorter 2-minute intro to Stack Exchange. Stack Exchange 2-minute intro (choose full-screen option for ...
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It will be nice to share the answers we like on social networks

I came thro a question and i found an interesting answer to it. The answer is obviously the highest voted answer to the question but it was not accepted by the user who asked the question. I felt that ...
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Bug with social networks and some character encodings

Hi meta! I've just tried to "Share This" feature from http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/16870/le-bon-usage-du-francais-french-usage then selected Twitter. It ends up at this address : http:/...
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Stack Overflow social network analysis

Has a social network analysis visualization been done using tools such as Gephi? If yes, can I see some examples?
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Automatically posting question updates to a user's twitter/facebook/linkedin

Most of us have at least one social network account if not more and it would be nice to be tweeted about questions I ask automatically if I get answers (of course only if I check the right checkbox). ...
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Which is the correct SE site for questions how to build social sites?

I had an idea for a social website which triggered a couple of questions. Which is the correct SE site to ask questions about building communities?
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My Social Network Integration for Private Messaging, Commenting, Etc

Right now I'm aware that there is no Private Messaging system and that almost (if not all) request for creating one have been denied. Most likely because of the difficult nature of such a system and ...
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Is Stack Overflow a social networking site?

I know it's a Q&A site, but does it fall under the umbrella of social networking? There's a raging debate here at work, so I thought I'd put this question to the community.
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Add button for publishing questions (and answers?) on facebook(/Twitter/whatever)

Sometimes, especially with niche or otherwise tricky questions, I'd like to increase posts' visibility as much as possible. One approach I've taken for this is posting a link to the question as a ...
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Stack Overflow fan page on facebook [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Stack Overflow on social networks (LinkedIn, facebook, hi5!, Orkut) Why is there no Stack Overflow fan page on facebook?
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Add a Twitter field to user profiles

Has anyone considered the potential of having a Twitter ID field in the profile (or fields for other similar microblogging/social networking services) so that those who want to can advertise their ...
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Add clan (or team affiliation) support

I was thinking about how badges were based on an Xbox Live concept, which made me think about clan support. In online gaming, a clan (or guild) is a self-organizing team that plays together and adds ...
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Users interested in social networking on SO

Many people here want to make connections (professional, that is). But not everybody here wants to be pestered with IMs through SO, or other annoyances. Some of us don't mind, and would welcome ...
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Stack Overflow software as a social networking tool

I really like the reputation and collaboration pieces of this site. What about creating a hosted service similar to ning.com and friends? Let users create their own communities, support it with ...
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Is there any value in creating an app that will link SO and SF rep with LinkedIn profiles?

I was wandering around LinkedIn yesterday when I came across its "answers" area. It apparently has a service much like SO/SF, wherein people can ask questions and other "Subject Matter Experts" can ...
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Stack Overflow on social networks (LinkedIn, Facebook, hi5, Orkut)

We now have groups for promoting Stack Overflow on some social networking sites. They are quasi-official. Everyone's welcome to join any of them. LinkedIn --- promote your Stack Overflow ...