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2011 Stories by Anna Pulley

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  • Stalk That Co-Worker on Twitter -- Then Cover Your Tracks

    published Dec 22, 2011

    ​Let's say I have a coworker/dude who I am sort of (okay totally) stalking. I don't really have to "stalk" because we have each other's numbers and e-mails and we text each other occasionally, if no... More >>

  • Instant Messaging Has No Rules -- So Follow Your Own
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    Instant Messaging Has No Rules -- So Follow Your Own

    published Dec 15, 2011

    ​ Have you covered IM etiquette? How many times can you IM someone with no response before you need to leave them alone? When is it okay to IM someone who has the "busy" flag up? Also, I have peopl... More >>

  • Online Dating: Ladies, You Have the Right to Remain Silent
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    Online Dating: Ladies, You Have the Right to Remain Silent

    published Dec 08, 2011

    ​A guy wrote to me on OkCupid recently. He was nice, but not really my style, so I didn't write back. He then wrote again, giving me shit for not responding to his first message. This solidified my ... More >>

  • Post-Hookup Text Etiquette

    published Dec 01, 2011

    ​ I hooked up with a girl a few months back. I had fun, but I assumed we'd never see each other again, so didn't respond to her text the next day. Well, turns out I did run into her, and she was mi... More >>

  • Peter Orner Jarringly Exposes the Tragedy of Ordinary Life in Love and Shame and Love

    published Nov 30, 2011

    I usually write in all my books, but couldn't bring myself to do so in Peter Orner's Love and Shame and Love. It seemed wrong somehow, like taking a Sharpie to someone's family photo album. Tightly ... More >>

  • How To Deal With Break-Ups Gracefully In the Digital Age

    How To Deal With Break-Ups Gracefully In the Digital Age

    published Nov 23, 2011

    ​ Anna, Your previous advice regarding approaching ladies the right way online landed me a really fun date that turned into about 15 more, but now that we've had an argument or two I'm thinking may... More >>

  • When It's Okay to Correct Grammar Online
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    When It's Okay to Correct Grammar Online

    published Nov 17, 2011

    ​Is it ever not considered rude to correct someone's grammar and spelling? Not in a business setting or anything, but will I come off as a dick for pointing out mistakes in an an e-mail, chat, or Fa... More >>

  • Tweet Your Friends Right
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    Tweet Your "Friends" Right

    published Nov 10, 2011

    ​I have a question. Does being a "friend" online really require any social obligations or even just courtesies? I was recently feeling overwhelmed with spending too much time online, to the point th... More >>

  • How to Navigate Crazy Co-workers Online
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    How to Navigate Crazy Co-workers Online

    published Nov 03, 2011

    ​I mistakenly added some backstabbing beeyatches from my job as friends on my Facebook page. One eased my burden by defriending me (very unceremoniously, I may add) and I have now defriended AND blo... More >>

  • Social Media Self-Promotion: The Only Advice You Need
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    Social Media Self-Promotion: The Only Advice You Need

    published Oct 27, 2011

    ​Dear Anna, I am troubled. I am an aspiring writer who feels overwhelmed by the amount of information online on how to become successful at this craft. I have been trying to promote my work via Fac... More >>

  • There Are Ways Around the Facebook Block
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    There Are Ways Around the Facebook Block

    published Oct 20, 2011

    ​Hi Anna, I get the impression that someone on Facebook who has me blocked, on occasion unblocks me, reads my posts, then blocks me again. I've been told by friends who are also on FB that some c... More >>

  • Allison Moon Tells Us How Lesbian Werewolves Do It

    published Oct 14, 2011

    ​The first time I met Allison Moon, she was wearing a hat shaped like a fox head and telling an audience how she orchestrated an orgy for Bawdy Storytelling (Video below). Since then, she has o... More >>

  • Cluttered In-Box? You Might Be an E-Hoarder
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    Cluttered In-Box? You Might Be an E-Hoarder

    published Oct 13, 2011

    ​My boyfriend never deletes anything. He saves texts, e-mails, videos, and pictures galore. The thing that annoys me most is the e-mails though. He has about 8,800 in his Gmail in-box, and they just... More >>

  • I'm In Love ... With My Smartphone

    published Oct 06, 2011

    ​Dear Anna, My girlfriend seems to view her smartphone as an extension of herself. Every time there's a lull in the conversation, she whips it out and starts browsing, Tweeting, or Facebooking. Asi... More >>

  • Five Tips for Getting Better Online Dating Messages

    published Sep 29, 2011

    ​ I've been trying to date online for a few months now, but I'm just not getting any good messages. They're all some variation of, "hey" or a winky face or some bullshit. A friend said she thought ... More >>

  • Not Everyone Is Jumping on the Nude Pic Bandwagon
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    Not Everyone Is Jumping on the Nude Pic Bandwagon

    published Sep 22, 2011

    ​This guy I'm casually seeing -- he doesn't even live in the same state -- asked me to send him a dirty picture via text. I was reluctant at first, but after some hemming and hawing, I sent him a cl... More >>

  • When Facebook Ruins Friendships
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    When Facebook Ruins Friendships

    published Sep 15, 2011

    ​ My best friend of 40 years says she saw a Facebook post from me to her old boyfriend on his profile about where he could go and see who was looking at his profile. Never in my right mind would I ... More >>

  • How to Know When It's OK to Use Groupon During a Date
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    How to Know When It's OK to Use Groupon During a Date

    published Sep 08, 2011

    ​What's the word on using Groupon deals during dates? Will I look like a cheap asshole if I use one? Did you know Groupon has its own dating site, Grouspawn? Therein lies perhaps the most enticing ... More >>

  • A Guide to Facebook Etiquette on Your Birthday

    published Sep 01, 2011

    ​What's the proper etiquette for responding to Facebook wall posts on your birthday? Do you respond to all of them? Write a status update saying "Thanks, pals!" Ignore it completely? This is the et... More >>

  • Online Social Life Is Hard! Let Robots Do It for You
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    Online Social Life Is Hard! Let Robots Do It for You

    published Aug 25, 2011

    ​ Dear Anna, I have gotten a little overwhelmed with all of my social media presences. I recently read about a service called rep.licants.org where I can have a bot act as my online presence, and i... More >>

  • When Tweeting Is Cheating
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    When Tweeting Is Cheating

    published Aug 18, 2011

    ​Just to make it short, my ex-boyfriend had an active conversation with this girl who sent him a couple of pics of her semi-naked! When I started arguing with him, he said, "Why do you make it a big... More >>

  • Doin' It 2.0: The Evolution of Cybersex
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    Doin' It 2.0: The Evolution of Cybersex

    published Aug 11, 2011

    ​ Dear Anna, Do people still have cybersex? If so, why? If not, good. Because it's weird.~CuriousWell Young One, I was hoping to save this birds-and-bees talk for your Second Life (see what I did t... More >>

  • Your Fetus Doesn't Need Facebook
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    Your Fetus Doesn't Need Facebook

    published Aug 04, 2011

    ​In my Facebook newsfeed, I saw that one of my friends added an unborn child to her profile in the "friends and family" section. It creeped me out. Is this really necessary? What's next -- deceased ... More >>

  • Joining Google+ Could Be a Big Minus
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    Joining Google+ Could Be a Big Minus

    published Jul 21, 2011

    ​I finally got a coveted Google+ invite, but now I'm wondering what to do with it. I'm already on the usual social media sites -- Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn. I'm starting to feel overwhelmed by all... More >>

  • The Power of the F**k Me Form Letter
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    The Power of the "F**k Me Form Letter"

    published Jul 14, 2011

    ​I got an OkCupid message recently from an average-looking, youngish guy. It was approximately two sentences, impersonal, and contained a blatant proposition for casual sex. While I'm not interested... More >>

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