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  • Why You Got Defriended on Facebook
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    Why You Got Defriended on Facebook

    published Jul 07, 2011

    ​I was recently defriended by someone I considered to be not quite a good friend but not an acquaintance either. I've found that I'm taking it rather personally, and I kind of want to know why she d... More >>

  • Make Your Summer a Circus Summer, Starting Tomorrow

    published Jun 30, 2011

    In this week's SF Weekly, our digital-media advice guru Anna Pulley dishes about the Bay area's thriving circus/acrobatics/workout scene. Here's another batch of Pulley recommendations, this time a bi... More >>

  • Stand Aside, Google -- These Search Engines Are the Shizz

    published Jun 30, 2011

    ​I love Google as a search engine, but I wonder lately if its popularity and tendency to cull data from your previous searches has hindered its awesomeness. Sometimes, for instance, I'm not looking ... More >>

  • Want to Get Fit? Get on a Trapeze

    published June 29, 2011

    Rock climbing: yawn. Bar Method: So last year. Whether you're looking to turn your fitness routine upside down or preparing for your upcoming... More >>

  • I Can't Hate Facebook, But I Sure Don't Like It
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    I Can't "Hate" Facebook, But I Sure Don't "Like" It

    published Jun 23, 2011

    ​There's lots I love about Facebook. I love that I can stalk people without coming off as a creeper, keep in touch with my far-flung friends and relatives, and flirt with people shamelessly (co... More >>

  • How to Erase Someone in Gmail Chat

    published Jun 16, 2011

    ​Hi Anna, Quick question about Gmail chat. When you block someone you've chatted with. they can still see your "icon chat image" on their chat list. But how do you completely unchat someone on Gma... More >>

  • Pick Up Women Online Without Being a Creeper
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    Pick Up Women Online Without Being a Creeper

    published Jun 09, 2011

    ​Dear Anna, I follow you, not in a creepy way, but online. I frequently read your blog and was wondering if you could share with me a few tips. Have weird middle-aged men ruined it for all of us, o... More >>

  • Cyberstalking: When to Draw the Line
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    Cyberstalking: When to Draw the Line

    published Jun 02, 2011

    ​I use social media often to promote my band, and mostly it's all well and good, but lately there's been a fan (stalker?) who "likes" everything I post on Facebook, retweets even the most banal thin... More >>

  • Is Your Friend Out of Control? <br>Stage a Twittervention
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    Is Your Friend Out of Control?
    Stage a Twittervention

    published May 26, 2011

    ​ Dear Anna, I have a friend who, after recently taking a job as a digital marketer, has deigned himself to be the end-all, be-all source of tech and advertising news on Twitter. My friends and I,... More >>

  • More Theater Reviews

    published June 1, 2011

    Reborning. It seems wrong to describe a play that hinges on trauma, suffering, and creepily realistic infant dolls as hilarious, but... More >>

  • "Reborning": Theater Review

    published May 25, 2011

    It seems wrong to describe a play that hinges on trauma, suffering, and creepily realistic infant dolls as hilarious, but Reborning is... More >>

  • Oh, Baby

    published May 18, 2011

    It seems wrong to describe a play that hinges on trauma, suffering, and creepily realistic infant dolls as hilarious, but Reborning... More >>

  • Seven Sexy Smartphone Apps that Won't Break Your Heart
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    Seven Sexy Smartphone Apps that Won't Break Your Heart

    published May 19, 2011

    ​Dear Anna, A friend of mine recently showed me an app called Dildroid on his phone. When you make the little Android fella longer, the phone's vibrate mechanism becomes stronger. It's pretty lame,... More >>

  • Ten Ways to Ensure Your Vlog Doesn't Suck

    Ten Ways to Ensure Your Vlog Doesn't Suck

    published May 12, 2011

    ​A few weeks ago, I got a question about video blogging, which is also called vlogging. Instead of answering it the usual way, I thought I'd go all meta and do a video blog about video blogging. Mor... More >>

  • How to Deal with Relatives' Spam <i>-- or --</i> <br>Forward this Post to 10 Friends!

    How to Deal with Relatives' Spam -- or --
    Forward this Post to 10 Friends!

    published May 05, 2011

    ​ Hi Anna, My aunt and I primarily "keep in touch" through e-mail, and by that I mean, she sends me chain emails almost every day. Most of these are cute, or mildly funny, but sometimes they are sc... More >>

  • How to Make a Facebook Fan Page Without Seeming Douchey

    published Apr 28, 2011

    ​I'm a freelance artist toying with the idea of creating a Facebook page for my work. I have a decent amount of friends on Facebook, but I'm not quite sure how to transition to a fan page or whether... More >>

  • More Theater Reviews

    published April 27, 2011

    The Busy World Is Hushed. It's immensely satisfying to witness a well-reasoned theological debate without heavy-handed hysterics. Keith... More >>

  • Is Social Media Ruining Our Relationships?
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    Is Social Media Ruining Our Relationships?

    published Apr 21, 2011

    ​I've been twirting (is there a better word for Twitter flirting?) with this guy for a couple of months now. I know him from work; we're friends with good chemistry. It's a lot of fun, and the twe... More >>

  • "Twelfth Night": Theater Review

    published April 20, 2011

    It's a curious choice to paint one of Shakespeare's bawdiest comedies with the moody grandeur of a 1940s film noir, but one that proves... More >>

  • You Are What You Tweet, So Make It Suck Less
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    You Are What You Tweet, So Make It Suck Less

    published Apr 14, 2011

    ​I used to do a lot of work-related tweeting and my boss really encouraged it, but now I just don't feel like it. I work 10 hours a fucking day. I'd rather tweet about what I had for dinner, but I k... More >>

  • Decision Time: E-Reader vs. Books
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    Decision Time: E-Reader vs. Books

    published Apr 07, 2011

    This isn't social media related per se, but here's my dilemma. I'm on the fence about the Kindle, especially since I keep reading about the slow extinction of print everything and don't want to contri... More >>

  • Leave Rebecca Black Alone: Ridiculous Tips for Viral Video Stardom
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    Leave Rebecca Black Alone: Ridiculous Tips for Viral Video Stardom

    published Mar 31, 2011

    ​If that punk Rebecca Black can get rich by making a crappy song and video, I wanna do it too! How can I make viral videos that win me financial and celebrity acclaim? ~Rebecca CRACK If I knew the... More >>

  • When Friends Die, Keep Creeps Out of Their Facebook Page

    published Mar 24, 2011

    ​ I recently had a college friend pass away and I found out through Facebook (weird) wrote on the memorial's Facebook event page (weirder) and subsequently received more than 10 new friend requests ... More >>

  • Twitter Can Get You Laid
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    Twitter Can Get You Laid

    published Mar 17, 2011

    ​ My question is short and sweet: Can Twitter help get me laid? ~Cheep Thrills Strangely, while tweets of a sexual nature come up fairly regularly on Twitter, there aren't a ton of explicit refer... More >>

  • Stolen iPhone or iPad: Here's How You Might Get It Back
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    Stolen iPhone or iPad: Here's How You Might Get It Back

    published Mar 10, 2011

    ​My new iPad was stolen recently, and while that's probably a lost cause by this point, what can I do to prevent this from happening in the future? I hear about GPS tracking devices and such, but mo... More >>

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