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Digital Etiquette

10 Signs You're Digitally Savvy

Joanne Tombrakos | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Joanne Tombrakos

Just because we're consuming it, doesn't mean we're savvy to its nuances or thinking much about the digital trail of breadcrumbs we're leaving behind us. So how do you know if you're really digitally savvy? Here are 10 signs.

5 Trends To Watch at CES 2014

Andrea Smith | Posted 03.06.2014 | Technology
Andrea Smith

It's the most wonderful time of the year. It's wonderful not just because of the holidays and the snow and family gatherings, but it's also the lead-in to the annual International CES. That's where manufacturers from all over the world descend to show off the latest and greatest consumer technology products we'll be seeing in 2014.

Why Shed Your Maiden Name in the Digital Age?

Simone Collins | Posted 10.20.2013 | Technology
Simone Collins

Sociological arguments aside, is it still a realistic expectation for a professionally-inclined woman to change her name when she gets married?

Are You Minding Your (Digital) Manners?

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 08.12.2013 | Teen
Noah Fitzgerel

As the world is more intimately connected, our generation's digitization should not be berated by columnists as cover for laziness. When we make online birthday cards, our innovative implementation of timeless niceties should be lauded instead of pilloried.

Speak Up With Jimmy: Randi Zuckerberg, Part 3 (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 08.11.2013 | Parents
Jimmy Nguyen

How do you raise children in the digital age? In part three of my interview with her, Randi Zuckerberg talks about parenting issues in an era where technology is so accessible to kids. She also discusses the children's book she is writing.

Speak Up With Jimmy: Randi Zuckerberg, Part 2 (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 08.04.2013 | Media
Jimmy Nguyen

It's part two of my interview with Randi Zuckerberg. I talk with Randi about her "Dot Complicated" media platform.

How Social Shaming Has Spiraled Out Of Control

Randi Zuckerberg | Posted 06.25.2013 | Technology
Randi Zuckerberg

When you immediately take someone's behavior, outfit, or personal tastes public, you're telling them that you don't think they deserve a second chance. Personally, I think most people, unless they've committed a truly heinous crime, deserve a second chance. Probably even a third.

On Kickstarter Etiquette and Crowd-Funding Fatigue

Randi Zuckerberg | Posted 06.11.2013 | Technology
Randi Zuckerberg

Lately, I've heard many people complain that they feel inundated by Kickstarter requests. Rather than a platform to support creative visionaries, it's become just another way to hit people up for money.

To Post or Not to Post Photos on Facebook

Julie Spira | Posted 02.27.2013 | Style
Julie Spira

Posting photos on Facebook has replaced baseball as America's favorite pastime for some digital-enthusiasts and everyday people. When Instagram came on the scene, celebrities embraced the photo-sharing site and Facebook grabbed it for $1 billion.

Netiquette: 5 Must-Follow Rules for the Holidays

Julie Spira | Posted 02.17.2013 | Style
Julie Spira

We're in the middle of the holiday season and whether you've been naughty or nice this year, there are still some basic rules of netiquette to adhere to.

Rules of Netiquette for National Punctuation Day

Julie Spira | Posted 11.24.2012 | Style
Julie Spira

The use and overuse of acronyms and emoticons in business correspondence that can actually harm your chances of getting a job or developing a relationship with a prospective business contact.

Cell Phone Etiquette -- How Bad Are Your Manners?

Julie Spira | Posted 09.12.2012 | Style
Julie Spira

Remember, your mobile phone isn't always an accessory and you shouldn't go into a panic attack if your battery dies. Unless you're expecting a call from the president of the U.S. or need a liver transplant, it can be good to take a digital break from the constant chaos.

Heretical but True: The Very Polite Are Not Digital

Vicky Ward | Posted 12.05.2011 | Technology
Vicky Ward

If you want to be really polite, don't be digital. This might sound like heresy -- but it's true. When you interact with someone one-on-one, the last thing they want to see is your cell phone, tablet or computer.