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10 Facebook Etiquette Rules

Jo Bryant | Posted 03.11.2016 | Technology
Jo Bryant

The convenience and immediacy of social networking can easily allow us to forget our manners. Follow these ten essential steps to good Facebook etiquette to ensure you socialise without offending others or regretting your actions.

10 Facebook Rules To Make The World A Better Place

Amy Selwyn | Posted 02.27.2016 | Fifty
Amy Selwyn

Someone posts about a book they've just read. They say, "Best book I've read in ages! Loved it!" Wanna give good Facebook? Here's what you don't say: "Oh, yes! I read it galleys last year and I just knew it was going to be a success when it was made available to the public at large!" Awful.

5 Facebook Moms Who Need to STOP

Mary Katherine Backstrom | Posted 05.19.2016 | Parents
Mary Katherine Backstrom

I steal your recipes and craft ideas. I pin your birthday parties and comment on your vacations. Your kids? They are so darn precious. But there are a few of you who just need to STOP it. Right now.

The 6 Parents You Meet on Facebook Groups

Kaitlyn Jones | Posted 05.12.2016 | Parents
Kaitlyn Jones

The moment I had my child, multiple people added me to parent pages. Like a rite of passage, suddenly, I was part of this media cult where discussions like what organic lotion to let your kid wear, strollers to sell and play dates took place.

18 People You Should Defriend On Facebook Right Now

Samantha Matt | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Samantha Matt

I've compiled a list of people who you should probably defriend on Facebook. Like right now. These people most likely aren't going to become famous one day or own a company that you want to work for. So stop justifying, and start defriending.

10 Tiresome Facebook Friends Everyone Has

Lisa R. Petty | Posted 10.10.2014 | Women
Lisa R. Petty

She is just one cat picture short of having whiskers tattooed on her face. You know the woman sits on her couch day and night, stroking cats and talking to herself.

Social Media Etiquette for Weddings

Diane Gottsman | Posted 07.09.2014 | Weddings
Diane Gottsman

Posting during a wedding or other celebration requires adhering to a few guidelines and practicing common courtesy. Here are some etiquette tips to start the wedding season off on the right foot:

My Facebook Faux Pas

Robert Weiss | Posted 05.21.2014 | Technology
Robert Weiss

My husband Jon and I are only 12 years apart in age (I'm 52, he's 40), yet we are from profoundly different generations, with very different ways of viewing the world.

The Socially Networked Birthday

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 12.02.2013 | Women
Rachel Levy Lesser

I don't like to make a big deal about my birthday. After all, it is just another day. That is, until Facebook came along and changed the world of birthday greetings as we know it.

Digital Age Etiquette: Or, the Perils of Effortless Communication

Evan Selinger | Posted 10.21.2013 | Technology
Evan Selinger

Etiquette has a bad rap. We're used to think of it as something old and stuffy -- gestures embodying too much class snobbery and self-serving social hierarchy to be of much value in a pluralistic democratic society.

Toxic Facebook Friends: Tolerate, Hide or Defriend

Mobiledia | Posted 09.15.2013 | Technology

Everyone and their grandmas are on this strange microcosm of humanity called Facebook. The social network sounds nice and idealistic -- but it often changes people's personalities, at least how they come across online.

8 Helpful Hints On Being Your Kid's Facebook Friend

Katerina Rosen | Posted 06.19.2013 | Fifty

Your son or daughter has finally accepted your friend request. Now what? Here are eight tips to make the most of the relationship -- without irritatin...

What That Profile Pic With Your Partner Really Means

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.06.2013 | Women

Those annoying people in your Facebook newsfeed who post pictures of themselves and their partner on what seems like an hourly basis may actually have...

TMI: Too Much Itinerary

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Jeanne Martinet

Why is it that we feel everyone has to be alerted about everything about our lives? We have become a society of over-sharers. As if the me-generation wasn't self-involved enough, it has evolved into the please-look-at-me generation.

Rules of Netiquette for Valentine's Day

Julie Spira | Posted 04.08.2013 | Style
Julie Spira

What happens if you're in a brand-new relationship? How do you handle social media and love on February 14th without having a digital disaster?

Why Facebook Is Making You Feel Left Out | Posted 01.10.2013 | Weddings

A friend’s son got married a while back, and because of an unfortunate rift with my friend, I was not invited. I did, however, have the pleasure of ...

LOOK: 9 Things NOT To Share On Facebook

Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents

For as long as people have been having kids, there have been "parental overshares": the moments when moms and dads complain a little too graphically a...

What Is and Is Not Appropriate to Say on Facebook and Twitter?

Madeline Carey | Posted 07.22.2012 | College
Madeline Carey

There are some things, however, that should really never be mentioned on Facebook. An unspoken etiquette is necessary when navigating social media sites, and these are some don'ts that you may have overlooked in the past.

The 7 Most Annoying Types Of Facebook Friends

| Ashley Brooks | Posted 02.18.2012 | Home

Although Facebook has dramatically changed the rules of social interactions, there are some things that are still not allowed. This includes writing c...


Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 04.15.2012 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

Today, with Facebook and Twitter feeds across America lighting up with images of candy, roses and slightly creepy teddy bears, Valentine's Day has never been harder to avoid.

Rules of Netiquette for Email and Status Updates

Julie Spira | Posted 04.02.2012 | Style
Julie Spira

It's time to put your best digital foot forward with five simple rules of netiquette for sending email, posting on Facebook and Twitter, and sharing content on your favorite social networking sites.

Queeries: What To Do About Facebook After A Death

Steven Petrow | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Steven Petrow

We all confront mortality at some point. In response, Facebook created memorial profile pages, which allow us to visit, chat, and stay connected with our dearly departed friends and family.

Queeries: Now What? My Boss Sent Me a 'Friend' Request

Steven Petrow | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Steven Petrow

You're in a tricky spot right now, but it was your boss who made the misstep because he broke a simple Facebook rule: don't friend anyone who works for you, because it puts that person in a difficult position (as you're finding out).

When It Comes To Facebook, Avoid Playing With Fire

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 01.04.2012 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

Here are some tips on how to navigate (and avoid) awkward social media situations -- before they escalate into real-world repercussions.

"I Could Forgive Him, But Not Her."

Erin Mantz | Posted 12.27.2011 | Women
Erin Mantz

It happened 25 years ago -- so why am I still thinking abou it today? "C" just sent me a friend request on Facebook.