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Internet Etiquette

Has the Internet Killed Compassion?

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 07.02.2016 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

I am not sure I will ever understand how people can be so hateful to one another. What I do understand is the power of the anonymity of the internet. I understand that most of these people would never say these words to my face or even in front of the people they care about.

Why the Internet Makes Us Monsters

Anna Akbari, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2014 | Technology
Anna Akbari, Ph.D.

Striking a balance between social etiquette and personal expression is possible. It's the marker of a civilized society -- and clearly, the Internet is still yet to be tamed.

Bianca Bosker

The Internet According To Kids (Warning: Butts Are Involved) | Bianca Bosker | Posted 11.14.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK -- People who aren’t friends on Facebook with Faye Rogaski de Muyshondt won’t learn much from her profile. They’ll see she appeared on ...

How to Read an Article on the Internet

Seamus McKiernan | Posted 10.22.2013 | Comedy
Seamus McKiernan

Before you forget, email the link to your Liberal/Conservative/Fun/Mean uncle who agrees/disagrees with you on everything. The subject line could read: "Thought of you" but there should be no text in the email body. Just a link. 'CC' 12 members of your extended family and two old college buddies.

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?

Rules of Netiquette That Go Beyond BFF

Julie Spira | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Julie Spira

Not everyone speaks the same language online. While you might think a HAND is an appendage, it actually stands for "Have a Nice Day." IBM isn't just the computer giant, it stands for "Inadequate but Marketable." Do you think acronyms are overused online and in emails?

Facebook Is Not Your Diary

Sarah Alban | Posted 05.14.2012 | College
Sarah Alban

This teensy little post will soon lie buried, like today, beneath piles of newer items anyway. Besides, if all this fails you could delete it. So post. What's the worst that could happen?

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.

6 Innocent-Sounding Topics That Are Guaranteed Flame Wars | David Moye | Posted 12.04.2011 | Weird News

There's certain topics everybody knows are going to start a fight - politics, religion, abortion, video game consoles - important things like that. ...

Texting While Driving? Californians Will Be Paying More

Julie Spira | Posted 10.16.2011 | Los Angeles
Julie Spira

At the end of the digital day, driving while texting breaks the rules of netiquette. It's not just a distraction; it's an obsession, and a deadly one at that.

How to Protect Your Company's Digital Reputation and Brand Identity

Julie Spira | Posted 09.19.2011 | Technology
Julie Spira

What happens when one day you find someone else using your logo, which you have taken the time to file a copyright or trademark for, as his or her primary profile photo on Twitter, Facebook or another social network?

The Rules of Netiquette -- To Tag, or Not to Tag

Julie Spira | Posted 07.17.2011 | Style
Julie Spira

Being tagged in a video without your permission where you have no sales relationship with someone simply breaks the rules of netiquette. My followers would assume I was endorsing and approving a service that I knew nothing about.

The Rules of Netiquette -- Signature, Please

Julie Spira | Posted 06.20.2011 | Style
Julie Spira

Receiving an email from will not identify you as the sender. The recipient won't see your last name, and most certainly won't know or remember the name of your business.

An Open Letter To My Facebook Friends: Your Status Update = FAIL

Joseph Satto | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joseph Satto

By updating with minutiae and daily grind stuff, you run the risk of triggering the "boy who cried wolf" label. However, use your updates sparingly and they are likely to reach a larger audience and to much greater effect.

E-tiquette: 'Delete' these bad habits, please

Yolanda Reid Chassiakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yolanda Reid Chassiakos

Yes, I'm an 'old fuddy-duddy'. (Young'uns, look it up.) (In the dictionary.) In my current state of curmudgeonry, I thought I'd call folks out on some annoying e-behaviors.

An Open Letter to @Ev and @Biz

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

That social media upstart, FourSquare, is so hot right now. Not only are the barbarians at our gate, they are on our lawn. And they won't get off it. I don't need to know everywhere my friends go.

Do You Have a Social Media Disorder?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

As top psychologists debate revisions to the DSM, we offer the following five personality disorders encountered in the real time web, known colloquially as Twitter.

I Won't Chat! Don't Ask Me!

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lita Smith-Mines

Here's my appeal to certain unemployed friends: step away from your cell phones and computers!

Modern Manners: How To End Your E-mails

Samara O'Shea | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samara O'Shea

There's just something about the sign-off. The absence of an e-mail closing, even if it's from someone you know well, makes the message seem cold and ...

CyberManners: Get Some!

New York Times | Stephanie Rosenbloom | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

DO you bite your nails? Have you pierced your tongue? Is your tote bag emblazoned with the words "I'm not a plastic bag"? What have you done to make ...