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Online Etiquette

4 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Start Ranting Online

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 05.03.2016 | OWN

When people get fired up about something, there's one place they typically turn: the Internet. Whether someone spouts off an aggressive Facebook statu...

Netiquette: Pointers for Social Media Users and Bloggers

Courtney Price | Posted 07.15.2016 | Media
Courtney Price

Social media platforms are stages for all kinds of behavior -- the good, the bad and the ugly. I'm sure you have seen the nasty behavior, and the disappointing encouragement of it as well, but we will not dwell on those types today. Instead, we will focus on the paragons of excellence, the true alphas of the social media world, and what they are doing so well.

Ex-Lover Would Like to Be Your Friend: Accept, Decline or Ignore?

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 04.30.2014 | Women
Tinatin Japaridze

Even if your breakup wasn't messy, and you walked away from one another on a somewhat amicable note (like in my case), it's probably not such a good idea to pry into your past paramour's present life.

Night of the Living Selfies

Michael Ramah | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Michael Ramah

For all the shock, outrage and moralizing over the likes of Anthony Weiner, Geraldo and any number of reality show, former child stars and soon-to-be former pop stars, are their digital hijinks really that far removed from what has become commonplace behavior for millions online?

How to Audit Your Online Presence

Simone Collins | Posted 10.14.2013 | Technology
Simone Collins

Auditing your online presence every three to four months, then tweaking a handful of profiles and posts as needed, requires no more than some organized strategizing and simple Google searches.

15 Minutes to Immortality

David Sable | Posted 10.05.2013 | Media
David Sable

Like it or not, asked for or not, sought after or not, we leave an imprint that is tagged to us -- sewn on like a tail -- and leaves a trail in its wake that at its worst is reminiscent of storm debris.

How You're Embarrassing Yourself Online Without Even Knowing It

Simone Smith | Posted 09.24.2013 | Technology
Simone Smith

We all make embarrassing mistakes online. While many warnings have been beaten into us by every cliché article on online etiquette, we have a tendency to recognize errors in other people while remaining blindly unaware of our own faux pas. Don't become another statistic.

Retweet Family Values at Home and Online

Sue Scheff | Posted 09.18.2013 | Parents
Sue Scheff

What if engaging with new social technology meant you could have a better relationship with your teenager?

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.

Top 10 Ways to Sabotage Your Personal Brand Online

Barbara Ellis | Posted 06.29.2013 | DC
Barbara Ellis

1. Constantly post questionable jokes and tasteless photos. HR directors love pranksters and those with low moral standards.

The Girl Scouts and Their Netiquette Pledge

Julie Spira | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Julie Spira

For the past 100 years, the Girl Scouts of America have embraced their "scout's honor." Today's Girl Scouts have evolved into more than just selling cookies and collecting badges.

I'm Over Being a Facebook Snob

Jessica Olien | Posted 02.14.2012 | Home
Jessica Olien

Like many people, I've been irritated by the status updates of my Facebook friends. 

What a freaking idiot, I've sighed inwardly when I saw someone's sandwich update.

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).

Queeries: 'Avoid Surprises with Facebook Relationship Status Updates?'

Steven Petrow | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Steven Petrow

I turned to my Facebook author page to see how these rules are evolving and was surprised to find a nearly unanimous bias against disclosing any relationship info at all to your "friends" -- especially among those 30 or older.

Think Twice Before Sharing on Social Networks

Larry Magid | Posted 12.18.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

In 1968, Andy Warhol said, "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes." The future is here, but with the wrong click, that could easily turn into 15 minutes of infamy.


Robyn Okrant | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn Okrant

Is changing your Facebook status to "in a relationship" a new step in a couple's evolution?

Communicating Who You Really Are, Both Online And Off

Malcolm Levene | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Malcolm Levene

Knowing who we are, and being able to communicate that online or in the real world, is imperative for the reputation of our personal brand.

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.