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Social Media Etiquette

The Social Media Etiquette That Trumps All Others

Jenna Wawrzyniec | Posted 11.11.2015 | Technology
Jenna Wawrzyniec

Lately I've been browsing through more blogs than usual written in an authoritative tone stating "the etiquette for social media," as if such authors are somehow experts on how everyone else should or should not portray themselves online.

5 Facebook Moms Who Need to STOP

Mary Katherine Backstrom | Posted 05.19.2015 | 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.

Let's Stop Sharing Photos Of Our Kids' Crying, Snot-Nosed Meltdowns

Meg Conley | Posted 05.31.2015 | Parents
Meg Conley

Do we want our kids exposing their vulnerabilities on Instagram, Facebook or Snapchat? Do we want them to think a screen is the correct receptacle for their heartbreaks or triumphs? Do we want our children to spend more time tagging their experiences than actually experiencing them?

6 Must-Know Etiquette Rules For Changing Times

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.18.2015 | Fifty

The times, they are a'changing. And with those changes come adjustments to our social behaviors and what we define as rude. By the time you're 50, you...

Why I'm Teaching My Kids That Sharing Isn't Always a Good Thing

Eva Nagorski | Posted 03.10.2015 | Parents
Eva Nagorski

When it comes to sharing, it's not just about you. It's also the information you share about others, starting with those closest to you.

How To Use Your Phone At A Dinner Party Without Offending Anyone

OWN | Posted 09.26.2014 | OWN

You're dying to Instagram that gorgeous chocolate soufflé -- is it a compliment to the chef, or a complete faux pas? And what about texting during a ...

5 Tips for Professionals Navigating Social Media

Tania Yuki | Posted 11.08.2014 | Women
Tania Yuki

Whether you're looking for a new position, making a career move or want to increase your own value within your existing role, social media such as Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook all provide powerful platforms to gain the visibility, credibility and access required to get to that next level.

5 Guests Who Should NOT Be Invited to Your Wedding

Sandy Malone | Posted 11.08.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

A wedding isn't really an opportunity to renew old friendships and grow new ones -- it's the time to invite those who are closest to you and the people you love the most to witness your vows.

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:

News Flash! No One Actually "Likes" Your Social Media Bragging

Alissa Dean | Posted 05.26.2014 | Technology
Alissa Dean

Now, in less time than it takes to say, "Okay. This time... sexy faces!", we can flash our "goods" around the web without so much as a thought as to how it might be affecting (and potentially offending) those around us.

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.

WATCH: How To Break Up In The Age Of Social Media

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.24.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Break-ups are always tough, but in the age of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, it's even harder to move on and get your ex out of your head. So wh...

6 Tips for Proper Social Media Etiquette in the New Year

Diane Gottsman | Posted 03.08.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

As you set out 2014 with fresh goals and resolutions, don't overlook your social media profiles and activity. Your online presence can support or damage your professional (and social) image. Start the New Year off by paying closer attention to your social media presence.

Help! My Ex Keeps Bashing Me Online

Posted 08.16.2013 | Divorce

What's the best way to deal with an ex who continually badmouths you on social media? That's the dilemma one of our readers brought to us earlier...

5 Social Media Rules All Divorcing Couples Should Follow

Michelle Crosby | Posted 10.13.2013 | Divorce
Michelle Crosby

These days, with the advent of social media and other technology, there are a lot more shades to our relationships. This change is having a big impact on how we share news of our separation or impending divorce with family and friends.

Social Media Does Not Make Anyone Socialized

Erin Havel | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
Erin Havel

When we remove the context we receive simply by sitting in front of another person, we also remove our filter.

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.

Technology Etiquette: How to Properly Address a Negative Online Comment

Diane Gottsman | Posted 08.03.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

If you manage a blog, business, Twitter profile or Facebook page, the chances you'll receive a negative comment, tweet, rating or review are high. Before you panic and respond with something you may later regret, refer to my tips below.

The Fastest Way To Ruin A Wedding

Posted 05.29.2013 | Weddings

In an age when smartphones with cameras are ubiquitous, almost any wedding guest with a steady hand can act as a photographer and share the photos on ...

The Dos And Don'ts Of Facebooking At Weddings

Posted 05.10.2013 | Weddings

If any of your guests have smartphones, you can expect to see details of your wedding pop up on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. But there are new eti...

Your Guide To Pre-Frosh Social Media

| Posted 04.22.2013 | Teen

By Lily Herman Congrats, seniors! You’ve survived the draining college admissions process and are now surfing the web trying to learn more about ...

11 Social Media Mistakes You Don't Even Know You're Making

Heather Dugan | Posted 01.08.2013 | Small Business
Heather Dugan

Navigating social media is no "one and done" endeavor. It's all fair game and enlightening information is generally available to all. Privatizing the personal is basic good sense, but consider the following tips as well.

Separation of Twitter and Facebook in the Age of Obama

James Sims | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
James Sims

My resolution for the next presidential election is to let "grandma" share my stupid dog pictures with her retirement community cronies and reserve my playing of pin the tail on Donald Trump to Twitter.

Social Media Etiquette: Do You Kiss and Tell?

Julie Spira | Posted 09.18.2012 | Style
Julie Spira

Posting your first kiss and details of your romantic life on social media sites is no longer considered exploitative. It's actually expected. But where do you draw the line between kiss-and-tell and kiss-and-post?

I Hate Social Networking

Susan Harrow | Posted 05.20.2012 | Technology
Susan Harrow

I don't want to know when you're going to sleep or if you sweated up a storm in your latest workout. I don't want to hear about your baby's poop habits, or the tiff with the neighbor. On social networks I want five things.