iOS app Android app

Technology Etiquette

10 Professional Texting Etiquette Rules

Diane Gottsman | Posted 09.26.2016 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Convenience, speed and efficiency have turned texting into a primary form of personal communication for many of us. Text messages are becoming increasingly common in business for the same reasons.

Social Media Etiquette for College Students and Young Professionals

Diane Gottsman | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

The effects of social media are never more than a click away and everything you do can potentially be captured for the entire world to see.

Business Etiquette: Handling Office Distractions

Diane Gottsman | Posted 05.09.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Think of how productive we could be if it weren't for the many distractions buzzing around us in our workspaces. While we can't eliminate all of the things that interrupt us throughout the day, we can manage a surprising number of them.

5 Business Email Etiquette Faux Pas

Diane Gottsman | Posted 03.14.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

It would be nice if we all received an immediate reply, but the reality is our message is probably one of several that have not been opened. The person may be out of the office, in a meeting or simply prioritizing their responses.

A Defining Question In An iPhone Age: Live For The Moment, Or Record It?

The New York Times | Alex Williams | Posted 09.29.2014 | World

JetBlue Flight 1416 was just minutes into its trip from Long Beach, Calif., to Austin, Tex., on Sept. 18 when Scott Welch, a passenger in Seat 5A, hea...

Five Ways to Balance Business and Technology

Diane Gottsman | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

The wonderful thing about technology is that it provides a platform for us to connect with others anytime, anywhere. Unfortunately, that's also the biggest drawback to all of our screens and devices.

Memorial Day Road Trip Travel Etiquette

Diane Gottsman | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
Diane Gottsman

If you are tired, let someone else do some driving. Respect your exhaustion. Never risk the safety of yourselves and those around you to try to get to your vacation spot a little earlier. It's just not worth the risk.

Ask the Etiquette Expert: Laptop Etiquette

Diane Gottsman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Most business meetings are now accompanied by the all too familiar tapping of fingers on laptop keys. Here are six laptop etiquette tips for meetings.

Technology Etiquette -- Are You Ready for In-Flight Cell Phone Use?

Diane Gottsman | Posted 03.11.2014 | Travel
Diane Gottsman

Many frequent flyers are holding their breath as the challenge of air travel may soon get even more invasive.

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.

We're All Guilty Of These Irritating Email Faux Pas. Let's Agree To Stop.

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living

At this point, email is an inescapable fact of daily life for pretty much everyone. And yet, we rarely stop to think about the etiquette of sending, r...

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.

Technology Etiquette for a Skype Interview

Diane Gottsman | Posted 10.07.2013 | Technology
Diane Gottsman

A Skype job interview can be a roaring success or a disappointing disaster if you aren't well prepared. Save yourself the embarrassment by covering all your bases.

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.

Texting, the Next Epidemic: Our National Well-Being Is in Jeopardy

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 10.20.2012 | Technology
William B. Bradshaw

I'm not suggesting that everyone should stop texting or that our youth should spend all of their time in libraries reading and studying. We need a realistic solution grounded in awareness and balance that will last over the long haul.

Netiquette 101

Julia Allison | Posted 04.01.2012 | Technology
Julia Allison

Thanks to social media and the Internet, we have the means to offend or upset people on an unprecedented scale. With every new technology, there are new ways to make an absolute fool of yourself. What is your netiquette?

5 Tips For Successful Link Sharing

The Huffington Post | Ramona Emerson | Posted 01.16.2012 | Technology

When you're in the mood for internet, a good link can be a great thing. It's a dog in a fanny-pack! A terrifying photobomb! The best music video ever ...

Bring Back the Busy Signal

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 03.13.2012 | Technology
Jeff Jarvis

Email and communication are badly broken and the solution isn't so much new technology as new norms. We need to redefine "rude."