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10 Tiresome Facebook Friends Everyone Has

Lisa R. Petty | Posted 08.13.2014 | 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
Mobiledia

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

www.nytimes.com | 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 ...

Face It, You're Stuck With Facebook -- Here's How To Make It A Warmer Place

AP | TALI ARBEL | Posted 12.26.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK -- A woman I haven't spoken to in six years is pregnant with her second son. Another college acquaintance reads the Bible a lot. A high schoo...

LOOK: 9 Things NOT To Share On Facebook

Posted 07.19.2012 | 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 ...

#Valentine'sDayHumblebrag

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 03.19.2012 | Gay 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 01.14.2012 | Gay 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.

The New Rules: Dating Secrets For Texting, Facebook And Bootycalls

newyorker.com | Posted by Kate Bittman | Posted 08.24.2011 | Books

This week, Publishers Lunch Weekly announced the upcoming publication of a fifth book by Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider, the authors of the dreaded ...

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.

Getting Engaged And Getting Into Trouble

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lodro Rinzler

We opened up our phones, sent text messages to friends and family, and changed our Facebook relationship status to "engaged." In retrospect this was the worst idea I've had in years.

E-Relationships

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?