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Netiquette

Does Social Media Ruin Relationships?

Julie Spira | Posted 12.06.2014 | Style
Julie Spira

Although online dating sites have been around for about 20 years, until the popularity of smart phones and mobile dating apps, they really were not ac...

Rules of Netiquette: Why Unfriending and Blocking on Facebook Can Be For the Best

Julie Spira | Posted 10.19.2014 | Style
Julie Spira

While I encourage singles who are experiencing a recent breakup to do their digital housekeeping, so they can move onto a healthy relationship without obsessing about their ex, there's another type of unfriending that's been going on and it can really hurt -- getting dumped by a platonic friend when you don't see it coming.

Dating in a Texting World

Julie Spira | Posted 09.17.2013 | Style
Julie Spira

What is the proper etiquette for returning a date's text message? This is a question that I get asked quite frequently.

Do You Suffer From Social Media Anxiety Disorder?

Julie Spira | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Spira

At the end of the digital day, understand that we live in a busy world that operates 24/7. Sometimes you just need to take a deep breath and go to sleep. You might feel better about it in the morning.

To Post or Not to Post Photos on Facebook

Julie Spira | Posted 02.27.2013 | Style
Julie Spira

Posting photos on Facebook has replaced baseball as America's favorite pastime for some digital-enthusiasts and everyday people. When Instagram came on the scene, celebrities embraced the photo-sharing site and Facebook grabbed it for $1 billion.

Netiquette: 5 Must-Follow Rules for the Holidays

Julie Spira | Posted 02.17.2013 | Style
Julie Spira

We're in the middle of the holiday season and whether you've been naughty or nice this year, there are still some basic rules of netiquette to adhere to.

In an Age of Internet Cruelty, 5 Rules of Netiqutte For Kids

Signe Whitson | Posted 12.04.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Here are five "Stop and Think" rules I offer to parents as they are first teaching their kids about netiquette.

Rules of Netiquette for National Punctuation Day

Julie Spira | Posted 11.24.2012 | Style
Julie Spira

The use and overuse of acronyms and emoticons in business correspondence that can actually harm your chances of getting a job or developing a relationship with a prospective business contact.

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?

9 Email Fails Sure To Make Your Coworkers Hate You

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.09.2012 | Business

OK, so you want to give your client a kiss. Whatever you do, don’t do it over email. Over two thirds of U.K. businessmen and women say giving an ...

Online Dating Etiquette: To Correct, or Not to Correct Their Grammar

Julie Spira | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Julie Spira

With all the tools available to us, such as spell check on our computers and mobile phones, one would think we'd easily pass the netiquette test so our email etiquette would be picture perfect. Unfortunately this isn't always the case.

Cell Phone Etiquette -- How Bad Are Your Manners?

Julie Spira | Posted 09.12.2012 | Style
Julie Spira

Remember, your mobile phone isn't always an accessory and you shouldn't go into a panic attack if your battery dies. Unless you're expecting a call from the president of the U.S. or need a liver transplant, it can be good to take a digital break from the constant chaos.

High-Tech Business Etiquette: A Professional's Guide to Social Networks

Scott Steinberg | Posted 09.11.2012 | Business
Scott Steinberg

Social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+ provide endless opportunities for entrepreneurs and business professionals to connect.

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.

Rules of Netiquette for Texting

Julie Spira | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Julie Spira

If you've been texting with friends at work and at home, what happens when you take that habit into a business meeting?

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?

Rules of Netiquette -- Should Deceased Be Added to the Facebook Relationship Status?

Julie Spira | Posted 10.24.2011 | Style
Julie Spira

Should there be a mourning period for your social networking profiles? If so, what's the grace period? Should you take the time to change the status on your loved one's profile to deceased?

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?

Weinergate -- He May Be a Doll, but He's No Hero

Julie Spira | Posted 08.15.2011 | Technology
Julie Spira

As the Weinergate scandal has taken the spotlight off of Arnold Schwarzenegger, the subject of sexting is once again in the limelight. As both Republi...

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 Social Media Obituary

Julie Spira | Posted 07.09.2011 | Style
Julie Spira

Emily Longley, the New Zealand teenager who posted a status update on Facebook concerned about a stalker on May 4, 2011 was found dead 3 days later on...

The Rules of Netiquette -- Signature, Please

Julie Spira | Posted 06.20.2011 | Style
Julie Spira

Receiving an email from Joe12345@hotmail.com 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.

How to Ruin Your Career in Under 3 Minutes: Overshare Online

Joy Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Joy Chen

Last Sunday, armed with nothing more than a webcam, a pushup bra, and two minutes fifty-two seconds of too much free time, UCLA student Alexandra Wall...

The Rules of Netiquette for Business Networking

Julie Spira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Julie Spira

Sometimes I reach the digital tipping point when my inbox is flooded with emails of newsletters that I never signed up for, nor did I have any interes...