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Rules of Netiquette

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?

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.

Rules of Netiquette That Go Beyond BFF

Julie Spira | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Julie Spira

Not everyone speaks the same language online. While you might think a HAND is an appendage, it actually stands for "Have a Nice Day." IBM isn't just the computer giant, it stands for "Inadequate but Marketable." Do you think acronyms are overused online and in emails?

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 -- 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?

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.

Emily Longley Can't Rest in Peace

Julie Spira | Posted 07.12.2011 | Style
Julie Spira

Words can't express how horrific it is to have a friend or daughter die at the age of 17. In the case of Emily Longley, who passed away on Saturday, I...

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.

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...

The Rules of Netiquette: To Snoop, or Not to Snoop

Julie Spira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julie Spira

It's one thing to do a background check, which is becoming more popular for singles on online dating sites, but should you go to jail for reading your spouse's email in your own home?

The Rules of Netiquette -- Dating in a Facebook World

Julie Spira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Julie Spira

Unless you're in a coma, you know Facebook has impacted everyone's lives. Here are my suggestions on how to date in a Facebook World.

The Rules of Netiquette -- Recycling an Ex at the Holidays

Julie Spira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Julie Spira

Here are some tips on how to attend that special holiday event with your former beau or girlfriend and make it a better experience for all involved.