Author Archives: Julie Spira

Julie Spira has had more than 9 lives. As a serial entrepreneur, she was an early adopter of the Internet and served as an executive of several communications companies. She is a bestselling author, dating and relationship expert, media personality, social media expert and netiquette expert. Julie is the author of upcoming release, The Rules of Netiquette: How to Mind Your Manners on the Web.

Should You Become Facebook Friends With Your Teenagers?

Facebook Friends

In a recent article on Reuters, Facebook: new frontier in parent-teen relationship, they referenced a study which revealed almost two-thirds of the teens in the U.S. are Facebook friends with their parents. Of the students aged 16 -18 surveyed by Kaplan Test Prep, 38% said they ignored their friends requests from their parents. As social networking…

5 Rules for Email Netiquette

email netiquette

Over 107 trillion messages were sent in 2010, with over 294 billion emails sent daily. According to the website, the number of emails sent last year increased by an additional 17 trillion since their report in 2009. As we near the end of the first month of the year, it’s time for an Internet…

Drive By Breakups

Psychology Today

Psychology Today calls bad break up behavior the “drive by breakup.” Unfortunately, It’s also on the rise. According to their article, 26% of singles aged 13-17 have broken up with their significant other in a text message. I shared my personal story with Psychology Today of the ending of my engagement via email with the…

Netiquette New Year’s Resolutions

Netiquette New Year's Resolutions

If you’re like me, you’re thinking about New Year’s resolutions and wondering, “Do I really have to make them? Will I keep them?” This New Year, I’m recommending some Netiquette New Year’s resolutions that will keep the “social” in social media and will help you retain a following while keeping proper etiquette on the Internet….

5 Rules of Netiquette

5 Rules of Netiquette

In the ever-changing digital landscape, the Rules of Netiquette are a core part of being successful both in business and in matters of the heart. Here are our top 5 Rules of Netiquette for smart etiquette on the Internet. 1. No text is worth dying for. It’s critical to point out that some states have…

Netiquette Expert

Netiquette Expert

You were taught at an early age to send thank you notes after receiving a gift or attending a party. You knew to return phone calls in a timely manner and to apologize in person.