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Cell Phone Netiquette – Are You Breaking the Rules?

Netiquette Rules for Cell Phones

You see it everyday. People are driving while texting or walking down the street attached to their mobile phones. In our latest video on the rules of netiquette, you’ll learn 6 essential tips for cell phone etiquette to help you communicate safely and appropriately. At the end of the digital day, remember the following: Never…

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Should Facebook Add Deceased as a Relationship Status Option?


Facebook has widened their popular relationship status choices to include “In an open relationship,” “In a civil union,” and “In a domestic partnership.” As one of the most popular features on the social networking site, friends enjoy commenting on each step in your personal life with digital enthusiasm. So what happens to a Facebook profile…

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Respecting Netiquette on National eMail Week

email netiquette

In honor of National email week, we posted some Dos and Don’ts on our Facebook page, and received many comments on the pet peeves from our readers. It’s reported that over 100 trillion emails were sent last year on the public Internet. Whether you use Hotmail, Google, MacMail, AOL, or other Internet service providers, many…

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Don’t be a Digital Victim on April Fool’s Day

Don't be an April Fool

Thinking of pulling a digital prank on a friend on Facebook or Twitter this year? Possibly breaking up with your beau in a text message? Going to fake quitting your job today? As much as I enjoy humor any day of the week and a harmless prank, think twice before posting your prank on the…

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The Rules of Netiquette for Email

This Weeek in Careers

Watch The Rules of Netiquette author Julie Spira with Lisa Johnson Mandell, host of This Week in Careers talking about email etiquette for job seekers. For more netiquette tips, like us at

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Pope Benedict Blesses Netiquette

Pope Benedict XVI

Netiquette made the news this week in a big way as Pope Benedict XVI officially embraced netiquette and encouraged Christians to participate positively in social networking sites. The 83-year old Pontiff’s message for the Catholic Church’s World Day of Communications included one of my Top 10 Rules of Netiquette — the Authenticity Rule. The Pope…

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The Rules of Netiquette: Minding Your Virtual Manners

NBC News

  Watch author Julie Spira talk about The Rules of Netiquette on NBC News in New York.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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