Someone should write a book

Etiquette in the Age of Social Media:

office pool I’m no Emily Post, but I have some things I want to share with you. Many come from my own experiences. Others come from thinking about how people might use the web in a less-than-polite way. In some cases, you might have a difference of opinion. Consider this a starting point, and not the final say. Please feel free to add your advice, disagree, and/or share your perspective. That’s why we’re all here.


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Email, Blogging, Facebook, Twitter Etiquette. There are some great points here. Most have to do with enhancing the online conversations within the context of each tool. Keep emails brief. Use lots of links in a blog post. Comment as much as possible. Remember there are human beings involved. Not everyone has to be a friend. Filter your contacts.

While online social networks are similar to regular ‘analog’ ones, there are some real differences. We are still learning the social habits necessary for an effective online conversation but we will figure it out. I wonder who will write the definitive tome of this and become the internet Emily Post.

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