A short list of Do's and Dont's in our digital age.
- Do respond to emails. It's frustrating when you send an email and the recipient does not respond. Yes, one word confirmations are okay.
- Do use recent a picture for your profile avatar. If you can't remember when you took the photograph, it's time to update.
- Do send an email one day before a meeting to confirm. You'll be surprised how professional you appear.
- Do include links to sources you use.
- Remember what happens in Vegas stays there. Don't post outrageous pictures of your friends without their permission.
- Make people take responsibility for their voice. Don't allow anonymous comments.
- Would you open your neighbor's mailbox? Don't forward personal emails without the sender's permission.
- Don't write an email or blog post when you are angry. Cool off and take a walk around the block. You'll be thankful the next day.
Here are a few tips from the microblogging site, Twitter:
- @Brotodeau: A rule that's grossly ignored: Just because one has anonymity should not absolve them from being polite! ..it goes a long way
- @laurencook: Whatever you do, don't write in all caps. I hate when people scream at me online.
- @xrad2: responsive, don't leave people hanging, avoid caps (duh)
- @DeeDeeDayna: I know this is an old one, but ppl r still doing it ,,, TYPING WITH ALL CAPS , maybe they need a little reminder ;)
- @mabrugnolo: as a matter of etiquette, responding to every comment would be nice
- @pluc: Give credit when credit is due
- @mabrugnolo: Pls, ALWAYS credit the author
- @Stevehoward999 : When posting to forums don't use txtng shrtcts unless uthrs do 2 .... or something like that
- @djpaisley : don't assume people are who they are in the picture, or names like "paisley" are girls... lol
Feel free to add your own tips in the comments section.