Friday, May 18, 2012

The Gracious Girl's Guide to Netiquette!


I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Mindy Lockard of the Gracious Girl
who has written two columns for House of Fifty mag. 

The latest covers the importance of behaving ourselves when interacting with people behind the protective barrier of our electronic devices. The things that most of us would never dream of saying to a person face-to-face can become much easier to consider when hiding behind a screen...literally and figuratively!

Two quotes from the article sum up the topic:

“The world of technology is like one big cocktail party. Although you’re not face-to-face, it’s important to remember there are people on the other end of your computer and smart phone.”

And... 

“If we approach every social media interaction as if it's a face-to-face meeting, we'll be sure to treat people with respect even when the connection is virtual.”

To read the entire article (it's placed at the end of our latest issue) click here.

Have a relaxing weekend!

11 comments :

  1. So true!! Such a great lesson for us and our kids!!! It's easy to be bold when you aren't looking someone in the eye. I always ask if that's what you'd say if the conversation were face to face?

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  2. So true. Have a great weekend.

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  3. I've been so lucky in my online interactions to only have positive encounters. My daughter is going into high school next year and we've told her that when summer starts, she can have FB. I've heard so many stories from moms of older children about this, and I'll be really watching to see how it goes. Apparently, cyber bullying is very common.

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  4. Having good manners is NEVER out of style! Its important to get these little reminders now and again. Happy Weekend to you too!

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  5. Amen to that. It's funny how one off comment on a post can ruin a whole day. And, as our mothers and grandmothers always told us, "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all."

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  6. This is so true. I think there is no excuse for nasty or meanhearted comments on blogs. You don't even have the excuse of 'blurting it out' because you have plenty of time to consider a response. Why ruin someone's day? xx

    Anna (My Design Ethos)

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