Dear Amy: The #SMEtiquette of Restraining Orders

Dear Amy: The #SMEtiquette of Restraining Orders

This week’s problem is a really difficult one. I wish I had a better answer or could help more. What happens when you have left your abusive spouse, who does not know where you live, and you have a restraining order – then the school play is posted on...
A Holiday #SMEtiquette Roundup

A Holiday #SMEtiquette Roundup

Holiday time can be stressful having to spend time with family and friends who are difficult to deal with. Add to it the relationships we have online, and it can be positively mind-blowing. I put together this deck of some of my most popular #SMEtiquette tips, linking...
Dear Amy: The #SMEtiquette of Commenting on Blogs

Dear Amy: The #SMEtiquette of Commenting on Blogs

  Lest we forget, “social media” didn’t start with Facebook. Or MySpace. Or even Friendster. Without going all the way back to IRC, we might remember that email and blogs (and the comments on them) are still a part of the social media landscape....
Dear Amy: The #SMEtiquette of Being Unfriended

Dear Amy: The #SMEtiquette of Being Unfriended

Say what you want about online friendships, but many of them are as important and as real as any other friendship or relationship in our lives, even if we have not yet met the person in real life. When these friendships end, it can be as upsetting and as the end of...
Dear Amy: The #SMEtiquette of Commenting

Dear Amy: The #SMEtiquette of Commenting

  I’ve addressed the concept of forcing your political or moral beliefs on others before (here and here), but I had a new one that came up and thought I’d address it from the other side: From the viewpoint of the person whose Facebook wall keeps...
Dear Amy: The #SMEtiquette of Brain-Picking

Dear Amy: The #SMEtiquette of Brain-Picking

I’ve received this question from more than one person, and have seen many articles written on the matter over the years. There are a lot of ways to deal with this, and I’ll link to some posts that have resonated with me. What do you do? Submit your...
Dear Amy: The #SMEtiquette of Strangers

Dear Amy: The #SMEtiquette of Strangers

We’ve all been sent friend requests from people we don’t know. Who¬†are they, and why do they want to be our friends? Sometimes, it’s nice to accept those request. But is it rude not to? That’s what we address in this week’s #SMEtiquette...
Dear Amy: The #SMEtiquette of Layoffs

Dear Amy: The #SMEtiquette of Layoffs

Virtually everyone knows someone who’s been laid off. It’s become the norm, not the exception in our 21st-Century economy. That doesn’t mean it is any easier to deal with, and it still feels crummy. So how to navigate our automatically updated...