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1 Darcy W Hardy,PhD April 18, 2013 # Got Cyber Etiquette?

2 What is Cyber Etiquette? (also called Internet Etiquette, iEtiquette, Netiquette, Technology Etiquette, Digital Etiquette, etc.) Netiquette /net-i-ket/, Noun: 1. The social code of network communication. 2. The social and moral code of the internet based on the human condition and Golden Rule of Netiquette. 3. A philosophy of effective internet communication that utilizes common conventions and norms as a guide for rules and standards.

3 What is Cyber Etiquette? Manners applied to the Internet and the use of technology in everyday situations. Two examples of breaches of technology etiquette are checking email messages in meetings or taking cell phone calls during business lunches. -


5 Facebook basics Do not post private matters. Call rather than message extremely personal matters. When someone posts a question, respond if appropriate. Avoid posting comments on every post. Be careful of your tone. Don’t try to friend someone you don’t know. Do not tag your friends in an unflattering photo. Don’t overshare, personally or professionally. No flaming. Do NOT repost or re-tweet chains.


7 Oh Rick…

8 Unwritten Rules, Written STOP.WITH.THE.SELFIES. The untag button is your friend. Profile pic vs. cover pic shelf lives – who knew? ONE status update per day and no bad statuses. Don’t advertise “it’s complicated.” Keep comments to a minimum. Don’t comment unless you actually know him/her. Don’t poke. Don’t chat me if we don’t talk in real life.

9 The oldest adage, revisited If you don’t have anything nice that anyone else will give a shit about to say, don’t say anything at all. And for heaven’s sake, don’t like your own status.

10 Facebook Post Causes Woman To Attack Her Boyfriend With A Furby

11 Speaking of Photos People do not want to see: Multiple PDA photos Tons of blurry vacation photos What you are eating/are about to eat/have eaten Inebriated people Shirtless people – men OR women Endless baby pictures Profile pictures of pets, cartoon characters, or anything that isn’t the person in the profile Duck face


13 Texting – familiar?

14 Linguistic miracle? 22 million texts a day across the world Texting – not a written language Texting is “fingered speech.” LOL now represents much more than Laugh Out Loud Julie: Just missed my flight. LOL! Susie: LOL, oh no!! We don’t speak the way we write and vice versa: It was so great to see you today - John McWhorter – TED2013 The linguistic miracle of texts


16 Bad signs Digital Dirt (self-incrimination) Terrible Troll (annoying posts everywhere) Big Mouth (trashing the past) Copious Contacts and Comments (sketchy people and trashy posts) Positively Negative (I hate everything) mindflash-Social Screening

17 Who’s Looking? 45% of employers use social media sites to screen applicants (one survey by Microsoft says 70%) Facebook – 29% LinkedIn – 26% Twitter – 7% Blogs – 11% facebook vs. twitter damage control Screening, 2011

18 What are they finding? 35% negative Provocative/inappropriate photos/content Alcohol and drug use Bad mouthing Poor communication skills Discriminatory comments Lies about qualifications Confidential information about previous employers Screening, 2011

19 Only 18% Positive Good feel for personality Truth about qualifications Creativity Solid communication skills Well-rounded Good references from others Awards and accolades Screening, 2011

20 Can facebook get your fired? Five employees fired from this: “Lydia Cruz, my coworker feels that we don’t help our clients enough at [work]. I about had it! My fellow coworkers how do u feel?” Hispanics United of Buffalo – 12.14.12: NLRB and administrative law judge concluded that “the employees’ Facebook comments amounted to concerted activity protected under Section 7 of the NLRA.”

21 Nick Bilton – What did he say?

22 What really got people going… “My father learned this lesson last year after leaving me a dozen voice mail messages, none of which I listened to. Exasperated, he called my sister to complain that I never returned his calls. “Why are you leaving him voice mails?” my sister asked. “No one listens to voice mail anymore. Just text him.” My mother realized this long ago. Now we communicate mostly through Twitter.” -Nick Bilton Disruptions: Digital Era Redefining Etiquette

23 Bashing Nick My heart breaks for this man's father. SHAME SHAME ON YOU. Get over yourself. Maybe Mr Bilton ought to listen to the song, "Cats in the Cradle." [Your father] should have called your sister and told her how rude and what a butt you are and that he was writing you out of the Will yes said writing not texting or emailing but writing.

24 On the other hand… “As a 17-year-old, it’s kind of frustrating to read the comments here and find them all made by condescending older folks who don’t seem to get the gist of this article. As a society, we communicate a lot more than we used to (or, at least, the younger half of us do). We’re constantly in touch with each other, via text, e-mail, Facebook, whatever. If we don’t use these tools efficiently, they will consume huge portions of our time.” -Jake Soiffer, Brooklyn

25 Academia “Oh, the irony. It seems particularly ironic that academics, who make a living talking and hoping someone is paying attention, no longer think it is important if they themselves pay attention.” (Essig, Chronicle, 2.27.13) Writing Across the Curriculum - model Policies and rules that are student driven. Sexting…men vs. women Help students understand the risks.



28 And just one more…


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