Facebook Etiquette


“Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.” Emily Post

Everybody knows about 'Table Manners' and 'Miss Manners' from the famous Emily Post but what about Facebook Manners? Here are a few etiquette tips to consider...

Golden Rule: Be Positive and Optimistic Always!
Remember the old adage 'If you don't have anything nice to say don't say it all?! Facebook is about perception so, if you would like your friends to perceive you in the best light possible, ALWAYS be positive with your Facebook Status, Wall Posts, Comments, and Messages! Life is full of drama, do we..

Like the Dale Carnegie principles of 'Let the other Person to Save Face' and 'Don't Criticize, Condemn, or Complain', if necessary recommend spelling/grammar changes or mistakes noticed on a friends profile with a message instead of posting on their wall for everyone to see

Comments to posts and pictures can be a little longer than wall posts two to three sentences at the most but more than that you should probably just send a message

When requesting to 'Add a Friend' if you are not close with them include a courtesy e-mail with your friend request

Photos should be tasteful and reflective of you. Your photos are the window to the image you would like to portray and communication with those people who may live far away who you would like to share you life with...

Before you tag or post photos to Facebook, e-mail those people who are in the photo with the photo and a notification that you will be posting them on Facebook. If someone forgets and tags you in a photo you don't approve of send them an e-mail or call them or txt them politely asking to untag and remove the photo

In your 'Information' include what you are looking for 'Friendship, Networking' or 'Dating'... keep your intentions on why you are on Facebook

If you are going to post your phone number, address, current city, and hometown make sure that when you add 'Friends' they are people you trust with having that information

Finally, it is all about Quality over Quantity when it comes to Friends! ;D!