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These Apology Critics Want to Teach You How to Say Sorry
The best apologies include all six components: (1) An expression of regret — this, usually, is the actual “I’m sorry.” (2) An explanation (but, importantly, not a justification). (3) An acknowledgment of responsibility. (4) A declaration of repentance. (5) An offer of repair. (6) A request for forgiveness.
apology  communication  etiquette 
november 2017 by warnick
U Can’t Talk to Ur Professor Like This
Molly Worthen, in the NY Times: "I suspect that most of the time, students who call faculty members by their first names and send slangy messages are not seeking a more casual rapport. They just don’t know they should do otherwise — no one has bothered to explain it to them. Explaining the rules of professional interaction is not an act of condescension; it’s the first step in treating students like adults."
etiquette  bizcomm  highered  pedagogy 
may 2017 by warnick
Does Retweeting Praise Make You a Monster?
Adam Sternbergh explores the unwritten etiquette rules of Twitter.
vulture  socialmedia  twitter  etiquette 
january 2015 by warnick
How to Be Polite
Another perfect little piece of writing by Paul Ford: "When you are at a party and are thrust into conversation with someone, see how long you can hold off before talking about what they do for a living. And when that painful lull arrives, be the master of it. I have come to revel in that agonizing first pause, because I know that I can push a conversation through. Just ask the other person what they do, and right after they tell you, say: 'Wow. That sounds hard.'"
paulford  etiquette  mediumdotcom 
august 2014 by warnick
Conference Season Is Here. Don’t Stink at Twitter.
Some helpful tips for conference tweeting from Menachem Wecker.
chronicle  twitter  socialmedia  conferences  etiquette 
january 2014 by warnick
How Not to Be a Jerk With Your Stupid Smartphone
Sadly, the solution is not as simple as the title makes it sound: "While it would be nice if the social disruption inherent to our increasingly complex technological age could be micro-managed in a technocratic way, there's simply too much diversity in circumstances, sensibilities, and skill for etiquette lists containing categorical dos and don’ts to be generally desirable. Simplicity is reassuring, but there’s no way to escape from the existentially uneasy position of constantly experimenting, ceaselessly observing what others expect, and using good judgment to make necessary adjustments."
atlanticmonthly  cellphones  etiquette  technology  3844  digitalself 
december 2013 by warnick
7 Tips For Writing Better Emails
Nice GradHacker post by Andrea Zellner: "I recently had the experience of overhearing a few faculty discussing a particularly annoying grad student habit: the sending of a really bad email to a faculty member. As we are all well aware, the majority of our work is done over email. Figuring out email etiquette is an essential skill as both a grad student and as a co-worker."
gradhacker  email  etiquette  tips 
september 2013 by warnick
The Rudeness of Importance
Ian Bogost: "The truth is, we secretly want to be rude. Rudeness is a sign of success, of power. Think of a figure who would willingly turn away from a conversation to take a call, who would show up late without apology, who would maintain total contingency in his affairs just in case something more important comes along. It’s none other than the corporate executive, who also happens to be the early adopter of the mobile phone and the Blackberry that prefigure today’s connected devices."
ianbogost  etiquette  digitalculture 
september 2013 by warnick
No I Do Not Want to Pet Your Dog
Thank you, Farhad Manjoo: "Sometime in the last decade, dogs achieved dominion over urban America. They are everywhere now, allowed in places that used to belong exclusively to humans, and sometimes only to human adults: the office, restaurants, museums, buses, trains, malls, supermarkets, barber shops, banks, post offices. Even at the park and other places where dogs belong, they’ve been given free rein. Dogs are frequently allowed to wander off leash, to run toward you and around you, to run across the baseball field or basketball court, to get up in your grill. Even worse than the dogs are the owners, who seem never to consider whether there may be people in the gym/office/restaurant/museum who do not care to be in close proximity to their dogs."
slate  farhadmanjoo  dogs  pets  etiquette 
may 2013 by warnick
How To Be Gracious
Excellent advice from Tom Chiarella: "If you can't muster enthusiasm for the people you happen upon in life, then you cannot be gracious. Remember, true graciousness demands that you have time for others. So listen. Be attentive to what people say. Respond, without interruption. You always have time. You own the time in which you live. You grant it to others without obligation. That is the gift of being gracious. The return — the payback, if you will — is the reputation you will quickly earn, the curiosity of others, the sense that people want to be in the room with you."
esquire  graciousness  etiquette  advice 
may 2013 by warnick
Etiquette Returns for the Digital Generation
NY Times: "The social quandaries seem to be endless. Are you obligated to respond to Facebook party invitations? Is it rude to listen to your iPod while car-pooling?"
nytimes  etiquette  digitalculture 
april 2013 by warnick
Profs Fail iEtiquette 101
Laurie Essig, in the Chronicle: "We who rely on people listening to us no longer believe we have to listen when someone else is speaking. Of course, academics not listening is not completely new. Long before the age of constant connectivity we daydreamed during a boring talk, passed snarky notes to colleagues, and doodled images of our dog over and over again. In other words, we continue to do what we’ve always done, but now we do it far more openly and with the aid of technologies that allow us to pretend we are being hyperproductive."
chronicle  technology  etiquette  digitalself 
march 2013 by warnick
Digital Era Redefining Etiquette
Nick Bilton, in the NY Times: "The anthropologist Margaret Mead once said that in traditional societies, the young learn from the old. But in modern societies, the old can also learn from the young. Here’s hoping that politeness never goes out of fashion, but that time-wasting forms of communication do."
nickbilton  nytimes  etiquette  digitalself  3844 
march 2013 by warnick
If You Can’t Say Anything Nice
Great post about Twitter and academia by Kathleen Fitzpatrick: "How can we begin to consider whether there are better means of addressing complaints than airing them in public? How can we develop modes of public critique that are rigorous and yet respectful? How can we remain aware that there are people on the other end of those @mentions who are deserving of the same kinds of treatment — and subject to the same kinds of pain — that we are?"
kathleenfitzpatrick  twitter  academia  etiquette  digitalself 
january 2013 by warnick
Professional Relationships and Social Media
Mike Monteiro offers some excellent advice that applies to everyone, not just people with clients: "If it’s on the Internet, it’s on the Internet. That which can be copied WILL be pasted. So don’t kid yourself that you’re in a private space. The Internet is, by definition, a public space. And gloriously so. If the Internet is a series of tubes, then social media is the lubricant that makes sure the rudest thing you’ve ever said can travel through those tubes and quickly get to the person you’d least want to read it."
mikemonteiro  consulting  socialmedia  privacy  etiquette  onlineidentity  digitalself 
january 2013 by warnick
Why We Are So Rude on Online
"Why are we so nasty to each other online? Whether on Facebook, Twitter, message boards or websites, we say things to each other that we would never say face to face. Shouldn't we know better by now?"
wallstreetjournal  onlineidentity  digitalself  etiquette  3844 
october 2012 by warnick
Thank You for Sharing. But Why at the Workplace?
NY Times: "The workplace has become our second home, the place where we spend a majority of our waking hours, so we want to make it as comfortable as possible, which often leads to a lot of sharing. We forget that it’s necessary to maintain a certain level of professionalism."
nytimes  bizcomm  sharing  etiquette 
september 2012 by warnick
10 Emails That Could Cost You Your Job
Meghan Casserly, in Forbes: "Email makes up the majority of our daily communication—especially in business. According to the Pew Research Center, the majority of employed adults (62%) use the internet or email in the workplace. And yet social cues and etiquette are often overlooked."
forbes  email  bizcomm  etiquette  engw3335 
december 2011 by warnick
How to Behave: New Rules for Highly Evolved Humans
Wired Magazine's 21st century etiquette guide. If you ignore the jokey/lame tips from Brat Pitt (or someone writing as Brad Pitt), there is actually some decent advice here.
wiredmagazine  etiquette  technology  humor  advice 
july 2009 by warnick
Writing My Twitter Etiquette Article: 14 Ways to Use Twitter Politely
Nice article by Margaret Mason at The Morning News. "If you’re deciding what movie to see with your girlfriend, no one else needs to receive those updates."
twitter  etiquette  tips  web2.0 
december 2008 by warnick

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