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Jun 16 2008, 04:34 AM (Post #1)
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LONDON (Reuters) - Should you reject a friend on MySpace? How do you ward off an old lover on Facebook?

Have no fear. Britain's etiquette bible has come to the rescue for social networkers who are at a loss about how to behave with online decorum.

Debrett's have helped to compile a new set of "golden rules" for devotees of sites like Facebook and Bebo.

The rules were put together after research by the telecoms company Orange showed that almost two thirds of social networkers are frustrated and confused by online etiquette.

It discovered that more than a quarter were uncertain about how to respond to unwelcome "pokes" or messages.

Eighteen percent confessed to being confused on "how to respond to my ex when in a relationship with someone else."

Debrett's etiquette adviser Jo Bryant tried to guide the confused through what can be a social minefield.

Acknowledging that social networking has made new demands on traditional etiquette, she said "My advice is to play it safe and always employ your usual good manners when online, treating others with kindness and respect."

And you should never throw caution to the wind.

Mark Watt-Jones, head of development and innovation at Orange, said "Whether you are checking your Facebook profile or posting photos of friends on MySpace at work, these guidelines will ensure you never lose old friends or make unwanted new ones."

The golden rules compiled by Debrett's with Orange are:

1. You don't have to make friends with people you don't know. Think before you poke.

2. Wait 24 hours before accepting or removing someone as a friend. The delay will help you gather your thoughts.

3. Birthdays, engagements and weddings are not "virtual" events. Always send cards or phone friends when there is an important event.

4. Think before posting a friend's photo what you would feel like if it was you.

5. Think carefully about your profile picture. Would you want it to be appearing in your local newspaper?

(Editing by Paul Casciato)

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080613/od_nm/....PKD0lnJicuQE4F

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Jun 17 2008, 05:13 PM (Post #16)
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*cough cough* oh, yeah, thats totally what the whip is for! i swear!
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Jun 17 2008, 07:05 PM (Post #17)
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Whipping Icey?

Leave your sexual adventures offline, Shadow.





























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Jun 17 2008, 07:12 PM (Post #18)
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o.o she's the S, im the M. you got it backwards.
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Jun 17 2008, 07:22 PM (Post #19)
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S? M?

So you are admitting to it or something?
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Jun 17 2008, 08:36 PM (Post #20)
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It seems so. Let's keep this out of the pub.
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Jun 17 2008, 09:21 PM (Post #21)
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H-hey, there are no mentions of sexcapades here... riiight.gif

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Jun 17 2008, 09:25 PM (Post #22)
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S and M? She's the Super and you're the Mario?

o_o.
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Jun 17 2008, 09:31 PM (Post #23)
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Actually, it's Sadism and Masochism, the two characters from the original Japanese version of the game.
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Jun 17 2008, 10:03 PM (Post #24)
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thank you roger *grins*
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Jun 17 2008, 10:28 PM (Post #25)
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The Japanese are a kinky bunch. But back onto the topic of manners, they do have them, the Japanese.
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Jun 17 2008, 11:05 PM (Post #26)
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Hehe....yes, back on topic...

...so, is there any obnoxious teenager who would follow the etiquette rules? o_o;;
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Jun 17 2008, 11:43 PM (Post #27)
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maybe, if they didn't suck, quite frankly.
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Jun 18 2008, 12:07 AM (Post #28)
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I still can't believe employers really look at this. And even then, I would just have a private profile.
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Jun 18 2008, 12:55 AM (Post #29)
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QUOTE (Roger Smith @ Jun 17 2008, 04:07 PM)
I still can't believe employers really look at this. And even then, I would just have a private profile.
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I'm sure Facebook can see your profile even if it's private. ssmile.gif

I guess it's fine if you don't apply to work at FB.
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Jun 18 2008, 01:56 AM (Post #30)
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Yeah, I didn't think we were solely talking about Facebook checking your profile as part of an interview/background check.
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