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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

Think before you poke. stongue.gif
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Jun 18 2008, 02:01 AM (Post #31)
Here for the cute boys ;)
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That would be nice. Like I said, I would get hired. Look at my profile. Squeaky clean. No porn star names.
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Jun 18 2008, 02:19 AM (Post #32)
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QUOTE (origin_AL @ Jun 17 2008, 06:01 PM)
That would be nice.  Like I said, I would get hired.  Look at my profile.  Squeaky clean.  No porn star names.
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There are other qualifications that employers look at than having a squeaky clean Facebook profile—the most important of which is probably your talents, assets, skills, knowledge, basically your potential to contribute. Having a squeaky clean Facebook profile just tells the employer that either you're an uptight prick or a secretive paranoid.
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Jun 18 2008, 03:26 AM (Post #33)
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QUOTE (Jinghao @ Jun 17 2008, 09:19 PM)
There are other qualifications that employers look at than having a squeaky clean Facebook profile—the most important of which is probably your talents, assets, skills, knowledge, basically your potential to contribute. Having a squeaky clean Facebook profile just tells the employer that either you're an uptight prick or a secretive paranoid.
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Or too lazy/incompetent to get the good stuff on there....
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Jun 18 2008, 04:26 AM (Post #34)
Here for the cute boys ;)
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QUOTE (Jinghao @ Jun 17 2008, 07:19 PM)
There are other qualifications that employers look at than having a squeaky clean Facebook profile—the most important of which is probably your talents, assets, skills, knowledge, basically your potential to contribute. Having a squeaky clean Facebook profile just tells the employer that either you're an uptight prick or a secretive paranoid.
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Oh I know. I'm just saying, the facebook is one process the employer can skip if they want. stongue.gif
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Jun 18 2008, 04:26 AM (Post #35)
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Or too hardworking to worry about Facebook.
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Jun 20 2008, 12:59 AM (Post #36)
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QUOTE (jiggles @ Jun 16 2008, 09:43 PM)
My boss actually looked at my facebook via a co-worker's account. He saw jiggles, and he was like 'okay......'. When I brought jiggles to the interview, he was cracking up.

I poke myself on facebook o_o
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Is it bad that I thought of you before I even opened the topic up?
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Jun 20 2008, 03:43 AM (Post #37)
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QUOTE (Kiro @ Jun 19 2008, 04:59 PM)
Is it bad that I thought of you before I even opened the topic up?
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Probably. He pokes too much stongue.gif
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Jun 20 2008, 04:03 AM (Post #38)
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o.o i actually thought of him too.
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Jun 20 2008, 07:53 PM (Post #39)
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I didn't know him.
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Jun 21 2008, 02:03 AM (Post #40)
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Aww I wub you guys sbiggrin.gif
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Jun 21 2008, 02:59 AM (Post #41)
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So who are you anyway?
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