Share this article

Behave Yourself! Wired Magazine’s New Rules of Etiquette

by_f3

Have you ever wondered...

Should you "friend" your boss on facebook? What about your boss's boss?
Who calls back when a cell call is "dropped"?
Which ringtone should you select? And what does it say about you?
Can you post a photo on your facebook page that was taken 10 years and 20 pounds ago?

On my bookshelf is a 1975 edition of "The New Emily Post's Etiquette" and I actually pull it down and refer to it once or twice a year. In her introduction, Ms. Post tells us that manners are just as important to us now as they were to previous generations. She rightly claims, "manners evolve of their own accord, influenced by current lifestyle." While Ms. Post died in 1960, she would be bemused by the manners dilemmas people encounter in 2009.

So, because Ms. Post is not around to arbitrate these questions, Wired Magazine has stepped up to the plate with extensive and highly entertaining answers to your most pressing new rules of etiquette questions. Entitled: How to Behave: New Rules for Highly Evolved Humans, I read this article while on vacation last month and believe you will be entertained and pick up a couple useful pointers!

Leave a Reply