Monday, January 31, 2011


Facebook Etiquette. Unless you pause and think for a few seconds before clicking “post”, this term probably doesn’t mean a lot to you. 

The word etiquette means: the customs or rules governing behaviour regarded as correct or acceptable in social life. What many fail to realize is that in a world where we communicate online, Facebook Etiquette does exist.

My blog will look at the good, the bad, and the ugly on Facebook. Hopefully in doing this, we will soon start to see that your Facebook page is now part of who you are. It’s no secret that employers will often look at candidates Facebook pages when selecting an employee. It is a representation of your personality to the world and should be carefully maintained.

Together we will look at the social expectations when updating your status, uploading pictures, changing your display picture, commenting on activity, playing games and of course the dreadful “like” button. Although there are no written rules on Facebook activity, some things are just unacceptable.

The Plan is simple, each week I will look at a different aspect of Facebook and highlight the unwritten rules. I would love to hear what people think so feel free to comment or let me know what you think Facebook Etiquette is.