Have you ever sat at your computer staring at a Facebook friend request wondering what on Earth was the most polite way to handle not having to be friends with the person requesting to be friends with you? What about–gulp–defriending someone on Facebook?
Do the ins and outs of social norms on Twitter give you a headache?
Have you ever debated in your head the appropriateness of sending an Evite to a party, over a real live invitation made of paper? Or wondered when it’s appropriate to CC someone on an email–or better yet!–BCC someone on an email?
Don’t you ever find yourself wishing Emily Post were still around today to tell us what to do?
Well, she is! (Sorta)
This month, a new edition of Emily Post’s Etiquette was released (the first new edition in seven years!), updated to reflect our new society of social networking and smart phones. I’m so excited to pick up my own copy. Like, super nerd excited.
It got me thinking: Couldn’t we use a little more Emily Post in our lives?
Up first: Would Emily Post send an Evite? After the jump:
The answer is: Yes! Here are a few potential snags to be aware of and some best practices to follow:
I’d like to do a series of posts here on the New Home Ec on What Emily Post Would Do. Doesn’t that sound fun?
You can pick up your own copy of Emily Post’s Etiquette HERE.
And don’t forget:
“Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.” –Emily Post
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