Emily Post's Manners in a Digital World: Living Well Online

Emily Post's Manners in a Digital World: Living Well Online


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Emily Post's Manners in a Digital World: Living Well Online by Daniel Post Senning

The fresh and insightful guide to etiquette in a digital world from the Emily Post Institute, Inc., the definitive standard-bearer of good manners

For generations of Americans, the Emily Post Institute is the authoritative source on how to behave with confidence and tact. Manners in a Digital World is its up-to-the-minute, straight-talking guide that tackles how we should act when using a digital device or when online. As communication technologies change, our smartphones and tablets become even more essential to our daily lives, and the most polished and appropriate ways to use them often remain unclear. As anyone who has mistakenly forwarded an email knows, there are many pitfalls, too. This essential guide discusses topics such as:

·      Why you need a healthy digital diet that includes texts, emails, and calls
·      How to appropriately handle a breakup announcement on social media
·      What makes for the best—and the worst—online comment
·      How to maintain privacy and security for online profiles and accounts, essential for everything from banking to online dating
·      How parents and children can establish digital house rules
·      The appropriate, low-maintenance ways to separate personal and professional selves online

Emily Post’s Manners in a Digital World
is for technophiles and technophobes alike—it’s for anyone who wants to navigate today’s communication environment with emotional intelligence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781453254950
Publisher: Open Road Integrated Media LLC
Publication date: 04/16/2013
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Daniel Post Senning is the great-great-grandson of Emily Post and the manager of web development and online content at the Emily Post Institute. He is also a co-author of  Emily Post’s Etiquette , 18th Edition: Manners for a New World. Senning is a presenter of the Emily Post Business Etiquette Seminar series, and has presented to clients around the country. He has appeared on ESPN to discuss draft etiquette, contributed to the Huffington Post , and has been featured in publications including the New York Times ,  Esquire ,  Glamour , Time , and the Wall Street Journal.
 Based in Burlington, Vermont, the Emily Post Institute is one of America’s most unique family businesses. In addition to authoring books, the company hosts emilypost.com and etiquettedaily.com, conducts business etiquette seminars nationwide, and offers custom wedding invitations and social stationery in partnership with M. Middleton. Members of the Post family author columns in the New York Times , the Boston Globe , and Good Housekeeping. The company recently launched e-learning programs that feature business etiquette information. Currently, two generations and five direct descendants of Emily Post and their immediate families are involved with the Emily Post Institute. 

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Foreword ix

Introduction 1

1 Netiquette 5

2 Mobile Devices 19

3 Social Networking 39

4 Facebook 45

5 Twitter 65

6 Online Communities 73

7 Gaming 101

8 Photo Sharing 111

9 Family Life 117

10 Dating 145

11 The Work World 167

12 When Worlds Collide 189

13 Tough Times 199

14 Digital Safety 211

The Digital Download 231


  • Professionals seeking a resource on how to separate work life from private life
  • Parents looking for a guide on how to teach their families to use technology appropriately (and how to do so themselves)
  • Recent graduates looking to improve their professionalism online as they begin their careers
  • Readers inundated with calls, texts, emails, comments, and social networking invitations

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