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For your consideration:
"Miss Manners Rescues Civilization" by Judith Martin (Crown)

"Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength," P.M. Forni, Co-Founder of the Johns Hopkins Civility Project



Cell phone rudeness

Cell phone etiquette, technology and netiquette, good E-mail manners, cyberspace manners, cubicle etiquette and rudeness on the web:

When you're online,
you should adhere to the same standards of behavior that you follow in real life.  From the author of the book, "Netiquette", Virginia Shea, here are some netiquette guidelines for online behavior -- so you can "make yourself look good online."

Fact: loud yakking on cell phones at inappropriate times and places disturbs other people.  (PGA Tour Officials have banned cell phones at most professional golf tournaments.) Concerned with good manners and safety, here are some cellphone etiquette tips from the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association.

This Cell Phone Etiquette Guide is "created by the people, for the people, to establish protection for all citizens against the rude, uncivil and discourteous use of cell phones.  More than 2,000 Americans have spoken, and a majority voted to establish some cellphone politeness guidelines."

The Davis Community Network, Univ. of California, has compiled a comprehensive, outstanding Guide to Electronic Communication & Network Etiquette.  We can all benefit from their sage observations.

One technology pundit wants to introduce some social order and lay down the law -- here are the ten commandments of cell phone etiquette.  For instance, spare others any banal conversations when they have no way to escape!  

Some common sense tips for cell phone rudesters and pleas to "Be polilte, be discreet, be quiet."  Wireless or not, politeness and good manners can co-exist with the technology. 

One of the leading computer magazines, PC World, reminds us to mind our e-mail manners.  “Don’t contribute to rudeness on the web; learn these ten e-mail etiquette rules and use them forever.

Kids aren't born with good manners and the superhighway is no frontier of etiquette and courtesy.  Disney presents CyberNetiquette Comix for kids and parents.  Here's a fun, interactive place to start for online awareness, safety, and Top Ten Netiquette Tips.

The Harvard Computer Society's Netiquette FAQ has been revised to provide a quick guide to Newsgroup Etiquette.

The Seattle Times offers a little help -- the 10 Commandments of e-mail etiquette.

We're happy to point you to the most thoughtful and in-depth e-mail etiquette guide we've seen.  Fine job!

While we often communicate by e-mail, voicemail and fax, we can seem tacky, snippy, sloppy, or too impersonal. Practicing these rules of etiquette can help enhance our use of these technologies.

For those who want an in-depth analysis of bad manners on the net, these mini case studies of dysfunctional human behavior on the net looks at bad net etiquette that's both intentional and unintentional. 

Do you loiter, "prairie dog", tap pens, pop gum or broadcast your lunch or perfume clear across the "cubicle farm" at work?  Office cubicles are synonymous with less privacy, more noise, oh, and smells.  Anyone up for a brief primer on cubicle etiquette?  

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