Patt Morrison for November 1, 2011

Don’t Facebook my breakup, and other matters of social etiquette

A reveller fancy dressed as a Facebook p


A reveller fancy dressed as a Facebook profile in Rio de Janeiro on March 5, 2011.

Ever have your boyfriend or girlfriend change your status on Facebook before texting, Tweeting, or simply telling you it’s over?

Does anything go on Facebook, or should there be rules about how to navigate politely? Is it rude to tag people in compromising photos without telling them, submit a friend request to someone you don’t know without explanation, or make plans with people on your wall? And how do tell someone, “Yeah, I don’t want you on my friend list anymore?”


Amy Alkon, nationally syndicated advice columnist; author "I See Rude People: One woman's battle to beat some manners into impolite society"

Karen North, director of online communities program, USC’s Annenberg school of Communications and Journalism

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