China Issues “Guide for Civilized Tourism”

China Issues “Guide for Civilized Tourism”

By Bennett Rieser October 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

In China, general etiquette just became a law, specifically when you’re planning to travel. CNN reports that a massive tourism law went into effect on October 1 that aims to combat the perception of Chinese travelers behaving unpleasantly. The law …

Is There Such a Thing As a Nice Critic?

Let’s get something straight: Even if necessary and functional towards a desired end, criticism is never nice. Speaking of desired ends, NiceCritic.com allows perturbed coworkers/neighbors/schoolmates to send anonymous email messages like:

You might want to consider wearing longer skirts/dresses.

Or, maybe a message like this, which I could never, ever imagine a need for under any circumstances:

Twitter + Etiquette = Twitterquette?
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I’m not an early adopter. I’m not even, necessarily, a late adopter. When pagers were en vogue I eyed them as suspiciously as I would electronic leashes. It wasn’t until after living in Japan that I learned mobile phones had some worth – just because I sort of had to have one there. I’m an observer, not an adopter.

Google Addresses IM Etiquette

We’ve come to think of Googlers as cool people, as smart people, and above all, as tech-savvy people.  I’m not here to challenge that perception, but a new post on the Official Google Australia Blog implies that Google’s employees deal with some of the same crap as the rest of us.  The topic of the post?  IM etiquette.

Digg Experts

While keeping informed and up to date about what is being written about Digg over the past several months I have come across a lot of information that really isn’t that insightful or in some cases is even just plain wrong.

Danny Said it Too!

For those who stuck their fingers in their ears and loudly sang “La, La, La, La, La” while reading my Why Does Time Magazine’s Choice of “You” Bother Me?, I bet you will get with the program because Danny Sullivan wrote about online user behavior too.

“Golden Rules of Blog Etiquette” Writeboard

What are the rules of the road when interacting with people in the blogosphere?

Facebook Etiquette For Bloggers?

I saw that Dave Winer had created a Facebook group for Scripting News readers, so I signed up for Facebook to join up.

Reciprocal Linking Etiquette

Reciprocal linking is of great importance to website owners who wish to achieve good rankings on the major search engines. As a result the internet has witnessed a growth in link’ sites where webmasters can find potential reciprocal link partners. In addition, webmasters are trawling the internet looking for link partners that can benefit their site either through complementary content or high page rankings.

Business Etiquette

Business etiquette is in essence about building relationships with people. In the business world, it is people that influence your success or failure. Etiquette, and in particular business etiquette, is simply a means of maximising your business potential.

Business Meeting Etiquette
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Business etiquette is essentially about building relationships with colleagues, clients or customers. In the business world, it is these people that can influence your success or failure. Etiquette, and in particular business etiquette, is simply a means of maximising your business potential by presenting yourself favourably. Business meetings are one arena in which poor etiquette can have negative effects. By improving your business meeting etiquette you automatically improve your chances of success.

Ten Quick Etiquette Tips for Business Lunches

Knowing what to do when meeting a prospective client for lunch, or going to lunch with the boss or colleague can be confusing at times. Here is a quick list of items to remember:

Email and Newsgroup Etiquette

Email Etiquette
In order to effeciently communicate on the Internet it is critical to understand the unwritten rules of email communication. Please use these tips as a guideline to online email communication.

Dress Code & Business Etiquette
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Does it matter what you wear to work? Heavens yes. Like it or not, many decisions are made on first impressions. You’ll be quickly checked over for cleanliness, grooming, and what you have on. It’s part of business etiquette.

Autoresponder Etiquette

Autoresponders are one of the most widely used promotional tools on the Internet. They’re also known as mailbots, automatic email and email on demand. They were derived from the very popular fax on demand and designed to automatically respond to any email message sent to it with an automatic response.

Ezine, Discussion and Announcement List Etiquette

The information super highway, countless intertwining roads of information all merging into one massive freeway. That’s the Internet. Just about any form of information you could ever want, right at your fingertips.

Email Etiquette 101

If you do any type of business online you MUST realize the importance of email etiquette. When you press that send button, there’s no turning back, you’ve just sent out your email salesperson. Who would you like to represent you and your business? A well dressed, personable, well spoken salesperson or someone in sloppy clothing, slewing slang, and spewing double negatives and run-on sentences like rain?

The impression your email message gives your customer holds in it’s hands the life or death of your sale. It will determine whether you acquire a customer or a disinterested passerby who’ll delete your email without a second thought.