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What do you think of Wired Magazine’s new rules for the digital age?

Wired Magazine has mulled over the complex computer and cell-phone world and come up with 70 new tips for best practices for consumers.

These are among the ideas in its article, “How to Behave: New Rules for Highly Evolved Humans”:

  • Don’t Google-stalk before a first date.
  • Don’t blog or tweet anything with more than half a million hits.
  • Delete unwanted posts from your Facebook wall.
  • Meet online friends in the real world.
  • Texting in the company of others is O.K.
  • Never broadcast your relationship status.
  • Don’t lie with your Facebook photo.
  • Friend your boss and coworkers on Facebook
  • Leave your Wi-Fi open so others can use it.
  • There’s no such thing as too many friends.
  • You can reinvent yourself online.
  • Ignore your ex on Facebook.
  • Don’t hesitate to haggle on Craigslist.
  • Never unfollow someone just because they unfollowed you.
  • Don’t send out a follow-up e-mail apologizing for a typo in a previous e-mail.
  • List your high school on Facebook, not in LinkedIn.
  • Give credit when repeating tweets and blog posts.

What do you think? Are these suggestions worthwhile? Did Wired miss the mark on some of them?

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Copyright 2009, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist


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