THE SITUATION: You’re on a plane and the plane has landed. NOW: Let me explain to you what NOT to do—and what to do instead.
Email is the technology tool everyone relies on and yet perhaps also hates (it’s the cockroach of the internet!). Love it or hate it, we could probably all stand to improve our email skills, from managing our inboxes to sending more elegant email messages. Here are ten of the top mistakes we make with our email.
This week, the theater world and social media exploded over a man who jumped on stage at Hand to God in order to plug his charger into a (fake) on-set outlet. Then queen diva Patti LuPone snatched a phone straight out of a texting audience member’s hand and sauntered off with it. What the hell is happening on Broadway?
My current pet peeve is being out with friends who seem incapable of putting their phones down. We’re existing in a time when there is zero etiquette about when it is appropriate to use your phone in public. What gets your goat these days?
Rumor has it, Apple wants to give you the option to use read receipts on a contact-by-contact basis in iMessage. This is a dreadfully bad idea that will undoubtedly destroy relationships, estrange friends, and piss off teens. Why? Because read receipts are awful, and making them more sophisticated is bullshit.
Earlier this month I asked you guys for the worst email sign-offs you'd ever seen. Well, well, well, did you ever deliver. Many people (understandably, as I am always correct) agreed with me that "Best" is an arrogant and disgusting way to cap off your digital correspondence. But oh, there are plenty of other terrible…
The etiquette around work email is still evolving. If the Sony hacks taught us anything, it's that even high-profile executives and celebrities are — let's call it extremely informal in their email writing styles. What's the worst email signoff you've ever seen?
It happens. You're having a perfectly nice conversation with someone when, all of a sudden, they make an innocent mistake on a piece of pop culture knowledge. It's eating you up inside, but do you correct them? Choose your answer in this comic and face the consequences.
Welcome to User Manual, Gizmodo's weekly internet advice column. This week we're dealing with parents all up in your Instagram, more questions on dick pics, and stalking a date on LinkedIn. Buckle up, because we're here to help.
Technology brings with it many complex social problems—from using phones at the dinner table to the the etiquette of Facebook likes. In this video, Jerry Seinfeld helps us navigate the minefield that is society drenched in tech.
Facebook pokes, LinkedIn romance, and how to deal with someone who doesn't understand email—that's what we're dealing with this week at User Manual, Gizmodo's weekly internet advice column. We're here to help!
The internet has changed the rules for a lot of things: dating, buying groceries, ordering takeout, etc. to the power of 10. But it hasn't changed basic manners. Meaning, you still have to write thank you notes.
There's an old saying that you get more bees with honey than with vinegar. It's true—to a degree. Sometimes if you want to get your way, it's worth giving whining a try.
Facebook has basically made remembering birthdays meaningless. With automatic reminders, it's just as easy to wish a happy birthday to your own mother as it is to wish one to that random girl you think you maybe lived down the hall from you in the freshman dorms. But it doesn't take much more effort to show that…
We've all done it. After a tough day at work or a long night of drinking, the gentle motion of the subway rocks you right to sleep, and the next thing you know, you wake up in the Bronx. It's a frustrating problem, but one app developer thinks he has the solution: a motion-based alarm clock that wakes you up at your…
The Internet is not that hard. We all know that, right? But some people out there (probably duckface selfie-ing on Facebook right now) just aren't very good at the Internet. They just don't get it. They don't know that Google answers any question, they can't spell, they take too many selfies, they obliterate your feed…
That girl you grew up with and haven't seen in four years does not want to like the Facebook page for the Kickstarter to support your band's very first regional tour. Neither does anyone who isn't your mother. So please please please please please please please please1 stop sending out carpet bombed requests that…
My brain tickles itself when something brand new gets invented, like a smartphone, and how different habits and customs form in each culture around that new smartphone and a brand new form of etiquette specific to each country is created all over the world. Maybe in some countries they call more than they text. Maybe…
It's summertime, and that means the subways are hot and crowded and more miserable than usual. But are you the problem? Check yourself against this list of the Top 10 Worst People on the train.
The UK media is weirdly ablaze this morning over a story about a store attendant who flipped out when a customer refused to stop talking on her phone while at the checkout. But is that rude, or is it now socially acceptable?