March Madness Internet Edition: Then There Were Two

If the weirdest "where are your manners" moments we've seen on the Internet, a.k.a. the ones that elicited the most social media uproar, became Sweet 16 NCAA Basketball teams, what would such a bracket look like? We're only going to do eight here. And two now remain after the Final Four twin matchups. First, let's recap the Final Two. As action-packed as the four teams everyone's talking about: Kansas, Loyola-Chicago, University of Michigan and Villanova. As everyone may kno

March Madness Internet Edition: Then There Were Two

If the weirdest "where are your manners" moments we've seen on the Internet, a.k.a. the ones that elicited the most social media uproar, became Sweet 16 NCAA Basketball teams, what would such a bracket look like? We're only going to do eight here. And two now remain after the Final Four twin matchups. First, let's recap the Final Four. As action-packed as the four teams everyone's talking about: Kansas, Loyola-Chicago, University of Michigan and Villanova. #1 SnapChat Mocks

March Madness Internet Edition: The Final Four

If the weirdest "where are your manners" moments we've seen on the Internet, a.k.a. the ones that elicited the most social media uproar, became Sweet 16 NCAA Basketball teams, what would such a bracket look like? We're only going to do eight here. And four remain. In the last post we held Round #2. First, let's recap the Final Four. As action-packed as the four teams everyone's talking about: Kansas, Loyola-Chicago, University of Michigan and Villanova. 1. SnapChat Mocks Ri

March Madness Internet Edition Round 2

If the weirdest "where are your manners" moments we've seen on the Internet, a.k.a. the ones that elicited the most social media uproar, became Sweet 16 NCAA Basketball teams, what would such a bracket look like? We're only going to do eight here. We picked them in the last post. First, let's recap the teams courtesy of Ranker.com. 1. Pepsi's "Lady Doritos" Announcement 2. SnapChat Mocks Rihanna as a Victim of Domestic Violence with "Slap Rihanna" Ad 3. Dodge RAM Quotes Mart

March Madness Internet Edition

If the weirdest "where are your manners" moments we've seen on the Internet, a.k.a. the ones that elicited the most social media uproar, became Sweet 16 NCAA Basketball teams, what would such a bracket look like? We're only going to do eight here. First, let's meet the teams courtesy of Ranker.com. 1. Pepsi's "Lady Doritos" Announcement 2. SnapChat Mocks Rihanna as a Victim of Domestic Violence with "Slap Rihanna" Ad 3. Dodge RAM Quotes Martin Luther King Jr...To Sell Trucks

Affirmations for Internet Blunders

You posted that cringe-worthy political humor on a work Twitter/Facebook account. Or someone posted a video of you on NeighborShame.com. Unfortunately, these digital tracks can't be erased. They'll float around on the Internet forever. How do you recover? Will it ruin your life? this phenomenon is so great that the Syfy Channel now devotes a show to the topic, "The Internet Ruined My Life." However, in this crisis you can find opportunities for growth and self-analysis and st

Internet Justice, Extra Crispy

For those people still steaming about what Chinese company Tencent considered a good office party, one woman's response to an Internet pervert should give you a chuckle. As the Huffington Post reported, a 25-year-old named Monconjay Brown living in China trolled a troll asking her to sext. She met him via OKCupid. He asked her, "I wanna see your body too...Any pic you have." She sent him her thighs, her breasts, and her legs. Would we at AUGNM advise someone to engage a troll

Tencent Lurid Video Causes Backlash

Chinese new media company Tencent, which doesn't have a single female executive, faced an Internet kung-fu attack after a video of simulated oral sex at a company function went viral. Let's see what Sonny Chiba, Chinese action star, has to say about that. #china #viral #augnm #badmanners #sex #exploitation

Quotes About Internet Manners

Hat tip to Goodreads.com... “Like, love, follow, friend, and share positive content for good Netiquette. NetworkEtiquette.net”― David Chiles “Checking in on what our kids are doing online isn't helicoptering, it's parenting.”--Galit Breen, @GalitBreen “To teach our kids what they need to know online, we have to talk to them off line.” ― Galit Breen, @GalitBreen #UGM #quotes #Twitter #augnm #tips #UGotManners #badmanners #Goodmanners #howto #advice

Ain't You Got No Manners On Kindle!

The AUGNM Blog is pleased to announce the debut of Ain't "U" Got No Manners, published by A Vegas Publisher. a new guide filled with secrets to help you achieve a New Year's resolution: take control of your Internet life, and live a better life offline!Available in ebook and (forthcoming) in paperback, Ain't "U" Got No Manners is packed with stories, examples, tips and tricks as well as observations about our increasingly connected world. Check out the Kindle version at http:

AUGNM Roundup for the Week of November 28, 2016

There is no shortage of good and bad Internet behavior out there, so we're continuing our weekly feature of the highlights and misses in the digital world over the previous seven days. First, some terminology. UGM Tip: Something particularly good we've noticed. "404": A 404 is "Page Not Found," so it represents a goof on the Internet. Skull and Crossbones: Danger! UGM Tip: #GivingTuesday. It's more than a hashtag, it's a movement. GivingTuesday.com offers this mission statem

Pardoning Internet Turkeys

In America, the President of the United States pardons two Thanksgiving turkeys in a ceremonial gesture of goodwill. Witness President Barack Obama pardon Tater and Tot during the 2016 White House Thanksgiving festivities. We thought that we would pardon a few social media "turkeys" before we get on to Thanksgiving dinner and we surrender our electronic devices for a few hours. 1. The "fake news" on Facebook stating that Harambe the gorilla got 15,000 votes in the US presiden

Fake Amazon Reviews, Real Angst

NOTE: This post originally appeared on October 19, 2016. Since online holiday shopping has begun in earnest, we want to do a public service and make sure you know that real people are reviewing the gifts you buy on Amazon. USA TODAY's Matt Granite says, "Amazon has many of the most competitive and aggressive Black Friday deals this year." Author Kristin Johnson here. I am an Amazon reviewer. I've also been reviewed on Amazon. I know that Amazon works on its policy constantly,

AUGNM Roundup for the Week of November 14, 2016

There is no shortage of good and bad Internet behavior out there, so we're continuing our weekly feature of the highlights and misses in the digital world. First, some terminology. UGM Tip: Something particularly good we've noticed. "404": A 404 is "Page Not Found," so it represents a goof on the Internet. Skull and Crossbones: Danger! UGM Tip: The Web site HoopLaHa, aka the good news Web site, launched a new Web series called "The Passion project," and the series premiere ep

Eight Rules for Social Media After a Hard-Fought Election

No tweeting about the election at 3 A.M.—if President-elect Donald Trump has mastered that one, so can you. No posting pictures of swastikas in support of your candidate. Say one positive thing about the other side’s winning candidate on social media. If you can’t do that, compliment the candidate’s supporters. No posting pictures or video of yourself defacing a candidate’s signs. If you think something is an offensive political comment, video, blog, photo or meme, step back

Election Over, President-Elect Trump--A Survival Guide, AUGNM-Style

As observers of the Internet we noticed three key trends and reactions last night and all through the morning. 1. Digital dynamism outpacing traditional media. The Internet/AP Newswire/New York Times Online/Drudge Report were frequently ahead of the television coverage all evening and called the deciding state, Pennsylvania, for President-Elect Donald J. Trump before the major networks, including CNN, MSNBC, Russian TV, Fox News/Fox business, Bloomberg, and BBC America did. T

VOTE for the AUGNM Roundup for the Week of November 7, 2016

There is no shortage of good and bad Internet behavior out there, so we're continuing our weekly feature of the highlights and misses in the digital world, U.S. election edition! First, some terminology. UGM Tip: Something particularly good we've noticed. "404": A 404 is "Page Not Found," so it represents a goof on the Internet. Skull and Crossbones: Danger! In US Election parlance, we will call these: "Stronger Together/Make the Internet Great Again" Debate Gaffe October Sur

INTERNET DANGERS: "Horror! Mom records murdered toddler in revenge text"

Some examples of Internet behavior go beyond even AUGNM's exhortation to #Think. As readers may know by now, this skull indicates Internet behavior that is so egregious it's poisonous. TheHorn News reports: "A woman jailed on charges she killed her toddler son sent a video of the boy’s apparently lifeless body to his father in a jealous, vengeful rage during a text-messaged argument that lasted more than two hours, cops said in a criminal complaint." Among the text messages i

Dogs and Politics and the Dumbest Headline (plus UGM on Twitter)

"I love a dog, he does nothing for political reasons."--Will Rogers (Quotes) Cats may rule and dogs drool, but you don't release a headline making fun of a dog's death the way Jezebel.com did to US VP candidate Governor Mike Pence. The headline: "An October Surprise for Mike Pence's Dog: Death". Now, Joan Rivers may have been the queen of anti-PC behavior, saying: However, Joan Rivers would probably not post a political headline about a dead dog. A Yorkie once saved her life.

Kim Komando: Fact Checker?

Digital Goddess Kim Komando fact-checks the election! Actually, one of her reporters, Mark Jones, has compiled a list of election-season Internet hoaxes. This one may have caught your eye: #Repealthe19th, a hashtag trend supposedly started by Donald Trump supporters. We know this is a divided election, but don't believe everything you read. Mark Jones writes: Now before both sides fire up their keyboards and retweet inflammatory opinions about this (which has gotten Donald Tr

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