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

Social Media Helps Hurricane Harvey Victims

"Anyone in North Houston have a boat and can rescue a 3 &6 yo, mom, gramma and grandpa and 2 dogs?" The above Facebook post from someone trapped in Hurricane Harvey signals the power of social media to help Hurricane Harvey victims. Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms, often a distraction, prove to be a way to marshal the forces of good and summon aid. Twitter, which didn't exist (shocking!) in 2005 when Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Dennis wreaked devastation

Posting to Facebook Without Using Facebook

How do you post to Facebook without using Facebook? The Social Media Hat has ideas. Why would you want to post to Facebook without the site or app? Simple: You can get sucked into reading your feed--when you're working diligently, procrastinating by reading Facebook is a time and energy vampire. If you can use a #lifehack, do it. #lifehack #Facebook #vampires #timemanagement

UGM Tip: Stage32

IN AIN'T "U" GOT NO MANNERS, I write about supportive online arts communities such as Stage32.com. There's also DesertScreenwritersGuild.com. Recently Stage32.com published the finalists of the 2nd Annual Happy Writers TV Writing Contest. Although I entered, I was not one of the finalists. I'm proud to compete, and proud to congratulate these winners: ALT ALEX by Danny Baram GILT by Andrew Crook RAIN CITY by Sara Sutton ROSEWOOD FALLS by Jaye Lowe & Michael Massey SAVAGES by

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

STREET REACH

On Facebook we discovered a video for the Street Reach app, posted by Upworthy.com. View it here: https://www.facebook.com/Upworthy/videos/1655190344521817/?hc_ref=SEARCH created HelpMeHelp #UGotManners, students. If you live in Cincinnati, download the Street Reach app here. #UGotManners #app #homeless #help #goodmanners #Facebook

Emotional Side...uplifting video

In an Internet full of division and noise, sometimes the best thing you can do is pause and watch an uplifting video. #UGotManners #video #Facebook #gratitude #UGM #goodmanners #viral

Engagement Ring Goes Viral!

Remember that scene in the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's" in which Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly and George Peppard as the lovestruck writer Paul Varjak visit her holy place, Tiffany's, and get a Cracker Jack ring engraved? One woman's post about an engagement ring echoed that she sentiment about what's important in life...and went viral. H/t HillaryDaily.com, although the story is all over the Internet now. As the Tiffany salesman says in the movie clip, "That's nice to

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

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

Political Diversity, Grammar Shaming and Vacation Snaps on the AUGNM Roundup for the Week of October

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: Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook expressed support for Donald Trump advocate and fellow tech titan Peter Thiel--and in a UGM move, Zuckerberg

"I unfriend you over your politics...now what?"

People are unfriending each other over politics these days. The trend first came to light with a 2015 article by Burt Constable after the Paris terror attacks, in which he used the memorable line, "And so begins what probably registers as the largest 'unfriending' week in Facebook history." The unfriending only got worse after the second presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, despite the relative calm of the first debate that didn't extend to people wri

Politics and Facebook

We could have started this with a headline about the 2nd presidential debate slated to occur just hours from now, but that would be clickbait--bad Internet manners, and like many forms of bad Internet manners (such as nude selfies, fight videos and outrageous tweets), guaranteed, nay, strategically chosen to get a response, according to Wired Magazine. Instead, we will talk about random strangers posting political comments on Facebook walls. Random strangers who may be a Face

Fake Hurricane Relief Charities

Fake fundraising emails are nothing new. The Make-A-Wish Foundation reports that fraudulent email and Facebook pleas circulate still on behalf of Max, Amirtha, Jessie Anderson, Shane Bernier, Matt Dawson, Chad Briody, Amy Bruce, Jeff DeLeon, Rhyan Desquetado, Anthony Hebrank, LaNisha Jackson, Nikisha Johnson, Craig Sheldon, Craig Shelton, Craig Sheppard, Bryan Warner and Kayla Wightman. Now, with Hurricane Matthew ravaging the US Eastern Seaboard and having struck Haiti, fake

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