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

Rubio Tweets Bible verses, and Your Inbox

Is your inbox flooded? Sometimes sifting through emails can feel like going down the rabbit hole. You sign on to answer one email--even if you keep your home and work emails separate--and soon you're distracted by Marco Rubio tweeting Bible verses. Or an email about an imaginary friend on a reality show. Or Gordon Ramsay trashing Twitter pics of celebrity food (including Martha Stewart's, which eerily echoes Chapter 6 of AIN'T "U" GOT NO MANNERS.) It's hard to sift through so

Kellyanne Conway's Foot on the Couch Caused the Oscar Best Picture Blunder, and other Internet n

No, no one has accused Kellyanne Conway of masterminding the colossal Oscar mix-up heard round the world, but it's only a matter of time before the conspiracy theories grow. Let's let Kanye weigh in. Here is the offending Conway pic, taken while she attempted to capture a group photo of leaders of historically black colleges (the HSBC for all you wonks).'s Chris Cilizza mounted a defense of Conway that was all the sweeter because it came from the other side. Cilizz

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 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

Trolling For Good Manners on Conservative Tribune

The Web site Conservative Tribune recently ran a story about Chelsea Clinton criticizing President Trump on Twitter and getting a pointed reply from Juanita Broaddrick, who accused Chelsea's father, former President Bill Clinton, of rape. We won't litigate the Twitter battle, but instead focus on Conservative Tribune, where you might expect to find anti-Clinton vitriol. Indeed, the comments section erupted, with some slamming President Trump and many others attacking the Clin

4 Reasons to hit the #Think Button

It's a busy week online: women posting pictures with the hashtag #DressLikeaWoman, Twitter censoring a controversial cartoon about hijabs US Senator Tim Scott reading tweets attacking his support of US Attorney general Jeff Sessions And that's just for openers. When you are responding to Tim Scott, #DressLikeaWoman, or the cartoon about hijabs, Camille Styles offers four things to #Think about before you speak (or tweet or post.) Think of them as operating instructions. Is It

Quotes About Internet Manners

Hat tip to “Like, love, follow, friend, and share positive content for good Netiquette.”― 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

Notable and quotable #UGM

The phenomenon known as Jonny Sun, who has 250,000 Twitter followers, calls himself a robot and tweets poetry such as this: Recode/Vox Media interviewed Jonny Sun recently. He had this to say about Internet manners and social media: #UGM #Twitter #Socialmedia #poetry

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

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

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 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.

"A Living Nightmare"

People who follow the Real Housewives of New Jersey or "Bravo-holics" (disclaimer: we once tweeted executive producer Andy Cohen trying to become a Bravo-holic) know that Teresa Giudice and Jacqueline Laurita have gone from frenemies to just enemies. Twitter couldn't help weighing in. Former #RHONJ cast member Amber N. Marchese apparently tweeted that Teresa Giudice was "a living nightmare owned and operated" by Andy Cohen. We have not been able to find this tweet. However, t

Creepy clown tweets…/creepy-clown-prank-prompts-9… "Hanover police were also called to several of the town's schools Tuesday for reports of clowns that the department said turned out to be unfounded. Hanover police said they believe the reports were based on anonymous social media posts about supposed clown sightings. Matthew Ferron, the superintendent of the Hanover public schools, said in an email to high school parents Tuesday that an erroneous post on Twitter ab

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