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When posting items to a friend’s ‘wall’ or sending a ‘message’, proper English still applies. I understand that writing a quick note on Facebook may not always be a professional piece of writing but please, use proper letter casing.

Writing a ‘message’ in all lower-case letters gives the reader the impression that you did not put very much time, or effort, into the ‘message’.

Writing in all capital letters creates a few issues. 1. A block of all capital letters is very difficult to read. 2. Capital letters denote excitement or anger. 3. Over-emphasis on an entire message annoys the reader.

Receiving too many ‘messages’ is annoying. Receiving messages that strain your eyes is downright frustrating.

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When messaging ‘groups’ you administer, the rule is quality over quantity. If you send too many messages you, and your ‘group’, will lose Facebook credibility.

Humans today are always in a rush. It is best to send clear and concise messages.

Sending too many messages can do a few things: 1. Annoy people. 2. Confuse people. 3. Tempt people to ‘leave [the] group’.

When I get an unexpected ‘message’ I go straight to my ‘inbox’. When I get three messages from the same ‘friend’ and/or ‘group’ every week, I delete the email notification, without opening it, and delete the ‘message’ from my ‘inbox’ later.

Facebook is a social networking site that was created in 2004. The original version of Facebook was very basic, one ‘friend’ could accidentally delete your entire ‘wall’ (yes, I’m still a little salty, Evelyn). Originally only college students were allowed to create a Facebook page and now anyone over the age of 13 can create a page. Facebook has evolved into a place for networking, rekindling and marketing.

Etiquette, as sited on Wikipedia, “is a code of behavior that influences expectations for social behavior according to contemporary conventional norms within a society, social class, or group.” It is clear that many Facebook users lack Facebook Etiquette and we need to put an end to these annoying antics.

It is my hope that after reading this blog (and referring it to your ‘friends’) your ‘wall’, ‘home page’ and ‘inbox’ will be less cluttered and you will be Facebook stress-free.

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