GroupMe/Facebook Etiquette

Hey everyone!

At this point, many of you have joined your class Facebook page and/or GroupMe chat. While online communication provides excellent means of introducing yourselves to one another, it’s important to maintain proper etiquette so that the intentions behind your messages are clear, precise, and received correctly. Keep in mind the following points as you interact with your peers over these online forums:

  1. Trust, Concern, Respect. It is essential to keep in mind the feelings and opinions of others while interacting online. If you wouldn’t say it in person, don’t say it online. Try reading your message out loud.
  2. Be careful with humor and sarcasm. Certainly you shouldn’t avoid being funny; we love to see your personality shine through your communications! But remember that tone, body language, and immediate feedback from your audience is absent over the internet. Take time choosing the right wording to ensure your humor or sarcasm is conveyed successfully.
  3. Avoid inappropriate material. Of any kind.
  4. Think before you hit send. Be careful about the content of your message before posting it.

Be sure to keep these general guidelines in mind as you communicate with each other in your Facebook and GroupMe pages to avoid any miscommunications!

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Don’t forget to join in on the Havenger Hunt for a chance to win some cool prizes!!! Check out last Thursday’s post for the rules. This week’s items are…

-Favorite color (get creative)?

-Dance! (bonus points if you make a GIF)

-and… a HAVENGER HUNT RIDDLE!!!!  (Credit to Peter Winkler)

Jan and Maria have fallen in love (via the internet) and Jan wishes to mail her a ring. Unfortunately, they live in a country where anything sent through the mail will be stolen unless it is enclosed in a padlocked box. Jan and Maria each have plenty of padlocks, but none to which the other has a key. How can Jan get the ring safely into Maria’s hands?

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