Via Twitter (@UMLGuy), I found myself reading a blog post by Dana Coffey (@crazeegeekchick)
Now, even if I wasn’t married, I wouldn’t dream of doing any of the crazy things that Dana mentions in her blog entry. It’s just not the done thing.
Take Dana’s rule of all rules as an example:
It never ceases to amaze me that men online feel perfectly comfortable asking me about my sexual proclivities or describing their own – and they don’t even know the color of my eyes.
Come guys, whoever you are, wherever you are: please take heed of Dana’s advice…you’re letting the side of decency down.
Here’s the full blog post: How to Talk to (Geek)Girls Online– Social Networking Etiquette
it’s obviously the (supposed) anonymity of being online – I’ve had many experiences like that, without any encouragement on my part – trust me, I know enough weirdos as it is LOL, I don’t need to add any more! 😉
I’ve heard more than a few people say, if you’re talking to people online for any reason, you’re obviously wanting to be anonymous and therefore wanting to take part in the same behaviour. Not in the least bit true, and I’m thankful to say that 95% of people I talk to or engage with online are completely normal, and the others – well I’ve got a good enough sense of humour to see them as a bit of a joke. Although there is a distinct difference between some cheeky/flirty banter that is occasionally fun, and the couple of oddballs who cross the line, and way too soon too!
Still I’d always stress being careful about details – don’t disclose your location, work address or number to anyone potentially ‘unhinged’. I’ve known a couple of very odd guys turn a bit nasty when I didn’t return their conversation…so keep your distance, just in case
I keep a general rule that I don’t say/tell anything to anyone online, professionally speaking or not, that I wouldn’t be happy telling them in ‘real life’. Good rule 🙂
Colour of her eyes? What on earth makes women think we’re looking at their faces? *hide*
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