Netiquette Lessons From CNN


Brenna Ehrlich and Andrea Bartz are the sarcastic brains behind humor blog and book
“Stuff Hipsters Hate.” Got a question about etiquette in the digital world? – CNN

One of my least favorite features on CNN.com is the Netiquette blog written by Brenna Ehrlich and Andrea Bartz. Here’s their advice on writing thank you cards – “Let it be awkward. It’s the gesture, not the content, that helps, and homegirl’s got a point: A conversational note can make an old person feel more hip, less hip-replacement-seeking.”

This is bad advice and flies in the face of the “know your audience” axiom. What if the person is very formal? Why should a note be awkward? Sounds like the opposite of the intended effect.

My point is, I really hate the content these ladies produce for CNN.

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