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Should you share a Facebook page with your significant other or spouse? Are you friends with your spouse on Facebook? Is it proper digital etiquette to poke, or not to poke on Facebook when your status says, “In a Relationship” or “Married?”
Jeremy Greenberg covered these important topics on Glo on MSN with four dos and don’ts as it relates to the Rules of Netiquette for couples on Facebook. I had the chance to include my two digital cents in the article, Let’s Get Digital: ‘Til Defriending Do us Part.
DON’T: Share a Facebook page—it’s just weird
Sure, there are people who share Facebook pages. But there are also people who share toothbrushes. Being of one flesh doesn’t mean you have to be of one profile. Online dating and “netiquette” expert Julie Spira, author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating, encourages couples to keep their own Facebook profiles. “We’re individuals, we’re also couples, but each person has a unique history, especially when you look at Facebook’s recent changes with the timeline,” she says. “So merging Facebook accounts, I don’t think it’s a good idea.” Exceptions to this might be if your relationship is part of your business, or if a couple shares a page because neither one really cares that much about being on Facebook. But outside these sorts of situations, sharing a Facebook page is as awkward as when a guy tags along on girls’ night out.
DON’T: Wear a bikini in your profile picture—no matter how jealous you want to make your old high school nemesis
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Julie Spira is a dating, relationship and netiquette expert. She’s the author of The Rules of Netiquette: How to Mind Your Manners on the Web. Visit Julie at RulesofNetiquette.com, @JulieSpira on Twitter and at Facebook.com/RulesofNetiquette