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What Do You Hate About Technology?

My current pet peeve is being out with friends who seem incapable of putting their phones down. We’re existing in a time when there is zero etiquette about when it is appropriate to use your phone in public. What gets your goat these days?


Turn Off Read Receipts

Rumour has it, Apple wants to give you the option to use read receipts on a contact-by-contact basis in iMessage. This is a dreadfully bad idea that will undoubtedly destroy relationships, estrange friends, and piss off teens. Why? Because read receipts are awful, and making them more sophisticated is bullshit.


11 Of The Most Obnoxious Email Signatures Ever 

Earlier this month, I asked you guys for the worst email sign-offs you’d ever seen. Well, well, well, did you ever deliver. Many people (understandably, as I am always correct) agreed with me that “Best” is an arrogant and disgusting way to cap off your digital correspondence. But oh, there are plenty of other terrible things you can add.


What's The Most Obnoxious Way To Sign Emails?

The etiquette around work email is still evolving. If the Sony hacks taught us anything, it’s that even high-profile executives and celebrities are — let’s call it extremely informal in their email writing styles. What’s the worst email signoff you’ve ever seen?


Should I Create A Parent-Friendly Instagram Account?

Welcome to User Manual, Gizmodo’s weekly internet advice column. This week we’re dealing with parents all up in your Instagram, more questions on d**k pics, and stalking a date on LinkedIn. Buckle up, because we’re here to help.


Seinfeld's Guide To Internet Etiquette

Technology brings with it many complex social problems — from using phones at the dinner table to the the etiquette of Facebook likes. In this video, Jerry Seinfeld helps us navigate the minefield that is society drenched in tech.


The Internet Doesn't Mean You Don't Have To Write Thank-You Notes

The internet has changed the rules for a lot of things to the power of 10, such as dating, buying groceries and ordering takeout. But it hasn’t changed basic manners. Meaning, you still have to write thank-you notes.


How To Host A Good Party

Hosting a party can be a stressful undertaking. Will people come? Will they have fun? Is vomit bad for houseplants? We answer all these questions and more.


This App Wakes You Up At Your Stop If You Fall Asleep On The Train

We’ve all done it. After a tough day at work or a long night of drinking, the gentle motion of the train rocks you right to sleep, and the next thing you know, you wake up in the sticks. It’s a frustrating problem, but one app developer thinks he has the solution: a motion-based alarm clock that wakes you up at your stop.


8 Ways To Make People Hate You On The Internet

The internet is not that hard. We all know that, right? But some people out there (probably duckface selfie-ing on Facebook right now) just aren’t very good at the internet. They just don’t get it. They don’t know that Google answers any question, they can’t spell, they take too many selfies, they obliterate your feed with I love you’s to their girlfriend or boyfriend and worst of all, they do it too damn much by posting so often. This is why we can’t have nice things.


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