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USA Today Adds Digital Etiquette Columnist

BrucePetrowPicIt’s nice to see an advice columnist entering the pages of a daily newspaper full of life, rather than hearing about another such Dear-Blank journalist exiting, full of fatigue.

Steven Petrow officially introduced himself to USA Today readers yesterday. His column “Your Digital Life” will appear online Mondays and Fridays, with one or the other of these also being reprinted in the paper’s USA Weekend section:

I’m here to help. For more than a decade I’ve penned manners columns for the Washington Post, the New York Times and other magazines and websites. I’ve also written five etiquette books and am now working on my sixth, Mind Your Digital Manners: Life In An Age Without Rules

It’s a good bet you’ve made a few missteps along the way. I certainly have! That’s why I’ll be fielding your questions about e-tiquette, providing solutions for navigating the digital world in the real world.

A rep for the paper was kind enough to tip us about some of the other topics Petrow plans to initially address. FishbowlNY looks forward to the columnist’s take on the following, highly familiar matters:

How do I handle someone who flags every email ‘high-priority’?

How many selfies are too many?

Petrow works out of a home office in Hillsborough, North Carolina.

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