Ain’t U Got No Manners? by Kristin Johnson

(5 customer reviews)


More than just another etiquette book, AIN’T “U” GOT NO MANNERS is your go-to guide with secrets and commonsense for surviving and thriving in a world that increasingly blends your online life. It will help you hit the #Think button,and at a minimum, entertain you with a rogues’ gallery of online mistakes.

Facebook. Twitter. Cell phones, smartphones, iPads, email.The World Wide Web. The Internet of Things. SnapChat. You know and use them every day.Do you know how to use them effectively? Have you ever…  Gotten red in the Facebook?  Been defeated by something tweeted? Regretted a SnapChat decision?  Been outmatched by  Worried about your Selfie-esteem?

Is there a secret to living our increasingly wired life while not letting it consume you so you can live your best life offline?

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  • Winner of the Nonfiction Authors Association Bronze 2018 Nonfiction Book Award, Computers and Technology.
  • August 2019: A Vegas Publisher congratulates Kristin Johnson, author of Ain’t “U” Got No Manners, for winning three prestigious 2019 Global Ebook Awards: •Bronze Award in Technology and Engineering. • Silver in eBook Cover.• Honorable Mention in Self-Help.

5 reviews for Ain’t U Got No Manners? by Kristin Johnson

  1. sfohadmin

    This book is chock-full of excellent advice and good psychology. It is written in the language of its target audience: people who are part-human, part-internet cyborgs, although they may not realize it. The information is well organized and presented, with lots of examples, appropriate evidence, and considerable humor. – Nonfiction Authors Association Book Awards Program

  2. sfohadmin

    How compelling when we pick up a book and find such useful wisdom and advice

    I bought ten copies. Gave away nine. Perhaps in some small way I could seed and propagate the profound value contained in each page for others. How compelling when we pick up a book and find such useful wisdom and advice, the enormous benefits this author has given us in what must have been countless hours of dedication and research. Inspiring is that selfless sacrifice, that purity of intent. Fearless in seeking to combat the coarsening of our communication digitally, fierce like a mother wanting to protect the innocent, trusting user in the dangers digital communication can entail for any of us. Reaching out to each of us to pull from within us the best in how we connect digitally, communicating with a graciousness and dignity (and often with wit and humor), uplifting what defines, even shapes our culture through how we speak to one another. Even giving a common foundation for communication cross-culturally (while mindful of cultural differences). I think of whoever stumbled upon that 700 lb stone containing emeralds in Brazil, what they must have thought. Was this rare find recognized? Marveled at its exceptional beauty? Did they even think of how many could be benefited by their find? if put to good use. I feel this about this book. I marvel at the beauty in the way the words were crafted together in a manner not unlike how those emeralds must have sparkled brilliantly in that 700+ lb stone. A rarity, this gem of a book, containing such riches within its pages, to benefit so many if put to good use. And that depends on each of us.

  3. sfohadmin

    Loved it!

    This is so timely for today’s society! Well written and a “Must have” for everyone to brush up on etiquette tips for today’s technology, as well as real life situations! Loved it!

  4. sfohadmin

    I’m not unused to foul language- but it is offensive to see it constantly …

    Ms. Johnson addressed so many issues people don’t think about when they use the internet. Every young person who uses a computer, a phone or other electronic device needs to read this- especially if they are going out to find employment. HR people will look on-line for anything a prospective employee might post. Maybe this book will do something to clean up the language of others. I’m not unused to foul language- but it is offensive to see it constantly bombarding one when on the net. Thank you Kristin Johnson for your thorough and thoughtful insight to a more friendly approach to internet usage.

  5. sfohadmin

    Must read etiquette guide for the Internet age

    If you’ve never given a thought to digital manners, you clearly aren’t alone. One of the hallmarks of online interactions is speed – usual grammar and punctuation rules often don’t apply, but our world is becoming increasingly digital, and while the online world may look like a wild-west, the way you conduct yourself, particularly on social media, is critically important. It’s easy to forget how recent a phenomena our technological proliferation is. As Kristin Johnson reminds us, digital technology has been in popular use for less than twenty years. However, in that time the growth of social media has been exponential, particularly as more portable tools for access, such as the smartphone, have become ubiquitous. It’s easier to get hold of our kids, family and friends via messaging than via the telephone. Even our music listening and reading are starting to be piped in live through network enabled apps like Spotify or reading apps like Kindle and iBooks that instantly link up with our networks and share our preferences and activities.

    Ain’t U Got No Manners is not only a complete guide to behaving with grace and charm online, it’s also entertaining and funny. The book provides extensive information on presenting your best self online. The writing is light, crisp and easy-to-read, and the many sidebars, symbols, stories, and takeaway points after each chapter ensure easy comprehension, even for readers with online attention spans. Despite the relaxed, humorous and conversational tone, the subject is serious. With Facebook, Instagram, Google (including its search engine), Twitter, Snapchat, Skype and email all linking up, nearly everything that goes online is more or less in the public domain. An ill-thought through or offensive post can get you fired, can wreck your home life, can lose you friends, and even get you arrested. Like any good advice, much of the book is common sense: “When in public, act as if you’re on camera, because you just might be.” That said, it’s surprisingly easy to forget this, or not taking it seriously enough, while scrolling and commenting in the seeming solitude of your living room.

    Ain’t U Got No Manners is full of anecdotes, from fake Facebook fundraisers, employees who were fired after posting silly pictures, or the woman whose thoughtless Twitter post went viral while she was in an airplane and by the time she landed she was a notorious pariah. Johnson has done her research well. There are also tips on how to minimize the impact of social media overload, handing texts (and “textually transmitted diseases” – I particularly liked the texting takeaways in text language), navigating Twitter, including one of my favourite sections, the #dailysins of Twitter (7 deadly examples in hashtag form), commenting, how not to be a troll, dealing with online meanness, internet dating, public shaming, posting video, SnapChat, photo etiquette (including selfies), and lots more. Put simply, Aint U Got No Manners is a must read for the Internet age: a book as enjoyable as it is informative. The book should be part of every school’s curriculum. If you take away nothing more than #think (before you…), then it will be worth the price of the book.

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