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Netiquette. Minding Your Ps & Qs. is the social code for good etiquette. Netiquette . Network + Etiquette. Please & Thank you How to address a person – Mr. Mrs. Dr. Tone in how things are said Emoticons – when appropriate – when NOT appropriate! Capital letters = shouting

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Minding Your Ps & Qs


  • is the social code for good etiquette.


Network + Etiquette


  • Please & Thank you

  • How to address a person – Mr. Mrs. Dr.

  • Tone in how things are said

  • Emoticons – when appropriate – when NOT appropriate!

  • Capital letters = shouting

  • Lower case = mumbling

  • Text abbreviations – chat lingo

  • Keep personal & business email separate!


Golden rule of netiquette

  • Do unto others on the internet as you would have done to you.

Golden Rule of Netiquette


  • someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community; such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response




  • Flaming, also known as bashing, is hostile and insulting interaction between Internet users. Flaming usually occurs in the social context



  • Lurk before leap: listen to a chat or reading the archives before jumping in

  • Scrolling the screen: posting a multi-line message for the sole purpose for filling the screen

  • Scrolling in the Chat room: typing the same sentence/word/phrase over & over in the chat room

  • Creep: follow people around on the Social Web like a lost puppy



  • Emoticons are emotional graphics--visual ways to express the way you feel when words alone just aren't enough.



  • Reply

  • Reply All

  • Forward

  • CC

  • BCC

  • Do you know where the messages are stored?

    • For how long? – cached?

    • Who else sees the mail?


The ten core rules of netiquette

  • Spell Check & Proof

  • Do Not Use All Caps

  • Tell the Truth in Your Online Profiles

  • Be Yourself

  • Do Not Flame

  • Stay Away From Spam

  • Be Conservative in Email You Send

  • Do Not Send Email Late At Night

  • Shop Secure Websites

  • Use Discretion On The Net

The Ten Core Rules of Netiquette

Core rules of netiquette

  • Remember the Human

  • Adhere to the same standards of behavior online as in person

  • Know where you are in Cyberspace

  • Respect other people’s time and bandwidth

  • Make yourself look good online

  • Share expert knowledge

  • Help keep flame wars under control

  • Respect other people’s privacy

  • Do not abuse you power

  • Be forgiving of other people’s mistakes

Core Rules of Netiquette

For mail

  • Know the laws about the ownership of electronic mail which will vary from place to place.

  • Thecostof delivering an e-mail message is, on the average, paid about equally by the sender and the recipient.

  • Control characters or non-ASCII attachmentsmay not be decodable.

  • TheInternet is not secure. Never put in a mail message anything you would not put on a postcard.

  • Understand about Forwards, Chain letters, Sending excessive mail, sending unsolicited mail.

  • Know who (the person, group, …) & what you are sending.

  • If the message is a long message, state it in the subject.

For Mail

For mail continued

  • Check all mail before responding to the mail

  • If needed, respond that you have received the information and will send a longer reply later

  • Make things easy for the recipient (include your contact info)

  • Have subject headings which reflects the content

  • Keep your signature short

  • Be brief but not terse

  • Wait overnight to send emotional responses to messages

For Mail continued

For mail continued1

  • Be considerate of time zones – Global World

  • Be considerate of culture, language, and humor differences

  • Can use symbols

    • That *is* what I meant.

    • _War and Peace_ is my favorite book.

  • Emoticons

    • , :)

    • Don't assume that the inclusion of a smiley will make the recipient happy with what you say or wipe out an otherwise insulting comment.

    • Use them sparingly!

For Mail continued

One to many communication

  • Read both mailing lists and newsgroups for one to two months before you post anything. This helps you to get an understanding of the culture of the group.

  • Consider that a large audience will see your posts.

  • Assume that individuals speak for themselves, and what they say does not represent their organization.

  • Be brief and to the point.

  • If you are sending a reply to a message or a posting be sure you summarize the original at the top of the message, or include just enough text of the original to give a context.

  • Don't get involved in flame wars, don’t be the flame.

  • Keep in mind the fonts you are using – not all machines have them.

One-to-Many Communication

Guidelines of netiquette

  • Show the image you want of you

    • Stand up for yourself – not rudely or stepping on toes

    • Spelling & Grammar will be judged

    • Opinions - will be judged

  • Be considerate:

    • Their resources (time, bandwidth, storage, …)

    • Excessive emails, inconsiderate emails

    • Mistakes, remarks

    • Of their privacy

Guidelines of Netiquette

Guidelines of netiquette1

  • Share your knowledge

  • Do abuse your power

  • Keep in mind Flaming – Flame Wars – Trolls

  • Always know where you are in Cyberspace & be reflect of that environment

  • Remember - this is your digital footprint!

Guidelines of Netiquette

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