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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

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!
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 responseTrolls


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