Netiquette

Rebecca Thayer hour 9

Tips

  • Avoid writing e-mail or posting messages in blogs, newsgroups,chat rooms and other online venues using all capital letters. IT LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE SHOUTING! it's difficult to read.
  • To add personality and humor to your messages, use smileys, also known as emoticons, expressions you create using the characters on your keyboard
  • Keep your written communications focused. Few people like reading lengthy text on computers.
  • To shorten messages, use common abbreviations: BTW means By the Way.

    A < G > enclosed in brackets indicates grinning. One of our favorites is < ROTFL >, which stands for Rolling on the Floor Laughing.

  • Remember that comments you post to a blog, newsgroup, or website and write during a public chat session is a publicly available. You never know who's reading it or who may copy and spread it around. It could come back to haunt you.