Top Ten Tips on Netiquette
By Swetha Tandri and Holt Hanson
Swetha: Hey, maybe I should post a status update on Twitter about my first week of school.
Holt: Yeah, that is a good idea.
Swetha: But before I post something, I always make sure I have good netiquette online.
Holt: What is that long word you just said?
Swetha: Netiquette. It is basically your behavior online, just like etiquette.
Swetha: Hey, how about I tell you the top ten tips that will guarantee to make sure you have good netiquette.
#10- Knowing Where You are Online
#9- Avoid Flamewars and help them cool down
8- Do Not Waste People's Time Online
#7- Do Your Part
#6- Be Forgiving Of Mistakes
#5- Write Professional Emails (Tips)
#4- Create a Positive Digital Image Online
#3 -Do Not Abuse Your Power
Do not abuse your power. Even if you are a tech wizard, do not take advantage of those who do not. You could use it to help people and do good to the world. That is the difference between an Internet hero and villain.
#2- Respect Other People's Things
If you go looking through people's items and they find you, they can get very angry. That also goes for e-mails. If someone leaves there computer on their E-mail and you need access to your E-mail, log them out, and tell them you logged them out. Do not go through people's emails, as there could be personal information in them. This also counts for plagiarism. Do not copy and paste someone's original work.
#1- Remember Who You Are Talking To
Swetha- Anything for a friend.
*Swetha's phone keeps ringing with text notifications*
(She looks at her phone)
Swetha- You have been spamming me this whole time!!!
Holt- Sorry. Old habits die hard.
Swetha- One day, you WILL learn.
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