THE 10 Core Netiquette Rules

BY: Joseph Stepp 10/24/13

The Importance of the 10 Netiquette Rules

There is foundation for everything. Nothing is built out of thin air. Internet Etiquette comes from ten core rules that can be followed everywhere online. These rules can be used in any domain to supplement the rules of the site. They bring social order to a site with rules.

The 10 Netiquette Rules

Rule 1: Remember the human.

Rule 2: Adhere to the same standards of behavior online that you follow in real life.

Rule 3: Know where you are in cyberspace.

Rule 4: Respect other people's time and bandwidth.

Rule 5: Make yourself look good online.

Rule 6: Share expert knowledge.

Rule 7: Help keep flame wars under control.

Rule 8: Respect other people's privacy.

Rule 9: Don't abuse your power.

Rule 10: Be forgiving of other people's mistakes.

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