Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Authority for netiquette?

When surfing the Internet, you must follow certain standard to communicate with others.
Since no one owns the Internet, netiquette is basically a mixed of common sense and courtesy.

Good netiquette involves respecting others' privacy and not doing anything online that will annoy or frustrate other people.

Three areas where good netiquette is highly stressed are e-mail, online chat, and newsgroups.

Information Services (Gopher, Wais, WWW, ftp, telnet)

In recent Internet history, the 'Net has exploded with new and varied Information services. Gopher, Wais, World Wide Web (WWW), Multi-User Dimensions (MUDs) Multi-User Dimensions which are Object Oriented (MOOs) are a few of these new areas. Although the ability to find information is exploding, "Caveat Emptor" remains constant.

User Guidelines

- Do NOT assume that ANY information you find is up-to-date and/or accurate. Remember that new technologies allow just about anyone to be a publisher, but not all people have discovered the responsibilities which accompany publishing.

- Since the Internet spans the globe, remember that Information Services might reflect culture and life-style markedly different from your own community.

- When bringing up your own information service, such as a homepage, be sure to check with your local system administrator to find what the local guidelines are in affect.

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Example of netiquettes

Want to know about etiquette? Some examples of netiquette are listed below:

  • Not using someone else's name and pretending to be them.
  • Not posting or distributing material that is deemed illegal.
  • Not using abusive or threatening language.
  • Not posting racist remarks regarding peoples sex, race or gender.
  • Not spamming message boards or chat rooms with useless or repeated messages.
  • Not trying to obtain or use someone else's password.
  • Not trying to obtain personal information about someone.
These are the phrases which are often used online, they include;
  • lol - Laugh Out Loud
  • afk - Away From Keyboard
  • rofl - Roll On Floor Laughing
  • omg - Oh My God
  • brb - Be Right Back
  • cu - See You
  • imo - In My Opinion
  • bbl - Be Back Later
  • btw - By The Way
  • g2g/gtg - Got To Go
  • n00b - New User
  • imho - In My Honest Opinion

Let's Learn

Let's learn the basic of Netiquette.We expect other drivers to observe the rules of the road. The same is true as we travel through cyberspace. That's where netiquette, a term allegedly coined from either network etiquette or Internet etiquette comes in handy.Click this link to learn more about netiquette...and netiquette guideline


Netiquette short for network etiquette, the code of conduct regarding acceptable online behavior. The term netiquette is commonly used in reference to popular forms of online communication and online services and is a set of social conventions that facilitate interaction over networks, ranging from Usenet and mailing lists to blogs, email, forums and chat.

It is proper manners on the internet, especially during chatting. The points most strongly emphasized about USENET netiquette often include using simple electronic signatures, and avoiding multiposting, cross-posting, off-topic posting, hijacking a discussion thread, and other techniques used to minimize the effort required to read a post or a thread.

While some netiquette issues are technical in nature, all fundamentally concern how people relate to each other. Once the technical nuances are grasped and abstract concepts are understood, online etiquette is not much different than offline etiquette.

The main rule to stick by is just treat people like you would want to be treated. Very biblical, I know, but it's true. You have to be polite and considerate to anyone you meet. There's a tendency on the Internet to abuse your anonymity and go all-out insulting people, but that's just sad. Always consider whether your comment may be appropriate, and whether it could cause hurt feelings. Be careful about how your words come across — misunderstandings can be common. Without a tone of voice, unless you're a great writer, a sarcastic or otherwise harmless comment can often come off the wrong way. Use emoticons to show your tone.

Remember that even though you can't see them, there are people on the other end of the line. If you wouldn't say it to someone's face, chances are you shouldn't say it here either. A nasty comment or critical email can ruin someone's day.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Assalamualaikum and Good day to all my visitors,

As time goes by, there are tasks and syllabus that we have to complete. The purpose/ objective of this blog is to share information with other blog users about:

-netiquette while using the internet
-the purpose of netiquette
-is there specific rules/ law for this issue?