Netiquette for Dummies
If you aren’t online, you aren’t reading this. For the rest of the world who has accepted the internet, email and all of their electronic trappings (whether with open arms or having been forced into it), the technology age we live in today offers many benefits. Data is sent and received at lighting fast speed. Research can be done in a matter of minutes as opposed to hours. Friends who did not have time to write letters before can easily keep in touch via email. Business meetings that used to require large budgets to fly everyone in can now be conducted via web chats. But, with every good, there is always some bad. The internet and emailing have their flaws, too. Emails are sent with grammatical and spelling errors. Employees waste their company’s time surfing the internet. People over share their lives to literally thousands of strangers, leaving themselves open to emotional and physical pain.
As Uncle Ben said in Spiderman, “with great power comes great responsibility”. As net users, it is each and every one of ours responsibility to spend a few moments on the web learning something useful to build on our netiquette (internet etiquette). And our articles here are a great place to start. Whether you are an internet newbie or someone who has a Facebook, Twitter, Myspace account (or any other social web tool) and rarely leaves the house as you can literally do everything via the internet, our articles are recommended to either learn or brush up on your netiquette. Because keeping your electronic friends is just as important as keeping your real ones.