Personal Etiquette Analysis
. You don't have the opportunity to use face expressions, gestures, and tone of voice to communicate your meaning; words, lonely written words, are all you've got. And that goes for your correspondent as well. it's easy to misunderstand your correspondent's meaning But the impersonality of the medium changes that meeting to something less, less personal. But the interposition of the machine seems to make it acceptable.
Netiquette is that it's not acceptable. Those are real people out there.
"Would I say this to the person's face?" If the answer is no, rewrite and reread. Repeat the process till you feel comfortable …show more content…
Any message you send could be saved or forwarded by its recipient. You have no control over where it goes.
In real life, most people are fairly law-abiding, either by disposition or because they're afraid of getting caught. In cyberspace, getting caught sometimes seem slim. Some people forget that there's a human being on the other side of the computer, some people think that a lower standard of ethics or personal behavior is acceptable in cyberspace, but they are not lower than in real life.
. But if you encounter an ethical dilemma in cyberspace, consult the code you follow in real life. Chances are good you'll find the answer.
Breaking the law is bad Netiquette
Some laws are obscure or complicated enough that it's hard to know how to follow them. And in some cases, we're still establishing how the law applies to cyberspace. What's perfectly acceptable in one area may be dreadfully rude in another. When you enter a domain of cyberspace that's new to you, take a look around. Spend a while listening to the chat or reading the archives. Get a sense of how the people who are already there act. Then go ahead and …show more content…
If you've researched a topic that you think would be of interest to others, write it up and post it.
"Flaming" is what people do when they express a strongly held opinion without holding back any emotion. the kind of message that makes people respond, "Oh come on, tell us how you really feel."
Does Netiquette forbid flaming? Not at all. Flaming is a long-standing network tradition (. Flames can be lots of fun, both to write and to read. And the recipients of flames sometimes deserve the heat.
But Netiquette does forbid the perpetuation of flame wars -- series of angry letters, most of them from two or three people directed toward each other, that can dominate the tone and destroy the camaraderie of a discussion group. It's unfair to the other members of the group. And while flame wars can initially be amusing, they get boring very quickly to people who aren't involved in them.RULE 8
: Failing to respect other people's privacy is not just bad Netiquette. It could also cost you your job.
Some people in cyberspace have more power than others. There are wizards in MUDs , experts in every office, and system administrators in every