When you're online,
you should adhere to the same standards of
behavior that you follow in real life. From the author of the
book, "Netiquette", Virginia Shea, here are some netiquette
online behavior -- so you can "make yourself look good
Fact: loud yakking on cell phones
at inappropriate times and places disturbs other people. (PGA Tour
Officials have banned cell phones at most professional golf
tournaments.) Concerned with good manners and safety, here are
some cellphone etiquette tips from the Cellular
Telecommunications Industry Association.
Phone Etiquette Guide is "created by the people, for the
people, to establish protection for all citizens against the rude,
uncivil and discourteous use of cell phones. More than 2,000
Americans have spoken, and a majority voted to establish some
cellphone politeness guidelines."
The Davis Community Network, Univ. of California, has compiled a
comprehensive, outstanding Guide to
Electronic Communication & Network Etiquette. We can
all benefit from their sage observations.
One technology pundit wants to introduce
some social order and lay down the law -- here are the ten
commandments of cell phone etiquette. For instance, spare
others any banal conversations when they have no way to escape!
Some common sense tips for cell
phone rudesters and pleas to "Be polilte, be discreet,
be quiet." Wireless or not, politeness and good manners
can co-exist with the technology.
One of the leading
computer magazines, PC World, reminds us to mind our e-mail manners.
contribute to rudeness
on the web; learn these ten e-mail etiquette rules and use them forever.”
Kids aren't born with good manners and the superhighway is no frontier
of etiquette and courtesy. Disney presents CyberNetiquette Comix
kids and parents. Here's a fun, interactive place to start for
online awareness, safety, and Top Ten Netiquette Tips.
The Harvard Computer Society's Netiquette FAQ has been revised to
provide a quick guide to Newsgroup
The Seattle Times offers a little help -- the 10
Commandments of e-mail etiquette.
We're happy to point you to the most thoughtful and in-depth e-mail
etiquette guide we've seen. Fine job!
While we often communicate by e-mail, voicemail and fax, we can
seem tacky, snippy, sloppy, or too impersonal. Practicing these
rules of etiquette can help enhance our use of these
For those who want an in-depth analysis of bad manners on the net,
case studies of dysfunctional human behavior on the net looks at
bad net etiquette that's both intentional and unintentional.
Do you loiter, "prairie dog", tap pens, pop gum or
broadcast your lunch or perfume clear across the "cubicle
farm" at work? Office cubicles are synonymous with less
privacy, more noise, oh, and smells. Anyone up for a brief primer
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