Netiquette and People

2626 Words Feb 19th, 2009 11 Pages
Abstract Introduction What is Netiquette? Or what do we mean by netiquette? To state it as simple as possible It is the network etiquette or internet etiquette, certain rules which a user is required to follow on the cyberspace in order to sustain a well online social environment or better to say social life. To state the matter differently, Netiquette is a set of rules for behaving properly online. Human cultures are different and each ethnic has its own values and customs which are different from each other, and when we join a new culture we are demanded to obey and understand them as soon as possible in order to prevent the misunderstanding and offending which might come along. The same apply for cyberspace environment, internet …show more content…
Just those words go to our correspondents. This cause lots of confusion and misinterpretations. Besides, Impersonality of the medium brings about people to make gestures and behave like savages on the net. Many of these individuals would never act in that way at work or at home. However, the interposition of the machine seems to make those kind of conducts admissible. The netiquette intimation is against that and does not accept it. Netiquette doesn’t intend to limit the user actions but require them to remember which real people are out there on the net. “Would you say it to the person’s face?” “Another reason not to be offensive online” *Rule number two: *Adhere to the same standards of behavior online that you follow in real life Some people think that the chance of getting caught on the internet is low. And maybe they sometimes forget there is a human being on the other side of the computer, in consequence they follow a lower standard of ethics and believe it is acceptable on the net. There might be different in some cases however, they are not lower than in real life. “Be ethical “ If you face an ethical dilemma in cyberspace, consult the code of ethics that you follow in your real life and profession. “Breaking the law is bad netiquette” When you are online you have to follow some of the rules which you obey in your real life as well. Something which is illegal in your real world can be as well
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