Nettiquette and appropriate use of Web 2.0


Definitions of netiquette

  • The informal code of behaviour on the internet
  • Rules about the proper and polite way to communicate with other people when you are using the Internet
  • The etiquette of the Internet; polite online behavior
  • A breach of netiquette might include writing an e-mail message in all capital letters because it looks like you are shouting
  • Netiquette or good etiquette on the net now includes a wide variety of online spaces such as email, discussion boards, social networks, chat and texts

Advice: Think before you post

Rules of netiquette

The infographic below was created by Touro College’s Online Education Department and provides a useful list of 15 rules relating to netiquette for online discussion boards. The rules can also be applied to any social networking site or other online communication forum.

Netiquette in Online Discussion Boards infographic

Please include this attribution to the Online Education Blog of Touro College with this graphic.

About Sue Beckingham

A National Teaching Fellow, Educational Developer and Principal Lecturer in Computing with a research interest in the use of social media in higher education.
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