- Treat others the way you would like to be treated.
- Be nice. If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything.
- Don't say something online that you wouldn't say to someone's face. Remember there is a person on the other end of your message.
- Don't embarrass anyone, get them in trouble, compromise their privacy, or stir up drama.
- Reread your post and ask yourself "Can something I wrote be misinterpreted?" Printed text doesn't convey emotions, intentions, tone or body language, so it is easily misunderstood. Avoid sarcasm. Using emoticons can help.
- Always remember to say"please" and "thank you" when soliciting help from your classmates.
- Respect the opinion of your classmates. If you feel the need to disagree, do so respectfully and acknowledge the valid points in your classmate's argument. If you reply to a question from a classmate, make sure your answer is accurate!
- Avoid typing in all capital letters. It can be interpreted as "YELLING".
- Don't use inappropriate or offensive language.
- If you're unhappy with something someone else wrote, consider talking to them in person about it. Could it be that they meant it a different way?
- Be forgiving. If your classmate makes a mistake, don't badger him or her for it. Just let it go.
Netiquette is etiquette when you are online. Etiquette is another word for polite behavior. So Netiquette means how to be polite when you are online. The rules are the same if you're online or in-person. The thing to remember when you're online is - lots of people can read what you say. They read it immediately. People can share that information easily, so even if you fix or delete it, the damage may be permanent. Let's review the rules:
Here are some good tips on writing a good comment:
Here's a great video which elaborates on some of these points:
2. Stick to one topic per blog post.
If you have multiple things to say on different topics, it's better to post multiple blogs rather than bounce around topics in one blog post.
3. Come up with a good Headline
The headline is the first thing people see. A good headline gives readers an idea of what your post is about and it entices them to want to read it.
4. Write Well
Blogs are not Text Messages. They are public messages, written to a large audience. It can sound casual, but it must be understandable. Here are some tips: