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Netiquette, a portmanteau of "network etiquette", is the convention on electronic forums (Usenet, mailing lists, live chat, and Internet forums) to facilitate efficient interaction. These rules were described in IETF RFC 1855[1]. However, like many Internet phenomena, the concept and its application remain in a state of flux, and vary from community to community. The points most strongly emphasized about USENET netiquette often include avoiding cross-posting, using simple electronic signatures, and other techniques used to minimize the effort required to read a post. Netiquette guidelines posted by IBM for employees utilizing Second Life in an official capacity, however, focus on basic professionalism, maintaining a tenable work environment, and protecting IBM's intellectual property. [2] Similarly, some Usenet guidelines call for use of unabbreviated English[3][4] while users of online chat protocols like IRC and instant messaging protocols like SMS often encourage trends in the opposite direction. A portmanteau (IPA pronunciation: RP, US) is a word or morpheme that fuses two or more words or word parts to give a combined or loaded meaning. ... For the scientific and engineering discipline studying computer networks, see Computer networking. ... It has been suggested that Office etiquette be merged into this article or section. ... Usenet (USEr NETwork) is a global, decentralized, distributed Internet discussion system that evolved from a general purpose UUCP architecture of the same name. ... A mailing list is a collection of names and addresses used by an individual or an organization to send material to multiple recipients. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Chat room. ... A typical Internet forum discussion, with common elements such as quotes and spoiler brackets A page from a forum showcasing emoticons and Internet slang An Internet forum is a web application for holding discussions and posting user generated content. ... The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is charged with developing and promoting Internet standards. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Cross posting is the act of posting the same information to multiple mailing lists. ... The term electronic signature has several meanings. ... For other uses, see IBM (disambiguation) and Big Blue. ... Second Life (abbreviated as SL) is an Internet-based virtual world launched in 2003, developed by Linden Research, Inc (commonly referred to as Linden Lab), which came to international attention via mainstream news media in late 2006 and early 2007. ... For the 2006 film, see Intellectual Property (film). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Chat room. ... Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a form of instant communication over the Internet. ... Instant messaging (IM) is a form of real-time communication between two or more people based on typed text. ... SMS may refer to: Short message service, a form of text messaging on cell phones Sega Master System – an 8-bit video game console from the 1980s Seiner Majestät Schiff, His Majestys Ship in the German Kaiserliche Marine and the Austro-Hungarian Navy SMS (comics), a British comic... Look up txt in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...



Netiquette originated in the pre-world wide web days when text-based email, Telnet, Usenet, Gopher, Wais, and ftp dominated internet traffic, which was primarily used by educational and research bodies. At that time it was considered somewhat indecent to make commercial public postings and the limitations of insecure, text-only communications demanded the community have a common set of rules. The term "netiquette" has been in use since as early as 1988, as evidenced by early posts of the satirical Dear Emily Postnews column. [5] WWWs historical logo designed by Robert Cailliau The World Wide Web (commonly shortened to the Web) is a system of interlinked, hypertext documents accessed via the Internet. ... This article or section includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Usenet (USEr NETwork) is a global, decentralized, distributed Internet discussion system that evolved from a general purpose UUCP architecture of the same name. ... Gopher is a distributed document search and retrieval network protocol designed for the Internet. ... Wide Area Information Servers or WAIS is a distributed text searching system that uses the protocol standard ANSI Z39. ... The abbreviation FTP can refer to: The File Transfer Protocol used on the Internet. ...

Common characteristics

Variations in etiquette between communities using similar technologies can be seen when comparing standards governing wiki editors: IBM's Redwiki guidelines threaten the loss of editing privileges over factual mistakes[6], while Memory Alpha[7] and other public wikis take the open-source inspired tact that "false or misleading information" should simply be corrected, barring apparent malice. However, both projects urge editors not to permit themselves a sense of ownership over a given article, as does the Wikipedia.[8] Memory Alpha (often abbreviated to MA) is a collaborative project to create the most definitive, accurate and accessible encyclopedic reference for topics related to the Star Trek fictional universe. ... References to Wikipedia in culture have increased as more people learn about and use the online encyclopedia project. ... Wikipedia (IPA: , or ( ) is a multilingual, web-based, free content encyclopedia project, operated by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization. ...

Common rules for e-mail[9] and USENET such as avoiding flamewars and spam are constant across most mediums and communities. Other commonly shared points, such as remembering that one's posts are or can easily be made public, are generally intuitively understood by publishers of web pages and posters to USENET. On more private protocols, however, such as email and SMS, some users take the privacy of their posts for granted. One on one communications, such as private messages on chat forums and direct SMSes may be considered more private than other such protocols, but infamous breaches surround even these relatively private media. For example, Paris Hilton's Sidekick was hacked in 2005, resulting in the publication of her private photos, SMS history, address book, et al.[10] This article is about the Internet meaning of the word flaming. For other meanings, and meanings of the word flame, see Flame. ... Look up spam, SPAM in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981) is an American celebrity and socialite. ... The Danger Hiptop, also sold as the T-Mobile Sidekick, is a GPRS/EDGE mobile phone with wireless Internet capabilities and some functionality similar to a PDA. The Hiptop is sold by T-Mobile in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Austria. ...

More substantially, an uncivil group email sent by Cerner CEO Neal Patterson to managers of a facility in Kansas City concerning "Cerner's declining work ethic" read, in part "The parking lot is sparsely used at 8 A.M.; likewise at 5 P.M. As managers - you either do not know what your EMPLOYEES are doing; or YOU do not CARE ... In either case, you have a problem and you will fix it or I will replace you."[11] However, after the email was forwarded to hundreds of other employees, it quickly leaked to the public. On the day that the email was posted to Yahoo!, the companies stock price fell by over 22%[12] from a high of $1.5 billion USD.[13] Beyond matters of basic courtesy and privacy, email syntax (defined by RFC 2822) calls for allows for multiple types of recipients. The primary recipient, defined by the To: line, can reasonably be expected to respond, but recipients of carbon copies cannot be, although they still might.[14] Cerner Corporation is an international IT corporation in the healthcare industry with more than 7,700 employees. ... Neal L. Patterson is CEO of Cerner Corporation, a Kansas City-based medical software corporation. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “Yahoo” redirects here. ... Carbon copying, often abbreviated to c. ...


  1. ^ RFC 1855: Netiquette Guidelines. Retrieved on 2007-08-18.
  2. ^ http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=201201541
  3. ^ Zen and the Art of the Internet - Usenet News. Retrieved on 2007-08-18.
  4. ^ Links to Prof. Timo Salmi's FAQ material. Retrieved on 2007-08-18.
  5. ^ Dear Emily Postnews (An alternate USENET netiquette guide)Evidence of use of "netiquette" from 1988
  6. ^ http://www-941.haw.ibm.com/collaboration/wiki/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=6172
  7. ^ http://memory-alpha.org/en/index.php?title=Memory_Alpha:Introduction&oldid=593870
  8. ^ Wikipedia:Ownership of articles
  9. ^ The Complete Idiot's Guide to... Writing Well By Laurie Rozakis, http://books.google.com/books?id=YFIEfqL48AMC&pg=PA348&dq=netiquette&ie=ISO-8859-1&sig=t9ZuKcbWOymIy9oNrRAy9ZfAikI#PPA348,M1
  10. ^ http://www.engadget.com/2005/02/20/paris-hiltons-hacked-sidekick-releases-unedited-tell-all/2
  11. ^ http://money.cnn.com/2006/04/26/smbusiness/zerocover_fsbbillion_fsb/
  12. ^ http://www.itworld.com/Sec/UIR010427securitynl2/
  13. ^ E-Mail Rules: A Business Guide to Managing Policies, Security, and Legal Issues for E-Mail and Digital Communications By Randolph Kahn & Nancy Flynn http://books.google.com/books?id=Q9CbhiflZh0C&pg=PA45&dq=netiquette&ie=ISO-8859-1&sig=5jsrxx0u3qWX1_d4KXCl-_4Tc_4#PPA47,M1
  14. ^ http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-1043085.html Electronic office etiquette

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External links

  • CNN Netiquette
  • The Telegraph Bootcamp 71: newsgroups part 2, netiquette, 2002
  • CNET A new sort of online protocol, 1997
  • Salon Miss Manners, Up Yours!, 1997
  • BusinessWeek Techno Tact, 1997

  Results from FactBites:
netiquette (1689 words)
Netiquette is derived from the words network and etiquette.
Newbies, often ignorant of Netiquette, may unintentionally break one of the rules and might be scared off the Internet by the nasty replies of other users.
Netiquette in newsgroups on Usenet of course consists of the above six core rules, but there are also a few extra things that should be considered.
Netiquette - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1107 words)
Netiquette (neologism, a morphological blend formed from "Internet etiquette") is a catch-all term for the conventions of politeness recognized on Usenet, in mailing lists, and on other electronic forums such as Internet message boards.
RFC 1855 is a fairly lengthy and comprehensive set of such conventions.
The rules of netiquette are slightly different for newsgroups, web forums and IRC (Internet Relay Chat).
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