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Playing Fair in the Blogbox: "The Core Rules of Netiquette" - Blog Tips for Rain Drips
Rules???  We don't need no 'stinkin' rules!
The more I write and publish to my blog here on ActiveRain and on SOUNDBITEBLOG, the more I realize there are no hard & fast rules for blogging, but simply opinions, preferences, and common sense social netiquette.

So let's start with Proper Netiquette, or, "Playing Fair in the Blogging Sandbox."
According to Wikipedia, "Netiquette is a catch-all term for the conventions of politeness and respect recognized on Usenet, in mailing lists, in live chat systems, and on other electronic forums such as Internet message boards. These conventions address the relationship between personal behavior and group phenomena, and outline a dynamic set of guidelines for conduct that is conducive to pleasant, efficient and agreeable interaction."
In her book, "The Core Rules of Netiquette," Virginia Shea suggests the following basic tenets:
Rule 1: Remember the Human: Basically, follow the Golden Rule and treat others as you would have them treat you. Rule 2: Adhere to the same standards of behavior online that you follow in real life: A reminder to be ethical and to avoid any illegal behavior, such as copyright infringement or plagiarism (clip & paste). Rule 3: Know where you are in ... more

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