Netiquette is a term referring to good behavior while connected
to the Internet. Netiquette is mainly referring to behavior while using Internet
facilities such as individual Web sites, emails, newsgroups, message boards, chat
rooms or Web communities. Some examples of netiquette are listed below,
- Not using someone else's name and pretending to be them.
- Not posting
or distributing material that is deemed illegal.
- Not using abusive or
- Not posting racist remarks regarding peoples sex,
race or gender.
- Not spamming message boards or chat rooms with useless
or repeated messages.
- Not trying to obtain or use someone else's password.
trying to obtain personal information about someone.
Netiquette is a online behavior standard which is recognized by
on Usenet, mailing lists and other public posting areas. Netiquette
requires that people post constructive and relevant messages on
places like Usenet newsgroups. Things such as posting messages on
a different topic to the subject requested and commercial advertising
is seen as bad Netiquette. Reading your messages for bad spelling
and grammar is seen as good Netiquette.
Internet slang has also become a widespread phenomenon.
There are many phrases which are often used online, they include;
- lol - Laugh Out Loud
- ffs - For f***'s sake
- stfu - Shut The F*** Up
- lmao - Laughing My Ass Off
- afk - Away From Keyboard
- rofl - Roll On Floor Laughing
- omg - Oh My God
- brb - Be Right Back
- cu - See You
- imo - In My Opinion
- bbl - Be Back Later
- btw - By The Way
- g2g/gtg - Got To Go
- n00b - New User
- imho - In My Honest Opinion
- wtf - What The F***?