Monday, August 31, 2015

Simply Yoga Netiquette Rules

Simply Yoga is a Kindle Fire HD Mobile App for practicing Yoga. This weekend three apps were used to do Yoga at the gym by me. A recent application was submitted for a customer service position at a company that has a Yoga as a service app.

The thinking was that in order to be eligible for a customer service job at a yoga service app, some experience practicing yoga with an app is necessary. The experience was better than expected. The mobile apps used were free ones found in the Amazon Kindle App Store.

Simply Yoga was the most familiar one to yoga practiced by me in the past. The rules for the others will follow in later blogs. Simply Yoga comes first because it was the best of the three. Most likely more will be used.
Simply Yoga Netiquette Rules

Simply Yoga Netiquette Rules

Simply Yoga Netiquette Rules are the conventions that helped me practice yoga with the mobile app at the gym. There is a free version for Android as well. It is a freemium app, so there is a paid version as well. Simply Yoga had the best feedback of the free apps for good reason. It has a nice routine.

The yoga routine in Simply Yoga lasted about 20 minutes. The videos were fluid. There are ads on the free version when connected to the internet.
Rules of Netiquette for Simply Yoga

Rules of Netiquette for Simply Yoga

  • It is proper Netiquette to use a book cover tablet stand to do yoga at the gym.
  • It is proper Netiquette to disconnect Wi-Fi before you begin.
  • It is proper Netiquette to turn the volume up all the way. 
  • It is proper Netiquette to follow along with the instructor.
  • It is proper Netiquette move the tablet around as your practicing yoga to watch the instructor.

These rules work. a good workout was earned from using this app. The tablet stand used to view the video has to be attached to the tablet. There are a few reasons you may have to move your tablet once you start your routine. This app works without Wi-Fi once you have downloaded the video. Turning off Wi-Fi eliminates the ads that come with the free version.

It was a good beginners workout. Practice Yoga with this App to get a feel for using Yoga Apps!
David Paul Chiles Communications
David Chiles

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Microsoft Edge Netiquette Rules

Microsoft Edge Netiquette Rules. Edge is the new Internet browser that comes with Windows 10 from Microsoft that works with Internet Explorer. It is nice!

Using the Edge browser feels like the User Interface (UI) Design (UX) of Twitter. Netiquette applies. The Twitter App is even integrated into it quite nicely. There are sharing capabilities right out of the download.

Some stuff does not appear to work, but there is a 'work around'. It is professional quality. Microsoft one upped itself with this one. It is better than Internet Explorer.
Microsoft Edge Netiquette Rules

Microsoft Edge Netiquette Rules

The Netiquette of this browser is built in. It is almost as if Microsoft made all the sneaky features of other browser easy to find in the Edge. This, in order to win the browser wars.

The browser wars are not over. It is a three front war for market share that most had counted Microsoft out of. Firefox is winning by gaining ground on Google Chrome. Microsoft's secret weapon is clearing browser data and sharing. There are rules of Netiquette.
Rules of Netiquette for the Microsoft Edge Browser

Rules of Netiquette for the Microsoft Edge Browser

  • It is proper Netiquette to share tweets with the share button.
  • It is proper Netiquette to clear all browser data regularly.
  • It is proper Netiquette to save favorites in folders.
  • It is proper Netiquette to use the download button.
  • It is proper Netiquette to make web notes.

These few rules will get you started on a better browser experience. Some explanation is required. The new features and benefits work well for seasoned surfers.

The share button is self explanatory. There are many more categories of data to be cleared than other browsers. The favorites folder and download button appear from a mobile menu icon in the top right of the screen. Web notes allow us to highlight and write on a web page similar to scribbling notes in a book. Cool for students.

Get an edge on others online by using the Microsoft Edge Browser!
David Paul Chiles Communications
David Chiles



Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Viewster Netiquette Rules

Viewster is a site with original content. The work has a film festival feel. In fact, Their film festival is mentioned in the welcome. 

The site definitely has anime. It is the first category you can browse. Viewing the content does not require registration. Registration is only a matter of Netiquette.
Viewster Netiquette Rules

Viewster Netiquette Rules

This is a cool video sharing website with independent content. Semi-professional to professional content. That means there is a lot of low budget video with great story lines.

Space Janitors is my favorite series so far. It is a comedy spoof of Star Wars. Nerds can find a lot to like in this domain.
Rules of Netiquette for Viewster

Rules of Netiquette for Viewster

  • It is proper Netiquette to register.
  • It is proper Netiquette to watch content from other countries.
  • It is proper Netiquette to watch content with sub-titles.
  • It is proper Netiquette to upload a picture or avatar to your profile.
  • It is proper Netiquette to read the details for video you watch.
This video social network requires imagination. If yours is not very big, it will be expanded. An open mind will expand it even further.

Watching foreign films with subtitles is a good start for expansion. It can get you thinking outside the box. Embracing other cultures through video is a great start to bringing us all together in good Netiquette.

View Viewster!
David Paul Chiles Communications
David Chiles

Monday, August 24, 2015

We Heart It Netiquette Rules

We Heart It Netiquette Rules. That sentences can be interpreted a few different ways. Saying, 'we heart it' is popular. It means we love it. Love rules is a popular saying in American culture from the 1960's.

We Heart It is an image sharing social network. The business model seems to be to piggy back on Facebook and Twitter. Netiquette is being established for the social network because of the name and User Interface (UX) Design. 

I heart the name, We Heart It. The layout and design of the social media domain is excellent. Hearts are good Netiquette.
We Heart It Netiquette Rules

We Heart It Netiquette Rules

The social network has a great design. Very clean. Clean means it has a white background. The pictures show up well. The heart colors, pink, make a nice contrast with the background. 

The font used for text is awesome. The rounded corners give it a lovely feel. There are rectangles for images that contrast the rounded corners in the buttons. Nice.
Rules of Netiquette for We Heart It

Rules of Netiquette for We Heart It

  • It is proper Netiquette to follow famous people.
  • It is proper Netiquette to connect your Facebook account.
  • It is proper Netiquette to connect your Twitter account.
  • It is proper Netiquette to upload your own images.
  • It is proper Netiquette to heart images of others.


These are the basics. The social media site has a lot of potential in great design. In the future I may add widgets and follow buttons to my own site. This is just a start.

Sign up, Heart It!
David Paul Chiles Communications


David Chiles

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Clothes and Cars Netiquette Rules

The Internet is becoming interwoven into the fabric of our lives, literally. Clothes contain wearables. Cars have synchronization capabilities and their own Operating Systems for Apps. Making Netiquette rules for these electronics is necessary, but where do we start.

Clothes and cars are not popular mobile electronics. They are beginning to become available products. Most of them work with Smartphone or Tablet Apps. They need a 'brain' similar to smartwatches, which are wearables.
Clothes and Cars Netiquette Rules

Clothes and Cars Netiquette Rules

Android has many wearables and an Automobile edition OS. iOS has wearables, but there are no automobile capabilities. Apple has the Apple Watch, which is very popular.

Android is leading mobile development based on available products. Apple has more profits. It would be interesting to see all the Android product revenues matched against Apple revenues for similar classes. It may paint a different picture than the one in the media.

Android M is being released to developers. This promises to speed up development of wearables with more OS capabilities. There have been a lot of Hackathons in the Los Angeles area that have gotten the ball rolling in my head at least about mobile clothes and cars. It is a start.
Rules of Netiquette for Cars and Clothes

Rules of Netiquette for Cars and Clothes

  • It is proper Netiquette to use extreme caution when using clothes or cars that have mobile device apps built into them.

The one an only rule is to be careful because doing anything while distracted is dangerous. There are chapters dedicated to clothes and cars in my upcoming book. Furthermore, Official Rules of Netiquette for Smartwatches are included, different from this blog.

Experiment with wearables and connect your car!
David Paul Chiles Communications

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Device Class Netiquette Rules

Show your Internet class with proper Netiquette, network etiquette. Your Internet class is how you connect to the Internet. For most of us it is a sub-class of mobile. There are a lot of people who use several Internet class devices.

Students and employees generally access the Internet through desktop computers. Desktops are the original Internet class. America Online gave a lot of people their online images. The freemium business model was pioneered by AOL. They gave everyone free trials.

This blog post is a build up to a Netiquette News article and my next book about Mobile Netiquette. Classifying the devices is necessary to write my book. The article is an update and extension to educational articles in the Articles of Netiquette.
Device Class Netiquette Rules

Device Class Netiquette Rules

Knowing your Internet class is part of proper use. Proper use is a prerequisite for proper Netiquette. First you have to know what your doing. Then you have to know how your doing it. Finally, doing right among your peers will make your online interaction successful.

The timeline just laid out is in principle. Many people use their devices accordingly with success. Following principle actions will make you more successful. It is theoretical, so in theory there are others ways to accomplish the same principles.These Netiquette rules are for classification.
Rules of Netiquette for Internet Device Classification

Rules of Netiquette for Internet Device Classification

  • It is proper Netiquette to consider a smartphone a telephone with an Internet connection and ability to download third party apps.
  • It is proper Netiquette to consider a phablet a smartphone 4 and half to 7 inches that uses a stylus.
  • It is proper Netiquette to consider a tablet an open faced touch screen computer 7 or more inches that you can hold with Wi-Fi and third party app download capabilities.
  • It is proper Netiquette to consider a laptop a computer whose screen folds closed over the keyboard 10 inches or greater.
  • It is proper Netiquette to consider a computer with a monitor attached to a CPU unit a desktop computer.
These are classifications for this blog. The article will be more specific. The Articles of Netiquette were not consulted. It comes from notes about the upcoming Netiquette News article.

Use your devices. Identify them properly!
David Paul Chiles Communications

David Chiles

Friday, August 21, 2015

Google Plus Community Page Netiquette Rules

Google Plus Community Page Netiquette Rules are the rules we follow within community networks on the Google Plus Social Network. Each community is different. These rules are separate from Google Plus Netiquette rules, which were on Netiquette for a long time. They may be back, which is why I am differentiating.

Recently, there has been a lot of community engagement by me on Google Plus. It is where people engage my content the most in this network. Google Plus is all about community.
Google Plus Community Page Netiquette Rules

Google Plus Community Page Netiquette Rules

There is a Netiquette community with a few members. The real netiquette for Google Plus has come from the communities joined by me. They are engaging.
Rules of Netiquette for Community Pages

Rules of Netiquette for Community Pages

  • It is proper Netiquette to join Google Plus communities related to your interests.
  • It is proper Netiquette to accept requests to join communities.
  • It is proper Netiquette to follow community rules.
  • It is proper Netiquette to avoid blatant self promotion.
  • It is proper Netiquette to promote others.
Google Plus communities can be large. There is no doubt at least one big community related to your interests. Joining it can find you friends. It invites engagement.

Being asked to join the Indian community on Google Plus made me feel very accepted. I am not Indian. There are a lot of things that I dream of doing that I think may be more possible in India. 

Public works projects, real estate developments, public health, spreading economic wealth. It could be a dream come true. It means they may be willing to follow. I have already thought out some of it out. Netiquette is the result.

Most G Plus communities have rules against self promotion. Promoting others is generally acceptable in all communities. The communities of Google Plus are interesting.

Engage!
David Paul Chiles Communications
David Chiles

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Disqus Netiquette Rules

Disqus bills itself as an engagement platform. It is a social network that works well with others because Netiquette is built in. In fact, there is a real opportunity for it to become something else. The platform is integrated with WordPress quite nicely.

Leaving comments with backlinks really helps a websites ranking. Most people feel that if the backlink is related to the comment it is acceptable. Some people feel that this type of Social Media Optimization (SMO) is gaming the 'algorithm'. Google does not discount domains for doing it, so it is not really bad since the biggest Search Engine rewards it.

Personally, I stopped doing it when I got a personal email that someone. It actually said we feel it is spam. This was several years ago. Now that my site has become the target of spam, I no longer accept comments. My content speaks for itself.
Disqus Netiquette Rules

Disqus Netiquette Rules

Disqus Netiquette rules are the common conventions of genuine comments. Disqus provides an authentication service for comments. Many websites integrate Disqus comments into their stories to validate the authenticity of comments. It prevents a lot of spam.

The service does not prevent Social Media Optimization. That is left up to the moderators of the contents discretion. Moderators can delete comments. They can further mark them as spam. In some cases they may leave questionable posts pending.
Rules of Netiquette for Disqus

Rules of Netiquette for Disqus

  • It is proper Netiquette to leave comments on content you are passionate about.
  • It is proper Netiquette to refrain from posting backlinks to unrelated websites.
  • It is proper Netiquette to moderate comments according to a standard method.
  • It is proper Netiquette review your account profile.
  • It is proper Netiquette upload a picture or avatar.
The rules of Netiquette for comments are separate and distinct from these rules. The 'standard method' referenced in one of these rules is for fairness. It means that if you do not allow backlinks at all, do not make exceptions. If you do allow backlinks to related content always allow them.

Since comments are no longer an option for my content I do not leave them. I am no hypocrit. Occasionally a Disqus comment is left on content that sparks my passion. It has to be really great work, which is rare.

Disqus is a great service. Comment!
David Paul Chiles Communications
David Chiles

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Ning Netiquette Rules

Ning is a social networking platform for educational networks. Educational organizations can pay a fee to Ning for creation of their own Social Network. Netiquette has several profiles maintained on the platform through various social networks.

Each organization has slightly different rules and capabilities. The way they work is generally the same. Some variation in account information, contacts, and updates exists.
Ning Netiquette Rules

Ning Netiquette Rules

Ning is for educational stakeholders. That is to say, if you do not have an interest in education there is no reason to join the network.

In fact, I hesitated to join. The reason I joined was for feedback on my rules. Engagement was sought because schools have traditionally been the heaviest users. That is no longer the case, but there is still great value in engagement for me. I am a stakeholder in education because of my website.

Rules of Netiquette for Ning

  • It is proper Netiquette to fill out all the account information.
  • It is proper Netiquette to make contacts.
  • It is proper Netiquette to join a group.
  • It is proper Netiquette to post on your page regularly.
  • It is proper Netiquette to accept friend requests.

The owner of the network gets to decide if your worthy to have an account. So, everyone should feel somewhat comfortable with connecting. There are some educational networks that accept everyone and include spam. Based on my experience Ning social networks are highly selective. I like it.

Educate, learn, Ning!
David Paul Chiles Communications
David Chiles

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Plurk Netiquette Rules

Plurk is an education themed social network. It has sparked backlash against my Netiquette Rules in the past. A critic claimed that 'what I think' should not be rules on another social network. 'thinks' is an adjective Plurk status updates may include by default.

Everything on Plurk is all in education in my updates. My educational background is so great that it cannot be included on my resume. Only the tip of the iceberg fits. 

School, taking classes, comes naturally to me. Whenever I am not gainfully employed, I am taking class to find a better job. Learning is fun and so is Plurk.
Plurk Netiquette Rules

Plurk Netiquette Rules

Recently my Plurk Profile began adding contacts. Netiquette is being established. The feedback makes me feel like a real educator instead of an edutainer.
Rules of Netiquette for Plurk

Rules of Netiquette for Plurk

  • It is proper Netiquette to plurk what you think.
  • It is proper Netiquette to change the status update description based on the type of update.
  • It is proper Netiquette to add suggested friends.
  • It is proper Netiquette to like plurks.
  • It is proper Netiquette to plurk regularly.
Plurks are status updates. They are more specifically designed on this network than most. It kind of encourages variety in updates. The high engagement on the network is what I like most.

Plurk!
David Paul Chiles Communications
David Chiles