Thursday, April 17, 2014

Samsung's Using Kindle To Build An App That's Out of This Galaxy In The Amazon

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NetiquetteSamsung has struck a deal with Amazon that includes an app for Galaxy brand Samsung devices and free ebooks every month. This could be the start of a great business relationship. A marriage of great internet brands. Cyber words are getting together.

This deal makes Samsung and Amazon more complimentary than competitive now. Amazon and Galaxy are good netiquette separately. They do both have a line high end tablets. However, Amazon is entry level, for everyone. Galaxy is a premium brand. These companies compliment each other in many ways.

Samsung and Amazon have tablets in separate market segments with some overlap. Amazon sells Samsung products. Samsung Galaxy brand mobile devices owners benefit from fresh new content and freebies. 

Working together on an App is great advertising for the products Samsung sells on Amazons website. It starts a relationship that allows Samsung to provide customers for Amazon and Amazon to provide customers for Samsung. 

This new app of a deal between Samsung and Amazon can be seen as two companies taking on the giant Apple to offer a comparable selection of ebook content. Who knows maybe Samsung and Amazon will get more aspects of their apps together.

David Chiles
Author
Principles of Netiquette

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Don't Lose Your Netiquette

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I recently edited the core rules of netiquette to make them more captivating to readers. It is going to take a few more drafts. I shortened the explanations to prevent boredom. During editing, I noticed that the rules of netiquette are about self control.

Following proper netiquette is following the customs of the majority to control yourself. We control ourselves by popular demand. The core rules of netiquette are a balance of engagement and restraint. They are the refinement of our online experience so everyone can enjoy it.

It should not be that hard to control yourself on the internet, but it is for some people. The internet is digital. This makes it easier to detach from emotionally. 

Bad netiquette is not something to get upset about, detach. Good netiquette is something to be happy about reinforce it. Engage others with good netiquette.

A rant is an emotional outburst online. Twitter is known for rants. It is good netiquette to refrain from posting rants. Don't lose your netiquette.

A flame is a personal insult online. A troll is an online trouble maker. If a troll flames you, don't lose your netiquette, detach. 

In conclusion, many people like the recognition of hurting the feelings of others online. Do not give anyone on the internet that satisfaction. Show that you are a refined internet user by detaching yourself from any negative emotions associated with the web.


David Chiles
Author
Principles of Netiquette

Monday, April 14, 2014

Clarification, Correction, & Refinement

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Bleeding edge is a term that is often used in technology. I do not like it personally because of my aversion to blood, but have come to appreciate what it means. Bleeding edge technology needs clarification, correction, and refinement, but you get the idea. Google Glass is bleeding edge technology, but how many apps are there for it?

Netiquette was cutting edge technology. The Mobile Netiquette App is the standard. I am rewriting the etiquette code for clarification, correction, and refinement because it is becoming main stream. A series of books will ensue. A book for each category of the main site as it is cleaned, corrected, and refined.

I recently added a backend renaming all of the pages to the main site. It is designed for speed and scale-ability. 

The Mobile Netiquette App uses jQuery techniques that are becoming industry standards. The mobile backend is designed for quick loading time. The site employs the mobile first mantra.

Everything on NetworkEtiquette.net is changing. The Mobile Netiquette App has most of the changes. All changes to the core rules will appear there first. Rules will be modified so that netiquette can be properly codified.

The changes are meant to make everything clear and objective. The objectives have been written about extensively in this blog. They are clearly written in the book The Principles of Netiquette. The next book in the series is Internet Etiquette. I have big plans for this book : )


David Chiles
Author
Principles of Netiquette

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Engage, Respond, Reply, & Comment

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I often wonder if the saying that goes, 'if you don't have something nice to say don't say anything at all' is a joke for the initiated. Saying anything about something generates interest in it. If you have something bad to say about anything, it is best not to say anything about it because your saying will generate more interest in it.

A social media status update that gets a response is a good one within the boundaries of proper netiquette. Any response to communication is engagement. The act of responding to communication is an act of engagement.

Humans are social beings. That means that we have relationships with each other, we engage each other in communication. A response to a social network post, reply to an email, or comment on a blog are acts of online engagement.

Netiquette is the social code of the internet. The boundaries of acceptable behavior within a particular society. Negative behavior is unacceptable in principle. This means that all engagement within the boundaries of netiquette is positive. 

Social media is designed for engagement. Posts are supposed to receive responses. Email are supposed to have replies. Blogs are supposed to have long comment threads. 

Facebook is the most user friendly social network because it is the most engaging. A lot of people use the like button to affirm content. They also have a share button that helps users engage each other.

Twitter facilitates user engagement with retweets and favorites. Retweets and favorites are similar to earning a Like on Facebook. As a caveat some users favorite tweets so they can find them later. Users who do this generally announce it in their biography.

In conclusion, the internet is designed for sending messages. Social media is designed for daily engagement. Engage daily, respond, reply, or comment to a friend. It's good netiquette.

David Chiles
Author
Principles of Netiquette

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Captivating An Audience & Online Engagement

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There is nothing like a good comment from an honest friend. You will probably never get one of those online, but you can, 'take what you can get' from comments from others. Personally, all of my online actions are meant to be engaging. That does not mean I am captivating the audience.

I am a captivating person who describes things in an animated fashion with facial expressions and humor. I have received comments from friends about the basic nature of my netiquette writing. Not to discount the greatness or anything, but, I am just getting started.

I spoke to the founder of Hip Hop DX this weekend at a job fair. I was so impressed with his business model that I do not think I talked about the job at all. I could definitely work with WordPress Plugins. I have one on my mobile site. I asked him how he got so high up in Search Engine Results Pages. His reply was that it was a slow build. That's how I feel about Netiquette.

As a take away from a recent book review, I am entering the next phase of netiquette : ) I am taking the kid gloves off. Easy explanations will be entered on NetworkEtiquette.net and complex writing that engages the audience will be written in books. 

Please note the conscious effort to captivate the audience I will be taking from this point forward. Look for the best book I have written in approximately two months. I am moving forward with my plan to write a series of books based on my website, NetworkEtiquette.net, as I begin a career in full stack web design. A book will be written for each category of netiquette as I rewrite the content and brand the design.

The specific actions I am going to take center around word choice, timing, and routine. I will look for more interesting words to post. Posting will be scheduled and timed for audience participation. Regular intervals will be established and posted.

David Chiles
Author
Principles of Netiquette

Monday, April 7, 2014

Television & The Amazon Effect

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Amazon Fire TV changed the way Television is viewed. This is amazing since it came out just last week. Amazon's business model affects every industry they enter because they have the lowest overhead. It is good netiquette to get a good deal. That's what Amazon offers. Television and film are a little different, but the effect is the same.

Amazon Fire TV is good for the television, video, and film industry, it is good netiquette, network etiquette. This set top box makes more video content available to viewers than others have in the past. The more programs there are to watch the more people will watch. 

Amazon is doing what it has done to retail to film and television now with Amazon Fire TV. They are undercutting the competition with a better product. They have three major competitors and a low cost rival.

Amazon Fire TV has a quad core processor compared to the Roku Players dual core processor. They are the same price, but the Amazon streamer has twice as much processor power and more games. Amazon Fire TV has many more features than their competitors as well.

Features include: Voice Search, Games, Dolby Digital Plus Surround Sound, and Music. Voice search is a cool feature. Many people already talk to their televisions. There are over a hundred games that can be played for free and for a fee. Pandora and other music services can stream through the device with high quality audio from Dolby.


David Chiles
Author
Principles of Netiquette

Friday, April 4, 2014

To Share or Not To Share?

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Whether or not to share information online is a matter of netiquette. The rules of netiquette for sharing are pretty well defined in terms of professionalism. There are rules for netiquette about the type of information you share as well. These netiquette rules barely scratch the surface. There is more complex netiquette involved.

Sharing is what we do online when information is exchanged. It is what the internet is all about, sharing information. Netiquette is how we share the information online. 

The internet is professional, so professionals share information within the boundaries of acceptable behavior at work. Social media pictures of people partying are considered bad judgment. It is proper professional netiquette to refrain from posting pictures of yourself partying in social media.

Intimate relationships are often announced through social media. However, it is not appropriate to end an intimate relationship through social media or email for that matter. Ending an intimate relationship is something that should be done in real time. Email and social media are not intimate. Ending an intimate relationship should be done intimately.

Professionalism and personal privacy are obviously netiquette related. Sharing information online through email and social media can be more complicated than that. The time of day that information is shared or emails sent plays a role in how it is received. 

The factual content of a status update or email has an effect on how it is received. For example, if you tell a person they have a great profile picture in a comment, you have given them a compliment. If you tell a person that they look great in a photo and tell them why, you have given them a great compliment.

In conclusion, It is good netiquette to think about what you share online. Practice makes perfect. Practice your netiquette.

David Chiles
Author
Principles of Netiquette

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Internet Greatness

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It makes me feel great that my picture shows up when someone Google's 'internet etiquette'. This does not constitute fame in any way, shape, form, fashion, but it is great none the less. The internet is great because of Netiquette we create. Participate and reciprocate.

You are who you are in life. This means you have the power to change it. The internet is a tool for empowering individuals. 

We have the opportunity to make everything great. Greatness is effective communication. There is no way to be a great person without communicating your greatness in some way, shape, form, or fashion. Greatness has to be recognized and the internet is a great place for recognition.

I am stating the obvious. The internet is a part of our daily lives. Great people are people with great lives who do great things. Since everyone uses the internet, great people use the internet. Netiquette focuses on being a great person. 

Greatness does not just happen. It is something that stands out as better than the rest. It takes work to be better than the rest. Work is what makes something better than the rest. The internet provides valuable tools in terms of communication and education that allow people to work on greatness, whatever that may be for you.

We are all great or have the potential to be great. The internet can aid you in the pursuit of greatness. It has the potential to make everyone happy/educated.


David Chiles
Author
Principles of Netiquette

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

ABC, Always Backup Content

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NetiquetteThere is a reason that there are so many online backup products and services available. The reason is that data gets lost a lot. It always costs more time to fix than it does to prevent. There are so many ways to lose data that it is good netiquette to Always Backup Content in real life and status updates.

Data loss in real life occurs when it cannot be recovered by a person who has a right to view it. Data loss in social media happens on the internet when someone does not understand the reasoning and context of an update. It is proper netiquette to prevent data loss so that you can access your data and be understood by all.

I lost all my data because of an automatic update that was not compatible with all my hardware. Unforeseen incompatibility forced me to restore the computer to factory settings. I did not think I had anything on the computer that I needed. I was wrong. I forgot my ABC's : )

Data loss due to misunderstanding costs time to educate others on the background information. It is better to give a short explanation up front than to be questioned later. There are many examples of misunderstandings on the internet in terms tone and common meaning. 

The internet is public, which means that educated and uneducated people use it together. Based on my experience people with less education have trouble understanding people with more education. For example, no one understands lawyers because they know too much. 

Lawyers have read about way too many problems. This makes them careful in what they say because they know of a possible outcome that you don't. It's hard to understand someone who knows a lot more than you because you would have to learn what they know to have proper context.

Data loss related to computers costs us the time it takes to replace data or explain a misunderstanding. This can be prevented by backing up data regularly. Depending on how much data you generate you should back it up. The more data you generate the more you should back it up. If you post a lot and save a lot, explain yourself and use a daily online backup service. It's as easy as ABC. Always Backup Content, ABC.



David Chiles
Author
Principles of Netiquette

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Where Does Netiquette Come From? Internet Manners

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Internet manners are good netiquette. They are part of the philosophy. Netiquette includes internet manners and more.

Manners are a style of doing things. The way things are done. Not the actual doing of things. How you do what you do.

Good manners are a good way of doing things. They are part of netiquette. Netiquette is network etiquette. A network is a collection of computers that communicate digitally. Etiquette is a social code according to contemporary standards. Manners are a style of doing things. 

Popular ways of doing digital things become etiquette when enough people start doing them. People recognize differences in digital communication that make some communication more effective than others. This recognition is the beginning of netiquette.

Using a popular style or manner of digital communication is more effective than using an unpopular style of communicating. More people recognize and respond to popular communication because they are familiar with it. It is popular.

Once you have enough manners it becomes etiquette. Etiquette is a social code according to contemporary standards. When a lot of people do things a certain way it becomes a contemporary standard. It is popular.

When a particular manner of internet communication becomes popular most people recognize the standard. Internet etiquette becomes netiquette when the rules are added to NetworkEtiquette.net. Netiquette comes from NetworkEtiquette.net


David Chiles
Author
Principles of Netiquette