Monday, April 25, 2016

We Define The Future With Our Words

We define the future with our words. Most of us know about the relationship between positive words and good experiences. They promote them. Promotion makes things happen. 

We Define The Future With Our Words
Future Leaders from Insperity

The internet has given us a unique opportunity to control our own destiny. We lead our own lives. Online interaction allows us to share. 

This provides more influences, opportunities, and meaning to the life we lead. Words are how we order it. The Netiquette News is defining positive words in popular culture. 

Positive Words from List of Positive Phrases

The Internet Dictionary is for those that are well defined. Tech news stories empower us to influence each other with new means of communication. 

We become aware of new opportunities with technology. Search and there is a lot to find. Where to search has its own opportunities as well. New markets are being created.

This can mean a lot to us. We are no longer solely influenced by traditional media. Breaking news is all a-Twitter before it goes mainstream.

Our challenge is to embrace technology to define our future. We all have to participate or someone else will define the future for us.

It is no longer the responsibility of government to educate us. There is a lot to learn for those who are no longer part of the education system.

Read the Netiquette News!

David Chiles

Monday, April 18, 2016

Social Media Souls, Stories, and Sites

Social Media souls, stories, and sites make an industry of engagement. Wikipedia rules. Facebook defines it. A lot of sites share about it. Social Media netiquette is the culture.

Genuine engagement is what we are looking for. It comes from our soul. Humanity is soulful. 

Stories are how we share. They are opinions for the most part. Facts are used to promote our beliefs. 

Sites offer tips. They do a lot of Search Engine Optimization to get where they are. It seems sort of slimy since genuine engagement is what we are looking for. 

It is cultural at its core. Below are two of the most definitive pop icons in the world giving each other a big hug. Selena Gomez has so many Instagram followers it is amazing. She is a pop icon to me because of her role in Lords of Dogtown about skaters in Venice. 

Back in the day I thought the skaters were taking advantage of my kindness by asking me to pick up trash on the beach in Venice. After seeing the movie with her in it a better understanding of the rite of passage was garnered. Heal The Bay is one of my volunteer activities now.

The picture shows genuine engagement because both of them have similar star power. We have to engage each other in our interests and or on our level. Disingenuous engagement is just for exposure. It can nice or obligatory as well.

Social Media Souls, Stories, and Sites
Selena Gomez hugs Taylor Swift from Cambio

  • Wikipedia rules. This domain serves as an online encyclopedia that users can edit. The editing features make it social media. The content it contains make it the default authority on everything. Even when it is wrong. An absolute ruler that is open to change. In the any case it can be complicated. Netiquette is simply the culture that is complicated by interests of others. Advertising for example. References, further reading, and external links are the other interests of the wiki. Often times we look up one thing and end up on another.
  • Facebook defines social media. The features of fb rule. It is the top ranked domain in the industry and third ranked website overall according to Alexa. There is no way to question their leadership. This is not to say they will never be undone because there was once a time when we all used Microsoft computers. Now there are more people using Android phones.
  • There are a lot of websites that share about it. An entire genre of news is dedicated to it. This is something uncovered by me when researching the interests of my followers. They love tech news. Technology news is all about social media. Most legitimate news agencies around the world have small sections dedicated to it. The market is a growing niche. There are a few favorites, but no clear leader. It is all SEO at this point. The once clear leader has fallen from grace.Yahoo is the fifth ranked website in the world dogged by negative media and poor financial data currently up for sale to the highest bidder.

We can all have genuine engagement and prosper by following cultural conventions. Everyone could use a little netiquette. Let's all share and share a like.

David Chiles
David Paul Chiles Communications
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Works Cited

Wikipedia Social Media

Alexa Top 500

Monday, April 11, 2016

Practice, Discipline, and Support Netiquette Rules

Practice, discipline, and support netiquette rules. This conclusion came from reading other internet etiquette blogs. It was inspired by a Lil Wayne lyric.
Repetition is the father of learning.

Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne image from Rap Genius
Most of the other blogs reiterated my own feelings. Lack of discipline seemed to affect all who wrote about customary contact online. We know the customs, yet do not always follow them ourselves.

Some of the blogs had profound content. There were three in particular that caught my eye for different reasons. 

  • Complex issues invite miscommunication according to Amy Stephson
  • Teach others to cite sources. Leading by example was the Reflections Blog.
  • Using the word "I" to begin a paragraph happens more and more online according to Descriptive Backlash.

Knowing these things is not enough. It takes practice to deal with them. Clear writing is difficult. Brevity is my answer.

Citing sources is disciplined because we generally get our ideas from somewhere else. Remembering where and citing them is hard. Placing the backlinks in our content is time consuming. Discipline.

Putting the readers first by writing in terms of us instead of I takes support in my case. Feedback from an online class assignment reminded me to follow my good education. 

It felt great to find so many good blogs about online etiquette. It gave me more confidence to practice my craft. Everyone could use a little netiquette. Practice, discipline, and support netiquette rules.

David Chiles
David Paul Chiles Communications
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Works Cited

Email in the Workplace: Do’s and Don’t’s

Emoji or Not to Emoji

The descriptive backlash

Monday, April 4, 2016

Millennial Manners Are Good Internet Etiquette

Millennial manners are good internet etiquette. My looks allow me to connect with millennials. Beyond that we have Internet Etiquette in common.

From Attracting Millennials with Company Values

It is one thing we all have in common with them. Millennials are the first generation to grow up online creating slang terms we have to know. It is not really slang any more.

Their words are good hashtags in my eyes. Words not to be spoken, but written for brevity and connection. Maybe we are on the same page. It's all netiquette.

A millennial is a person born between 1985 and 2005. Generations are approximately 20 years. The first website was registered in March of 1985.

Manners are required social conventions that come from practical use. Etiquette is an arbitrary social code. The internet makes etiquette a form of manners where it is concerned.

According to PopSugar's list of slang for old people, mine is outdated. According to their list of internet slang, I'm extra. (See references at the end).
My sis used to tell me all the time you don't look as old as you say you are. I was a little sus of what she was saying until these lists came out. Now, my goals AF are to make my site legit.
We need to use these words to connect with our audience. They are decision makers for trends. Social Media rules, but reality works.

'Facebook is for old people' is the last thing a millennial told me. My little cousin. Snapchat that's cool. 

I was telling him how I wanted to work for Snapchat because it was so cool, but my real life contacts don't use it. I didn't know how to use it. A couple of them were found on it. 

The fact is, according to Re/Code, that Facebook has all the millennials. They just think it is for old people now, even though they still use it. Snapchat is definitely cool.

Snapchat is definitely a growing rival. What it boils down to is that we all have to use Facebook and Twitter with millennial slang to connect with an internet savvy audience because they grew up with it. This is not to say they aren't both MySpace's waiting to happen. 

It is to remind us that MySpace was recently acquired by Time Inc. who named the computer the 'Man of The Year" in 1982 as joke. Now there is a generation of people raised by him. 

Follow the rules of and stay flexible. It's all netiquette ; D

Are Young People Leaving Facebook? Not Even Close. (Chart)

18 Slang Words That Will Make You Sound Like an Old Fart

11 New Slang Terms to Memorize If You Want to Stay Cool

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Who Determines Internet Etiquette? Sexy Women

Who determines Internet Etiquette? Sexy Woman because a recognized authority on the issue who gave a seminar about it at SXSW 2016 is referred to as the blond girl and aspiring actress in a Forbes article about her.

Internet Etiquette

This is a little bit of snarky sarcasm which Lana Berry is known for, but true in some respects. You decide it. The word netiquette came from sarcastic humor. Etiquette is a social code. It is arbitrary based on the definition. Manners on the other hand are necessary for effective communication. 

who determines internet etiquette? sexy women
Haily Clausen from Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

Netiquette is a combination because popularity cannot determine our best course of action given that education levels vary. The Reddit question on the subject is a prime example.

"Reddit, What do you think Internet Etiquette should contain?" 

The first answer prior to my research was, sex. I put an answer above it. My answer: 
Internet Etiquette should contain tips for effective communication most people follow given that it is a social code. An element of manners for good measure, given that we rely on the internet. Core rules, digital citizenship, browser, search, voip, and design tips.
Based on research people with advanced degrees have sex less than people without them. There is a correlation between education and sex. People with less education value it more. It is stupid to a certain degree.

Thinking about it is fun on some level for everyone. There is no doubt because 'sex sells' in advertising and online. Related websites are often top ranking. Until recently there was no competition. Engaging in a lot of it, well that may be a waste of time.

There is no clear standard for Internet Etiquette other than the section on it with The core rules are the cornerstone.

  • According to content marketing research using BuzzSumo there are no articles with over 1,000 social media shares in the past year. The Verge online magazine could write an article about it any day of the week to surpass that milestone based on my research.
  • Searches related to the keyword return absurd results. The top ranked result is an article from 2012. The Internet is not the same as it was in 2012. It used to me my site until redesigns deleted the landing page.


We determine Internet Etiquette together. You determine it for yourself. Awareness provides leadership on the subject. 

Share your Internet Etiquette techniques!

The Principles of Netiquette provides fundamental techniques we can use to develop our own. Internet Etiquette: Netiquette Fundamentals provides tips, tricks, and general information for power use that can be used as your own. Take the lead because our influence makes a difference in who we, human beings of the world, will become tomorrow.

In all honesty, it comes from our teaching. We have to teach each other. Most of it is what we don't like others to do. Based on my Catholic upbringing it is phrased in a positive light as much as possible. My education was rounded out at a Baptist finishing school college. 

There is a little coursera and community college thrown in. Coursera courses taught me that good blogs must contain at least two sources. In this case the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 website and a Lana Berry article.

David Chiles

Monday, March 14, 2016

Netiquette KickStarter

The Principles of Netiquette solves the problem of varying standards among online communities and rapidly changing technology. A professional edition of a book that has been at the top of online bookstores for years. Funds are being raised for editorial services, graphic design, and a print run.

There were a couple of stories about successful crowdfund campaigns launching on a Friday. They all said in retrospect it was a mistake. 

Netiquette KickStarter

The Feeling

It felt great to click the button for the Netiquette KickStarter, even though it was the worst timing by all accounts. So much preparation went into the campaign, clicking the button was surreal. 

Today is the official launch. A press release is going out. Blogs have been written. A social media strategy is taking effect. The book website is live.

There was some doubt the campaign would be approved. Indiegogo was my backup plan. It just had to be live before the 15th when the newsletter goes out to give me a shot at raising funds for a professional edition of The Principles of Netiquette.



A NextGen crowdfunding conference inspired me to 'clean up' my Netiquette, rewrite my book, and take a shot at a KickStarter campaign. Everything the speakers said echoed how I felt about the internet. A women from Indiegogo really impressed me.


The problem is that there is no internet standard. The root issue is changing technology and monitoring. There are clear principles for social interaction. 

New technology has made some of us forget some of them. Others do not know any better. 

Increased communication makes 'knowing better' more important. Morals and actions have an affect on more people than ever. Our reach can be quantified in some ways. In others it cannot be fathomed.


The immediate solution is a professional edition of The Principles of Netiquette. This sets the standards for everyone equally. It presents a good opportunity to bring us together as a world culture.

A successful campaign may lead to more financing. A better website. A lot more positive engagement. It could be a spark that helps the economic fire start to roar.

The Wikipedia and Albion have always outranked my site on Google. They are portal websites. It shocked me to realize it. My site is not big enough to outrank them, but I don't have to. Mine is comprehensive.



The rewards for my crowdfunding campaign amount to a presale of the book in all of its formats with a slight discount. It is starting a movement for equality in a way that has never been done before. The book makes us Smart.

letting go

Letting Go

This campaign is getting my all. When it is over, I'm done doing it myself win, lose, or draw. A successful campaign will provide financing to pay for help. An unsuccessful campaign is a clear indication that I should stop wasting my time. The increased engagement from social media may open new doors for employment. 

The website and books are the way I found to do what I want in life. They make me feel like a part of the online community. Beta and prototype with a lot of engagement. All my goals have been accomplished. Thank you for your support.

Please back my campaign!

David Chiles
David Paul Chiles Communications
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Monday, March 7, 2016

3 Reasons Principles of Netiquette (2nd Edition) is Awesome

Rewriting the Principles of Netiquette for the second edition was a very rewarding process. It makes me feel really good inside. The work has just begun.

3 Reasons Principles of Netiquette (2nd Edition) is Awesome
Google Play | Amazon

It is filled with useful guidelines from back to front. The Golden Rule is the first sentence and semantic code that many SEO experts use to raise rankings is in the last appendix. It is filled with insider guidelines. 

There are no tricks. Everything is proven. The 'insider information' should be taught.

A tip in my opinion would be to include a number tips in a blog post title. It has a writing technique to go with it. There just was not enough room in the book to teach blogging techniques with tips.

The second edition is better than the first by leaps and bounds. It teaches how to safely become a part of the online community. Here are three reasons why:

  1. Short simple rules at the beginning of every chapter.
  2. Guidelines with inside information about each category of website.
  3. Terms provide a good reference.
The rules from for each top level category were rewritten simply. Four redundant rules were eliminated.

There is no question these are correct rules. In the past few weeks accounts have posted many tips, tricks, and rules by other authors. The stories were read first. Rest assured all the best 'tips' are included in the rules.

The guidelines were a little more tricky. Many of the stories posted recently were specific. Honestly, authors may have been being a little too specific to make their stories longer.

For example, a story about saving mobile batteries is really only about two things in principle. There were at least four in every story.The difference between Android and iOS could make a story into a book. They may go into the Mobile Netiquette book.

This book is no wikipedia. It is does not even resemble the Netiquette website because everything is explained in as few words as possible. The website has some updating to done as a result of the book, but it has a different purpose. The website explains things in the basic sense. The book explains things clearly.

Pick up the ebook. Updated files on Amazon are processing. Google Play is live. A new paperback version is on its way as well. Proofing was approved. Files are processing.

This is it. The book that a crowdfunding campaign could really turn into something spectacular. The branding is in it. Logos from the site and social media accounts serve as headings for appropriate sections. 

Approximately 2,000 words will be added. High quality stock photos, graphic design to show some concepts, and editorial services to polish it off. The dimensions of the paperback depend on the printer chosen. In the range of 6 x 9 to 7 x10.

The writing is going to be the same with a few more guidelines added. The price has to go up. The paperback will be something we can be proud to have on our coffee tables and book shelves. Reading the ebook will make you an expert.

A cross between Emily Post and 'for Dummies' is the goal of crowdfunding the third edition.  The essence of Emily Post with the practicality of common sense. Purchasing the second edition is getting the information for a bargain.

David Chiles
David Paul Chiles Communications
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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Crowdfunding The Principles of Netiquette

Crowdfunding The Principles of Netiquette is a great opportunity to solve the internet problem of good behavior. It is not that we are bad. There are some trolls. It is that there is no standard. 

The opportunity exists because:
  • eBook continually #1 or #2 on Amazon & Google Play.
  • gets views from all over the world.
  • The Email Newsletter list is growing.

There are no excuses for the way it was written in the first edition because it is top ranked. Still, there is complete agreement with the negative feedback received. As a result, a writing course was taken from Duke University through Coursera. 

A quote has been received for editorial services. Several options are available for book cover designs and stock images on the pages. T-Shirts have been designed for rewards. Ebook and paperback editions will be given out as part of them as well. A precrowdfunding campaign has been started with a thunderclap creation and launchrock website.

The second edition of the book has been released on Amazon. The new price and cover are still processing. There will be a few updates throughout the week in all stores. 

It has been referenced as the "cheap" version when being discussed with those who may provide editorial services. There is a sense of urgency since it is so much better than the last. 

This "cheap" version will not contain stock photos, professional editing services, or a professional cover design. Structural and stylistic editing has been recommended and quoted. Proofreading is necessary. However, the second edition is great. If I don't say so myself. 

Research is still being done to present the crowdfunding campaign effectively. The rewards and publicity are being worked out for an effective campaign. How much to ask for is a real concern because editorial services and graphic design range in price. 

Similar kickstarter projects were funded. This does not guarantee my project will even be accepted. There are other platforms to be considered for various reasons as well.

A dream budget of $550k was created. A bare minimum budget of 5k has been quoted. $10k would be comfortable for an English language version. Anything above that would go to more professional services and other language editions. 

The campaign feels like a real opportunity to establish an American system of standards that the world already agrees with given that the dollar is its standard unit of value. I don't want it to be wasted. Please help!

The knowledge acquired from several courses taken since the first edition was published has been applied. Experience and specific courses have been taken to qualify me to write every chapter and the book.

Relevant courses include a course in search provided by Google. Responsive Web Design (RWD), HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS provide an understanding of why some things are the way they are on the web.

What is social?, Engagement & Nurture Marketing Strategies, The Importance of Listening, Content, Advertising, & Social Internet Marketing Communication, and New Media Marketing provided insight into social engagement and business marketing. 

Taking the courses provided experience to write about online education. Concepts learned have been measured and tested to provide the first hand knowledge for writing the book. This includes writing books.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Hyperlocal is Helpful, Happening, and Hot

Hyperlocal is helpful happening and hot. Helpful gets things happening to make them hot. It's all Netiquette.

Hyperlocal products and services are ecommerce plain and simple. Hyper describes the energy required for immediate service. Local describes the delivery. Fast service to your location.

Hyperlocal is Helpful, Happening, and Hot
From Above The Crowd

The concept is a lot bigger. It is informatization. The Internet.

South Korea has a national plan for it. The United States is doing it with Amazon, Google, and various apps as an infrastructure work around.

The diagram is an explanation of trending more than Uber's success, which it was created to describe. In the article, Uber’s virtuous cycle. Geographic density, hyperlocal marketplaces, and why drivers are key, Andrew Chen explains this diagram taken from another article. 

The reasoning is easier to understand than they are letting on. Hyperlocal works with economies of scale. As with everything else, it is expensive at first. As more people use the product or service the price comes down and demand goes up.

Demand is not only affected by price. This is off the diagram. A social element of popularity plays a role in trending markets.

It is mathematically stupid to do a lot of the things we do ourselves. The Internet is making us Smart. Hyperlocal is going to take us 'there' as a society, make us more efficient.

The argument for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), and Platform as a Service (PaaS) is the same argument for using the Internet and apps.

There is no way a person or company can be more efficient in these services than a company dedicated to them. Inefficiency is wasting time and money.

It is cheaper to rent an office than it is to own the building because of the expertise required in property management. Similarly, it is cheaper to license software than it is to buy the program. 

The thing is that we need to keep things trending. There has to be economies of scale. There has to be Netiquette, popular rules of use. South Korea teaches it in school as part of their informatization plan.

Each hyperlocal product or service is a market in and of itself. Amazon Prime provides one with free two day shipping and discounted same day delivery. It took a lot of demand for products to get them there.

Grocery delivery is the most promising hyperlocal market. There is a lot of demand. It is already a local service. 

It becomes hyperlocal when we order from the Internet for delivery. Delivery trucks and pickers are more efficient.

The pickers know how to shop better than me based on experience. Delivery trucks transport food much more efficiently with crates and dollies.

Google Express is a new service offered by Alphabet Inc that makes these type of deliveries. It is $10 a month in test markets, San Francisco and LA, for discounted delivery fees. Amazon Fresh and Von's have similar services.

Netiquette Rules

  • Give instructions for substitutions. Items are sometimes out of stock. Without instructions pickers don't bring anything to replace them.
  • Keep your phone on and charged. The delivery person will call you when they are at your door if you do not answer right away.

Let us get hyperlocal with the things we demand. Talk about it with our friends. Share it in social media. This, in order to stay ahead of the curve. It gives us the choice locally rather than letting another locality decide for us with their popularity.

David Chiles
David Paul Chiles Communications
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Uber’s virtuous cycle. Geographic density, hyperlocal marketplaces, and why drivers are key

Google Express is now delivering fresh groceries in San Francisco and LA

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Crowdfunding Kickstarter Companies and Indiegogo Promo

Crowdfunding Kickstarter companies and Indiegogo promo is proper Netiquette. We create the world of our dreams. 

Great stories get funded in today's capital markets. Dreams that solve a problem come true with the right backing.

Forbes crowdfunding article
The future of the industry has a lot of promise. There are challenges to the process that mentorship has helped companies overcome.

In the article, Kickstarter Founder Charles Adler: The Truth is Most Entrepreneurs Don’t Succeed, the challenging nature of this platform is discussed by a cofounder. He still worries about money. His involvement in founding the company was to pursue a career in something he loved doing. 

As this form of financing begins to become popular, certain things appear to help projects. They have helped other tech companies as well.

Sheryl Sandberg is the mentor of Facebook coming from Google to be the Chief Operating Officer in 2008. Google, with their milestone algorithm, was famously started with a $100,000 dollar check from mentor backers. 
  • Mentorship - Pitching products to investors and the confidence support from people who have been there brings is often cited as a reason for success.
  • Milestones - Plans, goals, and achievements create milestones from big ideas. Rewards, products, and perseverance are required.
  • Money - Raising money before a campaign is often done. Pre-raising campaign funds with agreements from people to be backers helps.
In the article, Olive Natural Beauty shows how Valley Venture Mentors helps turn passion into success: Outlook 2016, the benefits of mentorship are discussed. A successful Indiegogo campaign is cited as a source of financing. In their case, money was awarded from mentors as well for participation in an incubator.

It is exciting. Natural products are a growing business trend. They solve the chemical problem we consumers are starting to recognize. Kickstarter solved the financing problems successful campaigns have had in the past.

The successful campaigns are creating new technology, milestones in human development. Smartwatches are a good example. 3D and Virtual Reality companies have had popular campaigns as well. It is awesome. Well, it's Netiquette.

David Chiles
David Paul Chiles Communications
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Olive Natural Beauty shows how Valley Venture Mentors helps turn passion into success: Outlook 2016 -

Kickstarter Founder Charles Adler: The Truth is Most Entrepreneurs Don’t Succeed - Crowdfund Insider -