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I made the second core rule of Netiquette based on the teachings of my Grandpa Art and my Cousin Hank. They made it very clear to me that I am not allowed to associate with loud people.
I grew up without a father. This rule has kept me out of trouble my whole life. I do not have a criminal record.
I think the microphone was invented to give good people with soft voices the chance to spread good words. Just kidding. Loud behavior is animalistic.
There are times and places it may be appropriate. For example, I had bluetooth headphones on while riding my bike past a police officer in Laguna Beach. He shouted at me to take those things off because it was unsafe. I provided this example to make it clear there are no hard and fast rules.
There are times when being loud is helpful. I have not fully developed this thought, but there has to be a balance between who we are as conscious beings and how we interact in groups. Powerful posturing can help your standing within a well defined group based on research.
In Netiquette terms it is the balance between all caps and search engine optimization in my humble opinion. All caps is always bad, but it is good search engine optimization for the eyes in real life (irl). I have recently begun seeking balance in my writing by using bold, italics, and underline in much the same way I highlight books when I read them.
Using bold, italics, and underline is search engine optimization irl and in cyberspace because the differences in text are noticeable and the underlying HTML tags are read by search engines. I want to make it clear that I am looking for balance or a different way of posturing within a specific group of good people. I do not want bad people using my website.
I mention 'bad' people using my website because my blogs now look like marketing in my humble opinion. They are designed for people who are good to reinforce positive values. Everyone could use a little Netiquette. However, it takes a conscious decision to practice it and follow the rules. It takes a conscious decision to be a good or great person to practice Netiquette. IRL people who shout are bad.
Happy Social Media Sunday!
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