Thursday, September 18, 2014

Credit Card Processing is Informatization

I used to joke that money was just a piece of paper to me, but now it has become electric pulses. Even more elusive. In the Information Age currency is information literally. Credit card companies process transactions with information. Banks settle the account later. Credit and debit card transaction processing is proper Netiquette for making and receiving online payments.

The Information Age is a time period in world history where members of a given society use credit or debit cards as currency and the internet for everything. Well it is an Internet of Things, IoT, not everything. 

The history of the word informatization can be traced to the same time period credit cards were developed. Informatization is the transformation to the Information Age. First database programming began to take shape in the early 1970's. Then credit card companies began issuing credit.

The internet is the impetus that got everyone to use their credit and debit cards. It is not exactly what society had in mind at the time they began informatization. The only way to optimize our existence is to track it. Society advances with the Information Age because we can track a lot of information about a person by their debit and credit cards.

For example, credit card companies know your habits. I got a phone call from Bank America when I used a cash machine in a bad area. I could not tell it was a bad area. In fact, I would not have gone their unless I was forced to by one of their lying employees. Technically, it was a crime to send me their and they knew it because it was so far out of character for me at the time.

The information gained from tracking each other can be used to help each other. By definition, the Information Age is a time period where the basis of the economy is Intellectual Property. The information processed during a credit card transaction is intellectual property. It's your account number. 

Credit cards as tracking devices may have been what was intended for the Information Age, but we got the internet instead. Don't worry, you still need a credit card to use it.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Gumroad To The Information Age

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The Information Age was conceived in 1972 when the word informatization was created. I made it happen with Netiquette. Informatization describes the transformation of society into the Information Age. Whoever made up the word, planned the Information Age because they had to think about what it would be like to create it.

We have reached the Information Age when everyone buys my book from Amazon or Gumroad, seriously : ). The Information Age was planned before I was born. It is a society whose economy is based on Intellectual Property (IP), publishing. Gumroad is an online payment platform for IP.

Gumroad and platforms like it, are one part of the Information Age. The most important one. More people can contribute more products based on information with e-commerce platforms similar to Gumroad. Gumroad allows creators to sell eBooks, Music, Film, Software, and Digital Comics. It processes the transactions, provides secure payment, and product delivery.

The creators of informatization, the word, envisioned a world of eBooks and other entertainment supported by an agile manufacturing process driven by patents and licensing.  Informatization is switching the storefront from a brick and mortar shop to an online store that sells everything because online stores are IP. Patents, licensing, and Agile construction allow products to be manufactured anywhere in the world. The economy is based on IP, publishing prices to sell products and using licenses to sell and manufacture products. It is all Intellectual Property.

Currently, Gumroad enables creators to create their own market. Once the market is created the platform will become successful. That's how it works in a time period of change. 


Sellfy is a similar platform with a lot of support. Sellfy allows creators to sell products from a Facebook Fanpage.  However, Gumroad has the selling options that I like as a creator. Sellfy has a Facebook App. It will take a mainstream product offering to make a market for independent intellectual property sales, either company could be 'the one'. Someone has to do it right to get it started.

The Information Age took approximately 40 years to get started because South Korea and China are the only economies who have reached it. Informatization is a defined word in many popular languages. South Korea and China planned their informatization.  As a result of their plans they have economies based on information.

South Korea has the world largest electronics manufacturer. Electronics are the intellectual property that enables the Information Age because they allow us to share information. South Korea's economy is anchored by Samsung.

China does all the manufacturing. It is the world’s largest manufacturer. Their economy is based on the intellectual property of other companies because the manufacturing processes are products the Chinese are buying to sell products around the world. China is going to take over the world and show us how to implement Agile manufacturing. I read their plan. I am not joking, ‘take over the world’ is not the right way to word what I am saying because the words have not been invented yet. China already took over the world : )

South Korea and China are in the Information Age. They manufactured their way in literally and figuratively. The rest, which includes the west, can help ourselves by reaching the Information Age on our own. If we as a society support local economies, locals will have more influence in everything we do locally. More people participate, contribute, live, and prosper when consumers make purchases from Gumroad and Amazon because more independent people are involved in the process.

In conclusion, South Korea used Netiquette to reach the Information Age in 2007. China is using Netiquette to be in the Information Age right now. My Netiquette Books Series clearly defines and explains the Information Age based on the two countries that got there with my Intellectual Property. My books are now available on Amazon, Gumroad, and Sellfy we can do the same thing together. 



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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Customer Service Netiquette

netiquette cloudCustomer Service Netiquette is the social code consumers follow to get help with a product or service online. Customers ask for additional service after a product or service is sold for many legitimate reasons. There are laws requiring companies to help customers. Companies have rules for handling customers, customer service.

Customer service is part of the sales process. Stores provide customer service. Customer service information can be found online. Telephone call centers provide customer service information as well.

Customer Service Netiquette Rules
  • It is proper Netiquette to look for a company's customer service telephone number online.
  • It is proper Netiquette to contact a company before returning an item through the mail.
  • It is proper Netiquette to report any customer service issues to your Debit or Credit card provider.
  • It is proper Netiquette to track packages from online orders.
  • It is proper Netiquette to share your e-commerce experience in social media.

Customer Service Netiquette by networketiquette on GoAnimate

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Cloud eBook Management Netiquette

The many different mobile devices, various methods of synchronizing of files, and uploading or downloading of appropriate file formats are eBook management issues. They can be mitigated by the cloud. Being 'App 'rehensive about it helps as well.

Cloud eBook management is proper Netiquette because it enables effective communication according to online community standards. Cloud computing provides eBook management across all of your internet connected devices with the appropriate apps installed. Apps can further simplify the eBook reading process.

'Cloud' refers to cloud computing, technically. Practically, it means internet storage to the most of us. Many internet companies offer free online storage, which is referred to as cloud storage.

Cloud storage is memory allocated to an account on a remote server. Email is cloud storage according to the definition. It is typically used to mean an account that allows us to back-up hard drives and manage media files.

Google Drive and Microsoft One Drive are free cloud storage services that allow you to back-up your hard drive and manage media files. Apple has a cloud storage service available called iCloud. Amazon offers free cloud storage for back-up and to manage media files for device owners.

Cloud storage Netiquette is to create separate folders for computer backups and media file management. Media files include Music, Video, Audio, and eBooks or ePublishing. Install the cloud storage mobile App on all your devices. This creates a central repository with all of your files connected by the internet.

Download media apps that you may need to make it easy to enjoy when your ready. Google Books provides an ePub reader for eBooks. The Kindle App provides a .Mobi eBook reader for Android and iOS devices.

The Kindle Fire is my e-Reader of choice. Using the Kindle App is essential to enjoying eBooks on my Android mobile devices. Google Drive allows me to manage my media library from my mobile devices. eBooks download directly into My Library for viewing as an ePub file. The Kindle App gives me access to my Kindle exclusive content. 

That is how I do it. This video provides a few more e-reader Netiquette tips for the Kindle Fire.


Kindle Fire e-Reading Tips by networketiquette on GoAnimate



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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Edutainment, A Fun And Exciting Way To Learn

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Edutainment is a Netiquette Word I made up. Edutainment: the acquisition of knowledge through enjoyable online activities, video games or other social engagement. I like to joke around in online discussion forums and make a lot of friends. This makes MOOC classes Edutainment for me because the work is completely self-driven. 

Edutainment comes from the words education and entertainment. Education is the acquisition knowledge. Entertainment is an enjoyable activity. Together education and entertainment activity is a large part of the Internet of Things, IoT. Coursera is the best school right now. Video lectures can be your favorite professors. eBook are textbooks. The Information Age is upon us.

I am having fun with all of this Information Age Edutainment and adding it to my portfolio in my own way. The Netiquette cartoons on my website contain more popular themes to make it more edutaining. GoAnimate provides a Lil Peepz series of animated characters that fit the Netiquette Cast.

Wideo is another company that has edutaining video tools including animation. I like Wideo for their templates and music. They have very nice drag and drop templates that can be used for a variety of educational, entertaining, and business related videos. Both GoAnimate and Wideo video can export to YouTube depending on the account capabilities. 

eBooks are a segment of the edutainment market with potential because the price of publishing an eBook is significantly less than publishing a traditional book. eBooks can be one of many file formats, which include: .mobi, ePub, and .PDF. ePub is the industry standard by the International Digital Publishing forum, http://idpf.org/epub. There are two general types of eBooks beyond the file format, Reflowable text and Fixed Layouts. 

Reflowable texts layouts adjust to the size of of the device for text flow. Fixed layouts resize each page to fit on the screen of a given device. Short to medium sized eBooks are generally reflowable text. Large textbooks, comic books, and other picture oriented books are fixed layout eBooks.

My call to action it to Edutain yourself about eBooks. My social media Sunday cause is Edutainment about ebooks. learn how to have fun with eBooks. That will be theme of my blogs this week : )

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

eBooks For Android

I like it when my website Graphical User Interfaces, GUI's, are easy to use. I like my eBooks the same way. It takes a little bit of work to set up an eBook reading environment on an Android device. There are Netiquette rules for style and other tips for an optimal experience you can follow.

eBooks can be read on Android devices, smartphones and tablets, with an e-Reader App. Kindle is my favorite e-Reader App because it has access to an e-Reader compatible with all formats. The Amazon Kindle App is available in the Google Play Store.

The Kindle App is free. Once installed it is offered as a choice whenever a compatible file is opened. Just download an ebook and open it with this App. Naturally, I enjoy this App because it offers access to the Kindle Store, where my books are generally offered at a discount.

In addition to the Kindle Store Amazon has its own Android App Store. The Amazon Android App Store offers a small number of high quality apps. The Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary and Essential Anatomy 3 are high quality reference books that show the range of capabilities. Both are reference books that offer advanced knowledge. One is text based the other is three-dimensional. eBooks can hold a lot of knowledge as you can tell by these powerful reference manuals.

What I like the most about having a Kindle Fire and Android mobile device is the ability to run my Kindle Apps on an Android device. I know that I am switching gears to reading mode when I tap the Kindle App. It is a settling feeling for me.

My call to action is to install the Kindles App and read an eBook. There are many high quality quick reads. 

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Online Existence Comes From The Netiquette Cloud

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I have always wondered why they say that every cloud has a silver lining. I guess it is because I am from Seattle, WA where rain clouds are the norm rather than an unpleasant uncommon occurrence. The Netiquette Cloud has a silver lining drawn around it to signify the internet. 

The Netiquette Cloud is the logo for a portfolio of Netiquette websites, NetworkEtiquette.net, Informatization.net, The Mobile Netiquette App, and Social Media Network (Adult). The image is proper netiquette based on the Golden Rule because the graphics include internet connected devices and gold figures performing internet customs and traditional signs of friendship. 

The internet connected devices rely on cloud computing to display data. It is a collection of customs and devices that enable them contained within the realm of cloud computing. There is a silver lining of informatization around the cloud. 

It is easy to infer that the Netiquette loud refers to cloud computing because the gold figures are common internet icons and other graphics have internet implications as well. Cloud computing is network communication. Anything digital assisted by the network. There are various protocols for cloud computing. The internet is the most common application. 

The Netiquette sign is one of the images contained within the cloud. The definition of netiquette follows: “Netiquette: /nét-ə-kət/, Noun: 1. The social code of network communication. 2. The social and moral code of the internet based on the human condition and Golden Rule of Netiquette. 3. A philosophy of effective internet communication that utilizes common conventions and norms as a guide for rules and standards.” (Chiles, 2013) 

The foreground of the image includes customs and logos. The background is a blue cloud with a silver lining. The frame of this image is the sky because it is a cloud on the one hand. On the other the frame of the image could be a server somewhere because internet interaction requires interaction with a server in the cloud. There could possibly be other clouds in the sky, but none are shown in this image.
 

The gold figure icons represent the Golden Rule. The Golden rule is the rule of reciprocity. Reciprocity means doing something in return. The figures are gesturing and making gestures in return. Within the cloud there is a theme of gold figures and internet related logos. 

The context of the image is cloud computing or internet use. Customs of business, friendship, and family are an area of focus.  Netiquette expertise looks like appropriate use of the internet. It is achieved through following the customs and participating in the culture of the internet. It is loosely defined by websites and teachers around the world.
 

This image supports the concept of internet etiquette by depicting customs of proper internet use. Here the concept is extended beyond the internet to include all digital computing because the Netiquette sign is just one component. Video and mobile play a significant role In the image since there is a video player tablet and smartphone. The tablet and smartphone modify the idea of netiquette to include all digital devices, social, and mobile making expertise include the use of multiple network devices.
 

This image raises new questions about communications expertise since the customs depicted are traditional ones, but the logos inserted are internet related. There are golden figures of people are shaking hands, hugging, bowing, and protecting one another. These customs are clearly being applied to a new concept of communication, the internet, as represented by the cloud. The silver lining implies that these customs are good. 

This lends itself to the question, what are the rules of netiquette? They can be found at NetworkEtiquette.net.


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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Two-Step Verification

Keeping with proper Netiquette for Netiquette Words, two-step, in two-step verification is hyphenated because it describes the login process for verification. Login is blended together to make an adjective Netiquette Word as well, whereas, it is two separate words as a Noun. Ah! that is a lot of Netiquette to start off with.

Two-step verification is a simple login process, which sets the highest ethical standard for online account security, proper Netiquette. This level of account security, two-step verification, is necessary in domains that have it because it often denotes nefarious hacking. Domains that offer two-step online account verification do so because the benefit of two-step verification outweighs the cost. Hacking can be good or bad. Nefarious is bad hacking in a domain.

In other words the information contained in the account is worth protecting because people have or may try to steal it. In its most simplest form two-step online account verification consists of entering a password as the first step. The additional step includes receiving a one time use verification code. This code is then entered in a second step of the login process.

A screen generally appears on submission of a correct password for the second step. The code is often sent to the account holders smartphone or feature phone through a short message service, sms, text. Alternatively, the code may be sent to an email address. In addition, backup codes may be provided in case of an emergency.

My call to action today is to practice proper online account security Netiquette. As a matter of Netiquette the password on any online account should be strong. If two-step verification is available it should be used, depending on the value the account holds to you or the domain. Online banking accounts, social networks (Facebook & LinkedIn), Micro-Blogs (Twitter), and last but not least Google and Microsoft are online accounts that you may consider adding two-step verification to. Not to trick anyone, the Netiquette rule is to use a strong password in conjunction with two-step verification if available, but everything is situational.

Below is a video I made about it.

Strong Passwords And Two Step Verification by networketiquette on GoAnimate

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Netiquette Words

Netiquette Words are not your average words. They have a special video game and dictionary because they are so brand new. Computer programmers, social media managers, nerds, and geeks have been using them until now. Now that the internet is mainstream Netiquette Words defined in the Netiquette Dictionary are main stream.

Netiquette Words are real words (computer related words and acronyms) and a video game. They are newly created words with internet related meanings. Many are portmanteaus and contractions. Others are traditional words spelled in new ways.

Social media makes up Netiquette Words. Computer programming makes up Netiquette Words. David Paul Chiles Publishing defines them.

There is a certain style that must be used when writing about computers and the internet. It has to be defined in terms of traditional writing and take into account the new ways in which words are used. Finally, it has to be taught. All this is necessary for everyone to find a job in the Information Age because the economy is using computers as its means of production and sales.

A major style issue that is going into the Netiquette dictionary is the use of hyphenated words. I think of like women who are married and hyphenate their last names. Hyphenated words are adjectives in the Information Age. They describe something the way a hyphenated name describes a marriage.

In general the same words used without a hyphen are Nouns. They are words for a person, place, or thing. This subtle difference in use produces a visible difference in spelling. Netiquette Words are more complicated than traditional words. Kind of like the Facebook relationship setting, it's complicated. 

In conclusion, the Netiquette Dictionary is just getting started. There are other style guides for proper Netiquette, but they do not define the words. The Netiquette Dictionary is something everyone needs to read. It is not very big now. Eventually, it will become something everyone needs to reference.


David Chiles
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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Support Women For Social Media Saturday

I have joked a lot about how being nice to women will get you what you want in life. I have told others that I think degrading them is wrong and received much agreement. Social relationships require that men treat women with respect because women ultimately order society by choosing to give birth. Society is the aggregation of social relationships within a geographic region.

I do not believe women are equal to men. They are above us in many respects. It is proper Netiquette to support women in social media. Men and women are different biologically, which places them above us. Bros can tease each other a little bit.

I am not going to lie, I want to have sex with beautiful women as soon as they reach the legal age limit because they have had less of an opportunity to have had sex with a lot of people. However, I just don't have anything in common with an 18 year old, so it is not worth my time. Chances are an 18 year old does not have a disease. It is natural for an unmarried man without children to want a clean healthy women. It is plain wrong for anyone else.

Honestly, I am making a website with dating rules for a good reason to date women who share my interests. The dating website is my way to break the ice and ask a women out on a date. I still do not have the courage yet. Hopefully, my site will be up and running by Monday, which is when I plan to start asking women out.

A dating site is the ultimate in social media support for women because it is designed to help them have fun. My dating site is going to start out with Netiquette rules for various online dating resources. Who knows what it will turn into. It definitely helps society because it helps if men are nice to women.

People who degrade women publicly, 'don't really get it,' because women are above men. For example, the word "pimp" is a bad word. It is bad for society. It is not acceptable at Church. Nor should it be acceptable anywhere else.

In conclusion, I hope to date a lot of women. I think I heard Muhammad Ali say that life begins at 40. I met him when I was 14. He came to me. My call to action on this Social Media Saturday is for everyone to support women in order for a better world society.

David Chiles
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