Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Vine Netiquette Rules

Principles of Netiquette
Principles of Netiquette
Whenever I see the Vine App on my smartphone I think of Marvin Gaye and his song, I heard it through the grapevine. If it were written today it may be a little different. It may be titled I heard it through social media. That is what the grapevine is after all. Twitters Vine video service is part of it.

Vine may be social media, but it has its own Netiquette. The style and manner in which a person uses Vine can be all their own, but there are a few rules that apply socially. The Netiquette rules for Vine are simple because the service is simple. Even though it felt complicated the first time I used it.

Vine Netiquette Rules
  • It is proper Netiquette to connect Vine accounts with Twitter accounts.
  • It is proper Netiquette to rehearse your Vine video before shooting the video.
  • It is proper Netiquette to use a timer to make sure you get the whole shot.
  • It is proper Netiquette to edit Vine video in the App.
  • It is proper Netiquette to share Vine video in social media.

These are just a few quick tips, Netiquette rules, that will add a layer of style to your videos. There is a lot more that you can do. Have fun.


David Chiles
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Yelp Rules For Netiquette

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Principles of Netiquette Cloud
ABC has an new television series this season called Selfie. A recent episode was about the website Yelp and cyber stalking. After watching it, I realized that I had not made the rules of Netiquette for Yelp. OMG, oh, my, gosh. I could relate to the show on many levels because I review restaurants on Yelp and have been cyber stalked by people who read my social media myself. The main character cyber stalks a co-workers with her reviews in the show to make friends.

Cyber stalking is not appropriate. Proper Yelp Netiquette makes everyone feel comfortable because it is how most people connect with a little personal emphasis for added style. It is all about how you use your reviews and others who give good restaurant clues.

Yelp Netiquette Rules
  • It is proper Netiquette to make all reviews reasonable with explanations and examples.
  • It is proper Netiquette to check in at places you have reviewed.
  • It is proper Netiquette to check in when you finished to avoid cyber stalking.
  • It is proper Netiquette to review places without revealing your schedule.
  • It is proper Netiquette to ask about and tell contacts about social media searching them.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Podcast Netiquette Rules

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Principles of Netiquette Cloud
I went the extra mile this weekend when making a podcast for SoundCloud and YouTube among other networks. My podcast is a little more advanced than others on the internet. After researching the topic I determined that there was not a popular podcast social network because of varying standards and misconceptions. Basically, there is a lot of amateur podcasting that has no standard. I set the bar.

Podcasts are generally voice audio files uploaded to the internet in a periodic manner for contacts to listen to. Popular podcasts use proper Netiquette to attract an audience. Many people attach audio files to video so a picture of themselves is displayed while their voice plays. The definition of podcast has been expanded to include any file type uploaded periodically for contacts to consume.

We know people make podcasts for fans periodically. The style and manner used in a podcast is the Netiquette. There are rules.

Podcast Netiquette Rules
  • It is proper Netiquette to script podcasts.
  • It is proper Netiquette to promote podcasts in social networks.
  • It is proper Netiquette to include a profile picture in video podcasts.
  • It is proper Netiquette to practice your podcast before making it.
  • It is proper Netiquette to blog your podcast.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Netiquette Dictionary

This video provides an introduction to the Netiquette Dictionary. It contains a brief overview of the website.




The Netiquette Dictionary contains computer related words and terms. It's a computer technology dictionary for the Information Age. There is a list of acronyms, words and definitions, and they are arranged according to their parts of speech for style (Netiquette).

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Netiquette Podcast Episode 1 - The Golden Rule

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Principles of Netiquette Cloud
This is the inaugural Netiquette Podcast. Episode 1 is the Golden Rule of Netiquette. The broadcast material is taken directly from the largest collection of Netiquette rules on the internet. 

The shows will appear on pages that they discuss. The podcasts serve to give people with challenges the ability to consume the content and proper Netiquette.





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Friday, October 24, 2014

Class Discussion Forum Netiquette Rules

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Principles of Netiquette Cloud
I love to learn new things and am a fast learner. As a result of who I am as a person I took several online courses for certifications to qualify me to write my last two books. One of which, was an English Composition course, Achieving Expertise. I think I am an expert online student now as well as an expert writer. Denise Comer is an awesome professor. 

What makes my online experience so great is the engagement I have had with professors and students in forums because the whole process is a learning experience. Online learning is difficult by design. I am not inferring that the courses are designed so that students fail. However, that could very well be the truth given the completion rates of online classes.

Based on my experience there is a steep learning curve for professors and schools who teach online courses. One course I enrolled in was cancelled the first day because too many people signed up. Another course changed the grading and format 3 weeks into the course. The website went down for a class I took for two days, one of which was a weekend, and we only got one extra day for our homework. Another class did not even teach the programming language using the program. I am not bashing online education providers. I am explaining that there is a lot of Netiquette to apply.

Education forums are where people learn in online classes. That is where we ask questions about the material and the course. An online class may technically include the people who enroll. Socially, it includes the people who participate in the forums. Practice proper Netiquette and you will learn a lot. Otherwise, you may be discouraged.

Class Discussion Forum Netiquette Rules
  • It is proper Netiquette to post material in the appropriate class forum since many classes have several.
  • It is proper Netiquette to post material related to the topic of the class.
  • It is proper Netiquette to post links to your social media profiles in your introduction.
  • It is proper Netiquette to post screen shots of error messages when asking for technical help.
  • It is proper Netiquette to avoid discouraging posts.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Forum Netiquette Rules

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Principles of Netiquette Cloud
Netiquette began as a word in an internet forum. It was a joke. Maybe that is why I have waited so long to add forum Netiquette to the rules of Netiquette. An internet forum is a discussion board or boards with topics and themes where users post content and others respond with threads. I have taken so many online courses recently that I cannot ignore the Netiquette any longer.

Last night I began setting my own standard for forum Netiquette. Forum Netiquette rules facilitate positive discussion and online engagement because they are designed to connect participants. Forum Netiquette rules bring people together.

Forum Netiquette Rules
  • It is proper Netiquette to post your picture with a resolution of at least 160 by 160 in the upper left hand corner of each post.
  • It is proper Netiquette to post an introduction with your name and location.
  • It is proper Netiquette to post content from one to three paragraphs in length.
  • It is proper Netiquette to post content with lists and bullet points.
  • It is proper Netiquette to subscribe to interesting threads.

Please be advised that these are not the Netiquette rules for asking and answering questions. Asking and answering questions has a separate set of Netiquette rules that will be addressed in a later blog. Those forums include online education domains and other special interest forums.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Gumroad Netiquette Rules

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Principles of Netiquette Cloud
This blog is the conclusion to the post Gumroad to the Information Age and e-commerce platforms, Netiquette rules for Informatization. Basically, there are two other components of the Information Age that work with Netiquette that must be developed. Basic Netiquette gets it started, business creates its own.

The Information Age is a time period in world history where the internet is the basis of the economy, but how do you get paid?

Making an online payment is as simple as entering a credit card number into a form or using a point of sale device with an internet connection. Gumroad allows you to accept online payment without a merchant account for processing credit card transactions. They accept payment, pay the credit card processing fee, and charge you a premium on each sale. 

Gumroad Netiquette Rules
  • It is proper Netiquette for Gumroad sellers to have a website and buyers to visit it.
  • It is proper Netiquette to sell or purchase items with complete descriptions.
  • It is proper Netiquette for sellers to have a picture on their website and buyers to view it.
  • It is proper Netiquette for sellers to have a return policy and buyers to read it.
  • It is proper Netiquette for buyers and sellers to share Gumroad product links in social media.
In conclusion, a lot of people want the Information Age, it is trending. Some people resist change. This is my plan. 

I developed my own editorial process to provide the resources to the people and economies when they are ready as a hobby. Ideas start out on this blog. Article outlines are developed on my WordPress blog. Small articles appear in the Newsletter. Then, when I am satisfied with what I have written, I am going to put it on Informatization in the blog App I built myself with Ruby in the MVC design pattern. I hope all the dot coms are impressed and I get a good job working with great people.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Consumer To Consumer Netiquette

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Principles of Netiquette Cloud
Business has a style to it. It is a professional style, business Netiquette. Some may argue that consumer to consumer sales has no style. Traditionally, consumer to consumer sales have been considered unprofessional. 

The Information Age is changing the basis of our economy by adding a new layer of Netiquette for informatization because intellectual property, information, becomes the basis. Information becoming the basis of the economy changes the sales process and market distribution of products. It makes consumer to consumer sales a larger portion of the economy. It makes them popular.

The internet is being used for e-commerce by everyone, which makes consumer to consumer sales a new market. This new market is the additional layer of Netiquette for informatization. Craigslist, eBay, PayPal, Square, and Half.com are popular consumer to consumer sales websites. 

eBay, for example, allows consumers to sell brand name products in the same market as corporations. The physical product or service is not the basis of the transaction in the case of eBay. The basis of the transaction is the information provided by the seller. It is the Information Age. Netiquette is how you make sales because it denotes popular information dissemination techniques, rules of Netiquette.

Netiquette Rules for Consumer To Consumer Sales
  • It is proper Netiquette for a consumer seller to have a website with an about section.
  • It is proper Netiquette for a consumer buyer to read the about section of a consumer sellers website.
  • It is proper Netiquette to verify consumer to consumer sales and identities with email authentication.
  • It is proper Netiquette to use a credit card and reader for in person consumer to consumer sales.
  • It is proper Netiquette to refuse personal checks for consumer to consumer sales.

These e-commerce tips come from experience working with merchants. Each rule is based on a situation that I have handled for merchants.


David Chiles
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Tutorial Netiquette Rules


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Principles of Netiquette Cloud
The internet is very helpful. There are a lot of things it can teach you. One way we learn new things from the internet is the video tutorial. Video tutorials come in all formats and lengths. MP4 and QuickTime are common video tutorial formats found on the internet. The length varies. Most are in the range of 3 to 10 minutes.

Video tutorials are videos that show you how to do something. They provide valuable lessons for informatization when used with proper Netiquette because they teach us how to use the internet.

Netiquette Books
Netiquette Books
I have utilized video tutorials for creating a Table of Contents for eBooks on Smashwords. There are several WordPress installation videos that were helpful in setting up the plugin for a website. In fact, a tutorial taught me how to sew a button on my jacket. Tutorials have given me good information that has helped me sell my books, build a website, and look good doing it. It's all good Netiquette.

Tutorial Netiquette Rules
  • It is proper Netiquette to watch the whole tutorial before you try and perform the tasks.
  • It is proper Netiquette to follow the actions of the instructor on your machine.
  • It is proper Netiquette to pause the tutorial when performing the action steps.
  • It is proper Netiquette to ask questions in forums if you get stuck on a tutorial.
  • It is proper Netiquette to comment about extreme issues encountered.

These rules will help you learn from others on the internet. Look for tutorials on YouTube and Vimeo among other places. Thanks for reading. Practice proper Netiquette.


David Chiles
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