People manage to progress merrily through life, using seemingly archaic tools such as ’email’ (good grief remember when that seemed innovative?) without understanding the etiquette involved.
With Web 2 tools being used in teaching and general communication, it is important for teachers to role model good ‘netiquette’ and also to familiarise their students with it as a standard practise.
It is not possible or necessary to cover all social networking areas. In fact, if you look at the Wikopedia list of social networking tools, you will understand why. The list is looonnnggg! I have found some good links to help understand the Web2 netiquette which can be used for any Web 2 tool…
- Twitter etiquette: Like any social environment there is an inherent etiquette involved with using Twitter and a level of behaviour expected of you if you’re to take part successfully.
- Email etiquette: Dare I suggest… replying to emails is a good start?
- MSN etiquette
- Blog and Wiki etiquette: The 10 commandments of working with Blogs and Wikis.
- Facebook etiquette: Every member of Facebook has a duty to be the best online citizen they can be. Here is a video clip with some tips…
Please add your own etiquette ideas and things that bug you, in the comments section. You go for it… you know you want to!
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