Netiquette – 3 Absolutely Do-Nots

Anyone and everyone who has an online social platform has made at least one of these mistakes at some point. You’re online to share what you’re passionate about, connect with friends, or even just to lurk. There’s ways to enjoy yourself, but then there’s just ways to ruin your online image.

  1. Don’t get into online !%&!@ wars.

    I get it, you get heated over certain subjects. Whether it’s political, cultural, or just down right rude, don’t fall into the trap of making yourself look like a fool online. This do-not is the one most people have already done, and it’s obvious as to why. When behind a screen, people feel like they can say whatever they want. Sadly that’s true, but there’s also a thing called print screening. You don’t want your employers or potential employers accidentally seeing receipts of that one time you decided that you wanted to argue about how Donald Trump’s a @$&!&$! !@#@!! Keep it clean, or keep it to yourself.

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    Your work or mine?

    Easiest one to follow, and hopefully something you haven’t done before. Plagiarism. The rules of the real world translate to our digital one. If it isn’t yours, don’t claim it is. Simple.

  3. Nudes? No thanks.

    Follows the same idea of the first one. Unless you plan on doing this kind of stuff for a living, go right ahead; there’s no shame. But you’re probably not, so you might want to keep nudes with someone private or just for yourself (go you!). You don’t want to not get hired simply because they’ve seen your bits have you? Thought so.

 

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