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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Definitions for netiquette

  1. the rules of etiquette that apply when communicating over computer networks, especially the internet.

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Citations for netiquette
The rules of “netiquette” are not exactly static or undisputed. Are emoticons appropriate in formal emails? Are “trigger warnings” thoughtful or over-the-top? Are you irritating everyone you email with your “signature”? Alice Robb, "How Capital Letters Became Internet Code for Yelling," New Republic, April 17, 2014
While netiquette still insists on using plain text unless it is mutually agreed otherwise, it makes sense to reply to letters using the format in which they were sent. Jack Schofield, "Netiquette for email and news," The Guardian, April 25, 2001
Origin of netiquette
Netiquette is a blend of the words network and etiquette. It came to English in the early 1980s.