Rules of etiquette on the Internet

Once Luc de Vauvenargues said: "The choice of expression can, in general, to say that it corresponds to the nature of ideas and therefore mentality."Over the past 250 years from the date of this writing, the world has not changed.Even with the advent of many people's lives online opportunities for communication, etiquette rules of communication have not lost their value, the only remaining possibility for the establishment of normal, good, vzaimointeresnyh relationships.

Initially, the main users of the Internet were employees of state institutions and research organizations.The procedure and methods of using the Internet described in the instructions.Etiquette use web based on well-established in the scientific community norms of communication and information exchange.

With the development of communications technology and the Internet has become more and more users, not related to any government officials or ministers to science.Many of them used the Internet specifically for those purposes for which

it was created, - searching for information and networking.Gradually, the Internet has evolved into one of the kinds of entertainment, while being primarily a source of information.

With the development of the international system of "electronic" money, many companies have put forward and implemented the concept of selling products through the Internet.Now anyone can order a product, without leaving home.

In turn, the availability of e-mail for web users allowed to evaluate its advantages compared with traditional mail.Sent a letter may be on the other side of the globe through an unusually short time.

But, at the same time, there was a need to define the rules of etiquette on the Internet - standards of behavior for users and for those who serve them.Over time, such rules are developed, and even took shape in the "commandments" of cultural communication.

12 "commandments" of the Internet

1. Remember that you are dealing with someone!Do not forget that through the web and your computer, you are connected with a live person, and often - with many people simultaneously.Do not let yourself befuddle atmosphere of anonymity and permissiveness.Writing an e-mail message, imagine that all of this say to someone's face - try to make you not ashamed of his words.

2. Communicating the web, follow the same rules of interpersonal communication, which you follow in real life.

3. Remember that you are in cyberspace!Its boundaries are much wider than the usual boundaries of our human society and its different parts can operate their own laws.Therefore, when faced with a new kind of communication to you on the web, and learn to recognize their priority.In any newsgroup, forum or IRC channel has its own, local rules.Check with them before you send your first message!

4. Please respect to time and the opinion of other people!Ask for help only when it is really necessary, and in this case, you can always count on the support of your colleagues.Do not pull the other users on trifles, or, in the end, you just stop communicating.Remember that network time is not only limited, but for many, and very expensive!And in addition to your problems in your buddy can even own.

5. Try to look decent in the eyes of their interlocutors!Do not skimp on the time conventions such as the rules of etiquette.Communicating, call his interlocutor to "you."

6. Do not ignore the advice of experts and share their knowledge with others!Be grateful to those who spend their time answering your questions.But also, having received a letter with a question from another user, do not rush to send this message to the trash, no matter how ridiculous and naive it may seem.

7. Restrain passion.Engage in the debate etiquette does not prohibit, but did not go down to battle and expletives, even if your counterpart deliberately provokes you to do so.

8. Respect not only his, but also to other people's privacy.If you for some reason want to preserve the anonymity of the web, to recognize these rights and your interlocutor.Moreover, he has the right to anonymity and privacy, even if you speak "openly".

9. Do not publish information from private letters, without the consent of the sender, do not penetrate into other people's mailboxes and computers!

10. Do not send their letters simultaneously on hundreds of addresses - people hate spammers (those that infest advertising network, uninvited mass mailing of letters)!

11. After write the letter, read it, and in any case enable the spell checker.

12. Be tolerant of the shortcomings of the people around you!Regardless of whether your interlocutors observe the rules of netiquette, observe them yourself!In the end, very politely recommend other person familiar with these rules.

In fact, these rules of etiquette for Internet Network is no different from the generally accepted norms of behavior, just make some additions, caused by features of virtual communication.But, in any case, you should remember the main rule - treat others need so as you would like them to treat you.