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Netiquette describes the rules for online behavior especially in email, IM, newsgroups, forums and chat rooms. It is a portmandeau of the two words Internet and etiquette. 

Examples of netiquette include: 

  • not typing in capitals (LIKE THIS) as it is seen as shouting
  • not sending bulk email or spam
  • not defaming people online
  • responding appropriately to requests
  • using Internet acronyms or emoticons. 


Core Rules of Netiquette