The rules of good behavior online. Everyone could use a little Netiquette. School rules and communication tools.

Golden Rule - The First Rule of Civilization

Privacy Social Media Netiquette Rules

Privacy - Social Media Netiquette Rules

It is proper Netiquette to respect the privacy of others. Don't gossip.


Friends trust each other with personal information that is considered private. Stuff they don’t tell everyone. Sharing the personal information of your friends cyber or real makes you an untrustworthy user.

Internet Etiquette

Gossip is part of life and part of the internet. Social Media is built on sharing personal information about yourself with your friends. There is a line that should not be crossed when sharing information. It is acceptable to share personal information about yourself, but not your friends.

It is unfair to your friends, enemies, and associates if you share their personal information online. They cannot control their online identities if you do. Sharing information about your friends is taking their online identity without permission.

For example, there is an old commercial where a person is returning to work from an interview and a co-worker asks him how he is doing. He responds that he just had an interview and he says ‘nailed it’. This commercial is a joke because most people know that they will be fired from their current job if they let anyone know they are interviewing for other ones. If a friend were to share this information with a mutual friend in a status post it could get someone fired.


Don’t share the personal information of others without permission because it breaches privacy.

Privacy Podcast

Published: April 17, 2015

Time: 00:03:07 Hours : Minutes : Seconds

Category: Science and Technology

Description: This is a podcast of the eighth rule of social media. It is from the text of an older version of this page. It used to be a different number. A rule was removed because it was redundant of the core rules in the latest version of the Principles of Netiquette book.


David Chiles

SocMed Netiquette 00:01:12

This animated production is set in the cyber space. The main character is male to make it clear that these rules are meant to prevent cyber bullying that guys have been known to do.

These conventions are designed to encourage positive communication on other levels. Following allows us to interact with each other in a respectful way.

Digital friendship rules may be another way of putting it. How to be cool with each other.

Blogging Netiquette 00:01:08

This animated production is set in reality with cyber space scenery. The main characters are a child and a tutor.

These conventions are fundamental in providing a good online experience for users. Most posts may be classified as blogging.

These conventions provide structure. They make sure that points are made. They do not ensure opinions will be accepted.

Pic Guidelines 00:01:13

This animated production is set in cyber space. Digital imagery is the topic.

These conventions are a combination of traditional photography tips and digital etiquette. They are displayed in writing with background music.

The design was for tips to increase engagement while avoiding offensive conduct.

Social Networking 00:03:30

This animation is set in cyberspace. A girl and a boy represent the innocent and practical nature of working together.

We have to teach each other how to deal with us within the boundaries of our relationships. Family friendly is how the content may be viewed. The intent is for an older audience.

These characters are the future leaders of the world. Many of the principles are taught in the second grade. Chiles Grandmothers' have a significant influence on all content. Grandma Nettie is the nicest person in the world. His other Grandma taught second grade.

Audio Network Conventions 00:01:10

This animation shows what is meant by following the conventions. There are two main characters.

Consumption of audio content that has a positive effect is the intent of these rules.

Specific music is not mentioned. The effects are the issue.

Reading Network Conventions 00:00:52

This animation aims to encourage participation on text based networks. Reading text gives us more knowledge. There is a correlation between reading and intelligence.

Given the relationship between reading and social standing, we should all participate. These tips may help you move up.

The specific content is not mentioned. Some works have more value than others. They are classified by content type.