socialmedia Welcome to my series of blog posts on the ABC's of Social Media, a tool that you can use to make you more "hip" in the world of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn (just to name a few).  Today's letter is "N". The letter "N" gives us Navigation, New Media, and NoFollow but the web wouldn't be the great place it is without the set of rules guiding your behavior while online.  So today's word is Netiquette.

"N" is for Netiquette

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Pronounced: Net-i-kit

"Netiquette" is network etiquette, the do's and don'ts of online communication. Netiquette covers both common courtesy online and the informal "rules of the road" of cyberspace.

These rules apply to services from Usenet and mailing lists to blogs and forums and are described in IETF RFC 1885, one of the few RFC's that does not directly specify an internet standard.

If RFC 1885 is too technical for you, has a great online guide for Netiquette rules.