Term: Netiquette [net etiquette]
Netiquette, or “net etiquette”, is a standard of rules and behaviors that are best practices for interacting with others on the internet. This includes behavior in chat rooms, in forums, on message boards, in email, and other mediums.
One example of good netiquette is not typing in all capital letters. When reading text in all caps, many people internalize that as shouting without even thinking about it, and react accordingly. All caps should be used only for emphasis or when you’re trying to convey that you areshouting.« Back to Glossary Index