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Netiquette

Yes, it means what you think it means: tips on polite usage of the Internet.

As more and more people start using the Internet, more and more is being written about the social conventions of this special community. Following are the titles of our current favorite sites related to netiquette.

Netiquette Guidelines | Hoaxes: Don't Be Fooled


Netiquette Guidelines

The Net: User Guidelines and Netiquette
Arlene Rinaldi's popular guide to the customs of the Internet including email, discussion groups, telnet, ftp, WWW, and more.

The Core Rules of Netiquette
This is a sample chapter from Netiquette, Virginia Shea's consummate book on cyberspace etiquette.

The Unofficial Smiley Dictionary
This is a list of "emoticons" used on the Internet. Okay, this :-) is a basic smiley, but what does this one (-: or that one -:-( mean? Find out.

Smileys and Acronyms
A page of emoticons and definitions for commonly used acronyms.

Everything E-mail: E-mail Glossary
Mary Houten-Kemp defines common email terminology and acronyms.

Dear Emily Postnews
Emily Postnews offers her tongue-in-cheek advice on how to behave properly (or improperly) on the net.


Hoaxes: Don't Be Fooled

CIAC Security Website
An authoritative source for up-to-date information on legitimate viruses, virus hoaxes, chain letters, and more.

Symantec AntiVirus Research Center
Details about real viruses and common virus hoaxes.

Hoaxes and Legends: How to Hoax-Proof Yourself
A quick summary of common types of hoaxes: virus hoaxes, appeals to sympathy, money-making schemes, and tall tales.

Computer Virus Myths
Information on myths, hoaxes, urban legends, as well as opinions from Rob Rosenberger.

Don't Spread that Hoax!
Charles Hymes provides great tips for spotting Internet hoaxes so you don't end up participating in them. He also includes a list of famous hoaxes and links to related information.

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