Thursday, January 1, 2015

Netiquette Basics For Spelling Internet Words Via Netiquette IQ

The following blog is an except from my soon to be released new book, "You’re Hired! Super Charge Your Email Skills in 60 minutes… And Land That Job!". The book will be available in early 2015. Look for announcements here.
Presently, there are varying standards for spelling Internet words and terms. While many of the words listed below may be spelled with hyphens, the easiest way to remember is to use capital letters and hyphens as little as possible. I recommend the following:

  • cybernet
  • cyberspace
  • cyberbullying
  • ebook
  • ebrary/elibrary
  • ecard
  • ecommerce
  • ejournal
  • elancer
  • elearning
  • elottery
  • email
  • emusic
  • epolicy
  • epology (portmanteau: email apology)
  • epublishing
  • ereader
  • eschool
  • esign
  • etrash
  • evite
  • ewallet
  • ezine
  • homepage
  • inbox
  • Internet (the entity is capitalized, as opposed to the term internetworking)
  • intranet
  • IP (uppercase)
  • iPad
  • mailbox
  • Netiquette (portmanteau)
  • offline
  • online
  • outbox
  • URL
  • vcard
  • Web
  • WebEx (when the service is used; webex, generic)
  • webinar
  • webmaster
  • webpage
  • website
  • WiFi
  • www
In addition to this blog, I maintain a radio show on BlogtalkRadio  and an online newsletter via have established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and  Yahoo I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and I have been contributing to the blogs Everything Email and emailmonday . My work has appeared in numerous publications and I have presented to groups such as The Breakfast Club of NJ and  PSG of Mercer County, NJ.

I am the president of Tabula Rosa Systems, a “best of breed” reseller of products for communications, email, network management software, security products and professional services.  Also, I am the president of Netiquette IQ. We are currently developing an email IQ rating system, Netiquette IQ, which promotes the fundamentals outlined in my book.

Over the past twenty-five years, I have enjoyed a dynamic and successful career and have attained an extensive background in IT and electronic communications by selling and marketing within the information technology marketplace.Anyone who would like to review the book and have it posted on my blog or website, please contact me

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