Saturday, February 14, 2015

Netiquette Core Principle For Discussion Boards - Netiquette IQ Blog Of The Day

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15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards – from touro.edu
“Netiquette” refers to rules of etiquette that apply to online communication.
Follow these 15 rules of netiquette to make sure you sound respectful, polite, and knowledgeable when you post to your class’s online discussion boards.
Before posting your question to a discussion board, check if anyone has asked it already and received a reply. Just as you wouldn’t repeat a topic of discussion right after it happened in real life, don’t do that in discussion boards either.
  1. Stay on topic –  Don’t post irrelevant links, comments, thoughts, or pictures.
  2. Don’t type in ALL CAPS! If you do, it will look like you’re screaming.
  3. Don’t write anything that sounds angry or sarcastic, even as a joke, because without hearing your tone of voice, your peers might not realize you’re joking.
  4. Always remember to say “Please” and “Thank you” when soliciting help from your classmates.
  5. Respect the opinions of your classmates. If you feel the need to disagree, do so respectfully and acknowledge the valid points in your classmate’s argument. Acknowledge that others are entitled to have their own perspective on the issue.
  6. If you reply to a question from a classmate, make sure your answer is accurate! If you’re not 100% sure when the paper is due, DO NOT GUESS! Otherwise, you could really mess things up for your classmates and they will not appreciate it.
  7. If you ask a question and many people respond, summarize all answers and post that summary to benefit your whole class.
  8. Be brief. If you write a long dissertation in response to a simple question, it’s unlikely that anyone will spend the time to read through it all.
  9. Don’t badmouth others or call them stupid. You may disagree with their ideas, but don’t mock the person.
  10. If you refer to something your classmate said earlier in the discussion, quote just a few key lines from their post so that others wont have to go back and figure out which post you’re referring to.
  11. Before asking a question, check the class FAQs or search the internet to see if the answer is obvious or easy to find.
  12. Check the most recent comments before you reply to an older comment, since the issue might have already been resolved or opinions may have changed.
  13. Be forgiving. If your classmate makes a mistake, don’t badger him or her for it. Just let it go – it happens to the best of us.
  14. Run a spelling and grammar check before posting anything to the discussion board. It only takes a minute, and can make the difference between sounding like a fool and sounding knowledgeable.
RULE OF THUMB: If you wouldn’t do or say something in real life, don’t do it online either.
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In addition to this blog, Netiquette IQ has a website with great assets which are being added to on a regular basis. I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, “Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". My new book, “You’re Hired! Super Charge Your Email Skills in 60 Minutes. . . And Get That Job!” will be published soon follow by a trilogy of books on Netiquette for young people. You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:

 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki

 If you would like to listen to experts in all aspects of Netiquette and communication, try my radio show on BlogtalkRadio  Additionally, I provide content for an online newsletter via paper.li. I have also 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. Further, I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and have been a contributor to numerous blogs and publications. 

Lastly, I am the founder and president of Tabula Rosa Systems, a company that provides “best of breed” products for network, security and system management and services. Tabula Rosa has a new blog and Twitter site which offers great IT product information for virtually anyone.
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Netiquette IQ Valentine Quote From Albert Einstein!


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"Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
- Albert Einstein
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**Important note** - contact our sister company for very powerful solutions for IP management (IPv4 and IPv6, security, firewall and APT solutions:

www.tabularosa.net

In addition to this blog, Netiquette IQ has a website with great assets which are being added to on a regular basis. I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, “Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". My new book, “You’re Hired! Super Charge Your Email Skills in 60 Minutes. . . And Get That Job!” will be published soon follow by a trilogy of books on Netiquette for young people. You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:

 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki

 If you would like to listen to experts in all aspects of Netiquette and communication, try my radio show on BlogtalkRadio  Additionally, I provide content for an online newsletter via paper.li. I have also 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. Further, I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and have been a contributor to numerous blogs and publications. 

Lastly, I am the founder and president of Tabula Rosa Systems, a company that provides “best of breed” products for network, security and system management and services. Tabula Rosa has a new blog and Twitter site which offers great IT product information for virtually anyone.
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Netiquette IQ Tech Term Of The Day - Adaptive Content



Adaptive Content from techterms.com
Adaptive content is digital content that is optimized for multiple devices. It may include text, images, video, and other types of multimedia. The content may simply adapt to your screen size or may appear differently depending on the device on which it is accessed.
The most popular way to display adaptive content on the web is through responsive web design. By using CSS media queries and fluid layouts, web developers can create websites that adjust to the size of your browser window. When you load a responsive webpage, a media query detects your window size and your browser displays the corresponding layout. Media queries are often used in combination with fluid layouts, which define sections of a page in percentages rather than fixed pixels. This allows the content to fill different screen sizes more evenly.
Another way to display adaptive web content is to detect what device a person is using. For example, when you access a website on your mobile phone, it may direct you to a separate mobile site that is designed specifically for smartphones. The layout may include larger text, more simple navigation, and larger buttons to make it easily accessible with a touchscreen. Mobile sites often use unique URLs, such as m.example.com.
While websites are the most common example of adaptive content, they are not the only kind. Software, for instance, can be adapted to multiple devices and screen sizes. Many productivity programs, such as Microsoft Office and Apple's iWork applications are now developed as mobile apps alongside the traditional desktop versions. Many games that used to only run on desktop computers are now available for mobile devices as well. Some programs now come in three different versions – for desktops, tablets, and smartphones.
Adaptive content extends other mediums as well. For example, a smart home thermostat may have a digital interface that displays temperature and humidity information as well as outside weather data downloaded from the Internet. You might be able to access this data by logging into your account thorough the web or an app. Similarly, the information displayed on your automobile's LCD panel might also be accessible through the web or a mobile app interface. In each case, developers must create adaptive content that displays the information correctly on each device.
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**Important note** - contact our sister company for very powerful solutions for IP management (IPv4 and IPv6, security, firewall and APT solutions:

www.tabularosa.net

In addition to this blog, Netiquette IQ has a website with great assets which are being added to on a regular basis. I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, “Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". My new book, “You’re Hired! Super Charge Your Email Skills in 60 Minutes. . . And Get That Job!” will be published soon follow by a trilogy of books on Netiquette for young people. You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:

 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki

 If you would like to listen to experts in all aspects of Netiquette and communication, try my radio show on BlogtalkRadio  Additionally, I provide content for an online newsletter via paper.li. I have also 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. Further, I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and have been a contributor to numerous blogs and publications. 

Lastly, I am the founder and president of Tabula Rosa Systems, a company that provides “best of breed” products for network, security and system management and services. Tabula Rosa has a new blog and Twitter site which offers great IT product information for virtually anyone.
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Netiquette IQ Special St. Valentine's Day Quote For 2/14/15 - From Honore de Balzac

 Happy St.Valentine's Day to everyone throughout the world. May there be peace and love for everyone, everywhere, forever
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 "Love is the poetry of the senses."
- Honore de Balzac
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In addition to this blog, I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, "Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:

 If you would like to listen to experts in all aspects of Netiquette and communication, try my radio show on BlogtalkRadio  and an online newsletter via paper.li.I 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 Rider University and  PSG of Mercer County New Jersey.
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Netiquette IQ Blog Of The Day - A Review Of "Netiquette IQ - Q Comprehensive Guide To Enhance, Improve And Add Power To Your Email"




Shared publicly  -  Nov 5, 2013

The following is an article from Diane Markus' latest "Essential Business Etiquette Newsletter". Please visit her website at www.essentialbusinessetiquette.com . Her company offers training in business etiquette.

"If you have ever wondered if there was such a thing as proper email etiquette, the answer is yes, there is. Thanks to a new book by Paul Babicki, "Netiquette IQ, A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email", there are many things to consider when writing an email at work to coworkers, to your boss or to clients.

According to Mr. Babicki, writing a good email can benefit your company "by giving you an edge over others, empowers job-interview results and resumes, fosters additional letter writing quality and effectiveness, and offers a means to incorporate a sense of process to your communications." (page 5)

Writing a poor email can make you look unprofessional. If a client receives a poorly written email, he may wonder what else you cannot do. It could also prevent you from getting promoted. Writing a proper email is just as important as writing a proper business letter.

The majority of emails sent during the day are spam. Therefore you should open any email with great caution. Your office should have a system that will find most email spam. It is impossible to find 100% of spam. When you do find it, be sure to report it.

 One thing to avoid, says Mr. Babicki, is any kind of abbreviations such as using the number 2 when you mean "two" or the letter "B" for the word" be". Spell out all words just like you would in a business letter. Emoticons should not be used in a business email. Be sure to spell check your business emails just as you would any business letter.

 I learned that I was doing a few things wrong. One thing we should not do is to keep sending back and forth the same email over and over again when you are now talking about a new subject. Whenever you write back to someone and are now talking about a different subject, start a new email.  Always write in complete sentences. Do not use "OK", or "I will" but write out "I will read that." (page 35).

Mr. Babicki tells readers that a poorly written email can cost a company thousands of dollars. When an email is written correctly, it reflects well on your company.

He encourages us to never begin a sentence with a number. The numbers one through ten should always be spelled out, and you should always hyphenate the numbers twenty-one to ninety-nine. (page 50)

There are several chapters that include advanced email etiquette. He even provides email etiquette for children and teens. Mr. Babicki includes a very useful number of appendixes in the back of the book.

If you want to be seen as writing a proper business email, I highly suggest that you purchase this book, the first of its kind on the market. This should be an item on you desk alongside your dictionary and thesaurus. Read this book cover to cover and then read it again.

Writing a proper can make a difference in how your coworkers, boss or clients perceive you. It can make your clients think that you know what you are doing and you are a professional. It is one tool that will help you find new clients and keep the ones you already have."

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**Important note** - contact our sister company for very powerful solutions for IP management (IPv4 and IPv6, security, firewall and APT solutions:

www.tabularosa.net

In addition to this blog, Netiquette IQ has a website with great assets which are being added to on a regular basis. I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, “Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". My new book, “You’re Hired! Super Charge Your Email Skills in 60 Minutes. . . And Get That Job!” will be published soon follow by a trilogy of books on Netiquette for young people. You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:

 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki

 If you would like to listen to experts in all aspects of Netiquette and communication, try my radio show on BlogtalkRadio  Additionally, I provide content for an online newsletter via paper.li. I have also 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. Further, I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and have been a contributor to numerous blogs and publications. 

Lastly, I am the founder and president of Tabula Rosa Systems, a company that provides “best of breed” products for network, security and system management and services. Tabula Rosa has a new blog and Twitter site which offers great IT product information for virtually anyone.
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Friday, February 13, 2015

Netiquette Basics Of Email Tone - Something Which Should Never Be Taken For Granted From Netiquette IQ -

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Tone is not the only item you can find "in between the lines" in an email. The article below references some of these things. These are all noteworthy since so many people that you communicate with are ones you you have never met or are likely to meet. Just as with tone, a single nuance can destroy the entire content of of an email.
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Work Smart 

What Your Email Style Reveals About Your Personality

You think about how you're perceived in every other social setting--why not email? Get your point across while staying true to yourself before hitting send.

By Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic From fastcompany.com

Most of your work communications are probably over email. You likely email your colleagues and clients more frequently than you speak to them on the phone or meet with them in person.

Unlike face-to-face communication, it can be more difficult to effectively convey important aspects of your personality, attitudes, and style in email.

Is there a connection between our email persona and our real-life persona? How competently can the average person infer our personality from our emails? The answer comes in four points:


People use language in different ways, and those differences are a function of their personality. Our choices are spontaneous and unconscious but they do reflect who we are. Text mining studies have found associations between key words and major aspects of personality. The more frequently people use those words, the more likely it is that they display certain personality traits.

For example, extraverts talk about fun-related stuff: bars, Miami, music, party, and drinks. People with lower EQ are more likely to use emotional and negative words: stress, depressed, angry, and unfortunate. Narcissists talk about themselves--the number of self-referential words (e.g., “I,” “me,” “mine,” “myself,” etc.) is indicative of someone’s self-love and entitlement. Artistic and intellectual individuals use highbrow words, such as narrative, rhetoric, and leitmotiv.


There is also huge variability in people’s communicational style, even when the words may not differ that much. For instance, absence of typos is a sign of conscientiousness, perfectionism, and obsessionality. Poor grammar reflects lower levels of IQ and academic intelligence. Emoticons are a sign of friendliness (if the email is informal) or immaturity (in work-related emails).

Long emails reflect energy and thoroughness, but also some degree of neediness and disorganization. Chaotic emails are a sign of creativity or psychopathic tendencies. Instant responses reflect impulsivity and low self-control. Late responses are a sign of disinterest, and no responses signal passive-aggressive disdain.


Even when emails do reflect our personality, human observers may fail to interpret the cues. This tends to occur for two main reasons: they are either not paying sufficient attention (focusing instead on what they want to say), or over-interpreting things.
Importantly, correct interpretations require paying attention to contextual factors, such as awareness of the sender’s main motivation, and distilling the signal from the noise. It is also important to determine whether cues are truly related to senders’ personality or transient mood and behaviors.

The bottom line is that even the most intuitive observer of email behaviors may fail to perform as well as a computer-generated algorithm, especially if they have never had physical interactions with the sender or lack any background information on them. Of course, this does not stop people from making inferences. Human beings are prewired to make instant and unconscious evaluations of people, and we tend to disregard information that is not congruent with our initial prejudices--this is why stereotypes are so pervasive, and that goes for the email world, too.

Trust needs chemistry, which happens in person

Online trust is the backbone of a huge economy: we wouldn’t have eBay, Uber, Tinder, or Airbnb unless we were open to the idea of trusting strangers simply based on their digital footprint or crowdsourced reputation. Yet going beyond superficial relations with others still requires face-to-face interactions--and it probably always will. This is why our impressions of others are rarely the same in the digital as in the physical world: even phone conversations omit key information about individuals’ personalities.

Ultimately, chemistry cannot be translated into data. And unlike computers, humans are more trusting when they can make decisions on the basis of their intuition, rather than pure data. Perhaps this is the main explanation for the fact that face-to-face meetings are far from extinction. Video technology is popular, but only because it has replaced phone conversations, rather than physical meetings.
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In addition to this blog, I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, "Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:

 If you would like to listen to experts in all aspects of Netiquette and communication, try my radio show on BlogtalkRadio  and an online newsletter via paper.li.I 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 Rider University and  PSG of Mercer County New Jersey.
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