The Australian Government Net Alert (n.d) describes Netiquette as the rules for online behaviour derived from the two words Internet and etiquette. Rules such as not typing in capitals and responding appropriately when spoken to are some of the basic rules outlined. It can be seen that these two rules appear to be an everyday process that you can assume most people would adhere. However, another rule of Netiquette is not defaming people online. If this is a rule then why do we so often see this being broken? With such an immense online community it could almost seem impossible to monitor. Online communities are often filled with defamation of people in many forms; video, written, oral. So how can we ensure that people use such rules. I feel that this would be based on personal values.
Australian Government Net Alert. (n.d). What is netiquette? Retrieved July 18, 2009, from http://www.netalert.gov.au/advice/behaviour/netiquette_emoticons/What_is_netiquette.html