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How to be a Good Netizen

12 April 2012, 07:07

A netizen is a person who is actively involved in social media or an avid internet user. As you can see its a combination of the words internet and citizen. First of all , it is good to be careful of what you post on the internet. If you would not like a certain someone to see it, then don't do it at all. Before you hit that send button, think twice.

However it is good to constantly update your social networking and not be dormant. That is actually the whole point of joining a social network, or is it? It is also good to respect other people's privacy. If for example someone forgot to log out of say Facebook, don't go checking their messages. You may see stuff that may really mess you up.

Remember to also log out of your account if you are using a public computer. You don't want your personal stuff to go in the wrong hands. The internet is a virtual world filled with different kind of people. This is to show that not everyone is who he/she says he/she is. However the internet is a good way to meet people but not the best.

Don't believe everything you see on the internet. A quick search on Google can give you millions of results. Most of them are accurate but the rest are just a waste of your time.  A good netizen should also know how to use search engines like Google. This will greatly help a netizen. It is basically a netizen's Encyclopedia.

A netizen's motto should be, If you don't know it, just Google it. If a netizen does these things and other unwritten netiquette, one will definitely be a good netizen.

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