In this lesson we watched a video that talked about how to act on the internet which is called netiquette this is just play on words for etiquette on the internet or social media. The video talks about this because sometimes when they’re talking on the internet because they’re not talking face to face they forget the manners the would use in real life and start acting like they’re invincible and forget to be kind, courteous and respectful to each other.
When people act like this and start writer mean comments to each other this is called flaming and it can become into a flame war if the other person gets annoyed and responds back in the same way. Then it is just a storm of insults getting thrown back and forward.
Sometimes there are people that go around on the internet searching and trying to start flame wars these people are called trolls.
When you are online everyone one around you is anonymous this means that you have no idea who they are even if they say who they are you still can’t be sure if they are telling the truth or not this is why you should never trust strangers on the internet.
When you are talking to people on messages or other social media platforms you should always make sure that they know what you are trying to say and that they don’t take it the wrong way. The way this could happen is if you use abbreviations of words or shortened versions such as IDK instead of I don’t know or BTW instead of by the way. The person reading might not get it either if you spelling and grammar is not good