Netiquette from the early days

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Been baffled recently by someone’s online behavior?

At Full-Stop, Helen Stuhr-Rommereim offers advice drawn from the book published by those who pioneered the internet in 1995. A tip from the document: “…people with whom you communicate are located across the globe…  Give them a chance to wake up, come to work, and login before assuming the mail didn’t arrive or that they don’t care.” In the age of instant gratification and stress that comes from places without wi-fi, we could do well to listen. 


Caroline Kangas calls both Seattle and San Francisco home (though she currently resides in the latter). She recently received a mouthful of a liberal arts degree from the University of San Francisco and can be found selling pirate supplies at 826 Valencia or wandering the streets with her diva of a french bulldog, Elle. More from this author →