As a concerned Netizen who enjoys communicating with technology in an informed and courteous manner; who doesn’t want to see the online world loose its humanity, I hereby take the following E-mail Etiquette Pledge:
- I will do my best and make an effort to learn about and follow proper E-mail Etiquette so I can communicate with courtesy and clarity so as to avoid misunderstandings. E-mail is not just about me — it is about the person on the other side of the screen as well!
- I will do my best to ensure I don’t hide behind this screen to say and do things I would otherwise not do if face-to-face with those I e-mail. I will type to others as I would have them type unto me!
- I will do my best to make an effort to understand technology enough to be able to use it properly so that my lack of knowledge doesn’t have a negative impact on those I communicate with.
By taking the above simple pledge, I hope to help encourage other onliners to not use this wonderful technology as an excuse to be lazy or not do what is right but rather as a reason to reach out and communicate as educated, civil, caring and courteous human beings.