Netiquette on social media? What is okay to share


Cheyenne, N, Arellano

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Stevens-Henager College – Boise Idaho

 January 28, 2018




Author Note


Cheyenne Arellano, Medical Specialties,
Stevens-Henager College, Boise, Idaho.

concerning this article should be addressed to Cheyenne Arellano, Medical
Specialties, Stevens-Henager College, 1444 S. Entertainment Avenue, Boise, ID
83702. E-mail: [email protected]






When is it okay to post your social
life on social media? What is okay to share and not share? Netiquette is very
important when it comes to preparing yourself for a successful career, but
there are times when you should keep your personal life off social media. By
the end of this paper you should know the importance of why certain things
should stay off the internet.


Netiquette is the etiquette of the
internet, as stated by Auburn University netiquette “simply means the use of
good manners in the online communication” (Auburn University, n.d.). When
engaging in the internet whether you are communicating with someone or posting
on the internet you need to remember that you need to treat others the way you
would want to be treated and that you can’t hide behind a computer screen and
be nasty towards someone (Auburn University, n.d.). Making sure you use proper
grammar and sentence structure can help eliminate arguments and confusion in a
conversation. Being able to avoid confusion includes rewording a sentence when it
sounds passive aggressive or demanding and then simply adding some type of
emotion to mimic a joking matter or happy subject in your conversation.


are many consequences of sharing either too much on the internet or using the
internet as a place to vent (which should be done in a proper professional
way). After reading an article by Protechnical I learned a few ways to stay
safe and away from danger on the internet. A few ways stated in the article
were- “once posted, always posted, keep personal information personal, know and
manage your friends, and that the more information you post, the easier it may
be for a hacker or someone else to use hat information to steal your identity.”
(Protechnical, 2016). These are a few good tips that will help stop you from
either having your identity stolen or ruining your professional career because
you posted something either inappropriate or something derogatory towards
someone. Posting on social media can be done when it will not be considered
derogatory towards anyone and it shares a proper translation of the emotions in
the text so that way it prevents miscommunication of the feelings being
translated in the text.


By now you should understand the basis
knowledge of what netiquette is and how it can be transferred through in
conversations from good to bad relations. We also should understand some ways
that we can protect ourselves from consequences of sharing to much online and
times when it is okay to share our personal lives on social media. The big key
when communicating on the internet and posting is to treat people the way you
would want to be treated (Auburn University, n.d.).




Auburn University. (n.d.). Netiquette.
Retrieved from

Protechnical. (2016, September 3). The
Dangers of Sharing Too Much Online. Retrieved from