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Digital citizenship is a term that describes how a person should act while using digital technology online and has also been defined as "the ability to participate in society online".[14][15] The term is often mentioned in relation to Internet safety and netiquette.

The term has been used as early as 1998 and has gone through several changes in description as newer technological advances have changed the method and frequency of how people interact with one another online.[19][20] Classes on digital citizenship have been taught in some public education systems and some argue that the term can be "measured in terms of economic and political activities online".

Common rules for e-mail[4] and Usenet such as avoiding flamewars and spam are constant across most mediums and communities. Another rule is to avoid typing in all caps or grossly enlarging script for emphasis, which is considered to be the equivalent of shouting or yelling. Other commonly shared points, such as remembering that one's posts are (or can easily be made) public, are generally intuitively understood by publishers of Web pages and posters to Usenet, although this rule is somewhat flexible depending on the environment. On more private protocols, however, such as e-mail and SMS, some users take the privacy of their posts for granted. One-on-one communications, such as private messages on chat forums and direct SMSs, may be considered more private than other such protocols, but infamous breaches surround even these relatively private media. For example, Paris Hilton's SidekickPDA was cracked in 2005, resulting in the publication of her private photos, SMS history, address book, etc. Wikipedia

About its founder

Benjamin L. Stewart (Mendeley profile) holds a master’s degree in education, curriculum and instruction: technology from Grand Canyon University and is pursuing a doctoral degree in educational leadership. He is a full-time EFL teacher educator/researcher at the University of Aguascalientes with an interest in researching personal learning networks and language teaching and learning. For more information, you may view his member profile found here: - bnleez bnleez

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