I, David Chiles was born in Seattle, Washington, to well educated parents. I began winning writing competitions at O'Dea High School in Seattle, WA, and went on to win them in College as well. My B.A. was earned from Morehouse College in 1997 and I have taken courses at The University of Washington and Cornell. In 2006, I began working on NetworkEtiquette.net, the authority on internet etiquette, netiquette, a site written and programmed solely by me. In 2013, I published, Internet Users Guide: Safe & Successful Surfing, my first eBook.
Netiquette is changing the world. It is about doing the right thing no matter what and influences others to do the right thing as well. My website is about doing the right thing when you are using a computer because computers have a single user interface. Users are free to do what they want with their user interface. However, God, Hackers, and the companies that create the technology are watching.
I have always been interested in computers. I wrote my first program on an Atari 400 with my Mom's help. At Morehouse College I decided that I wanted to be part of the internet revolution. In 1998 I was recruited by the Harvard School of Education and articulated my Netiquette Plan to them in great detail. Unfortunately, I did not feel they believed in me and did not apply.
I began making speeches about Netiquette at the University of Washington Toastmasters in 2003. My first netiquette speeches were about web design and video games. The UW Toastmaster group I was a member of had standardized netiquette rules for our email list. While participating in Toastmasters I attended free computer programming workshops taught by students in the education department.