Use the correct tone of contact. Don’t shout at friends or coworkers online. Avoid annoying others and embarrassing ourselves cyberbullying with all caps.
- Loud people are to be avoided in real life similar to avoiding people who use caps as it could mean person has more issues.
- Business is different than personal since a megaphone is often used to denote advertising. Kind of like a title.
- Cyberbullies have a problem for some reason. We shall not try to determine it. Just report it.
At work. Texting or typing social media posts. Contact between coworkers and other business writing as well as friends. B2B communication. Between online associates.
Abuse is interaction outside of normal human behavior. Allcaps is excessive abnormal activity. But, all uppercase is normal advertising. Hence, end cyberbullying with all caps. So, inappropriate activity in cyberspace.
Business is different than personal. We compete for attention in order to stand out. Express ourselves. Shout for encouragement. Rally.
Sometimes shouting or aggressive language is acceptable. Business graphics often show a person holding a microphone for example.
Aggressive text catches attention. Friendly content for social media must catch attention for the right reasons. Formatting is cyber bullying when intimidation is the intent.
Currently, texting in all lower case without any caps is trending. Lowercase says a lot about our personality. No periods either. Mixed case is considered too formal. Caps is way over the top.
Cyberbullying All Caps
Loud people are to be avoided. A sign of other issues. But, there are three good reasons to make text stand out in a loud manner online.
- As the proper title of content.
- Writing headings.
- Formatting text in a call to action.
However, advertising is an exception. Shouting or other intimidating language activity is harmful. Consequently, it is foul. Given, internet etiquette is positive.
So, bullying is not acceptable. Some people make a text in uppercase to shout. Hence, this is not good unless used for a title.
Still, scare tactics are not acceptable. Yet, persuasive arguments are alright. As a result, intent matters.
So, we shall intend to help each other. Equally, criticism can be helpful. There are techniques for constructive criticism.
Thus, include compliments with criticism. Additionally, ask questions about issues instead of being critical. Understanding is essential.
Cyberbullies are bad for authentic engagement. We share our feelings. Sharing is in no way supposed to be abusive. The most common technique for shouting online is uppercase letters.
Intimidation to one person may be acceptable to another. Aggression is rewarded in sales from qualified leads. So, we do not need to be aggressive with contacts.
In any event, apps exist to bring down cyberbullies. Also, other resources. Classes are offered.
All Caps Netiquette
Refrain from using intimidating communication. Be aggressive with qualified contacts. Then, we are cool.
Cyberbullies are depressing. Bad for the economy. It is negative. There is a correlation between positive engagement and a profitable economy. We engage in economic activity more.
Last, capital letters is a minor offense to other. But, means a lot more about the user who does it. Could be a newbie. On the other hand, willing to do something in public for attention. Hence, to be avoided.
So, be nice, avoid bullies, and don’t relate to hate. Do it for friends. Help each other out. Love thy fellow user. Use mixed case communication. Try it for yourself. Check out some of the other rules.