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Thinking about how we act on-line
The internet is still quite a new thing and it is easy to think of much of the internet in the way that we think of traditional media but the intenet is a very different beast and things that we put on-line tend to stay on-line.
It is likely in the next few years that more and more of our learning will have in virtual space or via virtual networks. Many university staff and more students have an on-line presence, known as a digital footprint. So as we move into this, "strange new world that has such creatures in it" we need to be thinking about the the way we behave and consider the "rules" of on-line behaviour or Netiquette, if we get this wrong the consequences can be very serious: