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Chapter 2. Making People Your Best Resource  > Being Nice on the Internet

Being Nice on the Internet

As someone who is trying to obtain information, you need to attend to the social dynamics of the situation. You are asking other people to share their knowledge with you. There is often not a reciprocal relationship where you’re giving as much as taking. In addition, many of the places you’re going are comprised of people who have been interacting for a while, and have formed norms and expectations. They are a community into which you come as an outsider.

As a result, there are a few guidelines you must consider following when soliciting information from other people online.


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