Proposal for The Essential Etiquette
This is a post proposing an ideal etiquette that can be applied to any medium; It is a rough draft and input would be appreciated.(Draft)
- concept: an abstract idea.
- entity: something that exists as a particular and discrete unit; the implementation of a concept or concepts.
- normative social influence: influence resulting in the desire to gain approval or avoid disapproval; conformity.
- informational social influence: look to the behaviours of others who are also in the same or similar situation to see how they behave; emulating.
- greater good: active participation with accountability in the positive growth of social, economic and political change.
- Identify the source of a concept.(In case of rumours, it is “hearsay”; You can also use “Anonymous”, “Unknown”, or a pseudonym.)
- If you are the source, you must insure that the concept is both valid and true.(You are going to be sourced)
- When recording an entity, keep in mind the intended and potential audience; When trusting or being trusted with an entity, respect such a trust and only break it when necessary for the greater good.
- Question every normative social influence.(Normal is not better, Wired is not worse)
- Avoid mindless informational social influence.(No “Tu quoque”, just because something is done a way it means it is the best way)
- The goal of every concept is the improvement of every subject and object.(Positivism, help each other out)
- Always derive the best possible concept from an entity.(Assume the best, help others assume the best, strive for excellence)
- In essence there are no obscene words, they are a social construct, however hateful and discriminatory entities do exist.(Using “You are a motherfucker” as an argument is both invalid and, probably, untruth, contributing nothing and just discriminating against a subject)
On Intellectual Property
- Concepts cannot be owned.(If you say something, you don’t own the concepts involved it nor can someone else)
- Entities can be owned.(Keep in mind fair use)