Let’s dive right in, these are a few pointers to guide online behavior I think are worth implementing!
- Be polite & respectful on the internet.
- Manage bookmarks, folders, and start-up search engine windows to have quick access to the important things.
- Manage uploaded documents/media (Google drive, YouTube, etc.) to streamline productivity.
- Keep your email inbox clean and organized, you don’t want to miss out on important emails.
- Acknowledge good content. A lot of online content is free although it is a result of hard work. Take a few seconds to acknowledge it and make the authors feel like they rewarded.
- Backup Login Ids and Passwords
- Keep plugins up to date
- Spread information that is reliable. Check where it’s coming from and verify if you can. A lot of false knowledge spreads because the user does not cross-check facts. For example, the brain does not work at 10% capacity. We use 100% percent.
- If you want to gather information on a specific topic. Find an article and check its sources and citations. They often provide much richer information.
- A lot of great search results are available on the later pages of google. You can find extraordinary and legitimate content on google pages beyond 10 or 15.
- Special mention: Delete unnecessary large items. It costs someone some amount of money to keep things stored online and the 3.5 billion+ of us using it right now collectively make using the internet a little more expensive! Let’s not do that.
I know most of these are basic habits, but I feel many don’t make the most with these. Cyberspace is like home!
Honestly speaking, I myself have occasionally failed to maintain these habits! But, yes, there is some deliberate effort put into implementing them… now that I preach them!
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Hey! Thank you for reading; hope you enjoyed the article. I run Cognition Today to paint a holistic picture of psychology. My content here is referenced in Forbes, CNET, Entrepreneur, Lifehacker, a few books, academic courses, and research papers.
I’m an applied psychologist from Pune, India. Love sci-fi, horror media; Love rock, metal, synthwave, and pop music; can’t whistle; can play the guitar.