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Friday, Jun. 24, 2005 at 3:18 pm

Unwritten Internet Rules

By Bryan Eisenberg
June 24th, 2005
  • No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour.
  • No one is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool.
  • A person may not walk around on Sundays with an ice cream cone in his/her pocket.
  • Slippers are not to be worn after 10 p.m.

These are just a few of hundreds of silly laws U.S. states have on the books. It’s hard to know exactly why or how laws like these came to be. They must’ve made sense to somebody, some time.

The Internet is no exception. It has its share of silly (though unwritten) rules that the masses seem eager to follow.

Solid rules and best practices are great for managing well-established systems and keep social order. Online, following unwritten rules can be a recipe for rotten conversion. Here are a few of my favorite unwritten Internet rules.

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Bryan Eisenberg, founder of FutureNow, is a professional marketing speaker and the co-author of New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling books Call to Action and Waiting For Your Cat to Bark and Always Be Testing. You can friend him on Facebook or Twitter.

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