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The Unwritten Rules for Online Publishers Easy and broad digital access has made everyone a content creator. Make sure you know how to behave online.

By Erika Napoletano Edited by Dan Bova

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

In a culture where approximately 75 percent of all American households own at least one computer, digital responsibility is key. We use computers for everything from shopping to running our businesses--and as someone who runs her business primarily through a MacBook and an internet connection, I'm going to drop some knowledge.

Computers and online access have leveled the playing field, giving the general public a voice whose strength is unprecedented. But just because so many of us are expressing ourselves online doesn't mean we're automatically granted a cloak of invisibility and immunity from being accountable for the things that spew from our fingers. I believe we have an even greater responsibility given the access we enjoy.

So, while you may not agree with what follows, for the sake of your business, clients and online audience, I hope you'll give it some thought.

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