Throughout the few years that I have been apart of the social media world, I have wondered how much it can affect people’s grammar and writing skills. I know on twitter there is an amount to how many words you can tweet, but should it affect the way you communicate with people?
From observation, I have noticed that many people abbreviate words or do not correctly punctuate or capitalize words. Is it because we do not learn grammar in our English classes anymore? Lately, I have been pondering on this question because I do not want our writing skills to decrease just because of the space capacity on social media.
Yes, social media is a way to express our feelings, thoughts, opinions, but I think we should be able to do it correctly. I read somewhere that it takes about 21 days for something to become a habit, why should this type of writing become a habit?
I am curious if the intent for social media writing was to abbreviate most words to allow more interaction. Don’t get me wrong, it is a smart thing that Twitter has as limit on words, but wouldn’t it be nice not to have to Google the abbreviations. Yes, I am that girl who has to sometimes Google abbreviations because I have no idea what they mean.
I know that our world is leaning more on social media; therefore, shouldn’t we as a community of social media be more aware of our language. I just feel that there might be a better way to get a message out by using effective writing skills or correct grammar.
This is just a topic that I have been thinking about lately because I have been noticing it more. Have you noticed that same thing? I would like to hear your thoughts.