Sms Texting

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SMS Messaging
In my English 1301 class, all of the students have not only adapted to the rising technology, but they have embraced texting to the point where they have become entirely dependent on it. Communicating has become more prompt and convenient then it has ever been before. Starting with basic e-mails to instant messaging on famous websites, like Facebook or Twitter. However, these abbreviations are starting to affect the way people communicate with one another and their writing skills. Users of these abbreviations are becoming more, and more psychologically depend on it. When a person sends a text message, it is usually in a modern language that originated from online when chatting. Users have adapted this shorter, quicker abbreviated way of messaging in order to gets their point across in 140 characters or less. Just because something is easier, quicker and shorter is not also right, and it is starting to affect people psychologically and their able to mental write simple paper.
Text massaging abbreviations is inappropriate for school, work and formal writing assignments. A user needs to know the difference in how to use formal vs. informal writing that predates text messaging. An individual can ask anyone that has a cell phone, and that person would say, “That they would rather text someone than call”. Why would someone rather text than speak to that person. When a user uses abbreviation, they overlook most of what they have learned about how to properly communicate and write. Many teachers today will tell students how they are finding more misspellings, punctuation errors and abbreviations in their written schoolwork than ever before. Texting abbreviations do not follow the standard rules of English grammar, nor correct spellings. In the article by Lisa Singleton, she states that a “...vast amount of cell phone text based abbreviated communications…...

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