Whether you call it textspeak, techspeak, or a reason for Shakespeare to spin madly in his grave, technology is impacting the way we think, connect, and communicate.
And while it’s not all bad, this whole textspeak thing is a little annoying, especially in middle school when students are changing fast, socializing constantly, and learning to challenge the status quo.
The infographic below takes a look at textspeak–where it’s used, what it means, and how those who “speak” it actually feel about it. (Only 11% think it negatively impacts their writing skills–because they’d know, right?)
In the meantime, we won’t take the low-hanging fruit that says technology is slowly turning conversations into a series of letters, “likes,” and digital grunts.
Or we’ll try not to notice anyway.
Infographic source onlinecollege.org; The Problem Of Textspeak In Middle School