This paper illustrates that as the microprocessor was being developed, information flow between people was at a higher speed and communication flourished. The entry of the internet saw a change in the entire literacy face. People no longer read books, magazines and newspapers but they are reading online. Recent developments in internet technology have seen an emergence of different ways of communication. People no longer sit down and read lengthy novels as literacy has come to be characterised by short texts on phones and computers. A 2009 study of the University of Alabama found that “Text messaging has surely given our society a quick means through which to communicate, taking out the need for capitalisation, punctuation, the use and knowledge of sentence structure and the detail that make good statements great”. The current world has seen literacy get its definition from the technology that is used to transfer it. A text message language differs from that of an email. Formal language may still be present in the 21st century but it is probably different from the formal language of the 1950s. In the year 2011, the Oxford English Dictionary included an additional text speak lingo in its lexicon. They include LOL – laugh out loud, OMG – oh my god/gosh/goodness, FYI – for your information, BFF – best friends forever, and IMHO – in my honest/humble opinion. Furthermore, the study revealed that some of the expressions used have a history that shows different usage of the same acronyms. For instance, the st
The major objective of the study is to address the effects of text messaging on the ability of students to write a formal essay. Numerous researches exist but with high-school students as the sample hence a need for the conduction of this research that accounts for higher education and/or college students. …
Text messaging primarily involves instantly communicating messages through short “text-based messages”, a facility that is widely available through the mobile phones. SMS or short message system has become very popular among today’s youth that enables messages to be sent from one person to person within a very short time.
The increased access to the computer is estimated to be approximately 87% 0f the total world population. In the United states of America, a research conducted by Pew internet and American life project has revealed that approximately 90% of the American youths go online which represent approximately 21 million youths in the U.S.
The early seventies saw the development of computer space which was the first commercially successful video game. Later on computer space was introduced on coin operated arcade gaming machines along with games such as Pong Pong. At late seventies came the development of home video game consoles called Odyssey which was developed by company named Magnavox.
In the UK about a third of 7-12 years children have access to mobile phones and send an average of 50 text messages in a week (Ofcom, 2010). Parents, educators and the general public have expressed the concern
In comparison with the older method of undergoing reading of longer novels, short texts are effective and can easily me interpreted by students (Tovani, 2000). With the help of short text, it is easier for educators to
Due to the nature of texting that is taking global shape, it is important to establish the impact on texting on other functions and operations in life.
As such, this paper seeks to establish what is the impact of texting on driving? Essentially, send a text message
Despite the changing trends in how communication occurs it is paramount for individuals to be able to communicate face to face during job interviews, workshops, and other daily endeavors. Prior to the widespread use of mobile