Archive for the ‘Writing and technology’ Category

Too Afraid to Write?

A friend of mine, let’s call him Ben, is hoping to start a successful blog about writing. He has bought a domain name and had some work done on the format and layout. Ben is an aspiring writer and hopes that an active blog will be a great addition to his portfolio. With a long […]

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Hybrid-Text Language: Revolution or Just Bad Writing?

My coworker Jen has told me that I “text like an eighth grader” because I tend to use shortcuts such as 2moro and l8r.  I argue, however, that my writing has evolved to be able to incorporate these shortcuts for space-saving purposes.  And since my grammar, punctuation and word usage is correct, (I hope), my […]

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Technology and Communication

The increase of technology with cell phones and computers has made communication instantly available to many people. I think it’s amazing how time and space have essentially become irrelevant factors in contacting someone with visual devices such as Skype and “facetime” with the new iPhone. As a result, written forms of technology, such as texting […]

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Communicating on Your Own Terms

Texting and IMing have definitely increased communication, but my question is: What has been lost? It’s helpful to have the availability to be in constant contact with family and friends, but with over-communication through technology, we often create unnecessary anxiety. Why didn’t this friend/significant other/parent/child get right back to us? What if they misunderstood our […]

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