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Text Phenomena

By | November 2012
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Text Phenomena
The mobile phone is one of the many ways that has changed the way our society communicates. Being invented in 1979, by Douglas Han, the phone has come up with so many features throughout the years such as the internet, checking emails; text messaging has become the most common feature in popular culture, especially with teenagers.

Text messaging is the latest trend in communication, which allows two or more persons to communicate by typing in text form. This form of messaging, compared to email, allows for quick and easy responses to satisfy ones need for instant and constant communication. In the 1970’s early forms of messaging were implemented on private networks, and were used on the PLATO systems referred to as the “talk” program. Now a days, teenagers text their friends wherever they area and as soon as they get the chance. It doesn’t matter if they are sent to detention by the teacher or if dad gets mad because you’re eating dinner. Their addiction has gotten so severe that they use terms such as BRB (Be Right Back) and LOL (Laugh Out Loud) that seem a little confusing to the out dated siblings and makes it faster for the teens to send the text to their friends. It is actually surprising how they can have a full conversation with so many abbreviations on their words. Sometimes people don’t even mind showing their phones to their parents because they know it’s a foreign language to them. According to an article, the fact that teens are developing new slang words is a good thing. The kids are picking up new words and new meanings which mean that they’re playing with the language. Texting had also come around when the first cellular phones had been invented. It was originally designed for the deaf and hard of hearing people but has since grown to be an easier and a cheaper way of contact than calling. This is better made by shortening the English language. I believe that texting has affected phone users with their grammar and...

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