The same social networking tools that bring us together may also be destroying our language. A recent study suggests that the more kids text, the less they learn about proper grammar.
Widespread use of social media sites and text messaging tools has given rise to a hybrid language called “techspeak” that’s riddled with acronyms and abbreviations instead of words and numbers instead of letters.
This, we knew. But because students between the ages of 13 and 17 send twice as many messages as people in any other age group, “techspeak” is more likely to creep into their school assignments and give others the wrong impression about their communication skills.
This infographic from onlinecollege.org has the details.