Monday, August 22, 2011

Poll: Is Texting Making People Dumber?

I've noticed in my RSS Feed lately that the Internet is abuzz with a certain question: Is there a correlation between people's grammar in their texts and tweets and their intelligence levels?

Viewhound takes a look at how the grammar (or lack thereof) in texting is leading to a dumbing down of people in general. Emily Hoover at Flagler College's Gargoyle points out that some are forgetting grammar rules because of how much time they spend texting. And Linsay Cheney cringes (as I do) when she sees people Facebooking advice to "nip it in the butt." 

So I'm taking a poll: do you think people and their grammar are affected (essentially, made worse) by texting, tweeting, and Facebook?


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