Texting Conventions Cross Over to Writing

The State Examination Commission, an education commission in Dublin, Ireland, said that text messaging poses a threat to schoolchildren, after reviewing the examination results of 15-year-olds.

“Text messaging, with its use of phonetic spelling and little or no punctuation, seems to pose a threat to traditional conventions in writing,” the commission said in a recently released report.

They went on to say that students seem to be using shorter sentences with a limited vocabulary.

Report: Text messaging harms written language [Reuters via CNN]