Twitter Grammar Lessons

Twitter Grammar Lessons
technology

Designer Chris Messina discusses micro-blogging syntax.

Lisa Baldini
  • 28 october 2010

Whether you believe the “medium is the message” mantra of Marshall McLuhan or not, new technological systems hold a lot of sway in shaping how we communicate. Not surprisingly, each has its own syntax that that can reshape our language. Take instant messenger, how many of us would be able to decipher meaning from “lol” or “:)” before its common use? Proving that these systems are ever-changing our understanding of meaning, “/” , “via” and “cc” are just three “microsyntanxes” that designer Chris Messina discusses in how we’re shaping our communication through micro-blogging:

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