LOL. OMG. BRB. Text messages and instant messenger programs have spawned a variety of abbreviations and shortcuts that are sneaking into colloquial English. In his new book, Txtng, David Crystal takes on the h8ers who want to know why kids these days are too lazy to use vowels.
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"Much of the financial support for earthquake-stricken Haiti has a high-tech source — the text message. From $10 donations to the Red Cross (text HAITI to 90999), the Clinton Foundation’s Haiti Relief Fund (text HAITI to 20222), and Doctors Without Borders (text DOB to 90999), cell-phone philanthropy has pulled in millions of dollars. We’ll talk about the mechanics of the text-message-donation trend."
"Literacy thus becomes an essential aspect of disciplinary practice, rather than a set of strategies or tools brought into the disciplines to improve reading and writing of subject-matter texts," Elizabeth Birr Moje wrote in Foregrounding the Disciplines in Secondary Literacy Teaching and Learning: A Call for Change , which appeared in the October 2008 issue of the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy.
Found this here at http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/3041
Meanland: Reading in a Time of Technology looks at how technology will change writing, reading and what we call literature.
Director of the Institute for the Future of the Book Chris Meade discusses his own experiments with digital writing and why the end of the book is just the beginning for fiction. Games writer Paul Callaghan explains how story is a space you explore, playing as adopting characters and how choice is a powerful narrative force in games.
Chris Meade and Paul Callaghan http://wheelercentre.com/videos/video/meanland-chris-meade-and-paul-callaghan/