Week 4: Digital Culture… Crazy Lingo Realization…

This week was fascinating as our class watched Naomi Bray’s video on Mobile Technologies and Language. I noticed this video was actually shot 2 years ago or so and is surprising how ‘spot on’ Naomi was with her research and understanding of this ‘new lingo’ that is coming about as smartphones and apps seem to establish a new form of short form language that is less formal and error friendly. Naomi absolutely nailed each area and is so crazy how this ‘new lingo’ has actually become bigger and a more popular form of the written language within two years, that even television sitcoms are writing characters to speak in the form of this ‘new lingo’ and books are even being written on short form and abbreviations or acronyms.

This is shocking to me since I find it extremely disappointing that cursive and proper grammar seems to be dwindling in the public school systems. But we shall see. I personally think it is trashy when I hear people talk improper or write with grammatical errors. But let’s just hope that we do not turn out like that movie ‘Idiocracy’, with Luke Wilson. (Check it out)

In class we broke out into groups and when over seminar class headlines that we would teach to resolve each factor in the digital divide. I thought our group did awesome!! Can’t wait to hear what everyone else did.

Next week we are touching on the first amendment and Internet Governance. Kind of excited since I am a little familiar with this for I took a class at WSU called Media Law that touched on ethical, Internet Governance, 1st Amendment, and president cases, etc.

Until then…

~Lacey

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