Has Social Networking been substituting REAL human communication lately?

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  1. albertovich profile image60
    albertovichposted 4 years ago

    Has Social Networking been substituting REAL human communication lately?

    Its seems funny but that's whats happening and English Teachers are going crazy with all these new accronyms, should they teaching these in class???

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    sheilamyersposted 4 years ago

    It seems to me that's true. People either use social networks or texting on cell phones. I know some people who carry on in-depth discussions on line, but have a hard time communicating to someone face to face. Should English teachers teach what I call chatspeak in class? Yes and no. Most kids already know the chat shortened speech; however, the teachers should be teaching the kids when it's appropriate to use and when it isn't. Unless the grown-up world changes, kids need to learn proper English (both written and oral) if they expect to make it in most career fields.

    1. albertovich profile image60
      albertovichposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you but it does take apart our beautiful language

  3. Bk42author profile image78
    Bk42authorposted 4 years ago

    I agree with sheilamyers in that  if all these acronyms are going to be taught in school it only be when it's appropriate to use it, for instance texting friends. I think it's much more important to teach proper English since that is what their kids will be using in later life in things as simple as an email to a colleague.

    1. albertovich profile image60
      albertovichposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      proper english is better but slang will always be present

 
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