I'm a Christian, a designer, and a gadget fan who lives in Cheltenham, UK.

This is my blog, a creative outlet to mess around and play with as well as a place that logs my thoughts and inspirations.

Twitter for Academia

Fas­ci­nat­ing account of how a lec­tur­er is using Twit­ter as a part of his class.

Sur­pris­ing­ly Twit­ter is actu­al­ly good for teach­ing gram­mar. Why? Because of its short form those who tweet often abbre­vi­ate and abuse gram­mar rules, devel­op­ing their own unique ‘twitter rules.’ This helps to demon­strate, both how all com­mu­ni­ca­tion needs rules/structure and how impor­tant some­thing like a com­ma or a peri­od can be.

The gram­mar point real­ly made me think. It’s inter­est­ing how a lot of peo­ple blame the likes of text mes­sag­ing and instant mes­sag­ing for falling stan­dards, but are they real­ly affect­ing tra­di­tion­al writ­ing or mere­ly defin­ing their own rules for the medium?