Essay on Explore Communication Through Digital Language

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Since the first text message was sent in 1992 digital communication has affected our lives in both positive and negative ways. It has changed the way we run our lives, making us more efficient, more effective human beings. However many people claim that digital communication has had a purely negative impact on our civilisation. They believe the only product from digital communication is laziness. It is widely believed that the current generation is more lethargic then any other that came before it, this is apparently caused by digital communication. We have become lazier in two ways with our actions and our language. Both of these have apparently been caused by digital communication, because we no longer have to leave the house as we can …show more content…

As stated in the introduction, when the first text message was sent in 1992 it provided the initial spark that digital communication needed. When T9 (predictive text) was invented in 1995 text messaging was bought to a whole new level, it made text messaging faster and therefore increased the use of text messages. People went from barely sending text messages to replacing face-to-face communication with them. But however useful T9 was it did have it’s downfalls, it was quite ineffective and quite often picked the wrong words this could of led to the use of abbreviations to avoid this problem. On the other hand abbreviations could be a product of older generations, as on the old pay as you go SIMS there was a 160 character limit, which could cause people to abbreviate simply to avoid spending more money on text messages.
Since the release of the first Smartphone in 1993 it has become a lot easier for people to avoid the spelling mistakes with auto correct and even access to the Internet to check spellings. One would assume that this would mean that fewer abbreviations were used and yet more and more are being created each day, and why is this? Simply because it is much more efficient and faster to send an abbreviated word in a text than a full length one. Abbreviations also allow the

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