No, Facebook Hasn’t Ruined Writing Forever

“However, while Facebook and Twitter have eroded writing conventions among my students, they have not killed the most important ingredients in personal writing: self-reflection and emotional honesty. For younger high school boys particularly, social networking has actually improved writing – not the product or the process, but the sensitivity and inward focus required to even begin to produce a draft that will eventually be worth editing.”

Technology and social media has made me a better writer. Having my phone in my pocket allows me to catch great ideas that would’ve normally slipped and sharing content is a healthy pressure in producing for your audience.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.