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Adding a Period in a Text Message Just Makes You Look Pissed Off.

In most written language, the period is a neutral way to mark a pause or complete a thought; but digital communications are turning it into something more aggressive.

Texting with periods = too serious. 

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Texting Isn’t Writing, It’s Fingered Speech

Texting isn’t written language. It much more closely resembles the kind of language we’ve had for so many more years: spoken language.- John McWhorter, Columbia University linguistics professor

Texting is speaking with our fingers. This rapid communication has led to abbreviated expressions such as “Lol” and emoticons like “;).”

They say to write as we speak but texting has made this advice more complicated. You can’t hand in a paper written in text language.

“Fingered speech” is a third communication medium, a symbiosis of writing and speech.