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.