Write an outline on the topic: Should the Government regulate social media?
Why or Why not
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Short Message Service and Spelling Ability
- SMS has revolutionized communication
- Recent Statistics (Nielsen): Average American teen:
3,339 messages per month
- Objective/Purpose of Research Paper:
o To explore the benefits of SMS
o To expound on the effects of SMS use particularly on
the spelling proficiency of teens
o A mechanism of delivery of short messages over the
mobile networks (http://www.wirelessdevnet.com/channels/sms/features/sms.html)
o Concept development: 1984 by Friedhelm Hillebrand
and Bernard Ghillebaert (http://mashable.com/2012/09/21/text-messaging-history/)
o First text message: “Merry Christmas” from Neil
Patworth to Richard Jarvis on 1992 (http://mashable.com/2012/09/21/text-messaging-history/)
Benefits of SMS
o Relative ease of message typing with the use of
shortcuts in spelling (e.g. “you” -> “u”)
o Fast transfer of messages from sender to recipient
o Strengthens literacy
Effects of SMS and spelling proficiency
o Fear: poor “textism” (language used in texting)
leads to poor spelling
o Studies show that texting improves reading and
Coventry University and University of Tasmania: text
shortcuts improve spelling ability of primary school, secondary school, and
Texting and usage of text shortcuts do not negatively
affect the spelling ability of learners at any age.