Social Networking Encourages Good Writing

Another Stanford study, this one cited in Wired magazine, finds that because so much socializing today is accomplished online through text, contemporary students write more than any generation before them. Beyond quantity, what makes them good writers is their awareness of writing for an audience. Most become quite adept at modifying their writing to best suit their purpose and their readers. I guess as long as you try not to multitask, or multitext…

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One thought on “Social Networking Encourages Good Writing

  1. I’ll concede that students are writing more, but doesn’t it feel like society is collectively muddling its standards? I would suggest that students are better at free-thought than ever before, but quality is subjective in every area except good use of grammar. Any thoughts?
    Adam @Advent Creative Web Design

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