Because Internet

by Gretchen McCulloch

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Because Internet

by Gretchen McCulloch


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  • Emojis Add More Meanings To Conversations.

    Although emoji (a Japanese word for ideograms) gained popularity in Asian countries in the 1990s, they became popular around the world in the 2010s, when Apple and Android phones started supporting them. At first, there were 608 emojis, now there are over 2800 on most mobile phones. How did emojis

  • The Style Of The Internet Is Unique

    Nowadays, we use chat-like conversations with our friends to communicate. When someone writes something, instead of ending the sentence with a period, they often use a new message to keep the conversation going. Over time, people began to think that using a period at the end meant that they were bei

  • Internet Talk Is Exciting

    Linguists have been trying to account for the variations in the English language since the 19th century. Technology has taken the language study world by storm. In the past, linguists had a limited amount of data to work with — recordings of isolated conversations that could only be analyzed after t

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