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What are the acceptable and unacceptable conventions of grammar, mechanics, and punctuation in Social Media?

What are the acceptable and unacceptable conventions of grammar, mechanics, and punctuation in Social Media?
http://blog.lewispr.com/2013/01/the-ultimate-social-media-grammar-guide.html

The social media’s written word has diversified its syntax usage of grammar over the past decade due to technological advances. Writing is once again an ongoing part of our daily activities, using e-mail, texting, social media and blogging software. Now a day we communicate more through text than any ever before. The usage of social media has allowed for many revisions in how we write. Much of our communication now is written in half-sentences and symbols. Responses such LOLs, smiley faces and the other shorthanded comments have been transferred to our written official papers. Students have become so familiar with social media language that they tend to forget that its use is not proper English. Because, of social media’s convenience in using portable devices such as, smart phones and ipads/ kindles, we hurriedly thumb-type to fit 140-characters tweet or a 160-characters to text. Grammar and punctuation still matter when it comes to writing official documents. The work environment requires that professionals not only understand correct grammar usage but also be able to use slang verbiage to promote their business on social media.

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