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Thursday, January 02, 2014

How the internet is changing the way we talk...

So while technology has been a huge part of my life, I have recently witnessed how it is changing the world we live in. When my five-year-old son came up to me a week ago and said, "we're BFF's right?" "Umm, of course buddy," I replied.

But what does that mean? BFF? "Best Friends Forever. Hmm. Maybe, you can see where I pause to consider the meaning of this.

My son is a product of today's texting culture and he doesn't even own a phone yet! Should I be worried? Well, probably not worried necessarily but definitely vigilant. The Oxford English Dictionary is changing almost faster than I can keep up with.

Some words that entered our world in 2013 include; Twittersphere, Twerking and Selfie. So the question becomes is the internet ruining our ability to communicate?