Posted by: zyxo | March 7, 2009

Shorthand re-invented


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In the old days there was stenography. A shorthand style of writing that made it possible to write down what was said much faster than normal writing.

Nowadays people are typing shorthand-like texts on their cell phones to save time and space.

And since twitter is limiting tweets to 140 characters, people use some sort of shorthand to make optimal use of these 140 characters.
This shorthand is even automated : there is for example a “tweetshrink” button on tweetdeck which uses the tweetshrink functionality.

Can you believe we really are all reading texts like this :

In the old days thr was stenography. A shorthand style of writing that made it possible 2 write dn wht is said much faster than normal writing. Nowadays ppl R typing shorthand-like texts on their cell phones 2 save time & space.
& since twttr is limiting tweets 2 140 characters, ppl use sum shorthand 2 make optimal use of these 140 characters.This shorthand is even automated : thr is 4 example a “tweetshrink” button on tweetdeck.

Could that be acceptable for blogs ? Or is there some discrimination going on between tweets and blogs ?

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