Does the web make us devolve?
I know I've been into rants and criticizms more nowadays, and I really sat down to do a proper tech news story today, but I really can't let this one go. To kill the 5 minutes I had today I read a forum on "What's so funny about Family Guy" and while going through it, i'm seriously getting the feeling that the population is devolving.
"i liek te show bc of stewie an brian, i think r the funnist 1s" A-What? I mean I'm in my 20's, I've been using the internet for a while now so I should be specialist, but I mean the person who typed this either spent 20 minutes perfecting this, or fluently writes like this, which is actually quite a talent if he/she can also write properly. Another gem: "Srsly, i dun git it, wat's the big deal about teh show? imea sure I used to liek it, but the jokes now all recycled, adn refercnes are completely non plot consistent?"
Is it cool to write like that nowadays? I love the internet, but it's true, it is changing a culture a lot. I hesitate to deduce anything from this, but people not being able to write properly is happening more and more, and this is leaking into more and more places. I have gotten orders for websites from some people who can dish some serious money and talk like that (not that bad though), and, worst of all, they're in their 30's.
Do you guys think this is a sign of us getting stupider because with the net we can get away with more and don't have to try so hard? Is it just the natural reinvention of the language? Is everyone getting retarded?
Srsly, lt meyah no, wut y'all tink aboot dat!Advertisement