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Study: Texting Erodes Writing Skills? RU Kidding Me? - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society

Study: Texting Erodes Writing Skills? RU Kidding Me? - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society | Social Media Tips | Scoop.it
New research from two nations finds university students who text frequently have no problem switching over to formal English.

Via Deanna Mascle, juandoming
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Well, this is good news. Students who text frequently switch to formal English easily! In observing young people who text, as well as my own texting skills, it requires quick thinking and nimble thumbs. I feel compelled to tell you about my five year old grandson Luke. One of his imitations of his mother was to hold a little play cell phone while his thumbs went crazy! LOL!

 

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Susan Daniels

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ZoomBoard enables text messaging from smartwatches | News | The Engineer

ZoomBoard enables text messaging from smartwatches | News | The Engineer | Social Media Tips | Scoop.it

An iterative zooming technique has been developed in the US to give keyboard functionality to smartwatches, wrist worn computers that give users access to apps such as email but so far lack text entry functionality.

 

Dubbed ZoomBoard, the text entry technique from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University is based on the QWERTY keyboard layout. Though the full keyboard is very small on a watch-size display, simply tapping the screen once or twice will enlarge an individual key until it can be pressed.

Capital letters can be typed by momentarily holding a key. A swipe to the left deletes a character whilst a swipe to the right types a space. An upward swipe calls up a secondary keyboard of numbers and other symbols.

 

Read more: http://www.theengineer.co.uk/channels/design-engineering/news/zoomboard-enables-text-messaging-from-smartwatches/1016194.article#ixzz2S7yVxblV

Susan Daniels's insight:

This is an excellent texting tool for those social media marketers on the go. Even though the watch is a small surface, tapping twice will enlarge the letters from the querty keyboard. For the seasoned "texting afficionado", this will be a no-brainer to learn the taps and swipes to be up to normal texting speed.

 

Have I told you the story about one of my grandsons who, before he could talk, was holding small flat toys and pretending to text using his thumbs? He saw his mother doing it from birth and naturally picked it up. It is a sign of our times! This is the same one that liked to wear the 3D glasses while sticking objects into my DVD player. He was curious. He wanted to see how it worked.

 

Warmly,

Susan

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