Study Finds Frequent Text Messaging May Stunt Reading Skills | how does text messaging affect reading skills |

Reading the printed word certainly still has value! (CQ2)

"Lee suggests that reading traditional print media exposes people to variety and creativity in language that is not found in the colloquial peer-to-peer text messaging used among youth or 'generation text'. She says reading encourages flexibility in language use and tolerance of different words. It helps readers to develop skills that allow them to generate interpretable readings of new or unusual words."

Via Carey Leahy