Students Use Instant Messenger Lingo In Essays

 - Feb 11, 2007   Updated: Jun 9 2011
References: viewz & cnn
With the proliferation of Instant Messenger (IM) users, it comes as no suprise that the accompanying IM Lingo or Techno Speak is popping up in kids' schoolwork assignments. Many educators find this trend alarming, but others feel that the creation of this new language is to be admired, as the youth of today have developed a very effective way of communicating in an increasingly hi-tech world.

Implications - A middle school teacher by the name of Julia Austin says that she has recently noticed a lot of computer lingo in her student's work. She explains that many errors include the words "b4," "ur" and using the number "2" instead of writing the actual word.