Internet conversations are structured by the shape of our apps and platforms, from the grammar of status updates to the protocols of comments and @replies. Linguistically inventive online communities spread new slang and jargon with dizzying speed. What’s more, social media is a vast laboratory of unedited, unfiltered words where we can watch language evolve in real time.

Source: Book: Because Internet – Gretchen McCulloch

Because Internet is a new book that looks at how our language has evolved through the use of internet slang, emojis and more.

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