“Does texting mean the death of good writing skills? … there’s much more to texting — linguistically, culturally — than it seems, and it’s all good news.” (McWhorter, 2013)
John McWhorter speaks of the developing communication skills, regarding technological advances, in the youth of today. He reiterates the point that Generation Y is increasing their English skills, proving bi-lingual in the language of ‘texting’. I found this video particularly fascinating because of the stance he has decided to take. His stance contradicts general public opinion that texting is killing the language skills of the young. It is an interesting watch and he makes some viable points.
Reference List: Txting is killing language. JK!!! 2013, accessed 8 August 2014, <https://www.ted.com/talks/john_mcwhorter_txtng_is_killing_language_jk>.