The Problem With Social Networks

"Social Networks" like Facebook are booming -- especially Facebook. There's only one problem with them: to communicate there, members pretty much have to write. How can that be a problem? After all, all of us learned to write in school, right? Well, no! And here are some real life examples.

Facebook post: board
Rachel: "I'm board."
Jeff: "I'm chalk, we should get together."
Rachel: "BOARD! Like I don't have anything to do, not BORD, like a chalkbord. Learn to spellcheck."
Jeff: "Oh god I hope you don't breed."
 

Facebook post: aloud
Abigale to Darcy: "You shouldn't be aloud to talk."
Darcy: "You shouldn't be allowed to spell."
 

Facebook post: sueing
Post: "Never leave facebook open. Sueing _______ for defaming my character."
Reply: "You did not spell 'suing' correctly and you're in law school so I think you just defamed your own character."
 

Facebook post: labia
Catrina: "Just found out the US is bombing Labia...THAT SUCKS!...I wish we didn't have to fight so much."
Steven: "They should leave female anatomy alone...."
Jenny: "Sweetie... We are Bombing Lybia...We would really be in trouble if we were bombing Labia. O_o OUCH"
Brooks: "I do my best to keep the peace with Labia.... Beautiful scenery there...."
 

Facebook post: inteligences
Cory: "DONT LET YOUR EMOTIONS OVER POWER YOUR INTELIGENCE'S"
Alexa: "seriously?"
Cory: "ya why ?"
Alexa: "overpower* intelligence*"
Cory: "WUT? CUZ I DIDNT PUT SPACES . are u stupid"
 

Facebook post: fail worse
Poster: "when is the point when you no that you cant fail worse?"
Reply: "When you realize you spelled 'know' incorrectly."
 

And here's why this happens:
Facebook post: honer roll
Alyssa: "honer roll now with mostly a's and 1 b hopping for princapals honer roll next time :-)"
Lee: "Just curious, does your school give spelling tests?"
Alyssa: "nope y?"
 

That, and:
Facebook post: teacher
Post: "....thank you Massachusetts for making it impossible for me becoming a teacher. Stupid ass MTELs"
Reply: "'For me becoming a teacher.' I suspect Massachusetts has its reasons."
Poster: "for anyone to become a teacher. the tests are rediculous."
Reply: "Rediculous? You sure they are not greeniculous?"
Poster: "ha. =) its just a test that is suppose to test you on your reading and writing....but its over stupid topics like chocolate and mexican landmarks."

Yeah. That.

Posted May 13, 2011

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