How internet slang is making its way into classrooms

The Oxford English dictionary (OED) recently made headlines when it announced that its updated version includes the internet slang words OMG and LOL. Last week, the Collins Official Scrabble Words book announced the addition of the words Facebook, fansite and webzine. It’s official: the Web has effectively changed the English language. And who are most affected by the emerging language of the Internet? Young people. In fact, according to a study conducted by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, many teens even use internet shorthand in their schoolwork. Here are more fascinating facts about writing, technology and teens.

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Internet slang: How students are using it in their schoolwork
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