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Posts Tagged ‘Literacy’

Which Social Networks Are The Most Illiterate? [INFOGRAPHIC]

I can’t remember the last day that went by without me reading a blog post that didn’t have a typo in it.

As the speed of our data consumption has increased, and the volume of our social networking has amplified, our online writing has become more and more illiterate.

Brandwatch and mycleveragency put together an infographic to examine just how illiterate social networks are these days.

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Literary Legend Margaret Atwood Thinks Twitter Boosts Literacy

Writing is writing, even when it’s short, says Canadian literary legend Margaret Atwood.

Speaking downtown Toronto at the nextMEDIA conference on Monday, Atwood proclaimed that we should celebrate Twitter and other internet-based communications as drivers of literacy rather than something to be dismissed.
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Is Twitter Distracting School Kids From Their Books?

A new survey shows that students in the UK are reading less – and the culprit might just be Twitter.
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Twitter’s Fledgling Wine (And Lunch With Biz!) Auctioned Off To Support Literacy

Twitter is auctioning off bottles of its Fledgling wine, along with some other first-class items for Twitter lovers, to support worldwide literacy. From now until December 16th, you can bid on a selection of signed wine bottles, as well as two ultimate items that any Twitter fan would drool over – and proceeds will go towards Room to Read, a literacy non-profit.
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