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Is Twitter Ruining Our Writing Skills?

In a recent article, The Telegraph reflects on one Cambridge professor’s assertion that Twitter is causing students’ writing skills to “go down the plug hole.”

It’s not the first time the claim has been made that the brevity and fast pace of microblogging negatively impacts written expression.

But how much merit is there to it?

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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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How Twitter Can Make You a Better Writer

You’ve heard it before, I’m sure, and it’s likely you’ll hear it again: “less is more.” As so-called modernists, we accept this maxim for architecture, design, and just about any art form —so why can’t it be true for writing?

Why do so many lament the “demise of the English language” and curse Twitter as a propagator of obscurity?

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