Nov 5, 2019
Book Bites are quick looks at a book from our Guest Host readers. Try a new book this week!
This week our Guest Host admires the book Because Internet: Understanding the New
Rules of Language, by Gretchen
"Language is humanity's most spectacular open-source project, and the internet is making our language change faster and in more interesting ways than ever before. Internet conversations are structured by the shape of our apps and platforms, from the grammar of status updates to the protocols of comments and @replies. Linguistically inventive online communities spread new slang and jargon with dizzying speed. What's more, social media is a vast laboratory of unedited, unfiltered words where we can watch language evolve in real time."
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