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May 12, 2014

Internet Text Culture

Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 2:14 am

1. class # 57, group # 5, group members : 조형준, 최형인, 박재형, 최믿음

2. Glossary

-portmanteau word : a word formed by combining two other words.

-apparently : used to say that you have read or been told something although you are not certain it is true.

-emoticon : An emoticon is a symbol used in e-mail to show how someone is feeling.

-horizontally : Something that is horizontal is flat and level with the ground, rather than at an angle to it.

-vertically : Something that is vertical stands or points straight up.

3. text

Hello everyone.
We are group5, and our presentation is about Internet text culture.


There are many kinds of internet text culture all around the world.
So, we will talk about ‘Why do we use internet text?’, history, emoticon that are used in many countries, and pros and cons.

First, Do you know why we use internet text?
Time is the most important element of communication, so using a emoticons can saving time and money
Using a internet text, can express long sentence effectively
Through the use of emoticon and Internet text, we can express emotions and our feelings
When we use a Internet text there is a close identity between each users
These text is more funny and fresh when we develop the another new ones , and many people use them
In short, many people use internet text because it is very convenient, creative, funny.

At this time let’s talk about internet text’s history.
9/19 1982
Scott Fahlman posts the following electronic message to a computer-science department bulletin board at Carnegie Mellon University.
I propose that the following character sequence for joke markers 🙂 , not joke markers 😦
With that post, Fahlman became the acknowledged originator of the emoticons.
From those two simple emoticons, other emoticons were made and spread all over the world.
And emoticons of the west developed changing mouth and the east developed changing eyes. [1]

Emoticon is a category of internet text culture.
The emoticon is a portmanteau word of the words “emotion” and “icon”. And consist of keyboard letters and symbols.
The emoticon indicates tone, humor or feeling in text.
People use emoticons in chat rooms, E-mails and cellular phones SMS Messages. Emoticons are divided into three groups Western, Eastern and Japanese. Apparently, Western emoticons are read horizontally while eastern emoticons are read vertically.
And Japanese emoticons have more variation than eastern one.
Eyes is a bigger part in eastern emoticons while the Western emoticons eyes is equal to the rest of the face.
American letters are “ABCDabcd,.^=123456?+-*”, Japanese letters are “あいうえおカキクケコ@♀ゞ∀ΩωЯф”, Japanese letters have various letters so Japanese letters can have more characters.
Also Korean style use Korean Jamo letters instead of other characters.
For example, ㅜ.ㅜ, ㅠ.ㅠ, ㅇㅅㅇ, ㅇㅁㅇ and –ㅅ-.
In recent times, graphic representations are used instead of traditional emoticons. [2]

Last, There are pros and cons about internet text culture.
Some people advocate for internet text culture.
Because of its language effectiveness.
In limited tine and space, internet text can be helpful efficient comunication.
But some people object to internet text culture.
Because internet text culture can damage the original language.
And objectors say that internet text culture makes comunication between generations more difficult. [3]

4. References



5. Discussion Questions

– Do you think that using internet text is desirable? why? or why not?

-Do you often use emoticons? Why?

-Do you think that internet text is used by more people? why? or why not?


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