2006-06-08 - 6:34 p.m.
I was laughing as I reviewed a pamplet for TEENAGERS regarding internet use and I came across this:
In online lingo, typing your message in all capital letters is considered shouting. Well, Moms and Dads, WE'VE GOT SOMETHING TO SHOUT ABOUT.
A recent study of us teens shows that you-our parents- know very little about the Web sites we visit..."
I was hysterical when I read that as my older bro recently mentioned this e-mail and internet etiquitte to me and I said I KNOW however its not yelling when I use caps and never turn it off but Sometimes I intend to emphasize one thing and then forget to change it and I often just hit that CAP LOCK button inadvertedly and leave it on.
Frankly my typing is so ridiulously slow if I actually edit for social appropriateness that, as I responded to my brother's helpful input, "I DON't REALLY CARE" if I am misunderstood or appear rude as I type the best I can and it is already burdensome to have to correct the ridiculous amount of typos so I am not about to fix that odd quirk just yet! I told him I don't think anyone I KNOW who reads my stuff would be offended as they likely understand I am not yelling.
In fact it took a really long time for me to have to get the CAPS correct in the above quote! (And lack thereof where they don't belong)
In any case I did think it was funny to read the comment on this phamplet that I picked up for my kids recently and am getting ready to mail to them now.
At least I write....