Fox13 TV, Tampa Bay, discovers text messaging

Picture 82Link: MyFox Tampa Bay | Decoding the text

It’s the language that baffles parents: all those abbreviations and acronyms that teens type in text messages. Texting teens have developed a language all their own that often leaves parents in the dark.

If you’ve got a few moments spare, click the link above and visit the Fox13 Tampa Bay website to watch their rather formulaic and entertaining feature on text messaging and how it’s spawning an ‘entirely new language’ that parents don’t understand. (Cue thinly disguised horror!) The feature even managed to include clips of the movie, The Da Vinci Code.

Anyway it’s all good marketing for the medium in a country that is still very much new to texting. Right on! 😉

By Ewan

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