Thursday, 12 April 2012


Taking into consideration the ongoing development of the digital
media (mobile phones, chat services, emails, internet in general) and
inclination of society to globalization, there is obviously a need for
informal communication with face-to-face terms directly, easily and
fast. For several years already, linguistic phenomena have been established
that serve this need to a large extent. This includes abbreviations
for speed, images and emoticons for directness and symbolic
expressions which give the group using them a feel of uniqueness.

Even though many are opposed to this kind of language transformations,
the users have already set a course which leads to constant
new communication phenomena. In the future, the need for direct
communication will be essential among people and the use of international
english will not be enough. The linguistic phenomena mentioned
were not designed and consolidated by competent bodies but
are created by ordinary users of the digital media. This is precisely
why this will continue to evolve, although it is seemingly informal
and unsupported. It is just another part of human evolution, in the
context of communication.

Having these into consideration, we could make the following
predictions for the next 10 years:

• The digital communication continues to be refined by users and
the need will continue to be more demanding

• The linguistic phenomena mentioned are acceptable even to users
who were originally opposed and are now acceptable collectively,
since they have been improved over time

• An international digital language is created, within the digital
media boundaries, that is being used daily to serve users’
needs globally

• Digital media evolve further and make communication easier,
faster and more direct than ever by incorporating super fast video
technology almost everywhere, eliminating the need for text and
chat messaging

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