There are a variety of social media ethics. What are they? Watch this video to find out more!
Are you guilty of using broken English on your social media?
Bad grammar is a pain in the butt, be it online or offline. People may not see a need in using good Grammer in social media because they think that it is a place whereby it will not affect their work and they can post whatever thing and what they want to say casually.
They are definitely wrong!
The fact is that on social media, words are all you have and people do judge you based on what you write and how you speak.
It has been proven that using social media frequently such as texting do affects grammar. This is possible as people are so used to talking with their texting language, for example, using “cuz” instead of “because”. Another issue that are affecting the students negatively is people today does not spell out the words fully while using social media anymore.Well, practice makes perfect. It is not surprising that people are also using text messaging words in their work as well.
By using informal language, people might not understand what message you are trying to bring across to them and it also shows people that you are not professional. Not only that, it would also embarrass your brand, spoiling the reputation and will also loses its credibility.
Here are some examples:
In my opinion, I think that brands are pressurised as they need to market their products by using the same tone as the people, for example, using hashtags, writing with the type of shorthand or internet-speak which is common on social network, but at the same time maintaining their good English. Well, I just found out recently that there is a cafe in Singapore, named ‘YOLO‘, which means “You Only Live Once”. I remember that YOLO was being used commonly among young adults during a period of time. I find it interesting and attractive to have such a name for a cafe. I’m definitely going to check it out soon!
Now, let’s end off with this funny bad grammar video!
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