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The chief examiner for the SEC looked at the state’s exam results for 2006, according to the Irish Times, and wrote that text messaging affected the kids’ use of phonetic spelling and punctuation (or lack thereof). “The emergence of the mobile phone and the rise of text messaging as a popular means of communication would appear to have impacted on standards of writing as evidenced in the responses of candidates. Expertise in text messaging and e-mail in particular would appear to have affected spelling and punctuation,” the examiner wrote.


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from Ars Technica. CNN has a similar article with commentary from ZDNet.

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