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There are 10 comments on the WFMZ story from Aug 26, 2010, titled For E-Students E-Mail Is Too Slow - Regional News - Lehigh Valley S.... In it, WFMZ reports that:

College kids are heading back to school and the new freshmen class may be the most tech-savvy yet! This new generation has a whole new way of communicating in the classroom and on the social scene.

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Sgtbert

Bethlehem, PA

#1 Aug 26, 2010
And the result of all this technology is an entire generation (or more) that cannot write. This article was supposedly written by a college grad journalist and proofed by someone with more than a working knowledge of the English language but, instead, reads like a 7th grade first draft. It is full of grammar and punctuation errors. I guess I should just be glad the author used complete words at all. Hey, I know what let's do! Make a couple new laws: English and math tests must be passed before buying computers, cell phones or calculators. Maybe schools will start getting higher marks, too.
Molly

Allentown, PA

#2 Aug 26, 2010
Isn't it ironic? It's an article about communication and as Sgtbert points out, it's filled with errors. This is common in Miss Esposito's articles, as someone pointed out months ago. There are many basic grammar books available, and the station needs to have her and several of the other staff writers study them. This may not be her last position, and poor communication skills will hinder her in the future.
Old Guy

Hamburg, PA

#3 Aug 26, 2010
All I can say is that these days you can't go anywhere and not see a cell phone on someone's ear or in their hands. Soon this planet will be a race of robots controlled by radio frequencies. Seems common sense has gone out the window. I guess next people will be able to get cellular implants. Yeah, that will work...
Tracey

King Of Prussia, PA

#4 Aug 27, 2010
Grammar and spelling are sooooo 20th century. And punctuation marks are hard to text, so why bother? Also, some people incorrectly use quotation marks for emphasis, and that means you should never ever use quotation marks, not even when you're quoting someone.

The author is just showing how very kewl and 21st century she is by writing like an illiterate. Is it any wonder that the United States is losing economic ground to the Third World?
Duh

Emmaus, PA

#5 Aug 27, 2010
The author is a "droid" and not "kewl". Texting is soooo duuumb.

Molly is bang on about the station needing to implement some remedial skills but alas the inmates are running the institution. Look at the teleprompter president incapable of articulating a sentence without assistance.
Nancy Kelley

Allentown, PA

#6 Aug 27, 2010
Most unintentionally hilarious story ever, if it weren't so sad at the same time.
Liz

Albany, NY

#7 Aug 27, 2010
It is so sad because when I have to text my nieces for thing I text is, I don't understand anything you texted me. This generation has forgotten or never been taught how to spell. It is sad and they have no clue that the real world works with many different languages and texting is not a language. I text people and try always to use proper languages both in English and Spanish but what has the world come to when all these people convert or bring in text to the professional world. I recall receiving an email from District people and texting crap was part of the email. Are we professional and since when was the spell check not on.
Wayne

Allentown, PA

#8 Aug 27, 2010
I just want to know how email takes time out of the day and texting does not...
bob smith

Bethlehem, PA

#9 Aug 27, 2010
Honestly, I go to NCC and i don't know what we would do in the college scene without the use of technology. Almost all of the assignment our teacher give us are either online or are posted on their websites or a computer program that the college has called blackboard, also with texting, facebook, etc. it makes it a lot easier to communicate with teachers and other classmates about changes in assignments and everything else. Honestly technology such as texting, facebook, and other things is making our lives as college students, with many classes to do work and study for and some of us working two and three jobs as full-time students a lot easier to manage and handle. If you don't like than either your trying and don't know how to use all of it to it's fullest advantages or you just need to get out of the stone-age and come into the modern world for a change. I can't stand people like all of you who are always knocking the way us teens are using technology, when you've yet to try it, or make an effort to understand how to use it.
Molly

Allentown, PA

#10 Aug 27, 2010
I believe that the point of the article is that many young people do not communicate face-to-face with friends and family, and that an impersonal generation has arrived. No one is suggesting that technology is not important. When I was in college I rode my dinosaur over to my class after a test to see the scores posted in the hallway. Now, you can check your teacher's website for your results. Don't get me started on the fun of doing research on the internet instead of hanging out in the reference section of the library. And those of us who post here are obviously not in the Stone Age.
What we're saying that you choose to ask questions with a machine rather than with your voice. I don't think that reading "I love you" is the same as hearing your honey say it.
And by the way, Mr. College Man, your post contained at least 10 grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors. You might want to text a copy to your English teacher for correction.

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