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Approximately 30 million people world-wide use the Internet and online services daily The Net is growing exponentially in all areas and a rapidly increasing number of people are finding themselves working and playing on the Internet The people on the Net are not all rocket scientists and computer programmers theyre graphic designers teachers students artists musicians feminists Rush Limbaugh-fans and your next door neighbors What these diverse groups of people have in common is their language The Net community exists and thrives because of effective written communication as on the net all you have available to express yourself are typewritten words If you cannot express yourself well in written language you either learn more effective ways of communicating or get lost in the shuffle Netspeak is evolving on a national and international level The technological vocabulary once used only by computer programmers and elite computer manipulators called Hackers has spread to all users of computer networks The language is currently spoken by people on the Internet and is rapidly spilling over into advertising and business The words online network and surf the net are occuring more and more frequently in our newspapers and on television If youre like most Americans youre feeling bombarded by Netspeak Television advertisers newspapers and international businesses have jumped on the Information Superhighway bandwagon making the Net more accessible to large numbers of not-entirely- technically-oriented people As a result technological vocabulary is entering into non-technological communication For example even the archaic UNIX command grep an acronym meaning Get REpeated Pattern is becoming more widely accepted as a synonym of search in everyday communication The argument rages as to whether Netspeak is merely slang or a jargon of itself The language is emerging based loosely upon telecommunications vocabulary and computer jargons with new derivations and compounds of existing words and shifts creating different usages all of which depending quite heavily upon clippings Because of these reasons the majority of Net-using
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