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We live in a world where we have to adapt to certain things astechnology advances In Clive Thompsons article entitled The NewLiteracy Thompson talks about how technology is affecting the worldespecially the way students and people write He mentions Andre Lunsfordwho has collected over 14672 student writing samples and found outthat students are writing more then ever with todays technology of theInternet and text messaging or texting as it is more commonlyreferred Andres team found that this way of writing is actually a goodthing as students are learning how to best explain things and get therepoint across in the best possible way with texting Thompson also talksabout how students have other audiences to write to other then theteacher who they are only writing to get a good grade in classThompson is right that new digital technologies are helping improvewriting skills by practicing writing more and engaging in differenttypes of audiencesTechnology today is helping us to write more then ever before Backwhen technology was not as advanced as it is today if you wanted tosend a letter you had to write it by hand send it through the mail andwait for a response In which it could take certain time like a week ortwo With this method you would not write as often In todays age youcan write more than one email to more than one person back and forth inthe same day Computer programs like Aol Messenger Yahoo MessengerGoogle Chat etc are not only helping us stay connected to friends butalso helping us write more for hours and hours without us noticing itFor example I spend about 4 hours on AOL Messenger each night talkingto friends about school homework and other things that we findinteresting Each time we write a email status update posting a blogpost we are practicing our writing by just writing and having a programcorrect our spelling and grammar This helps us see what we are doingwrong and we in turn
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