Should grammar and other rules of punctuation (and sometimes, good manners) be followed while tweeting and other social media network activities?

Should grammar and other rules of punctuation (and sometimes, good manners) be followed while tweeting and other social media network activities?

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A small but vocal subculture has emerged on Twitter of grammar and taste vigilantes who spend their time policing other people’s tweets — celebrities and nobodies alike. These are people who build their own algorithms to sniff out Twitter messages that are distasteful to them — tweets with typos or flawed grammar, or written in ALLCAPS — and then send scolding notes to the offenders. They see themselves as the guardians of an emerging behavior code: Twetiquette.

[excerpt from NYT article included below]




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