RU 1337?   Exploring Changes in Internet and Virtual Discourse Cynthia M. Calongne Colorado Technical University NMC Fall ...
Eric McLuhan in Second Life “ The alphabet has had it.” E. McLuhan, 10/22/07
Evolution of Communications <ul><li>In response to the question “Is written language obsolete?” Eric McLuhan replied: </li...
Implications of Obsolescence <ul><li>Obsolescence does not mean death, but a new life. One analogy is the kids growing up,...
L33t and Emoticons <ul><li>Emoticons :) and Internet slang (l33t) some consider a corruption of written communications, ye...
Uses for L33t and Emoticons <ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phone </li></ul><ul><li>Instant messages (MSN, Yahoo, ICQ...
L337 Trivia Game <ul><li>For each question, the first to type it in the chat log and match the answer key scores.  </li></...
Translate this phrase in the chat log RU 31337
Answer for RU 31337 <ul><li>Are you elite </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many spellings in l33t </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>l337, 13...
Translate this word in the chat log l33t5p34k
l33t5p34k <ul><ul><li>Answer = leetspeak </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>L33t cyphers use substituted letters and misspelle...
L33t in Games Trivia <ul><li>Question -- type the answer in the chat log </li></ul><ul><li>What is the name of the popular...
MMORPG Answer <ul><li>World of Warcraft </li></ul><ul><li>In the World of Warcraft (WoW), communication between the Horde ...
1337 Lexicon <ul><ul><li>Comprised of commonly misspelled words, number substitutions, and abbreviations </li></ul></ul><u...
Translate this phrase  in the chat log m4d sk1llz
Answer mad skills
L33t Phrases Trivia Question <ul><li>L33t has many spellings and variations. The following two lines have the same definit...
Answer frequently asked  questions
L33t Becomes Popular <ul><li>Today’s use of L33t is not confined to direct translations of numbers to letters. </li></ul><...
Type your answer  in the chat log O I C
Answer Oh I see
Type your answer  in the chat log n33d 4 tr4N5l@+0R
Answer need a translator
Translate this phrase 4 411 u n0n h4x0rs
Answer for all you non hackers
Chris Coutts in Tales for the L33t (Romeo and Juliet)
Tales for the L33t: Romeo and Juliet Images courtesy of C. Coutts http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/romjul.php Adaptat...
A L33t Scene in  Romeo and Juliet Images courtesy of C. Coutts http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/romjul.php
Juliet to Romeo Images courtesy of C. Coutts http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/romjul.php
L33t Goes to School <ul><li>Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Played by 100 Ramapo 8th Graders in Su...
Observations on L33t in  Internet Communications <ul><li>Why would we use l33t and emoticons?  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aside...
References <ul><li>Lexical tensions in “internet english”: 1337 as language? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.verbumvanum....
More References <ul><li>Wikipedia references </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Orthography http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leet </li></ul...
For More Information RU 1337?  Exploring Changes in Internet and Virtual Discourse Cynthia Calongne -- calongne@pcisys.net...
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The New Media Consortium (NMC) held a symposium on the Evolution of Communication in Second Life on Dec 3-5, 2007. This session explored the use of 1337 speak and how it ties to communication on the Internet.

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  1. 1. RU 1337? Exploring Changes in Internet and Virtual Discourse Cynthia M. Calongne Colorado Technical University NMC Fall Symposium - December 2007
  2. 2. Eric McLuhan in Second Life “ The alphabet has had it.” E. McLuhan, 10/22/07
  3. 3. Evolution of Communications <ul><li>In response to the question “Is written language obsolete?” Eric McLuhan replied: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“The alphabet has had it. We need to invent a new form. Probably a syllabary.” 10/22/07 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A syllabary is a writing system that represents each syllable of a dialect or language with a unique symbol . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.sil.org/lingualinks/literacy/ReferenceMaterials/GlossaryOfLiteracyTerms/WhatIsASyllabary.htm </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Implications of Obsolescence <ul><li>Obsolescence does not mean death, but a new life. One analogy is the kids growing up, leaving home and their parents becoming obsolete. </li></ul><ul><li>Implications of Internet communications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If the body no longer regulates your activities, it is obsolete. Now that we can be in many places at one time over the Internet while our body remains in one place, we are obsolete. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Obsolescence is Second Life. </li></ul>
  5. 5. L33t and Emoticons <ul><li>Emoticons :) and Internet slang (l33t) some consider a corruption of written communications, yet they serve a purpose. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Text, symbols and graphics that depict emotions, feelings and moods. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Uses for L33t and Emoticons <ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phone </li></ul><ul><li>Instant messages (MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Twitter) </li></ul><ul><li>Email, blogs and social spaces (MySpace) </li></ul><ul><li>Games (WoW) and virtual worlds (SL) </li></ul><ul><li>Content (in order) </li></ul><ul><li>Voice, text, podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Text, voice, video, files </li></ul><ul><li>Text, graphics, audio, video, files </li></ul><ul><li>3D graphics, text, audio, video, voice </li></ul>
  7. 7. L337 Trivia Game <ul><li>For each question, the first to type it in the chat log and match the answer key scores. </li></ul><ul><li>Both upper and lower case is accepted. </li></ul><ul><li>No punctuation is needed. </li></ul><ul><li>Automated trivia game system designed by Sendao Goodman </li></ul><ul><li>Game content by Lyr Lobo </li></ul>
  8. 8. Translate this phrase in the chat log RU 31337
  9. 9. Answer for RU 31337 <ul><li>Are you elite </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many spellings in l33t </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>l337, 1337 or L33t = Leet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>31337, 3l337 or 3l33t = elite </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Translate this word in the chat log l33t5p34k
  11. 11. l33t5p34k <ul><ul><li>Answer = leetspeak </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>L33t cyphers use substituted letters and misspelled words to dodge Usenet filters and MMORPG communication controls </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RU L33t? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. L33t in Games Trivia <ul><li>Question -- type the answer in the chat log </li></ul><ul><li>What is the name of the popular Massive Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game (MMORPG) where players used l33t to get around the communication controls and speak to the enemy during the first year of game play? </li></ul>
  13. 13. MMORPG Answer <ul><li>World of Warcraft </li></ul><ul><li>In the World of Warcraft (WoW), communication between the Horde and the Alliance was not permitted, but possible using l33t, as numbers were readable during the first year of play. </li></ul>
  14. 14. 1337 Lexicon <ul><ul><li>Comprised of commonly misspelled words, number substitutions, and abbreviations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leet </li></ul></ul></ul>lol rofl omg! roxxor j00! w00t! afk
  15. 15. Translate this phrase in the chat log m4d sk1llz
  16. 16. Answer mad skills
  17. 17. L33t Phrases Trivia Question <ul><li>L33t has many spellings and variations. The following two lines have the same definition. </li></ul><ul><li>Type this three-word phrase in the chat log. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>phr3Ku3N7ly 4s|{3d K0o£St330nZ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fr39u3n71y 45k3d 9u35710n5 </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Answer frequently asked questions
  19. 19. L33t Becomes Popular <ul><li>Today’s use of L33t is not confined to direct translations of numbers to letters. </li></ul><ul><li>Many popular abbreviations are part additions to the l33t lexicon. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Type your answer in the chat log O I C
  21. 21. Answer Oh I see
  22. 22. Type your answer in the chat log n33d 4 tr4N5l@+0R
  23. 23. Answer need a translator
  24. 24. Translate this phrase 4 411 u n0n h4x0rs
  25. 25. Answer for all you non hackers
  26. 26. Chris Coutts in Tales for the L33t (Romeo and Juliet)
  27. 27. Tales for the L33t: Romeo and Juliet Images courtesy of C. Coutts http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/romjul.php Adaptation by Chris Coutts
  28. 28. A L33t Scene in Romeo and Juliet Images courtesy of C. Coutts http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/romjul.php
  29. 29. Juliet to Romeo Images courtesy of C. Coutts http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/romjul.php
  30. 30. L33t Goes to School <ul><li>Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Played by 100 Ramapo 8th Graders in Suffern, NY on the Second Life Teen Grid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Court Reporter censures the judge for using plz instead of please </li></ul></ul>L337
  31. 31. Observations on L33t in Internet Communications <ul><li>Why would we use l33t and emoticons? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aside from informal conversations, does it have a place in course management systems and business? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When is it most useful? </li></ul><ul><li>The Future: What is the next trend for Internet Communications? </li></ul>
  32. 32. References <ul><li>Lexical tensions in “internet english”: 1337 as language? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.verbumvanum.org/kristof/index.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>31337: leetspeak translator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://ogobin.de/tmp/31337.php </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-commerce lexicon: communicating in brief </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ling.mq.edu.au/centres/sc/jacobs.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tales for the L33T (Romeo and Juliet) by Chris Coutts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/romjul.php </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Eric McLuhan in Second Life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.slcn.tv/media-ecology-eric-mcluhan </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. More References <ul><li>Wikipedia references </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Orthography http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emoticons http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emoticon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cyberculture http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_culture </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The l33t Surfer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://0pointer.de/lennart/l33t/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Leet Google </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/intl/xx-hacker/ </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. For More Information RU 1337? Exploring Changes in Internet and Virtual Discourse Cynthia Calongne -- calongne@pcisys.net (719) 597-7270 Lyr Lobo in Second Life Ryl Redgrave on the Teen Grid at Ramapo

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