Everything you always wanted to know about text

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These slides were presented during a keynote speech at the University of Bath, on May 19th 2010, for the Sixth ‘Let's Talk About Text’ Conference.

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  1. cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 Let’s talk about txt conference. 19 May, 2010: University of Bath.
  2. Language - the first technology cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 www.socialedge.org
  3. What problem did this solve? cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 http://trevrev.files.wordpress.com
  4. What problem did this solve? cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 http://www.worldofstock.com
  5. http://www.planetware.com Semiotics cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
  6. Human activities are mediated by culturally cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 established instruments such as tools and language. ~ Lev Vygotsky (1978) http://www.phillwebb.net Source: Vygotsky, L. S. (1978) Mind in Society: The development of higher psychological processes. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
  7. Language is organic www.socialedge.org cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
  8. A few ‘loan’ words Bikini – Marshall Islands Anorak – Inuit Chav – Romany Jodhpurs – India Fatwa – Arabic cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 Pyjamas - India Chutzpah – Yiddish Appartheid - Afrikaans Karoake – Japanese Slalom – Norwegian Kindergarten – German Czar - Russian Papparazzi – Italian Blitz – German Smorgasbord – Swedish Cappucino – Italian Bistro - French Baguette - French
  9. Controversy of txt in school Is it important to write properly and get the grammar correct, or should you be free to be creative? Children respond: cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 I don't think it's a good idea because it affects your spelling. When you are older you may not be able to spell harder words. – Luke (13) Ashford Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews
  10. Evolution of Language “The ethos of 50 cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 years ago was that there was one kind of English that was right and everything else was wrong....There’s a new kind of ethos now.” http://www.utsa.edu ~ David Crystal
  11. Gutenberg cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 Mass produced M universal text (Disruptive Technology) www.cs-exhibitions.uni-klu.ac.at
  12. The first mobile phone? cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
  13. The ‘Brick’ When Martin Cooper invented the mobile cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 phone 35 years ago, he envisioned a world with people so wedded to wireless connections that they would walk around with Source: http://www.smh.com.au devices embedded in their bodies.
  14. First SMS Message cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 In the UK on 3rd December 1992, the first SMS was sent from Neil Papworth to Richard Jarvis (Vodaphone).
  15. First SMS Message cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 In the UK on 3rd December 1992, the first SMS was sent from Neil Papworth to Richard Jarvis (Vodaphone). It read:
  16. www.politicalhumor.about.com cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
  17. A cultural cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 digital divide? http://i125.photobucket.com
  18. “A child of five would understand cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 this. Send someone to fetch a child of five!” – Marx (Groucho) http://www.radicalparenting.com
  19. Always connected... Text messaging has become the primary cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 way that teens reach their friends, surpassing face-to-face contact, e- mail, instant messaging and voice calling as the daily http://ohellnawlblog.com communication tool for this age group.... Source: http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Teens-and-Mobile-Phones.aspx
  20. cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 http://leadinghands.org ...but voice calling is still the preferred mode for reaching parents for most teens. Source: http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Teens-and-Mobile-Phones.aspx
  21. Daily text txting messaging among American teens shot up in 18 cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 months, from 38% of teens texting friends daily in February of 2008 to 54% of teens texting daily in September 2009. http://www.babble.com Source: http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Teens-and-Mobile-Phones.aspx
  22. Half of teens send 50 or more text messages a cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 day, or 1,500 texts a month, and one in three send more than 100 texts a day, or more than 3,000 texts a month. (2009 statistics) http://blog.roadandtravel.com Source: http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Teens-and-Mobile-Phones.aspx
  23. Objections from educators Mobile phones are banned in most schools because... cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 ...they are distracting and disruptive. The phone becomes the focus of attention, inappropriate images/videos can be taken and sent, leading to invasion of privacy and loss of teacher control! http://i.dailymail.co.uk
  24. Cyberbullying – textual harassment? "Children can escape from the school playground bully, but they find it harder to escape from the bully who invades their home, their desktop, their mind. Cyber bullying isn't going to replace traditional bullying; it will take it to a whole new http://1.bp.blogspot.com/ dimension.“ ~ Wheeler (2010)
  25. The Goal of Education “The goal of education is to enrich the lives of students cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 while producing articulate, expressive thinkers and lifelong learners that are socially responsible, resilient, and active citizens of the world. Education is about teaching students, not subjects.” – Dave Truss http://www.dailymail.co.uk
  26. Transforming Education? "In large states public education cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad." http://thescholasticdiary.wordpress.com ~ Nietzsche Source: Chambers English Dictionary
  27. The texture of words cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 The power of words to make us ‘feel’ http://4.bp.blogspot.com
  28. Do not go gentle into that good night, Dylan Thomas Old age should burn and rage at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 Do not go gentle into that good night. Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way, Do not go gentle into that good night. Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. http://aarkangel.files.wordpress.com And you, my father, there on the sad height, Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray. Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
  29. Wilfred Owen Gas! Gas! Quick, boys! An ecstasy of fumbling, Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time; But someone still was yelling out and stumbling And flound'ring like a man in fire or lime... cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light, As under a green sea, I saw him drowning. If in some smothering dreams you too could pace Behind the wagon that we flung him in, And watch the white eyes writhing in his face, His hanging face, like a devil's sick of sin; If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs, Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues, My friend, you would not tell with such high zest To children ardent for some desperate glory, The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori. http://home.clara.net
  30. ‘Hearing’ and understanding “The most important thing in cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 communication is to hear what is not being said.” ~ Peter Drucker arbroath.blogspot.com
  31. Smart Mobs “Smart Mobs consist of people who are cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 able to act in concert even if they don’t know each other. [They can] cooperate in ways never before possible.” Rheingold, H. (2002) Smart Mobs: The Next http://www.ischool.berkeley.edu Social Revolution. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books.
  32. Flash mobs cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 http://idirekt.cz The power of texting to organise collective action
  33. “We are now implicitly and explicitly connected to each other. Mobile cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 phones do this more than anything else, because now our connectedness travels with us everywhere we go.” Source: Curtis, M. (2005) Distraction: Being Human in the Digital Age. London: Futuretext. http://opengardensblog.futuretext.com
  34. http//wordle.com What is this? cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
  35. Barack Obama’s inauguration speech … cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 http//wordle.com …in Wordle
  36. What is this? cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 dad@hvn ur spshl. we want wot u want & urth 2b like hvn. giv us food & 4giv r sins lyk we 4giv uvaz. don't test us! save us! bcos we kno ur boss. ur tuf & ur cool 4 eva! ok?
  37. ‘Squeeze’ Text The competition was for re-writing the Lord's Prayer for the mobile cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 phone, using just 160 characters or less. It was judged for Ship of Fools by the Churches' Broadcasting Conference. The task itself was not easy. The traditional version of the Lord's Prayer is 372 characters long, so whittling it down to 160 characters meant cutting the prayer by more than half but without losing http://www.canada.com anything important.
  38. ...and in second place… cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 r pa in evan, respect 2 u, may u rain ear as in evan. giv us r needs, 4giv r sin as we 4giv r nmes. resq us from the evil 1. 4 ur always the most xlent dude. yo
  39. What does the research tell us? Kingston University uses SMS in induction weeks: cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 “First year students desire support in managing their time and activities in both physical and virtual space”. Students felt SMS was more personal . ~Stone (2004) http://junipermedia.ne
  40. What does the research tell us? SMS used during lectures for interaction... “The lecturer can view cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 the messages and verbally develop the interactive loop with students during class. The SMS are available online after class, allowing interactive loops to further develop via threaded comments.” http://clivesimpkins.blogs.com ~ Markett et al (2006)
  41. What does the research tell us? cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 No statistically different results between SMS and non-SMS users in knowledge retention for formalised exam results ~ Traxler & Riordan (2003) http://2.bp.blogspot.com
  42. What does the research tell us? Near East University, Turkey: cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 Learning New English vocabulary... Students enjoyed learning new technical English language words using SMS text http://www.foreignlanguageexchange.com messaging. ~ Cavus & Ibrahim (2008)
  43. Digital Cultural Capital “Where digital communication has cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 fractured the tyranny of distance and computers have become pervasive and ubiquitous, identification through digital mediation has become the new cultural capital.” http://www.coreideas.com.au/ Source: Wheeler, S. (2009) Connected Minds, Emerging Cultures. Charlotte, NC: Information Age.
  44. cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 Let’s talk about txt conference. 19 May, 2010: University of Bath.
  45. Steve Wheeler swheeler@plymouth.ac.uk University of Plymouth, United Kingdom This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 UK: England & Wales Licence. Let’s talk about txt conference. 19 May, 2010: University of Bath.

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