Introduction

We live in a technologically advanced world. American business magnate Bill Gates once said, “We are changing the world with technology.” Technology has, and will continue, to shape the way we live, communicate, work, eat, sleep, play… it’s everywhere! (Barbulet, 2013)

Have you ever thought about how much the world is changing and how that affects us?
This blog is designed by two Speech Pathology students to introduce to you how the technological development of social media and its sites, like Twitter, are influencing social interaction and the language domain of pragmatics, with particular focus on emoticons and hashtags, and their implications.

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