Let’s think about our presence on social media, more specifically, our language. For this assignment, I would like you to watch “Grammar School with Snooki” by the Vlog Brothers. Here’s the link to the YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTwCCrMRTxE
After you have watched it, please answer the following questions:
- Why are grammar and spelling (remember, grammar includes capitalization and punctuation) important, even in social media posts?
- What happens when one does not use it properly (proper grammar and spelling)?
- Do you ever proofread your posts/tweets before publishing? Why or why not? Do you think you will start proofreading after watching this video?
- Find an original post on social media that uses bad grammar and/or spelling that is ambiguous (i.e., has multiple meanings), like the example John uses in his vlog. When you do, be sure to quote without revealing the original author’s identity. Discuss why the post is confusing and how it could be misunderstood.