At 7.30am this morning, 2nd January, I received a text message from my brother which he had sent to me on New Year's Eve at around 10pm.
I can just about grasp the fact that messages will probably be "stacked up" at busy times, New Year's Eve obviously being one such occasion, and did receive texts early the following morning, but did think 2 days delay a bit excessive for an "instant" message. Can anyone else beat that?
As someone who was born in an age before mobile phones existed, I still struggle to understand how all this technology works, but I do try to enlighten myself by searching the internet for answers. And as usual, when I'm using this other wonderful piece of technology, I get distracted. I ended up on a forum where people were discussing the problem of delayed messages, and found myself laughing out loud at some of the comments. Have a look at it HERE .
But I find myself becoming extremely irritated when I see it being used elsewhere...on Facebook, on blog comments, in emails, on forums. It would appear that the younger generation in particular have forgotten how to write properly. Are they trying to wipe out the English language? Will this become the language of the future? It's a worrying trend isn't it?