The Language Of Facebook? Essay

1723 Words Aug 17th, 2014 7 Pages
The language of Facebook

Context:
There are many different types of ways that language is used that some people don’t understand, for example, in sports umpires have their own sought of language such as basketball; jump ball, travelling, technical foul and so on. I will be focusing like on the language used in Facebook.
What is Facebook?
Facebook is free to sign up for and is a social networking site that allows you to chat to your friends and family. It keeps you up to date with what your friends do. You can Join Facebook groups, play games and browse through friend’s profiles to see what they’ve been up to.

Facebook is used for entertainment, communication, and sharing information with others. It’s a place where you can chat with others, share your ideas, ask questions, comment on people’s status, add your own status, make friends, market your business, advertise ect. You will not find any other social network of this kind on the internet.

What audience is Facebook Aimed at?
Facebook was made originally for uni students to communicate with each other over the internet, however due to its popularity; facebook is now open to everyone. The majority of its users are teenagers but there are also a lot of older people on facebook.

What type of language is used on facebook and why?
Facebook is a worldwide social networking site so I assume all languages are used. Most people I know of use a lot of slang. The following are some reasons I came up with as to why we use slang.…

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