Spelling counts. No, I’m serious, it does. For some reason, as technology becomes more of an everyday thing, many people think it’s perfectly okay to use what I call “text speak” (thought I don’t condone its use in texting, either).
Shortened words is a no go. I don’t want to read a status where every single word is shortened or misspelled. It reminds me of reading things my cousin used to write when she was 6.
Not only is spelling important, but grammar is, as well. There is a difference between your/you’re, two/too/to, their/there/they’re and good/well. Know when to use them!
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen statuses with people complaining about foreigners, and how they should learn English, but their own bigoted status is incorrectly written. Seriously, if you’re going to complain about someone’s inability to speak English, make sure you can speak it properly as well, or prepare to be judged.
I’ve got a few Facebook friends who statuses make me cringe. And then, I judge and make fun.
So the lesson here is simple: Spell correctly and use proper grammar. It’s the first step to having your friends take you seriously.