=====New not only invented new words but mixed the
=====New words and concepts In the modern world where globalization occurs through the Internet, at an extremely accelerated rate, our world just seems to get smaller and smaller. As a result, this transforms how our we interact, primarily due to the sudden introduction of a dynamic social network, which everyone could use, Facebook.Before Facebook, we were limited in our means to socialize with others and we were limited largely to people we knew in-person. However, youth of the 21st century spend a relatively more amount of time on social networks, mainly Facebook; the most popular mode of networking.Psychologically speaking, The words that surround us every day impact the words we use and since a considerable amount of written language we witness is on computer screens, It would be naive to think that the modded language of Facebook hasn’t had any impacts on the way we use English in day-to-day life. Facebook has done more than almost every platform to contribute new definitions for common words such as friend, like, followers, feed, page, story, and profile. It has not only invented new words but mixed the existing ones and moulded the definition of an extensive sector of our language. No doubt that Facebook has mutated the way we communicate with each other. For example, here’s the definition of the word “Like”however, the term ‘Likes’ is now used as a digital measurement of popularity.From venting our feelings to posting regular story updates to planning a night out, most of us tend to direct our lives according to our social needs, which greatly impacts our culture, through a sort of “Computer-established-influence”. And acknowledging the point that language we use to communicate with each other turns out to be more flexible than formal writing, the combination of informal, friendly individual communication and the mass audience which Facebook supports, is a recipe for an accelerated transformation.=========New ways of communicatingWith the launch of ‘the Facebook’ in 2004, the internet observed an exponential increas in the usages of emojis and text emoticons such as 😉 and acronyms such as LOL (‘laughing out loud’ ) which later added on as helpful components of non-linguistic expressions – or probably just pester people with their overuse. Then came Hashtags and they’ve even reached everyday speeches, you’ll find hashtags all over popular culture, from greetings cards and t-shirts to the dialogue of sitcom characters. Hashtags play a significant role in the process of ‘mutating language’ as they carry the words and turn them into trends, for example, in 2013, the word #Selfie boomed to such an extent that it was awarded the word of the year by Oxford Dictionary in 2013I also believe that social media is having an unpropitious effect on grammar and spelling. Facebook limits the number of characters per message. That means things like commas, periods, apostrophes, etc. are characters that take up word space. The reason why people don’t use punctuation marks on text nowadays is an indirect effect of this limit. We see people choosing not to use those things more and more often and this has resulted in a reduction of our potential vocabulary to a shortened version of words and reduced the usage of punctuation overall.====The 21st century Facebook has also changed the way that we interact, Some people in the modern 21st century are completely incapable of having a normal conversation or interacting with people in person because of the dependency on social networks. Facebook Messenger has become one of the dominant ways we communicate. People are more troubled with checking their smartphone every 2 minutes than in indulging in a meaningful conversation with their child or spouse. Facebook is like a double-edged sword. I walk out of my house and look around, I see every single person staring down at their smartphone. This is what technology has limited us to, Social, yet introverted beings.But at the same time, Facebook is great for word geeks. It provides a rich playground for experimenting with, developing, and innovating language. It can be an excellent way keep up with these changes. Paying attention to discussions on Facebook, we can locate emerging new words, their new applications – and maybe even invent one ourselves. With the introduction of verb-phrase acronyms in the 21st century, quotidian communication has been cut down on the number of words and characters used to carefully hold a conversation; we are able to more efficiently communicate and with transcendent speed. As these conversations happen at an exponential rate, the quantity with which we are sending out data has also increased.At the end of the day, it is us, who pick what is right and what’s wrong, Having said all that, it is fair to say that, there is not a right or wrong way to communicate and/or inculcate social language into our lives. However, we cannot escape the truth that we are getting engulfed in this new world of communication of Facebook—and if we haven’t done so already, we will be forced to learn this new form of expression, particularly the youngsters of the 21st century. It’s a matter of fact that Facebook is transforming the way that language, a tool, is viewed at and applied. Its hold over language usage is evident in the number of communications we have daily, the number of people with whom we interact, nature and the style with which we choose to communicate. As technology and Facebook continue to advance, there will surely be more language-altering changes occurring.