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The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri is comprised of wellphrased verses from over 700 years ago. In comparison, our language on WhatsApp, Twitter and Instagram seems much shorter and simpler. According to linguists, this is both a blessing and a curse.

When we are on social media, we immerse ourselves into a different world. And we speak another, shorter language. This language follows its own rules, which some experts view critically, and others are quite positive about.

Brevity is the soul of wit. That especially applies to messages on WhatsApp, Twitter and Instagram and is mainly due to speed. Because in the digital age, in which we are bombarded with a huge amount of information through very different channels, we do not only have to filter out which information we need and which we don’t need,

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