Got style?

When I studied journalism at the University of South Australia in the late 80s/early 90s, one of the compulsory text was The Elements of Style  by Strunk and White. It was my introduction to style guides and an early lesson in the value of having a touchstone when it comes to … how you write…

Lisa the Grate – social media and literacy

I had a girlhood crush on an older student called Lisa. This was during my primary school years. Lisa seemed to have everything. She had lovely clothes and lots of ‘em. She changed her hairstyle regularly. She had many friends and was confident and happy and somewhat aggressive and loud. She had a cool big…

Does spelling matter when you’re Social?

Have you ever noticed that on social networks the spelling can become, well, a little sloppy? What does this mean to you? Does it tick you off? Or do you believe that it’s part of the fast-paced, casual atmosphere of the social media environment? With tweets, I can forgive a typo – particulary if it’s…