Thai Government Worries About its Own Jejemons
Sounds familiar? “Facebook and Twitter are being blamed for the poor language skills of Thai students”.
According to GMANews.tv, the Culture Ministry of Thailand is also “suggesting a return to the bygone tradition of writing letters.” The main concern is that four out of ten Thai youths believe that they should “proper Thai” for formal occasions, according to a recent survey. And since online interaction usually calls for the conversational and colloquial, the Ministry fears that informal communication will doom the Thai language.
I think the Thai government shouldn’t be too concerned. The local online community is full of Jejemons, who are characterized by an unorthodox way of communication. But clear and proper communication—not necessarily formal—still has it’s place on the internet. Just ask anyone who’s tried to make an impact online.
As for pushing people back to writing letters, I’ll take my keyboard over any pen any time!
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