Social media services have put writing tools into the hands of people who probably don’t think of themselves as writers, but there they are, captioning photos and picking hashtags and maybe even pausing just a few seconds to edit before they hit “post.” This radio interview offers a good, informal overview of why people who study writing and technology don’t get too worked up over what Twitter is doing to our ability to write.
Writing has changed quite a bit over the past several years. For one thing, there are more places now to write — and some of us try to sum up our thoughts in 140 characters or less Duane Roen has been thinking about the evolution of writing. He’s an English professor at ASU and dean of University College and the College of Letters and Sciences. —KJZZ Radio