These features that have changed communication on the internet

More than 50 th of the world's population has access to the Internet. In France, 76.8 th inhabitants use the world wide web on a regular basis. Never before have geographical barriers been so unimportant. When a message takes less than 5 seconds to be delivered, what is a distance of several thousand kilometers? WhatsApp, Gmail, Facebook and all other social applications are an integral part of the urban landscape.

So much so that it's easy to overlook how some of their features have changed the way people communicate. Which ones are they? Follow the guide to find out more.

An emoticon is worth a thousand wordsWhy

bother writing "I love you" when a big, vibrant heart can express the same emotion with more intensity? Exhausted from spending the day running from one place to another? Once again, there is a picture to represent your emotional state in a poignant way. How about the emoticon that started it all... Since its inception in 1963, the big yellow smiley face has been around the world.

You may be so used to using smiley faces that you can't imagine living without them. Mature adults may remember a time when emoticons weren't as popular. But for younger people, a life without them seems as unrealistic as a dragon fight...

The hashtag as a search toolIn

2007, Chris Messina, a social networking specialist, decided to provide Twitter users with a quick way to find relevant information. The hashtag was born! In its early days, it was the preferred platform for experts of all kinds.

But it was soon adopted by other social networks. With mixed success, Facebook offered it to its successes. It is on Instagram that the hashtag will really get its letters of nobility. The secret of its success lies in its simplicity.

From young children to hip grandmothers, everyone knows. Just press the ALT and 3 keys at the same time to see the symbol on the display.

Automatic correction for texts worthy of MolièreAttention

: sensitive subject. Whether you like it or hate it, automatic correction is part of the daily life of all Internet users. Before giving the floor to its opponents, you might as well start with its positive points.

Thanks to automatic correction, it is possible to type very quickly. Based on the previous words and the first letters you have entered, the software suggests words to you. Moreover, it protects you from spelling mistakes that can alter the meaning of your message.Place to the negative aspects... Automatic correction is the pet peeve of French teachers.

Often accused of encouraging SMS language and contributing to the loss of the French language, it is looked down upon by the most literate. In addition, it often gives rise to funny situations that go around the web...

Lexi Bergeron
Lexi Bergeron

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