My brain really isn't organized, so this post is just a scrapbook of things to say.
What has this software done to our new generation? I'm not going to talk about how MSN affects once health, but rather a mental perspective.
MSN allows us be someone we're not. You might be a smart and careful person in real-life, while on MSN, you can be wild and stupid. This is a typical example because I meet someone from my school on MSN and we have a great conversation and each of us has a lot to talk about. I finally meet the person in school, he/she sees me, and just turns away. Once I get back on MSN, he/she once again starts to chat like a madman/woman. In this case, does this mean the MSN personality is what the person actually want to be? Is the MSN personality their ideal image of them self?
Another aspect is the "1337" language. A majority of the people on MSN (including myself) are using numerous acronyms like "thx, wat, wtf, etc." Does this affect their English writing skills? Will people subconsciously use these acronyms in a formal essay? And what the hell is "~~~".
Though there a lot of interesting things to discover on MSN. Simply go on MSN, and carefully analyze all your friend's personal messages. This tells a lot about the person. And of course their actual MSN name and display picture are also important, but personal messages tend to be changed frequently.
This is a very informal post.
Question of the day: Which would you consider more important? The ability to speak a language or the ability to write it?