April 27, 2009

Once Again, the Internet Solves a Problem that Doesn't Exist

Once again, the Internet solves a problem that doesn't exist by giving us the @ symbol in a new context: when you're speaking to someone specific.

Problem that doesn't exist: People have no problem identifying whom they are speaking to by typing things like the following.

Allie:

or

Marmaduke:

The Internet decided this convention was too easy to understand, and thus, the @ symbol was reinvented. Now, newbies have to wonder for a second about the following syntax:

@Joe

Way to go, Internet! We're all excited by the way you abstractualize simplicity.

@Internet u r so smartz.

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