Story: Teenagers and youth

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Text language

Texting became a common method of communicating among young people in the early 21st century. An abbreviated text language evolved, to convey meaning using fewer key strokes. This message means 'Great see you later skater boy laughing out loud'.

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Carl Walrond, 'Teenagers and youth - Transitions and social relationships', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 July 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Aug 2017