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Subject:Formality is going bye-bye? From:Collin T <tutivillus -at- gmail -dot- com> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Tue, 7 Feb 2006 09:57:17 -0700
You know, something occurred to me this morning, and I was wondering
about your opinions.
I was reading Google's explanation regarding their new chat features
in Gmail. It dawned on me that their language is very informal. Now,
I've noticed this before, but never thought too much about it.
Recently, however, I've noticed a few instances of Help text seeming
to follow Google's lead.
It would appear that there is a slow shift to less formal text in the
Online world. And I would be willing to credit Google with this shift.
So my question is this: Are "General Public" documents (help, etc)
going to shift with Google's lead?
I'm not talking about technical documents aimed at specific segments.
I'm talking about documents that are geared towards general
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