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Popular culture, also known as pop culture, is the variety of attitudes, ideas, images, and perspectives, which are heavily influenced by social media, we use pop culture in our everyday lives. Pop culture has taken different forms and influencing thinking and creativity. Not only has it shaped our thinking but it has shaped our way of writing too. Many of us know that with practice comes perfection, especially when it comes to writing. The more we write, the better we become as writers. Social media encourages us to use our creativity combined with personal expression to improve and strengthen our writing. We’re spending more time writing than ever, rather than killing our writing skills, social media has sharpened them. The rhetoric ways people back then use to write may seem as “high level” or “classic.” but the truth is that writing keeps changing throughout time. People don’t want to admit the change and even so consider it good, so they critic us and say that social media is bad for our writing skills. Social media has changed the way young people view life for example sex, relationships, and music. A clear example is how back then sex and drugs were not really mentioned however in today’s era we see a post on facebook about sex and drugs every day. We get a better perspective of this information and learn from it. This may not seem like literature, but posting these stories online is news and in doing so we are writers of our time.When I was young, I never liked to read books or even write, many of my teachers would force me to read and write about a topic that would not interest me. As I got older with the help of social media I can say I like writing. Social media helped me express my thoughts and helped me learn to become a better writer. You must learn how to catch your audience lets say its a girl you really like or your 50,000 followers. Once you have gained these skills, you will find that they connect into your other writing in college. Before the Internet, people wrote to communicate with one person. Now we reach hundreds or thousands of people with a single post. We want to stay connected and communicate with a global audience The Pew Research Center, surveyed 2,462 US writing teachers in 2013 to look at their experience of the effects of ‘digital tools’  including social media on writing. 78 percent agree that digital technologies ‘encourage student creativity and personal expression’.  Some of the teachers said that students were writing more often, in more different formats and for a broader audience than those in the past( ). I agree with this research, Twitter text limit is a clear example of how much effort we must put in order to write something on social media, users are required to be short and simple with only 140 characters. If you often looked at the twitter post you will see different thoughts and different ideas on certain topics, people now feel the need to write what they feel but there are no longer boring intros or conclusions, Twitter forces us to get to the point faster. This also helps us with our word choice as we want to save as much space as we can. Blogging is the perfect platform to see how creative social media lets us be. Writing a long piece of work can be a very difficult task. But the value we get from blogging is the feedback, the power of feedback helps students improve their writing. Publishing work publicly is often a very scary experience for many students. Though with practice, encouragement, and feedback, students are able to gain confidence in themselves to write about what they truly feel and share their work with many people all over the world. Some educators may not be willing to accept blogging as a mode of writing. This is probably due to many years of teaching writing and academic essays. However, they need to view the benefits of blogging for students. The UK’s Department of Education shows that using shorter words or “slang” on social media doesn’t seem to have any effect with students communication development and in fact, those who texted, tweeted, and blogged, were in fact “significantly better writers” (                                  ) .Their researchers also found that switching gears from proper spelling to text “slang” is connected to strong language skills. Blogging has become a great impact in the classroom improving writing skills because of feedback we get, not only help us gain more knowledge but will help with the way we write. Some people worry about a future of poor grammar and verbal text speak, however, this is not true. A 2014 study of 243 children and young adults in the UK found no relationship between grammatical errors in text messages and reduced grammar and punctuation ability informal tests. (                     ) Some popular terms like LOL (for “laugh out loud”) have turned into unique words that have a greater meaning. LOL is now used to add a joking sense to messages almost like a type of punctuation. It doesn’t always indicate literal laughter. If you can get creative with the different writing styles in social media, then you are creative in communication which can help you in your academic writing. In a way, Social media has provided us with a whole new way to communicate.We humans are inherently bad at judging things that change. We can’t accept the fact that things are changing every day and so we think these changes are negative however the future of writing is something that we can all have a hand in shaping. Writing more every day and encourage students to improve their abilities would help the student become better writers. The more it’s an enjoyable task that they’re engaged with and actually look forward to doing, the more effort they will put. When students are exposed to writing from social media, students are able to develop stronger ideas, find convincing evidence and be creative in the composition generally. People may think social media kills writing however with the use of social media I’ve learned how to enjoy writing and we must continue to write but in our own creative way, we must learn how to express our self to the world.