Forget the LOLs: Internet drives literacy, says Atwood | CTV News

“Twitter is like a lot of other short forms that preceded it. It’s like the telegraph, like smoke signals, like writing your name on a washroom wall,” she said.

“I would say that reading and writing skills have increased because what all this texting and so-forth replaced was the telephone conversation.”

Atwood added that the Internet is “a great literacy driver.”


Margaret Atwood quoted at nextMedia conference in Toronto.