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Texting and Twitter ‘help students perfect poetry’

Parents no longer need to fret over how much time their teenagers (and younger) spend texting or twittering.  In an item reported in The Telegraph in the UK in September 2011, Britain’s Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy was reported as saying that “Children who use social networking sites and text messaging to communicate are “perfecting” their poetry skills”.

The Poet Laureate said that communicating via mobile phones and through social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, helped teenagers condense their thoughts.

Source: The Telegraph