[lg policy] How Capital Letters Became Internet Code for Yelling

Francis Hult francis.hult at ENGLUND.LU.SE
Fri May 9 07:21:38 UTC 2014


New Republic



How Capital Letters Became Internet Code for Yelling



The rules of “netiquette” are not exactly static or undisputed. Are emoticons appropriate in formal emails? Are “trigger warnings” thoughtful or over-the-top? Are you irritating everyone you email with your “signature”? The uncertainty that typically surrounds these questions makes it all the more remarkable that there’s one convention that is incontestable: Typing in all caps is Internet code for shouting, and it is rude.



Full story:
http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117390/netiquette-capitalization-how-caps-became-code-yelling?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=between&utm_campaign=related
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