This New York Times article was the most popular post shared on the Kim Schlossberg Designs Facebook page these last couple of weeks.
One of the oldest forms of punctuation may be dying
The period — the full-stop signal we all learn as children, whose use stretches back at least to the Middle Ages — is gradually being felled in the barrage of instant messaging that has become synonymous with the digital age
So says David Crystal, who has written more than 100 books on language and is a former master of original pronunciation at Shakespeare’s Globe theater in London — a man who understands the power of tradition in language
Huffington Post also weighed in:
The absence of periods in texts means the punctuation mark is dying. Or maybe not.