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Facebook has offered a voice to make friends in the offline setting.

Posted on: December 2, 2009

Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): With the advent of new modes of communication, such as Facebook, language and social interaction have gone through a major change, says an expert.

Recently, the New Oxford American Dictionary picked the Facebook term ‘unfriend’ as 2009 Word of the Year.

Facebook gives rise to new words

Ananda Mitra, professor and chair of the Department of Communication, has now revealed how technology influences language and social interaction. “We have to remember that the most important technology of communication is indeed language, and it is through the manipulation of the symbols that make up the language of a culture that we define the culture. Thus all elements of a cultural system influence the fundamental technology of language,” Mitra said…Click on for more…….

Courtesy From Yahoo News

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