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Erkan Demir


This study examines social media jargon in the context of digitalization and its impact on education and language. Digitalization refers to using digital technologies, transferring data to the digital space, and conducting business and transactions online. Digitalization, which affects almost every field, especially communication, both in daily life and corporate life, affects many issues, especially the use of language. Digitalization impacts every aspect of everyday life, especially with the active use of social media tools. Digitalization offers many advantages with its structure that makes business and transactions faster and less costly, provides easier access to resources, and makes it easier to reach more people. On the other hand, deficiencies in social media law, problems in protecting privacy, cyber security, and similar disadvantages are also experienced with digitalization. Social media use is one of the most important reflections of digitalization. The use of language on social media is related to how individuals express themselves. The lack of sufficient supervision on social media platforms also causes problems in complying with grammar rules in the use of the language. This situation also causes a structure in the use of language in social media that can be expressed as jargon. When foreign words, abbreviations, and symbols used in social media are viewed as a whole, it is observed that they do not comply with the rules of the language. Still, at the same time, they have become widespread as social media jargon. Using the language correctly strengthens the development of culture and language, as well as the understandability and dignity of the speech. Efforts to communicate quickly on social media platforms also lead to misuse of language. In the first part of this study, digitalization and its impact on education and language are evaluated. In the second part, social media jargon is considered, and various examples are given.

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