[Rant] Image Credit & Textspeak

I’m feeling like a bit of a snob this morning, and it bothers me.

Once again I noticed a post where the author was kind enough to offer an image credit. Except the credit was to Google images  that means nothing. Like taking a quote from a book and crediting the library. So author, partial credit for trying.
There’s a good guide to image credit here.

And still vexing me is constant text speak. I understand in Twitter where one is limited, but on Facebook messenger while having a long conversation? Is it really such a big deal to hit O in OK?
I’m down with typos and autocorrect errors, you made an effort. I’ve even seen it used by customer service reps .. Seriously?
Bad enough we have to asks our children to translate their messages (good article here). I’ve heard of a teacher that tells students they can only use it if their entire paper is written in it. I had to laugh when I read an article about a girl who actually did.

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About Apophenias

I'm human. Female. Self-employed. Searching for connections in the randomness of life. Currently residing the US. ... And not quite defined by being in the midst of a biological ticking.
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