The social media giant encourages students to write only to themselves and to those who are just like them.
Like texting, tweeting, and instant messaging, grammar rules aren't required for Facebook status updates or photo captions. But is the site turning college students into terrible writers? Writing instructor Lisa Lebduska argues in an essay over at Inside Higher Ed that the problem with Facebook actually isn't that it makes punctuation optional. Instead, the real issue might be that Facebook creates a "mirror" where students "write only to themselves and to those who are just like them."