For myself, I think Facebook has made me more open. People know certain things about me which they read on my profile and they use those things to start a conversation. The same goes for when I’m talking to someone after viewing their profile. After talking to someone online, I use that experience when talking to them offline. It’s as if it’s the same thing only we’re face to face and response times are quicker but generally the same type of conversation takes place.
The writing people do on Facebook is different from writing in the classroom because of the slang used online. When talking online, the spelling of words is usually not correct such as “prolly” which is short for probably; some include a number in it such as “st8” meaning “straight”, and abbreviated words such as “lol” which means laugh out loud. Personally I don’t use online writing and bring it into the classroom because it’s not