Wednesday, December 13, 2006
gamer audience design, again
alphanumeric homophone abbreviations ("hope u like.")
adoption of leet-esque speech features ("pwn it!!1!" "hav3...")
lack of final punctuation in single sentences ("start knitting" "iron on")
multiple punctuation ("too funky fresh???" "pwn it!!1!")
various non-standard orthography ("playa" "srsly")
and the excellent lack of capitalization that abruptly ends (styleshifts?) when sony reveals itself to be the author of the blog. in their own post they even admit that the language of the blog was probably a bit much. more sociocmc talk about language and the gaming industry here.