Is the glut of online writing lowering writing standards?
Anyone can publish on the web. And because of that the internet is now congested with everything from the very sublime to the very worst of bad writing, with most of it fitting the latter description. On any given subject I can look to the internet to provide me with some of the most inane and grammatically incorrect information this world can provide, as well as some of the most pretentious rhetoric anyone could think to want. This is not to say there is no good writing on the internet but with the proliferation of it these days, we are forced to pick through a great deal of mediocre to downright terrible writing. I am tired of seeing articles full of grammatical errors, inconsistent logic, and generally watered down content that has nothing new to say and says it poorly at that. And because that is the type of fodder that is readily available to us due to the gross amount of it, is it not possible that we will lower our expectations when it comes to the quality we expect from writers? Or will the increasing number of people publishing on the web force writers to be more competitive for their reader's views?
September 15, 2017, 10:00 pm