How We Talk Online

I get excited about linguistic fluidity and the way the internet has changed/ is changing the English language (& probably other languages?) and these are things that I have noticed proliferating in how we talk online aka internet vernacular aka YOUTH SPEAK.
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    To start with, I'm not including acronyms
    Bc although there's a case for them, these really belong with texting. Which once upon a time was different from the internet
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    Also I'm not here for emoji language
    Bc I still don't know all the subtext of those hieroglyphs and I am afraid of accidental sexting
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    Also most of these aren't necessarily NEW
    Lots of these (like weird punctuation and abbreviations) used to be a lot more common back when people wrote letters and schooling/spelling weren't as standardized--history ppl abbreved all up in their documents but it was just accepted form and not to communicate yr chill.
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    Or just making a point at someone
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    We also use a lot of super long run on sentences that have no end punctuation and minimal internal punctuation and irregular capitalization as a stylistic choice and not as laziness or bad grammar
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    Refer to all common qualifying adjectives by only their first letter
    Mostly v as in v good, but can we also say p good? r good? s good?
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    Which is VULGAR and therefore I want no part of it (this should just go with acronyms but has taken on a life of its own)
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    Using less common punctuation like the tilde for ~~emphasis~~~
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    Not speaking exclusively in abbreviations but mixing them in for humor/emphasis
    Plz / tho / prob / abt etc.
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    I bet people have done research on this and have a lot more and better things to say abt it but I have not looked into it.
    I think, therefore I list