The Impact of Social Media on the Evolution of Language and Communication Trends

  • C Alice Evangaline Jebaselvi Professor, Department of English, Nehru Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
  • K Mohanraj Professor, Department of English, Vivekanandha College of Arts and Sciences for Women (Autonomous), Tiruchengode, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India
  • A Thangamani Assistant Professor, Nehru Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
  • M Ramesh Kumar Assistant Professor, Department of English, JCT College of Engineering and Technology, Pichanur, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Social Media, Language, Communication, Networks, Interpersonal, Connecting People


Social media has an unquestionable impact on every aspect of our lives in the quickly changing digital world of the twenty-first century. These social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok, have changed how we interact with one another and permanently altered the way we speak and interact with one another. “The Impact of Social Media on the Evolution of Language and Communication Trends” is a thorough investigation of the complex interaction between the digital world and how we communicate. In addition to giving people a platform to communicate their ideas, opinions, and experiences with a large audience, social media has also sparked the birth of brand-new language in the current digital era, social media has permeated every aspect of our daily lives and significantly impacted how we communicate and the development of language. This abstract examines the complex relationship between social media and the development of language, illuminating how online platforms have shaped communication styles. Social media, linguistic development, and communication styles. The emergence of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok has completely changed how we communicate with one another. This change has had a lasting impact on the structure of language itself in addition to the modalities of communication. Language has evolved more quickly thanks to social media’s quick distribution of information. With character constraints and instant messaging, abbreviations, acronyms, and emojis have grown ubiquitous, streamlining communication. We investigate how these language advancements are altering how we communicate our thoughts and feelings online. Social media allows for connections between users from different language backgrounds despite geographical barriers. Due to this, hybrid languages have emerged, in which users combine components of many tongues to produce a distinctive digital vernacular. We investigate how linguistic variety is being woven into the fabric of globalization through social media. Communication habits have changed as a result of social media’s accessibility and immediate nature. The way we interact with one another now happens in real-time, influenced by threaded discussions, multimedia content, and viral trends. We examine how these altering communication styles impact knowledge sharing, interpersonal interactions, and even societal discourse. This abstract highlights how social media has had a significant impact on linguistic development and communication styles. Language is now a dynamic and developing phenomenon that is being influenced by billions of users throughout the world thanks to the digital age’s facilitation of linguistic innovation as well as its democratization. For linguists, communication academics, and anybody interested in the constantly changing nature of human communication in the twenty-first century, understanding the relationship between social media and language evolution is crucial.

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Alice Evangaline Jebaselvi, C., Mohanraj, K., Thangamani, A., & Ramesh Kumar, M. (2023). The Impact of Social Media on the Evolution of Language and Communication Trends. Shanlax International Journal of English, 12(1), 41-44.