All Caps

QUIT YELLING AT ME!

One thing I’ve always found annoying is the use of ALL CAPS in the weather alerts I get on my phone or see on TV (but I rarely watch TV anyway). Typing in ALL CAPS has become synonomous with yelling. It’s really fun when someone does type in all caps but they don’t know they’re doing it or how rude it is. But after reading the weather alerts on my phone it would always get me down. Not because a tornado was heading towards Central Arkansas but because the weather service was yelling at me to take cover. I always wished they’d communicate with me more calmly. It looks like that wish is coming true. In about 1 month from now on May 11 they’ll start using proper case in the communications.
I think it’s great that something so important as weather alerts are only just now, in 2016, beginning to take steps to properly case their communications with citizens. Love it!
You can read more form the NOAA here. 

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  1. Eddy Sternal

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