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is lowercase devoid of emotion or just exclusionary

Yes, according to this HuffPo article about the "no grammar, no punctuation" movement evidenced in texts, tweets and ON THE INTERNET. I've always thought it communicated a breezy smugness, an already-knowingness bandied about by like-minded groups of internet friends (Twitter circles, IG favoriters, et al). When you're in on the joke, it's the fastest way to communicate (so therefore the only way); when you're not in on it, it's a party you can't get into - so :( .

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Yes, perhaps, I'm pivoting from form to content, but as every former member of any poetry workshop knows, they go hand-in-hand. As one writes, the form becomes apparent. Prose can be whittled into a firmer shape once the content has been determined. Twitter and texting and THE INTERNET is a place for thoughts to be expressed, so this begs the question:

are our thoughts lowercase?

Or Are They Capitalized?

(THEY ARE NOT ALL CAPS BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE INSANE.)

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