Author: Elyse Dupre / Source: DMN Is it email, social, or something else? Online proofreading tool Grammarly analyzed more than a billion
Is it email, social, or something else? Online proofreading tool Grammarly analyzed more than a billion words to see which digital channel experiences the most mistakes
As humans, we all make mistakes. But do people make more typos when writing content for some platforms versus others? New data from online proofreading tool Grammarly seems to suggest so.
After using its writing app to analyze more than one billion words over the course of one month, Grammarly found that people make about three times as many spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors when writing content for social media as they do for email. Indeed, people make an average of 39 mistakes per 100 words when crafting social media posts, versus 13.5 blunders per 100 words when crafting emails.
However, people still make more typos when writing emails than they do when writing blog posts. According to Grammarly, people make an average of 7.9 errors per 100 words when composing blog posts, compared to the aforementioned 13.5 errors per 100 words when writing emails.
There are a number of ways people can avoid these basic blunders. Checking for spelling errors is always a good idea—especially when misspelled words account…