I am sure that I am treading on eggshells here as this is a matter of opinion, but please do read on.
I absolutely resent when people use incorrect spelling for 90% of their words, on purpose. My younger sister, who is a teenager now, has been dragged into this strange world of "text spelling" / "short spelling" or whatever it is.
This is just one of her written sentences:
i do agree wid dis..coz evn i hav xperienced !! u will defnetly c d change
It is probably acceptable when you're typing on your phone where it is inconvenient or if you're typing to save the words (texting) but she does this pretty much everywhere and I'd like her to get back to using her regular language.
When I had a quick chat about this with her, she thinks that it's "cool" to write like that, and that google+ / facebook is not an exam so she doesn't have to stick to a format of writing. I didn't want to argue about it because if I do, it would only worsen the situation and she'd probably avoid it when I'm around. Probably.
I think that this way of speaking could seriously harm your real language skills (English is not our first language, but we literally use it everywhere) I have friends who've gone on from, "it's only messenger!" to, "Oh snap, I just mailed my potential employer with my chat language" (I am not even making that up)
Instead of just telling her what to do, I'd like her to understand why she should avoid writing like that. How can I get her to stop writing this way?
ps: I tried looking up but no one seems to have an opinion on this matter.. may be I am taking it too seriously?!