LET’S GET LOUD: The History of CAPS LOCK

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August 13, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!


There’s a lot of shouting on the Internet. Sometimes it’s a heated political debate. Sometimes it’s a nerdy discourse on the lore of Babylon 5.

And sometimes it’s Nana sending you an email in all caps “BECAUSE I CAN SEE THE LETTERS BETTER THIS WAY.” Bless her heart.

In the plain text world of SMS and Twitter, capital letters have become a de facto volume dial. But it wasn’t always this way. The folks at Knock Twice reviewed the history of the computer keyboard and charted some of the most-shouted words on the web today.

The Twitter data comes courtesy of the @CapsCop, who collected more than 1 million random tweets over two years to find some of the most caps-locked words and phrase…
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posted by Mashable from http://mashable.com/2012/08/13/caps-lock-infographic/

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