JSUK, accordN 2 Engadget:
[Young Koreans] rarely or never use email and [are] starting to think of email as something overly formal that you use only for business purposes or to communicate with your less tech savvy parents or grandparents who are still stuck in the Nineties (when email was king). For them it’s all about text and instant messaging, and by comparison, even email seems like an incredibly slow way to communicate.1dafl.
Enough pretending to be hip and write in shorthands! Youth cultures always appear ridiculous to grown-ups - there's a long list stretching from rock n' roll to computer games - and some of these activities evolve and break into the mainstream.