Do kids bother writing actual English sentences anymore?

This might sound like an old-fogey thing (and I'm not old, or a fogey!)... I've only been on Yahoo! Answers for awhile, but I've noticed that nearly every question or answer from teenagers is written like this: "Hay duz enny1 but me like 2 lissen 2 rap cuz i like rap if u hav sum mp3s u cn... show more This might sound like an old-fogey thing (and I'm not old, or a fogey!)...

I've only been on Yahoo! Answers for awhile, but I've noticed that nearly every question or answer from teenagers is written like this:

"Hay duz enny1 but me like 2 lissen 2 rap cuz i like rap if u hav sum mp3s u cn send em 2 me."

Is this a text-message thing... or are kids just not bothering with English anymore? I'd love to think that the younger generation is very tech-savvy and smart, but seeing the questions on here about computers ("wat iz a labtop?" or "can i get internet on my ipod?") is a bit depressing.
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