…so-called “txt speak” (see also: leet speak, game speak, 1337 5p34k, online speak, and so on) is somehow degrading, or destroying, the english language. What I would like is two things, (1) links pertaining to this subject, and (2) your own insights, if you have any.
You might be able to compare it to Newspeak in 1984. “txt speak” is a reduction in the language. Small vocabularies make complex ideas difficult to convey and the expression of simple ideas less precise.