WHITESMOKE LAUNCHES FACEBOOK APPLICATION TO IMPROVE USERSβ WRITING SKILLS Tuesday 22 January 2008 PDF Print WhiteSmoke Message Composer helps Facebook users eliminate spelling and grammar mistakes 22 January 2008.London, UK. WhiteSmoke announces the immediate availability of its new Facebook applicationβa message composer powered by WhiteSmokeβs award-winning English grammar and spelling correction technologies. The new Facebook application brings the full power of the WhiteSmoke writing engine to users of the Facebook social media network, for free. The application is designed to be used as the first port of call for any message a user wants to compose to Facebook friends. Users simply type their messages straight into the WhiteSmoke composer, check for spelling and grammar errors, and press βContinueβ to take the corrected text to the normal Facebook message composer. The corrected text can also be copied straight from the WhiteSmoke message composer for posting in any number of other Facebook text areas, such as the Wall or the Super Wall. βWhiteSmoke is helping writers all over the world to get professional results with their writing. The new WhiteSmoke message composer for Facebook brings a taste of that technology to Facebook users,β explains Amit Greener, WhiteSmoke VP Marketing. He continues: βWhile the desktop version of WhiteSmoke has additional features like writing templates, the dictionary-thesaurus, and specialised text enrichment for different writing styles, the Facebook application still brings the full power of WhiteSmokeβs grammar detection and correction to the Facebook network, helping users easily communicate in grammatically correct English.β Hilla Ovil Brenner, WhiteSmoke CEO, adds: βFor years now, there has been talk of instant messaging and SMS causing the quality of English grammar to deteriorate, and even of school children using text-speak in the classroom and in their essay assignments. Our own internal research shows that errors occur in approximately 60% of texts written online by the average web user. The WhiteSmoke application for Facebook can help improve this situation by providing an intuitive solution for grammar checking that fits right in with the Facebook experience. For the millions of high school, college and university students that use Facebook everyday to connect with old friends and make new ones, our application is a useful tool that helps keep their English on track.β The WhiteSmoke message composer is available for your Facebook profile right now. Simply sign-in to Facebook, browse the applications for WhiteSmoke, and add it to your profile. Alternatively, follow this link to go directly to the WhiteSmoke application page: http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=5595429853&b... About WhiteSmoke WhiteSmoke Inc. is a world leader in English grammar and writing software solutions. WhiteSmoke software corrects grammar, spelling, and punctuation, and provides text enrichment via innovative patented technologies. These technologies are the product of years of research into natural language processing, tapping into the complexities of the English language. WhiteSmoke writing software comes in a range of versions to suit any writing style, from everyday home use through to field-specific business communications. For more information, please visit: http://www.whitesmoke.com/landing_flash/grammar.html?d=1&a=6... For further information, contact: Ranbir Sahota E: firstname.lastname@example.org O: + 44 (0) 844 8841910 M: + 44 (0) 781 5090036 This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Vitis Public Relations in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.