The text message and the exclamation point are made for each other, and I’m glad they finally found each other…They’re both one-note forms of communication, without music, without connotation and atmosphere, but they do have their uses. To me, there’s no more shame in filling text messages with exclamation points, three at a time, if necessary, than there is in using strings of expletives while arguing politics at an Irish pub.
— Walter Kern, on text messages and exclamation points. from Talking (Exclamation) Points, by Aimee Lee Ball, New York Times, published: July 1, 2011