Purpose: The purpose of this preliminary research attempted for media literacy from a linguistic perspective was to analyze writing errors in social network service (SNS) usage on adults with mild intellectual disabilities and to use it as preliminary data of writing education using media such as SNS. Methods: A total of 30 peoples (15 for adults with mild intellectual disabilities and 15 for general adults) participated. Data were extracted writing errors in SNS usage at random and analyzed them qualitatively and quantitatively. Results: The qualitative analysis showed that total score of adults with mild intellectual disability was lower than that of the general adults while there was same pattern in all 5 subcategories . In the quantitative analysis, there was a significant difference in the use of postposition between two groups. Also, both groups showed a positive correlation among three subcategories such as spelling, word spacing, and postposition. Conclusion: This study have significance in conducting an analysis on spontaneity of adults with mild intellectual disabilities that appears on SNS that was not sufficiently attempted previously and this researcher expects the analysis result to be used as a preliminary data of developing writing-related education using media such as SNS.
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