As recently as the 1970s, we wrote letters and postcards to each other. Within my lifetime, those letters transformed into faxes and emails, then texts, and, finally, today’s temporary pictures and emojis images. A recent app, Yo!, simply sends your friends a text that says “Yo”. At this rate, our communication could perhaps devolve into the virtual equivalent of caveman grunts, but these bursts of short communication actually reveal our need for cross-cultural discussion and faster, smarter connections to each other. In fact, brief communication can be unburdened by xenophobic national pride or language prejudices and interpretation. In other words, texts, Tweets, and SnapChats, are becoming the lingua franca of our worldly communications and can build a stronger bridge between cultures more than any other modern languages could do.