Datapoint Cape Verdean Creole of São Vicente/Domains of use: electronic media

Use of the São Vicente variety in electronic media represents a very complex situation and differs according to social class and education of the speaker and the formality of the context. Text messaging is more likely to be in Cape Verdean Creole of São Vicente. Note that there is no standard orthography and the acceptance and knowledge of the official alphabet ALUPEC is limited. Informal e-mails are likely to be written in Creole (but not formal ones). The same could be said in relation to chats (Messenger, Skype etc.) which are in Creole due to the informality of the context. In blogs, written by upper-class bilinguals, Portuguese is more likely to be used (note, however, that commentaries in blogs are often in Creole).