If a picture is worth 1,000 words, what about an emoji? Emojis have quickly taken over the world as the emoji keyboard has now surpassed the QWERTY keyboard as the most commonly used. In 2015, the laughing-so-hard-you-cry emoji was even selected by the Oxford dictionary as the word of the year. But can these smiley-faced-symbols really communicate as effectively as written language?
The answer is yes. As emojis lend context clues that are otherwise lacking text, it makes sense that they would help ameliorate communication gaps and misunderstandings that are…read more >