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Yesterday, curse words.  Today, emojis?

Kristin Vartan, Pepperdine studentEmojis act almost as transferrable posters. In retrospect, I believe that emojis are expressions of emotions. They display how a person may feel in a certain moment when words are not enough.

As "face-to-face" conversation is not always possible, emojis are the twenty-first-century society’s way of sharing virtual facial expressions with one another. An example would be if a friend texted another friend something funny, their way of communicating that they’re laughing extremely hard is by texting back a crying from laughter emoji.

In certain cases,…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Oct 12, 2017

Emojis… the language of the future?

Emojis Language of the FutureIf 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…

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  • Influencers | Social Media
  • Oct 11, 2017

Emojis and Freedom of Speech

Mina Kim, Pepperdine studentHappy face. Sad face. Angry face. There’s no better way to convey these expressions in a text message than through the use of emojis. Usually, in the form of images and icons, emojis serve to increase the precision and clarity of our messages in electronic communication. The emoji world has expanded to include food, animals, and even activities like walking and dancing. Emojis can serve to lighten the mood, convey sarcasm, and overall to communicate in places where words might fail us. Because they’re an extension…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Oct 11, 2017

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