Why we love emojis: Emojis, unversally used and loved

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Emojis have become a prominent part of human communication, gaining in popularity ever since the first emoticon appeared in the 1980s. People merrily add smiley faces and icons to their messages, and in 2015, the Oxford Dictionary chose an emoji as its Word of the Year. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a massive increase in our use of emojis, as online communication has become an ever-greater part of our everyday lives. But what do emojis do, and why are we so enamoured with them?
Original languageEnglish
Publication date8 Sep 2020
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sep 2020

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Humanities - emojis, emoji, COVID-19, Corona, image, word of the year 2015, emoticons, faces, visualissation, visual culture, emotion, affect, cultural history, social media, emoticons, communication, visual communication, emtional communikation, micro, faces, objects, personification, anthropomorf, cartoon style, manga

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