02 / 2016

An Essay on Emojis

Emojis are commonly used in todays computer-based communication. We often find an emoji font face pre-installed on many devices which is necessary for the rendering of the emoji symbol. In the following essay I will try to discuss some key moments that enabled emojis to circulate through our network and society.
Within the operating systems emojis are often treated as a language. Can emoji function as a universal (picture) language? What are the dangers of miscommunication lurking when using emoji?

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