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  • Emojis are replacing nonverbal communication
  • Emojis are replacing nonverbal communication
    Garry Knight (2016) ©

Emojis are replacing nonverbal communication

With seemingly little effort in a smiley or thumbs up sign, emojis might have once been dismissed as the lowest form of communication. But as more human interaction goes digital and eliminates nonverbal cues, they're becoming a powerful vessel for people’s feelings and personalities.



  • Article image Kimoji: the sticker economy comes to the West

    Emojis may be everywhere in digital communications, but next to stickers, they’re starting to look dull and dated. Brands and celebrities, including Kim Kardashian West, are cashing in on the craze with their own sticker apps, simultaneously embedding themselves in people’s mobile lives.

  • Emoji translating is now a profession Emoji translating is now a profession

    A translation firm has acknowledged emoji as the world’s fastest-growing language – and is looking to hire an individual who speaks it fluently. But while an emoji translator might sound like a farce, it's telling of a society in which inter-generational miscommunication is increasingly common.

  • Article image Airtime: injecting intimacy into the virtual world

    From live-streaming platforms to messenger apps, social media connects people with thousands of ‘friends’ on a daily basis. But while a scroll and a ‘like’ might satisfy some, Airtime is gearing up multi-party live video. Is this the return to intimacy that the connected generation is hungry for?

  • Emoji is fastest growing new language Emoji is fastest growing new language

    Who needs words when you have emojis? Most Gen Yers now believe that these colourful symbols improve our ability to communicate, using them in the majority of all messages sent. In fact, almost three-quarters find it easier to express emotions with emojis than they do with words.