Gestures and emoji don’t break down into smaller parts, nor do they easily combine into larger words or sentences.
Instead of worrying that emoji is replacing competent language use, we can celebrate that emoji are creating a richer form of online communication that returns the features of gesture to language.
The human race is far more diverse than emoji currently represents.
Emoji may be becoming more inclusive, but greater engagement with those that they intend to represent is still needed.
Emoji can cloak microaggressions in humour and play.
Emoji can be used on social media to spread racism in ways that make it seem normal, mundane and acceptable.
What can researchers learn from how people use emoji during tragedies?
New research discovered how people use emoji to express their concern and support during tragedies and disasters.
Set to land in mid 2018, the new mosquito emoji will give people a new way to talk about mozzies.
The mozzies are coming! A mosquito emoji will be available on your devices in mid 2018, providing a new angle for communicating the science and health implications of these very dangerous insects.
In Chinese, the phrase “rice bunny” is pronounced as “mi tu” and has become a nickname for the #MeToo campaign.
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After the hashtag #MeTooInChina was blocked by Chinese authorities in mid-January, social media users made creative use of nicknames and emojis to evade censorship and highlight harassment.
A judge sent a New Zealand man to jail for threatening his ex-partner through the use of emoji in a message.
Emoji add a sense of fun and nuance to digital communications. But where does the law stand when they're used to suggest violence or threats?
Scholars have ideas about how to help solve our password problems.
A roundup of research into what makes passwords secure, and options for new standards of login authentication.
Which emoji captures how you’re feeling today?
Emoji provide a living language that is representative and inclusive in ways that words can't always be. Just be careful if you use the eggplant or peach emoji.
Emoticons reveal subtle clues about your personality – but how do others interpret them?
How long should you keep a Belgian flag Facebook profile pic after a terrorist attack?
The Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year is causing a bit of a stir – probably because it's not a word at all.
Emoji wave scene.
Can emojis be used to tell stories, and if so what kinds of stories can we use them to tell? The National Young Writer's Festival, which opens today, aims to find out.
Hollywood is in the process of developing a feature length Emoji movie. So what might the plot look like?
Better said with an emoji?
Emojis are mainly used to enhance the meaning of words in texts – they won't replace them altogether.
I live in the city of Hershey, otherwise known as “the sweetest place on Earth” (registered trademark). I’m surrounded by references to chocolate everyday – from the smell of it in the air to Kiss-shaped…