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    graphic representations of emotions called emoticons. In other words, emoticons are a construction of the words “emotion” and “icon” that represent facial expressions using standard keyboard characters (Skovholt, 2014). With the prevalent use of instant messaging, business communications have shifted with the times where it is now common to see this medium of communication used in an informal way. In this paper, I am going to look at the benefits of using emoticons in business communications within collectivist and individualistic cultures. We need to understand the benefits…

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    The next feature which I can identify in transcript A are emoticons. Although emoticons only appear in transcript A, there are places in transcript B where an emoticon would of come into use. An example of an emoticon used is the crying with laughter emoticon, the use of the feature shows that the conversation is an informal one and also shows there is a friendship between myself and Kay. In transcript B, I write the comment 'excuse me Alison! Have you not seen my post below about your order? I…

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    Like Emoticon Analysis

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    This picture of a “like emoticon” from Facebook has a quote stating “Your likes can hurt someone’s feelings, Use your likes wisely” This is automatically targeting people who are bullied on Facebook. As social media becomes more and more a part of our generation, new ways of bullying occur as well. The ad uses all logos and how they use it, is by saying a like on Facebook is one of the causes of cyberbullying and that liking a certain post can hurt someone’s feelings. My goal is to shed a deeper…

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    ANTHROPOLOGY: RULES OF EMOTICONS Why We Use Emoticons Julia Parente ANT100 ANTHROPOLOGY: RULES OF EMOTICONS The Unconscious Rules of Using Emoticons A scholarly written article The Communicative Functions of Emoticons in Workplace E-Mails will be an additional source to support the idea of the use of emoticons in instant messaging discourse. The New York Times article Who Made The Emoticon? by Pagan Kennedy is a factual article on the history of the emoticon and…

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    Hieroglyphics

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    different styles that individuals witness today. From the basic letterings in America, Canada, Australia, and Europe to the advanced symbols in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, many of these languages have been altered from the original designs. Nowadays there are visuals that are extremely similar to the previous styles and ways of the Egyptian hieroglyphics, and these comparisons are illustrated in the miniature depictions that are commonly seen on cellphones, tablets, and computer…

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    If I am talking to a business professional, I would use formal language and when I’m talking to my friends and family, I would use slang or jargon, or even emoticons. We should pay special attention to our computer-mediated communication because according to Bevan & Sole (2014), we communicate online just as much as we do with face-to-face interactions because we have it at our disposal. We must observe how we use nonverbal communication because we don’t want to hurt others feelings or have…

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    Modern Day Language

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    As time passes, societies and language evolve with the emergence of subcultural identities, new terminology, and inventive ways of utilizing the language. Making it easier for societies to adapt to the new ways of using their language. As subcultures become directed towards Japanese youth, the language will continue to change it’s representation in society through a cultural shift and usage of honorific, neologisms, emoticons, and coded words. While polite and honorific language hasn’t changed…

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    Catfish Social Media

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    Social media or networking has taken over like a storm increasing connectivity among people in the hundreds of millions all over the world. However, I believe those are superficial and predominantly false connections. Facebook, Twitter and MySpace are platforms created for people to connect to each other, but how meaningful are those connections? People who hide behind their computers or cellular phones interacting with others have the ability to portray anyone they want. Social media or…

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    around them. This makes children and adults struggle to understand emotion because the lack of face to face interaction. Brackett said that there is no balance between direct and indirect communication (Brackett). For little kids, they need more attention from their parents such as being hug or touched, talking face to face, and playing together. Psychologist Jim Taylor stated, “Communication is not just about words” (Taylor). One of the popular thing to do in social media is putting an emoji…

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    Emoji Reflection

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    food and drinks, celebrations, human activities, and many more. They made a modern digital image of these things. According to Sternbergh (2014), these characters were inspired by some of the creator’s childhood experiences, including kanji, Japanese borrowed characters from written Chinese, and manga which are Japanese comic books. Robb (2014) asserts that the idea behind Emoji is actually quite old because according to her, the pictographic hieroglyphs and cuneiform inscriptions from…

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