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Do Emojis and Gifs Restrict Our Language and Communication?

Instead of using verbal communication skills, people use emoji and GIFs to express their emotions and attitudes. What's your thoughts?

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Do Emojis and Gifs Restrict Our Language and Communication?

If we look back over time, the power of imagery is always there. Even in prehistoric times, we used images to communicate, but even more surprisingly, thousands of years later, we were able to analyze these paintings and understand their meaning.


Today, instead of using verbal communication skills, people use emoji and GIFs to express their emotions and attitudes. Images have the ability to transcend time and language at the same time in the world of technology. Images, whether cave paintings or emoji, can convey a universal, non-restrictive message.


Advantage of using Emojis.

Emojis are popular right now because they provide colour to text communications. It depicts one's feelings, psychology, personality, and individuality in addition to its coloured pictographic portrayal. Emojis enable us to better understand the tone and mood of communication by adding context. They serve as flair as well, allowing people to express themselves and have fun while doing so.



In what ways do Emojis contribute to the non-verbal communication?

Emojis are a generally acknowledged aspect of human communication, and they are transforming how people communicate online in a variety of ways. Emojis can be used to simulate nonverbal behaviour, although they are not, literally speaking, nonverbal behaviour.


This deals with a separate problem; it is not a definitional semantics issue. Emojis may or may not convey the same deliberate meaning as nonverbal body language.

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Are use of Emojis or Gifs beneficial?

Even though, the use of emojis GIFs, or pictures are beneficial in many ways. Excessive use of emojis can also have a negative impact on our present generation. Young children's (especially students) may develop poor grammar, vocabulary and writing skills. Emojis and GIFs do not restrict our Language and Communication.


If we go back in time, we can see that the power of images has always existed. It is astonishing that people utilised pictures to communicate even in the prehistoric period and that thousands of years later, we are still able to analyse such drawings and decipher their meaning. Time and language are not barriers for images. Images, whether they be emojis or GIF's, enable us to communicate a message that is not exclusive but rather all-inclusive.


Where Did "Emoji" Originate?

The term "emoji" originates from Japan, where the diminutive, emotive images have been used since the 1990s. Shigetaka Kurita, a Japanese pager and cellphone designer who was inspired by the existing kaomoji and Japanese characters to create a new form of mobile expression, invented the emoji.

The argument over their naming started when emojis were imported to the US. Since emoji is the singular form of the word in Japanese, the solution to this query is also straightforward. This is why some purists insist on a collection of "emoji," but these pedants are likely the same ones who demand a string of "tsunami" and a collection of "virtuosi." English has a lengthy history of pluralizing nouns from the 16th century onward from Japanese.

What are the Differences Between Emojis and Emoticons?

Emojis, as previously said, are graphical and sometimes animated Unicode images that can be incorporated as objects in text messages. The emoticons, on the other hand, are created using ASCII characters and do not require any special coding on the part of the users.



Simply put, an emoticon may be quickly added to a text message or even an email by utilising a letter combination on the keyboard. For example, to create a smiling face, type a: and) without a space. Similarly, a: and ( will create a sad face.


To be more specific, emojis are a more advanced, improved, and evolved version of emoticons. The latter is constructed using simple characters such as letters and symbols, whereas the former is introduced as an object in text messages.


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