The meaning of facial emojis and the effect of context


Communication is very important to all facets of life . All living creatures biologically communicate . It is the phenomenon that facilitates the exchange of ideas or information among living things. Emojis are pictographs that are common in computer mediated communication and used in all platforms of the internet. An emoji obtains its meaning through its graphic resemblance to a physical . Emojis are used in a number of ways in daily life outside the Computer mediated communication .There are certain events used to indicate the importantance of emojis in communications. In 2015, The Oxford English Dictionary selected Face with Tears of Joy emoji as the word of the year. The current study has adopted Danesy’s model in analyzing the meaning of emojis .