Should you use emojis in your posts?
Are emojis fun and cute or are they immature? In a face to face conversation we take in non-verbal cues such as facial expression, posture and tone. These cues create a context for the words we are hearing.
Without this context, what we type can be misunderstood. For example take the statement below.
Without the emoji it is left up to the reader to make a decision on whether you are giving a compliment or an insult. Add a thumbs up emoji (or the vomiting one) and the meaning is clear.
So while emojis may seem childish they can stop your statements from being misinterpreted. The last thing you want is to be apologising because your compliment was misinterpreted as an insult.
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