Video of the week: Mental Floss explains emojis

Shelly Totino



How often do you use emojis every day? Do you punctuate your sentences with the winking emoji or the dancing lady in the red dress? How do you convey emotion with tiny little pictures instead of words? Most of us use emojis in our daily digital life. For example, I'm a big fan of the cat with heart eyes emoji. I feel it really gets my point across. But emojis have a unique history, and affects our communication and even relationships (something you'll learn in our Communication & Digital Media Studies program!).

So, if you're interested in learning more about where emojis came from, take a look at the short video below.


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