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Of smiles and other cues

December 31, 2015

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Are days for the politely addressed, well written emails numbered? Millenials, the largest generation in the workforce, certainly believe so.

A recent survey among hundreds of employees in America showed a third of millennials, believe using ideograms when communicating with seniors is completely appropriate. The trend shows the emails are changing in favour for the emojis, a nonverbal way of communication that is closer to texting, something young generation is more familiar with than letter writing.

While mainly older generations believe the unusual symbols depicting faces is deteriorating the quality of conversation, youngsters trust emojis more than words and think they make everyday conversation more effective and unambiguous.

The most commonly used emoji, smiley can apart from its original meaning, convey also irony or it may be used after an insult or criticism to remove some of the sting. Good jobπŸ˜‰ and a Happy New YearπŸŽ†πŸŽ†πŸŽ†πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽΆπŸŽΆπŸŽ·πŸŽ€πŸŽΊπŸŽΆπŸŽΆπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‡πŸŽ‡πŸŽ‡

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From → Hic Salta

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