Year 2018, Volume , Issue 29, Pages 279 - 300 2018-12-25

Using Emojis: Self-Presentation and Different Meaning Creation Approaches

Sibel Onursoy [1]

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Nowadays visuality is increasing. One of the remarkable developments in 2015 was that the emoji ÔÇś­čśéÔÇÖ, the smiley with tears of happiness- was chosen the ÔÇťword of the yearÔÇŁ although it was just a pictogram, not even a word. This situation clearly shows that there is an increasing demand for new visual forms of writing.Emojis allow people from different language and culture backgrounds to communicate more effectively and initiate interactions when it is needed. It is believed that emoji codes might function like a universal language that is likely to solve potential misunderstandings experienced in intercultural communication. In one way it might be considered a sort of development in technology, or the other it is just a temporary crazy novelty brought by the Internet. This study mainly aims to explain the dimensions and importance of the emojisÔÇÖ usage. This qualitative study uses semi-structured in-depth interview technique. People tend to employ a sort of expressive use through ÔÇťemotion laborerÔÇŁ emojis while presenting themselves. Emojis are traces of the transition from instrumentalism to expressionism.

Social Media, emoji, visual literacy, self-expression
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Orcid: 0000-0002-6414-0454
Author: Sibel Onursoy (Primary Author)
Institution: ANADOLU ├ťN─░VERS─░TES─░, ─░LET─░┼×─░M B─░L─░MLER─░ FAK├ťLTES─░

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APA Onursoy, S . (2018). Using Emojis: Self-Presentation and Different Meaning Creation Approaches. Galatasaray ├ťniversitesi ─░leti-┼č-im Dergisi, (29), 279-300. DOI: 10.16878/gsuilet.500954
MLA Onursoy, S . "Using Emojis: Self-Presentation and Different Meaning Creation Approaches". Galatasaray ├ťniversitesi ─░leti-┼č-im Dergisi (2018): 279-300 <>
Chicago Onursoy, S . "Using Emojis: Self-Presentation and Different Meaning Creation Approaches". Galatasaray ├ťniversitesi ─░leti-┼č-im Dergisi (2018): 279-300
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