The psychology of emoji

What exactly is driving our use of emoticons? The answer is quite simple, they make us feel good

Did you know that over a five-month period in 2013 emoji’s were used over 1.7 billion times on Twitter? Emoji’s are a fun way expressing yourself whether you are feeling 🙂 or 😀 or just 🙁

But way it became an integral part of our conversation? Language is always evolving, we look for better ways to communicate and decode others nuance and that’s exactly what emoticons allow us to do. Another thing is that humans are social creatures and by using  emoticons it helps us simplify social interaction.

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