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Author: ARINZE OKEKE AND ADAKU IFEOBU
, Arinze Okeke and Adaku Ifeobu are both in the Department of Mass Communication Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State.: Email: Arinze Okeke: nickyokeke2@gmail.com | Adaku Ifeobu:chinwenduanyamene@yahoo.com
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COMMUNICATING WITH SYMBOLS: STUDY OF EMOJIS AND EMOTICONS IN ELECTRONICALLY-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION


Abstract:

This study explored Facebook and WhatsApp users’ uses and gratifications of emoji and emoticons in electronically-mediated communication. 400 students of the Federal Polytechnic, Oko purposively selected from four departments representing four schools in the institution were issued questionnaire as respondents in this study. Data generated from the questionnaire were presented in percentage table and Likert statistical scale. Finding show among others that emojis and emoticons enable users to communicate nonverbal expressions which otherwise are absent in electronically-mediated communication.



ATTENTION!: GLOBAL COMMUNICATOR JOURNAL VOLUME 3 ISSUE 1, JUNE 2018 HAS BEEN PUBLISHED.
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Published in Volume 3 Issue 1 June, 2018.. 468 Views and Downloads
Paper's Reference Code:
GC000
Keywords: Facebook, WhatsApp, Social Media, Emoticons, Emoji

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