Emoji – Part 2
Obviously online communication lacks a way of emphasizing our intentions or emotions, which can cause misunderstandings.
Therefore it is quite useful to have those little colorful tools called emoji.
For instance we use the winking emoji to emphasize that we are just (flirtingly) teasing someone a little bit rather than actually trying to insult them.
Emoji have also had a little bit of history. Firstly people started using little smiley faces with combinations of signs on the normal keyboard; just like this one here :). The colon indicates the face’s eyes while the closing bracket is the smiling mouth.
Over time many more smileys developed and they could show different emotions like anger >:( , sadness :(, or a laughing face xD.