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Dear MEL Topic Readers,
Will we stop speaking and just text?
How much percentage of your personal written communication, inbound, outbound or internal, uses emoticons or emojis?
Emoticons are pictorial icons created by punctuation marks, letters, and numbers to display an emotion or sentiment, such as ‘‑( and (>_<). So, you can create numbers of emoticons on a keyboard. On the other hand, Emoji are pictographs of faces, objects, and symbols. Instead of creating an icon, you need to choose from the suggested list. There are over 2,800 Unicode emoji that can be used in most smartphones, tablets, and PCs. The key benefits of emoticons and emoji are instant and universal. In most cases, they reach your mind directly without interpretation or translation beyond the language barrier. A prominent tennis champion, Roger Federer sometimes tweets mainly by emoji. Also as shown in Vol.2257, emoji can be more useful than languages for emergency situations like an earthquake or tsunami. But could such icons replace written or spoken language communication? Or, should they be used mainly to compensate or reinforce texts? Certainly, not of AI speakers.
Enjoy reading and think as to how communication and interactions will change in the next decade.