- Imagery is now being used more than words around the world to express emotions. Emoji included in the course in universities now.
- Experts say emoji is now going to be the language of the future
Emoji included in the course by universities, students in Britain will now also be taught emoji in the course. Emoji and cartoons have been included in the language, marketing, psychology and politics courses of all universities including King’s College, Edinburgh and Cardiff.
To express emotions, imagery is now being used more than words around the world. Experts say that emoji is now going to be the language of the future. People are now choosing words less and expressing emotions through emojis. However, its side effects are also being seen among children. Their linguistic grip and grammar are weak due to the use of emojis. There are 3178 emojis worldwide.
90 million people are using emoji daily
- 90 million people are using emoji daily. Dr Philip Sargeant, Head of the Department of Languages at the UK Open University, says that the popularity of emojis can be gauged from the fact that people are now using emojis to grieve.
- Recently his son posted an emoji on the demise of popular Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe. People are now avoiding writing. Be it politics or social issues, emojis have been made on every subject and people are increasingly used. Similar concerns were being raised 10 years ago that emoji is ruining the language, but see its evolution that 10 years ago only 625 emojis were in vogue and now more than three thousand.
- Dr Sargeant said that in 2015, the Oxford Dictionary ranked the Emoji with ‘Face with Tears of Joy’ in the dictionary rather than choosing a word for Word of the Year. This means that both its popularity and acceptance have increased. July 17 is celebrated as World Emoji Day. Its symbols and meanings have become subject of study in psychology, politics and language.
The most popular tears of joy in India
According to the survey, users of India use 5 emoji the most. These include tears of joy, smiling face with heart in eyes, salutations, happiness and heart emojis. People use 2300 on Facebook and 2500 emoji on WhatsApp.