The Difference in Emoji Usage Between Genders
- 10.2991/assehr.k.200406.047How to use a DOI?
- emoji, gender, online communication
This study investigated the use of emoji between male and female genders. Using mixed-method research, the study collected messages with emojis from 20 male and 20 female college students in one of the cities in Indonesia. The study also used brief interviews to learn the reasons and factors for using emojis. The findings show that while there are no signs in terms of intensity of the emoji use, there are some differences in the use of emojis between males and females especially in the kinds of emoji selections. Both genders reported that they used emojis to have to strengthen the meaning of their messages. Besides, the use of emoji is considered to not gender-specific because it functioned to create a comfortable atmosphere in online communication devices for both genders.
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TY - CONF AU - Yanty Wirza AU - Della Hanifah Nurbaeti AU - Hana Hanifah AU - Hasri Hanifah PY - 2020 DA - 2020/04/09 TI - The Difference in Emoji Usage Between Genders BT - Proceedings of the Twelfth Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 232 EP - 236 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200406.047 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200406.047 ID - Wirza2020 ER -