Proceedings of the 2021 6th International Conference on Social Sciences and Economic Development (ICSSED 2021)

Mobile Mediated Communication: Emoji Usage and Play Frame

Authors
Qi Su, Xiaoxiao Chen
Corresponding Author
Xiaoxiao Chen
Available Online 8 April 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210407.035How to use a DOI?
Keywords
MMC, emoji usage, the notion of play, QQ emoji, college student
Abstract
Emoji has already become a ubiquitous language for Mobile Mediated Communication (MMC) worldwide. And emoji usage has many implications from text messaging to social interaction. It helps users convey emotional information via nonverbal cues. Although prior sentiment analyses provide clear pictures of emoji usage, the expression intensity of an emoji varies from one to another in different speech community. Besides, the communicative functions emoji serves might depend on mediated platforms. Therefore, present study aims to describe how college students apply QQ emojis to engage in their social networks. Based on the collected chatting records, QQ emojis displayed prominent appeal and courtesy functions in push, notice and questionnaire request and the expression intensity proportionately correlate with the use frequency. Finally, the notion of play interprets emoji usage, arguing that the effects emoji brings, is as much a result of users’ preference as it is born to satisfy the needs of communicating visually in telephony.
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AU  - Qi Su
AU  - Xiaoxiao Chen
PY  - 2021
DA  - 2021/04/08
TI  - Mobile Mediated Communication: Emoji Usage and Play Frame
BT  - Proceedings of the 2021 6th International Conference on Social Sciences and Economic Development (ICSSED 2021)
PB  - Atlantis Press
SP  - 171
EP  - 174
SN  - 2352-5398
UR  - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210407.035
DO  - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210407.035
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