The Secret of WeChat Emoji...
时间:2016-06-20 17:41 来源:dede58.com 作者:dede58.com 点击:
Hey emoji user, guess you also encounterd with this situation once or twice. How come a simple message could be interpreted into two meanings that are way too different? Guess this is the culprit!
Apparently it causes miscommunication between users from different age groups.
Instead of this
Why this smiling face seems so FAKE and makes people feel uncomfortable? Most people agree that the crux of the matter is the eyes.
And let’s see some other emoji renderings, they all make people feel joyful, with their eyes narrowed.
This little yellow face has his eyes widely open, while dropping down his pupils, normally we call it a “blank stare”. This kind of look is usually read as negative emotions.
And maybe this...
Then how about these, do they feel better?
What’s more, an investigation found surprisingly that people interpret emoji renderings quite differently even though these emojis all have same grinning face and smiling eyes. GroupLens from University of Minnesota released a report in April this year. To conduct survey, they chose 5 platform renderings (Apples, Google, Microsoft, Samsung, LG) of 22 of the most popular anthropomorphic (i.e., human-looking) emojis.
Here’s an interpretation that people generally have for this Apple emoji:
Here are some more emojis from WeChat, and their "Official" Meanings and "Real" meanings:
In the end, let's go back to this emoji.
We are not saying that using this smiling face emoji is inappropriate, and there’s no so-called “official”meaning or “real”meaning. The meaning of this emoji, also the others with controversy among people, is only based on personal interpretation which could be quite diverse.
Though many of the young people in China use this emoji as a negative rendering, there is still quite a bunch of people use it when try to convey their kindness, so don't be upset when people send you this. But next time you have a conversation with people on WeChat, try to comprehend the emojis he or she send in the context of full text message, it may help to avoid a good deal of the potential for miscommunication.
Have fun with emojis!
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