The person who invented emoticons is a genius. Clearly the inventor of the virtual emotions has a clear understanding that humans do a rather poor job of interpreting emotions in a virtual world. 90% of our language is nonverbal. It is much easier for some to read nonverbal cues in person rather than it is for others to interpret what someone is trying to convey through technological means. So the question is, how do we understand each other better in a virtual world? In this ever evolving technological world it seems that an extraordinary amount of our language has moved toward communicating through forums such as email, twitter, IM, Facebook. As we continue to move away from traditional Face to Face communication our ability to fully understand the emotions of others continues to diminish. Nowadays, we have to stick a great big smiley face right in the middle of our message so the recipient doesnt get offended and think were being rude when in fact were being funny.
Posted on: Sat, 12 Oct 2013 03:11:48 +0000
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