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Digital natives use emoticons because they are 'too lazy' to write properly Millions of Internet users communicate with emojis - smiley faces, hearts and little monsters - to avoid misunderstandings and save time typing. But are they causing the death of traditional language? Just how did we arrive in the age of the emoji? We used to paint pictures on walls in caves. Today, instead of using a piece of charcoal, we use our smart phones. And the subjects have changed too. Instead of drawing mammoths, fire and people throwing spears, we now go for comic figures, airplanes and people holding hands. These small, ubiquitous symbols - known as emojis or emoticons - have gone from a quasi secret code, used by those who think it's natural to represent a smiley face with a colon, dash and closed bracket, to a fully fledged graphical part of the digital lingua franca. Emojis are everywhere: in chat apps, such as Whatsapp, on social networks such as Facebook, and the virtually "old-skool" text message. But social psychologist Tina Ganster says emojis are a "creative way of getting around the limitations of digital communication." Ganster says emoticons are the same as other forms of non-verbal communication in real life. It's almost impossible to convey gestures, body language and tone in a short, text message. As a result, Ganster says, emojis are often the only way for us to express emotion in an online text. "These symbols let us make it clear how a message is meant," Ganster says. "They can convey irony or sarcasm and as a result allow us to avoid misunderstandings." Throw in a winking emoji and the sentence "don't forget to invite your mother to the party" takes on a completely different tone and meaning. Just as in real conversations, says Ganster, in digital communication we also want to make an emotional connection. Emojis can help us, she says, even while using digital technology, to build such a relationship. But beware: emojis can illustrate gestures that mean different things in different cultures. Take the symbol - and emoticon - that's used by divers to say "okay" - where the thumb and forefinger are joined to make a circle and the rest of the fingers are spread out. It may be a positive gesture in some countries, but in Brazil it's an insult. Despite the hundreds of emoticons that exist, it's still possible to be misunderstood - just as it is in real life ;-)
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The text deals with the digital communication in which the traditional language is often replaced by emojis.