Tag Archives: social media

Lockdown Relief: Try Social Media Distancing

Social media can be great. We can keep in contact with each other and chat with each other and generally keep connected with friends, family and the wider world. And there are so many ways to do it – the social media world is virtually endless. Facebook’s use alone is surging with the company reporting […]

Emoji and emoticons: Do we mimic what we see?

In this episode, I talk with Dr Michael Philipp of the School of Psychology, Massey University in New Zealand. We talk about his recent study on emoji and emoticons in computer-based communications. Michael’s original abstract can be found here on p.51: Here is the abstract for some context: Emoticons reduce semantic ambiguity and express emotional meaning in written […]