BCM 241 Final Project: Emoji’s Potential to Become a Language in the Cybersphere: A Digital Ethnographic Research

In my research proposal, I have outlined some approaches and practices to conduct a digital ethnography about emoji usage. The 3 minute video below demonstrates my findings and thoughts about emoji.

I apologize for the sound quality. Please use your earphone/ headphone and turn up the volume to enjoy the video. I hope you enjoy this clip and any feedback is welcomed!

 

AND ANOTHER PROJECT DONE! YAY!

 


 

References

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Danesi, M 2017, The Semiotics of Emoji, Bloomsbury Academic, London, UK.

Dimson, T 2015, Emojineering Part 1: Machine Learning for Emoji Trends, Medium, 1 May, viewed 23 September 2018, <https://instagram-engineering.com/emojineering-part-1-machine-learning-for-emoji-trendsmachine-learning-for-emoji-trends-7f5f9cb979ad>.

Dwayer, J 2013, Communication for business and the profession: Strategies and skills, 5th edn, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW.

Garcia, AC, Standlee, AI, Beckoff, J & Cui, Y 2009, “Ethnographic Approaches to the Internet and Computer-Mediated Communication”, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 58-84.

Kmieckowiak, T 2017, Use of Emojis Can Lead to 47.7% More Interactions on Instagram, 24 January 2017, viewed 23 September 2018, <https://www.quintly.com/blog/instagram-emoji-study>.

Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance 2018, MEAA Journalist Code of Ethics, viewed 24 September 2018, <https://www.meaa.org/meaa-media/code-of-ethics/>.

Oxford Dictionaries 2015, Word of the Year 2015.

Postill, J 2011, Localizing the Internet: An Anthropological Account, Berghahn, Oxford and New York.

Postill, J & Pink, S 2012, “Social Media Ethnography: The digital researcher in a messy web”, Media International Australia, no. 145, pp. 123-134.

Scall, R (2016), “Emoji As Language and Their Place Outside American Copyright Law”, The NYU Journal of Intellectual Property & Entertainment Law, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 381-405.

SignoSemio 2018, The Functions of Language, viewed 29 October 2018,<http://www.signosemio.com/jakobson/functions-of-language.asp>.

 

 

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Trang Bùi

BCM-BINTs | Class of 2021 | UOW

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