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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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No words? Then why not emojis

Emojis help to navigate irony in text and to clarify tone in a voiceless medium. I wonder, when looking at emojis, if there are no words, then why not emojis? Unicode released the 2018 list of 157 new emojis last week. Be creative like the two examples below and try using emojis.

@MissLawrence is a primary care teacher who created an emoji chart for her student who has difficulty expressing his emotions. She offered to email it to it her Twitter followers. The requests were numerous so she uploaded it to TES where you can download a copy.



The mosquito emoji will be available for this summer. Hopkins and the Gates Foundation proposed it for public health communication. The emoji was approved by the Unicode Consortium after a lengthy approval process. Read about it here.



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Barbara Glickstein is a co-director of the GW Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement, as well as a nurse, media guru and activist in New York City. She is the chairman of the board of Project Kesher and a consultant to many health care organizations and creative projects. She tweets and 'grams @blickstein.

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