The Israeli Museum in Jerusalem recently held an extraordinary exhibition of Egyptian hieroglyphs. The exhibition compared ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics to the emoji emoji bag that people use today. An Egyptian expert at curator Ben-Dor Evian believes that the emojis people use daily actually have the same form as hieroglyphics, and linking the two will make it easier to understand the mysterious symbols of ancient Egypt. At the same time, she praised the expressive power of the emoji bag, saying:\" when people use ideographic writing, images become more powerful than words.\"
However, in the face of the silent invasion of facial expressions, people's attitude is very inconsistent. The song god Zhang Xueyou in the first time to see his facial expression bag, bluntly \"opened the door of the new world \". Famous actor zhou jie learned that he was made into an emoji bag flying all over the internet, scolded this is \"disrespectful, lost dignity, lost character behavior, is an ugly inner expression, is a moral variant of the corrupt.\" The movie emperor Ge You is relying on his facial expression pack illegal profit-making business to go to court. On the other hand, china's self-organized \"emperor bar expedition\" campaign, the facial expression package covered with overseas social networking sites, contributed to a controversial \"cultural export.\" But it has to be admitted that no matter whether people's evaluation of facial expression bag is positive or negative, it has become a social phenomenon that people cannot avoid in social life.
Internet instant-messaging has faced a natural disadvantage in recent decades: it cannot deliver richer information through emotion, movement, and demeanor, as it does through face-to-face communication. This makes people unable to convey their emotions in all directions. Therefore, the continuous innovation of the means of emotional communication has become an important innovation in the process of virtual social evolution.
In the late 1990s, with the first batch of instant messaging software (such as QQ) began to popularize in China, the first batch of network emojis were born in China. These emojis were originally pure character combinations, or what we call Yan Wen characters. The idea dates back to 1982, when Professor Scott Farman of Carnegie Mellon University in the United States typed the first ASCI II character in human history on the campus electronic bulletin board:-).
Later, with the rapid development of network culture, from the original emoji composed of pure characters, to the later graphical emoji, to the present variety of emoji bags, as a virtual emoji means, the emoji bag has now developed very complex, with a profound and complex social impact. The facial expressions we refer to today mainly refer to pictures of emotions, emotions and attitudes. It can be a simple graphic symbol, can also be composed of real portraits, animation characters, animals, natural scenery and so on, and often supplemented by the text content with special significance, showing the trend of diversity of constituent elements.
Thanks to the tide of development in the Internet era, facial expression bag has also experienced blowout development. It not only complements the shortcomings of pure text communication and meets the emotional expression needs of people in virtual society, but it turns out that it goes further than people expected, and some people have a difficult expression in real life, but the facial expression bag can be perfectly expressed. This makes people more dependent on facial expression packs in Internet life, which in turn affect the social ecology of the Internet as a unique expression.
For example, the \"bereavement culture \", which has always been popular on the internet, is to use facial expressions to express a pervasive social sentiment. As an online term,\" bereavement \"is used to describe the state of life in which people are depressed, lost and tired. Young people who use the word are more likely to use it, creating a group identity based on universal sentiment through facial expressions. These selected emoji packs are a faithful record of their emotional experiences.
Because of the extensiveness of the emoji bag, the content of the emoji bag is very complicated. With the popularity of smart devices, everyone can become a producer of facial expression packets, which are further diversified and given more functions than emotional expression. One of the most important aspects of these functions is that it corresponds to the cultural communication characteristics of the Internet and becomes an important means of information dissemination.
In recent years, one of the main changes in the production of facial expression bags is that a large number of facial expression bags are produced with the social hot spots, and therefore it has become a kind of record transmission mode of social hot spots. Hot events, topics are conveyed by facial expressions with visual symbols, or satire, or ridicule, often can achieve explosive communication effect. So far, the facial expression pack has gone out of the field of expressing personal emotions, and has risen to the point of expressing social emotions. Even if existing hot spots don't fully meet the needs of facial expression packs, producers can re-create some of the old material and give it something new. But even the excavation of these old materials, but also always with the eyes of the present.
For this reason, the understanding and correct use of these facial expressions require a broad association with their social context. In more popular terms, you need to understand the \"stalk\" in your facial expression bag. These emoji packs are actually accompanied by a layer or multiple layers of \"information coding,\" in which the encrypted\" stalk \"becomes a cultural code. Only by reading these codes can the message carried by the emoji packet be decoded smoothly. This characteristic of facial expression package further increases its connotation depth and makes it a popular cultural carrier on the network. Many sub-cultural groups therefore use facial expression packs as a necessary tool for intra-circle communication.
The emoji bag is usually accompanied by concise words. This kind of annotation nature of the text actually plays a very key role in the implication, is a guide to the audience in the process of \"decoding \". Text can enable the viewer to make a more rapid and accurate interpretation of the content of the picture, while the picture as a concrete interpretation of the content of the text, the combination of the two has produced a strong expressive force.
It is worth noting that older people and young people have a very different understanding and attitude towards facial expressions. But in essence, the right to explain the expression bag is in the hands of young people, because most of the producers of the expression bag are the younger generation of Internet users. Because the Internet brings the basic cultural characteristics of this new generation, such as deconstruction, spoof and so on, these characteristics are also regarded as the cultural background of the facial expression package. They through parody, collage, exaggeration and other techniques to the classic, authority and other people or things to restructure, subversion, the material itself can refer to and refer to tear, so as to achieve a purpose of deconstruction.
These deconstruction and rewriting are not random and messy, but construct a set of discourse system and spiritual meaning system belonging to netizens through tampering, collage and reorganization of normal cultural code order. It's full of banter, allegory, absurd and perverse. This coincides with the growing demand for subcultures on the Internet, which intentionally convey a distinct order. In general, this reflects the new generation of the Internet is using a unique way to find, build their own voice.
Of course, we should not only regard the popularity of facial expression packets as a rebellion of the new generation of network, we should note that the popularity of facial expression packets is the final result of the joint action of science and technology development and social and cultural trends. In fact, as a new social phenomenon, facial expressions have begun to attract the attention of academia. Some scholars not only discuss the value connotation of facial expression package from the perspective of semiotics and cultural research, but also pay attention to the meaning space occurrence and emotional interaction mechanism hidden behind the phenomenon of facial expression package. Human communication has gone through the transformation of image-to-text-to-text parallelism, and facial expressions as an important role in this wave, its wide influence and unique interest should be worth further study.