Internet, non verbal communication, smileys, emotional expression


The use of Internet services that facilitate the textual type communication implies the privation of all those elements that constitute the non verbal communication of a face to face interaction. To replace this absence in the communication, a new language has arisen in the Net formed by small figures denominated “smileys”. These express the psychic and emotional state of communicants.


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