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Every day, we send almost 6 billion emoji from our smartphones, but what kinds of patterns can you find when you look at all this data together? How do different cultures and nationalities use emoji differently? Are there hidden linguistic patterns in our quickly-dashed-off emoji utterances? Do emoji represent a fundamental shift away from old-fashioned word-based language or a return to a more flexible, pre-modern style of textual communication?
Join SwiftKey CTO Ben Medlock and internet linguist Gretchen McCulloch as they share never-before-seen insights based of billions of data points from people's real emoji use.
Find the full audio of this session on SoundCloud here: https://soundcloud.com/officialsxsw/the-linguistic-secrets-found-in-billions-of-emoji-sxsw-interactive-2016