USING EMOJIS IN WHATSAPP GROUP MESSAGING THROUGHOUT COMMUNICATION PROCESS
In this study if emojis in the application called WhatsApp are used or not in the process of communication by people who are members of X generation is going to be searched out. It is assumed that people who were born in 1965-1979 and regarded as X generation also use new means of communication and the features of the new technologies in their daily life. The sample group of this search has been chosen from a number of foreign language teachers who work in a public high school in Turkey and use the application in their daily lives. By participating to their messaging group, the messages are going to be observed and their content analyze is going to be done. Also data about the usage of emojis in that messaging group during the communication process is going to be gathered and then interpreted. Later a questionnaire is going to be asked to the members of the messaging group to cross check their thoughts about the application and also about the emojis.
Keywords: Emoji, Group Messaging, Communication Process, Social Network, WhatsApp