Session Tag: abbreviations

Session 5: The consequences of messaging apps and chats on communication

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session you will understand the usage of pictures, emojis, abbreviations etc. in the context of messaging apps and chats


From the beginning, humans have found a way to communicate with each other. Either verbally or through signs, the exchange of information is fundamental. Like everything else in the world, language has evolved. The invention and further development of technology has had a major influence. In the meantime, there are not only face-to-face conversations, but many other possibilities.

Thus, one has to adapt to change, and it is important to know how and what exactly is different. Facial expressions, gestures and tone of voice are lost, the room for misinterpretation is much greater. There are several approaches to circumventing this obstacle.

With the following interactive page we inform you about some options and explain them to you.

Session Content