How to Speak Emoji: A Guide to Decoding Digital Language

Author: National Geographic Kids

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008327378

Category: Computers

Page: 176

View: 5176

Ever wish you could speak Emoji? Well, now you can with this entertaining, informative National Geographic Kids guide to the popular digital symbols.

How to Speak Emoji

Author: Fred Benenson

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449480659

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 5522

Text the pizza emoji with a question mark, and you've got dinner sorted out. Don't know what to use when you're running late, or when you want to organize a fun night out? How to Speak Emoji will help you win at texting. Featuring everyday greetings, pickup lines, workplace expressions, and tried-and-true insults, this book is perfect for the novice user or those looking to test their knowledge. With a collection of useful and hilarious phrases and a handy dictionary to demonstrate what the emojis really mean, you’ll never feel out of your depth again - or make the embarrassing mistake of putting an eggplant symbol next to a peach. Includes sections such as everyday greetings, in the workplace, in relationships and asking for help and directions, as well as how to translate song titles and film quotes, this is your complete guide to the bright new world of the emoji.

The Semiotics of Emoji

The Rise of Visual Language in the Age of the Internet

Author: Marcel Danesi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474282008

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 4484

Emoji have gone from being virtually unknown to being a central topic in internet communication. What is behind the rise and rise of these winky faces, clinking glasses and smiling poos? Given the sheer variety of verbal communication on the internet and English's still-controversial role as lingua mundi for the web, these icons have emerged as a compensatory universal language. The Semiotics of Emoji looks at what is officially the world's fastest-growing form of communication. Emoji, the colourful symbols and glyphs that represent everything from frowning disapproval to red-faced shame, are fast becoming embedded into digital communication. Controlled by a centralized body and regulated across the web, emoji seems to be a language: but is it? The rapid adoption of emoji in such a short span of time makes it a rich study in exploring the functions of language. Professor Marcel Danesi, an internationally-known expert in semiotics, branding and communication, answers the pertinent questions. Are emoji making us dumber? Can they ultimately replace language? Will people grow up emoji literate as well as digitally native? Can there be such a thing as a Universal Visual Language? Read this book for the answers.

The Emoji-To-English Dictionary

Your Text-Message Translation Guide

Author: Adams Media

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440591415

Category: Humor

Page: 144

View: 3691

If you think you're good at coming up with imaginative emoji combinations, think again! The Emoji-to-English Dictionary challenges you to step up your game with more than 100 phrases that will have you ROFL. This unique guide gives you the lowdown on the most hilarious and unexpected emoji phrases around. Divided by topic, each chapter translates dozens of emoji combinations into plain ol' English, so that you can quickly incorporate them into your messages--and even brainstorm crazy one-liners of your own! Complete with illustrations of each emoji phrase, The Emoji-to-English Dictionary provides you with the tools you need to truly master the world of emojis.

He Texted

The Ultimate Guide to Decoding Guys

Author: Lisa Winning,Carrie Henderson McDermott

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476739226

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 5989

The creators of the popular blog HeTexted.com offer practical dating advice relevant for today's iPhone generation that clears up any mysteries about texting, friending, following, liking, LOLing and poking that have become commonplace in the smartphone era.

Eloquent JavaScript, 2nd Ed.

A Modern Introduction to Programming

Author: Marijn Haverbeke

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593276613

Category: Computers

Page: 472

View: 3089

JavaScript lies at the heart of almost every modern web application, from social apps to the newest browser-based games. Though simple for beginners to pick up and play with, JavaScript is a flexible, complex language that you can use to build full-scale applications. Eloquent JavaScript, 2nd Edition dives deep into the JavaScript language to show you how to write beautiful, effective code. Author Marijn Haverbeke immerses you in example code from the start, while exercises and full-chapter projects give you hands-on experience with writing your own programs. As you build projects such as an artificial life simulation, a simple programming language, and a paint program, you’ll learn: –The essential elements of programming, including syntax, control, and data –How to organize and clarify your code with object-oriented and functional programming techniques –How to script the browser and make basic web applications –How to use the DOM effectively to interact with browsers –How to harness Node.js to build servers and utilities This edition is thoroughly revised and modernized to reflect the current state of Java­Script and web browsers, with brand-new material, such as a chapter on code performance in Java­Script, and expanded coverage of recursion and closures. All source code is available online in an inter­active sandbox, where you can edit the code, run it, and see its output instantly. Isn’t it time you became fluent in the language of the Web? Includes an exclusive chapter, only available in the No Starch Press edition!

The Great Emoji Quizbook

Author: Martin Toseland

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1844038971

Category: Humor

Page: 144

View: 9885

Succinct, cheerful and globally understood, emojis are everyone's second language. Who knew you were so multilingual?! So why not test your emoji decoding skills with these emoji strings, covering the best culture, your favourite tunes, the greatest films and the biographies of the famous and infamous in your other tongue? Each emoji string is given a difficulty rating, ranging from easy (smiling face with sunglasses), moderate (anguished face) and difficult (pouting face) levels. With a wide range of questions and topics, all broken down into a series of clever icons, this book is guaranteed to put a smiley on your face. CHAPTERS: 1. An emoji history of the world 2. Whose life is it anyway? 3. Movie strings 4. The literary emoticon 5. Ode to a smiley 6. Plays for today 7. The Bardicon 8. Smiley fables 9. Emojis sing! 10. E-sports

Understanding Comics

Author: Scott McCloud

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006097625X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 224

View: 7706

Praised throughout the cartoon industry by such luminaries as Art Spiegelman, Matt Groening, and Will Eisner, this innovative comic book provides a detailed look at the history, meaning, and art of comics and cartooning.

Style and Intersubjectivity in Youth Interaction

Author: Dwi Noverini Djenar,Michael Ewing,Howard Manns

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 161451643X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 274

View: 2386

This book examines how style and intersubjective meanings emerge through language use. It is innovative in theoretical scope and empirical focus. It brings together insights from discourse-functional linguistics, stylistics, and conversation analysis to understand how language resources are used to enact stances in intersubjective space. While there are numerous studies devoted to youth language, the focus has been mainly on face-to-face interaction. Other types of youth interaction, particularly in mediated forms, have received little attention. This book draws on data from four different text types - conversation, e-forums, comics, and teen fiction - to highlight the multidirectional nature of style construction. Indonesia provides a rich context for the study of style and intersubjectivity among youth. In constructing style, Indonesian urban youth have been moving away from conventions which emphasized hierarchy and uniformity toward new ways of connecting in intersubjective space. This book analyzes how these new ways are realized in different text types. This book makes a valuable addition to sociolinguistic literature on youth and language and an essential reading for those interested in Austronesian sociolinguistics.

High Performance Images

Shrink, Load, and Deliver Images for Speed

Author: Colin Bendell,Tim Kadlec,Yoav Weiss,Guy Podjarny,Nick Doyle,Mike McCall

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 149192666X

Category: Computers

Page: 354

View: 1757

High-quality images have an amazing power of attraction. Just add some stunning photos and graphics to your website or app and watch your user engagement and conversion numbers climb. It can be tricky, but with this practical guide, you’ll master the many facets of delivering high performance images on the internet—without adversely affecting site performance. You’ll learn the nuts and bolts of color theory, image formats, storage and management, operations delivery, browser and application behavior, the responsive web, and many other topics. Ideal for developers, this book also provides useful tips, tricks, and practical theory for processing and displaying powerful images that won’t slow down your online product. Explore digital image theory and the different formats available Dive into JPEGs, SVG and vector images, lossless compression, and other formats Use techniques for downloading and rendering images in a browser, and for loading images on mobile devices and cellular networks Examine specific rendering techniques, such as lazy loading, image processing, image consolidation, and responsive images Take responsive images to the next level by using content negotiation between browser and server with the Client Hints HTTP standard Learn how to operationalize your image workflow Contributors include Colin Bendell, Tim Kadlec, Yoav Weiss, Guy Podjarny, Nick Doyle, and Mike McCall from Akamai Technologies.

Hacking Digital Learning Strategies

10 Ways to Launch Edtech Missions in Your Classroom

Author: Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998570549

Category: Computers

Page: 198

View: 8979

In Hacking Digital Learning Strategies, international EdTech presenter and NAPW Woman of the Year Shelly Sanchez Terrell demonstrates the power of EdTech Missions--lessons and projects that inspire learners to use web tools and social media to innovate, research, collaborate, problem-solve, campaign, crowd fund, crowdsource, and publish.

Understand Rap

Explanations of Confusing Rap Lyrics You and Your Grandma Can Understand

Author: William Buckholz

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 161312015X

Category: Humor

Page: 192

View: 1495

Rap songs are famous for their double entendres, clever turns of phrase, and general ingenuity, but that doesnÆt mean things always make sense the first time around. Enter Understand Rap, a very funny pop-cultural reference book based on the website of the same name, which precisely explains the confusing lyrics and terms used in rap songs using language that even the most un-hip person can understand. The juxtaposition of a dry, academic tone with hip-hop terminology results in a book thatÆs as entertaining as it is informative.

The Multilingual Internet

Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Author: Susan C. Herring

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195304802

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 443

View: 2985

Devoted to analysing internet related CMC in languages other than English, this volume collects 18 new articles on facets of language and internet use, all of which revolve around several central topics: writing systems, the structure and features of local languages and how they affect internet use, gender issues, and so on.

Nightfall

Author: Jake Halpern,Peter Kujawinski

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698405560

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 4747

The dark will bring your worst nightmares to light in this gripping and eerie survival story, perfect for fans of James Dashner and Neil Gaiman. On Marin’s island, sunrise doesn’t come every twenty-four hours—it comes every twenty-eight years. Now the sun is just a sliver of light on the horizon. The weather is turning cold and the shadows are growing long. Because sunset triggers the tide to roll out hundreds of miles, the islanders are frantically preparing to sail south, where they will wait out the long Night. Marin and her twin brother, Kana, help their anxious parents ready the house for departure. Locks must be taken off doors. Furniture must be arranged. Tables must be set. The rituals are puzzling—bizarre, even—but none of the adults in town will discuss why it has to be done this way. Just as the ships are about to sail, a teenage boy goes missing—the twins’ friend Line. Marin and Kana are the only ones who know the truth about where Line’s gone, and the only way to rescue him is by doing it themselves. But Night is falling. Their island is changing. And it may already be too late. From the Hardcover edition.

List of cartoons ;The Hype About Texting ;How Weird is Texting? ;What is Distinctive About it? ;Why do They do it? ;Who Texts? ;What do They Text About? ;How do Other Languages do it? ;Why all the Fuss? ;Glossary ;Appendix ;Index

Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199571333

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 239

View: 2528

A linguistic expert argues that the panic over text messaging is misplaced, looks at every aspect of the phenomenon of text messaging, and considers its effects on literacy, language, and society, in an insightful study.

Visual Literacy

Author: James Elkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135905339

Category: Art

Page: 232

View: 2056

What does it mean to be visually literate? Does it mean different things in the arts and the sciences? In the West, in Asia, or in developing nations? If we all need to become "visually literate," what does that mean in practical terms? The essays gathered here examine a host of issues surrounding "the visual," exploring national and regional ideas of visuality and charting out new territories of visual literacy that lie far beyond art history, such as law and chemistry. With an afterword by Christopher Crouch, this groundbreaking collection brings together the work of major art and visual studies scholars and critics to explore what impact the new concept of "visual literacy" will have on the traditional field of art history. Contributors: Matthias Bruhn, Vera Dünkel, Jonathan Crary, Christopher Crouch, Peter Dallow, James Elkins, Henrik Enquist, W.J.T. Mitchell, Richard K. Sherwin, Susan Shifrin, Jon Simons, Barbara Maria Stafford, William Washabaugh

Send (Revised Edition)

Author: David Shipley,Will Schwalbe

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307270610

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 517

Send—the classic guide to email for office and home—has become indispensable for readers navigating the impersonal, and at times overwhelming, world of electronic communication. Filled with real-life email success (and horror) stories and a wealth of useful and entertaining examples, Send dissects all the major minefields and pitfalls of email. It provides clear rules for constructing effective emails, for handheld etiquette, for handling the “emotional email,” and for navigating all of today’s hot-button issues. It offers essential strategies to help you both better manage the ever-increasing number of emails you receive and improve the ones you send. Send is now more than ever the essential book about email for businesspeople and professionals everywhere. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Big Data Forensics – Learning Hadoop Investigations

Author: Joe Sremack

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785281216

Category: Computers

Page: 264

View: 7256

Perform forensic investigations on Hadoop clusters with cutting-edge tools and techniques About This Book Identify, collect, and analyze Hadoop evidence forensically Learn about Hadoop's internals and Big Data file storage concepts A step-by-step guide to help you perform forensic analysis using freely available tools Who This Book Is For This book is meant for statisticians and forensic analysts with basic knowledge of digital forensics. They do not need to know Big Data Forensics. If you are an IT professional, law enforcement professional, legal professional, or a student interested in Big Data and forensics, this book is the perfect hands-on guide for learning how to conduct Hadoop forensic investigations. Each topic and step in the forensic process is described in accessible language. What You Will Learn Understand Hadoop internals and file storage Collect and analyze Hadoop forensic evidence Perform complex forensic analysis for fraud and other investigations Use state-of-the-art forensic tools Conduct interviews to identify Hadoop evidence Create compelling presentations of your forensic findings Understand how Big Data clusters operate Apply advanced forensic techniques in an investigation, including file carving, statistical analysis, and more In Detail Big Data forensics is an important type of digital investigation that involves the identification, collection, and analysis of large-scale Big Data systems. Hadoop is one of the most popular Big Data solutions, and forensically investigating a Hadoop cluster requires specialized tools and techniques. With the explosion of Big Data, forensic investigators need to be prepared to analyze the petabytes of data stored in Hadoop clusters. Understanding Hadoop's operational structure and performing forensic analysis with court-accepted tools and best practices will help you conduct a successful investigation. Discover how to perform a complete forensic investigation of large-scale Hadoop clusters using the same tools and techniques employed by forensic experts. This book begins by taking you through the process of forensic investigation and the pitfalls to avoid. It will walk you through Hadoop's internals and architecture, and you will discover what types of information Hadoop stores and how to access that data. You will learn to identify Big Data evidence using techniques to survey a live system and interview witnesses. After setting up your own Hadoop system, you will collect evidence using techniques such as forensic imaging and application-based extractions. You will analyze Hadoop evidence using advanced tools and techniques to uncover events and statistical information. Finally, data visualization and evidence presentation techniques are covered to help you properly communicate your findings to any audience. Style and approach This book is a complete guide that follows every step of the forensic analysis process in detail. You will be guided through each key topic and step necessary to perform an investigation. Hands-on exercises are presented throughout the book, and technical reference guides and sample documents are included for real-world use.