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Since when are smiley emojis passive aggressive?

We are firmly in the age of the emoji, whether it’s texting a homie or emailing a coworker. And as helpful as emojis can be, there’s some tension and disagreement between age groups on what they mean and how they should be used – especially in the workplace. Erin talks with some WBEZ co-workers and a communications expert on the emojis that make Millennials smile and Gen Z cringe.

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We are firmly in the age of the emoji, whether it’s texting a homie or emailing a coworker. And as helpful as emojis can be, there’s some tension and disagreement between age groups on what they mean and how they should be used – especially in the workplace. Erin talks with some WBEZ co-workers and a communications expert on the emojis that make Millennials smile and Gen Z cringe.

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