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Alex Harris

Say it with a smile: Emojis predict dropouts of remote workers

TLDR: A recent study has shown that the use of emojis can predict the likelihood of remote workers dropping out from online work platforms such as GitHub. Emojis, which are widely used as non-verbal cues in text, were found to be better sensors of emotions and sentiments than words. The study also found that non-emoji users were three times more likely to drop out from the community than those who used emojis. Using standard machine learning models, emoji usage was found to []