LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 276 – Evolution of emoji

LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students


1. Pardes, Arielle. “The wired guide to emoji,”
Wired (February 1, 2018)

With the increase in the popularity of emoji around the world, smiley faces and sad faces are firmly entrenched within our social messaging lexicons. Here is the evolution story of emoji and how it becomes a common language for digital communication today.

Wired is available electronically at

2. Alton, Larry. “Workplace changes are accelerating: why and what millennials should do about it,” (February 1, 2018)

The workplace is changing. Many of these changes are due to technological advances, and others result from shifts in the job nature, working conditions and requirements, cultural changes, and so forth. Millennials are required to keep up with the changing workplace in order to remain competitive.

Forbes is available electronically at


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Introduction to Google Analytics / Todd Kelsey with Brabdon Lyon

Google Analytics is a freemium web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. This book covers the basics of Google Analytics, starting with creating a blog, and monitoring the number of people who see the blog posts and where they come from.




Spring Lantern Festival

The Spring Lantern Festival (also known as Chinese Valentine’s Day) falls on the 15th day of the first lunar month. Hong Kong is a beautiful sight during this festival, when colourful lanterns are hung in parks, flower markets, restaurants, and just about everywhere you go.

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