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“[T]he study of emotions in and through media,especially social networking sites, is attracting attention not only in communication studies but also in neighboring disciplines such as psychology, sociology, political science, and cultural studies. This chapter tackles the challenge of revealing and systematically bringing together these insights with the aim of better comprehending the diverse spectrum of mediatized emotions and their influence within digitalized global communication processes. Language as a major human symbol system is conceptualized as the basis of understanding and expressing social belonging. Emotional bonds and support, we argue, serve elementary human needs in a globalized world that are maintained more and more through digital communication networks.”