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Sonali Dhulap

Shared December 17, 2016

The world of emoji...our future.. 🤔 ☺
#longreads

. We blow each other kisses. We smile with hearts in our eyes. We cry tears of joy. We say “I love you,” but in a million different ways, each one freighted with the particular meaning we hope fervently to convey, then send them out hopefully, like a smiley face in a bottle, waiting to be received by the exact person it was intended for, and opened up, and understood completely.

Jitesh Patel

Shared May 14, 2017

An old but excellent article.

Nishan Pantha

Shared June 28, 2018

The evolution of communication medium...

Chiara Giovanni

Shared July 9, 2017

Ahhh history of technology AND language. My dream.

Marcela Krzemień

Shared February 27, 2017

🌈💡😍🗿

Aishwarya Sharma

Shared December 17, 2016

All emoji related doubts solved here.

Mr. Thoro

Shared January 18, 2017

😂 slaying the English language, one text message at a time

in three short years, Face With Tears of Joy ­vanquished the 3,000-year-old tilde.

Guchu BG

Shared December 22, 2016

So so interesting

Lillie Robbins

Shared February 13, 2017

Oh okay

Patrick T Hoffman

Shared December 24, 2016

Emoji presented a new and unique dilemma to Unicode. “With most text, you don’t have things being invented left, right, and center,” says Peter Constable, the vice-president of Unicode. “The letters of English are the letters of English. We don’t have people inventing new letters of English every day.” With emoji, however, there are limitless possibilities for new symbols, and it’s literally impossible to meet the demand

Patsy Niklas

Shared December 18, 2016

Was excited to learn more about the poo emoji!🤔💩

Katyanna

Shared December 26, 2016

can confirm : emoji is THE best thing to happen to messaging and my mum is quite enthusiastic about using them too 😄

Angharad Dalton

Shared May 10, 2017

An ace LR on the value of visual. Fun fact: "emoji, as a group, are now used more frequently on Twitter than are hyphens or the numeral 5"

Jasmine Wynona

Shared October 10, 2017

“There really are no negative or mean emoji,” says Weber. “There’s no violent or aggressive emoji. Even the angry faces are hilarious or silly.” Sure, there’s a pistol emoji. But imagine sending a death threat using Pistol and Angry Face. If it’s possible to “soften” a death threat, emoji would do it.

Frances Ronquillo

Shared May 31, 2017

This elasticity of meaning is a large part of the appeal and, perhaps, the genius of emoji. They have proved to be well suited to the kind of emotional heavy lifting for which written language is often clumsy or awkward or problematic, especially when it’s relayed on tiny screens, tapped out in real time, using our thumbs. These seemingly infantile cartoons are instantly recognizable, which makes them understandable even across linguistic barriers. Yet the implications of emoji—their secret meanings—are constantly in flux.

Brie Whelan

Shared December 18, 2016

So interesting.
Rapidly changing forms of communication - business PR&Comms HAVE to adapt or risk being irrelevant ! (Even if that requires using this..🍆)

Richard Shahi

Shared February 25, 2017

elasticity of meaning

Melissa Reynolds

Shared December 16, 2016

the emoji—that attempt to bridge the difficult gap between what we feel and what we intend and what we say and what we text—is the signature punctuational flourish of the millennials.

Yanis H

Shared March 24, 2017

😃😃😃

John Snow

Shared March 20, 2018

modern English it’s used to indicate “approximately” (e.g., ~30 years) or “equivalence” (x ~ y) in mathematics. And, as of this year, according to a breakdown of the website emojitracker by Luminoso, a text-­analytics company, the tilde was surpassed in usage on Twitter by the

Anil Gandham

Shared January 3, 2017

hi hi

Keoagile Khiba

Shared May 6, 2017

emojis are awesome 😏

Coop Triggs

Shared March 26, 2017

“When it comes to text-based communication, we’re babies,” explains Tyler Schnoebelen, a linguistics Ph.D. from Stanford who works for Idibon, a text-analytics company. As he says, we’ve learned to talk, and we’ve learned to write, but we’re only now learning to write at the speed of talking (i.e., text), sending messages over vast expanses, absent any physical contextual clues. If you are talking to someone face-to-face, you don’t need an additional word or symbol to express “I’m smiling” because you would, presumably, be smiling. The psychologist Albert Mehrabian, in an oft-cited (and occasionally criticized) study, determined in the 1950s that only 7 percent of communication is verbal (what we say), while 38 percent is vocal (how we say it) and 55 percent is nonverbal (what we do and how we look while we’re saying it). This is well and good for face-to-face communication, but when we’re texting, 93 percent of our communicative tools are negated.

Enter emoji.

Tessa Foris

Shared March 4, 2018

🤔📚☕☕☕😃🤸🙌🐸🦋🐛

around

Badri

Shared December 25, 2016

The 3,000-year-old tilde might want to consider rebranding itself as Invisible Man With Twirled Mustache.

Luca Fauciglietti

Shared January 14, 2017

Welcome to a world where no matter what language you speak you will be able to convey your feelings with just text.

Almost Human

Shared February 25, 2017

"Unicode, which is an international programming standard that allows one operating system to recognize text from another. (Basically, Unicode is the reason that the text message you send from your iPhone is legible to someone with an Android phone and vice versa.)"

valen o. villada !!!

Shared March 13, 2017

i love emoji 😍😍😍😍

Ana Machado

Shared April 18, 2017

The psychologist Albert Mehrabian, in an oft-cited (and occasionally criticized) study, determined in the 1950s that only 7 percent of communication is verbal (what we say), while 38 percent is vocal (how we say it) and 55 percent is nonverbal (what we do and how we look while we’re saying it).

Aubane Morlot

Shared May 14, 2017

lol

TOMOFUMI HOSOKAWA

Shared June 14, 2017

Lazar

Jesse Milligan

Shared October 24, 2017

As someone who has been using emoticons since I was a teenager, I love to see emoji becoming part of our national language 🙃 (Install the Emoji Swap extension on Chrome to view emojis online)

Golden Independence

Shared December 13, 2017

The Joy emoji—also referred to on the ­Emojipedia website as “Face With Tears of Joy” or “the LOL Emoji” (emoji don’t have official names, just nicknames created by their users)—dates back, in North America, to roughly 2011, when Apple put a readily accessible emoji keyboard in iOS 5 for the iPhone. Which means that in three short years, Face With Tears of Joy ­vanquished the 3,000-year-old tilde.

English Education

Shared February 28, 2018

Interesting article

Maureen Brenton

Shared April 4, 2018

Interesting 👀👓

sutrino

Shared June 25, 2018

in siapa ya dn mna wajah sya ya

Sophie Dormer

Shared December 13, 2017

Aunty Sue in a nutshell

Many people I spoke to relayed that their moms were the most enthusiastic adopters of emoji they knew. One woman said that her near-daily text-message-based interaction with her mother consists almost entirely of strings of emoji hearts. Another woman, with a septuagenarian mother, revealed to me that her mom had recently sent a text relaying regret, followed by a crying-face emoji—and that this was possibly the most straightforwardly emotional sentiment her mother had ever expressed to her.