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The emoji is the modern hieroglyph

https://www.1843magazine.com/design/rewind/the-emoji-is-the-modern-hieroglyph

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The emoji is the modern hieroglyph
Thousands of years after the Egyptians wrote the first hieroglyphic scripts, the spread of emoji seems to be bringing us back to a picture-based writing system. That may look like a retrograde step to a more primitive, childish form of communication. But it isn't, because both hieroglyphs and emoji are far more powerful than they appear.

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Emoji And Language

Emoji And Language
  • An Emoji is valuable as it conveys information by enacting it visually, unlike a language. What an emoji successfully conveys is often hard to convey in words.
  • Millennials find it easier to express their feelings with emoji, as it is a visual form of communicating and can be universally understood.

Emoji use has resulted in the standardization of digital language, making users update their phone software and developers ensuring that the underlying software is standardized across different platforms to make it universally accessible.

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Hieroglyphics And Emoji

Hieroglyphics And Emoji

Hieroglyphics, the ancient picture-based writings used thousands of years ago by the Egyptians, were complete writing systems that could express complex ideas.

Modern-day Emoji, which is a popular way to convey emotions and feelings, also has a potent expressive range.

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