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The emoji is the modern hieroglyph

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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The emoji is the modern hieroglyph

The emoji is the modern hieroglyph

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

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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.

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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Ask yourself these three questions:

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Emoji may create misunderstanding

The emoji is inherently ambiguous. Symbols only have meaning because of a shared cultural context.

We can't assume everyone is interpreting emoji the same way. It can lead to tension a...

The wink emoji

Consider 😉. To some, the wink emoji is a way to show that a statement is intended as a joke or a way to be friendly.

Not everyone understands this emoji. For some, the wink emoji implies you're flirty or suggestive, which will change the context of the intended statement.

Potentially confusing emoji
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Honey In The Pyramids
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Egyptian tombs excavated by modern archaeologists unearthed preserved pots of honey, which were thousands of years old, and yet unspoiled.

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The breaks and sonic links were primarily used to aid singing, sense-making and enhancing the beauty of the verses.

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