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The emoji is the modern hieroglyph

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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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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Emoji may create misunderstanding

Emoji may create misunderstanding

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

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