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Have emojis changed the world?
No, the impact of emojis is exaggerated.
Emojis are reminiscent of archaic ancient hieroglyphics and their use
Since ancient times, humans have always used images to communicate. The use of such symbols to portray objects and even ideas has been around for tens of thousands of years. Emojis are just the latest iteration of this historic practice. But that does not mean that they are essential; they are a modern manifestation of a written practice which is outdated and does not express things as clearly as a true written language does.
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Have emojis changed the world?
Yes, emojis have far-reaching social implications.
Emojis now influence our courts.
The use of emojis in online messages as evidence for intent, in otherwise ambiguous cases has risen dramatically in recent years. Emojis have now been the critical piece of proof in hundreds of legal cases.
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Have emojis changed the world?
No, the impact of emojis is exaggerated.
Emojis are a byproduct of the Digital Revolution's efficiency
In this day and age, efficiency is seemingly valued above all else. The emoji came about as a quick means to expressing oneself emotionally through text messaging. It enhances digital conversation, but is only a byproduct of rapidly-evolving communication technology.
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Have emojis changed the world?
No, the impact of emojis is exaggerated.
Emojis are a subsidiary of mainstream communication and language
Emojis enhance (or diminish) existing forms of communication, which they exist within. They are unable to exist without the structure or depth of another language and cannot be seen as independent from "real" languages.
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Have emojis changed the world?
Yes, emojis have far-reaching social implications.
Emojis are used by businesses to expand their customer base
Consumers are increasingly responsive to campaigns that integrate emojis. Both corporate and consumer behaviours have therefore adapted to the growing influence of emojis.
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What are the conspiracy theories around COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a form of state control
COVID-19 is caused by 5G
Many believe that the recent widespread integration of 5G cell towers throughout the world is directly correlated with the COVID-19 pandemic. They cite the 5G signal itself as an active agent in the rapid spread of the virus as a means for the government to control people.
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