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Emojis

Have emojis changed the world?
No, the impact of emojis is exaggerated.
Emojis are a response to real world events
Emojis are created as a response to real world trends and events
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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 But that does not mean that they are essential; they are a modern manifestation of a written practice which is outdated and does not express things as clearly as a true written language does.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?
No, the impact of emojis is limited to communication.
Emojis have contributed to lower levels of literacy.
2018 Google study showed that more than 33% of UK adults held them responsible for perceived degradation of the English language.
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Have emojis changed the world?
No, the impact of emojis is limited to communication.
Emojis are simply non-verbal cues in online communication.
Most of the meaning conveyed in face to face communication is delivered via non-verbal cues. Emojis are the natural graduation of those signs into written language.
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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?
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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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?
Yes, emojis have transformed human relationships.
People subconsciously judge others based on emoji use
Research shows that people now make assumptions about other people and their personalities, based on their emojis use.
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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?
No, the impact of emojis is exaggerated.
Emoji use reflects the contexts and identities of their users.
Research shows that emoji use between different populations reflects social, cultural and other contextual specificities unique to each group.
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Have emojis changed the world?
Yes, emojis have transformed human relationships.
Emojis have created new brain patterns in humans which help decode meaning
Recognizing symbols is an aspect of the human brain which has now evolved. Humans can correctly identify the intended meaning of ambiguous sentences which are enhanced by emojis for emphasis.
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Have emojis changed the world?
Yes, emojis have transformed human relationships.
Emojis define and restrict emotional range in communication
There are a limited number of emojis. Therefore, as people increasingly use them to express emotions, their emotional range becomes defined (and restricted) by available emojis.
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