Nov. 22, 2015 Blumbers

Big 20: Emojis

Twenty years ago you could emphasize your words in primitive texting programs by creating emoticons like this smiley face :-). Ten years ago you could use better graphic images on your laptop. The rise of texting on small phone screens drove the demand for emojis to say more in less space. Now there are thousands of high quality emojis to create entire messages. This week the Oxford English Dictionary recognized emojis as a new way to communicate. I think it might be limiting. One picture may be worth a thousand words but it may take a thousand minutes to find the right emoji. I’ll stick to text for now. :-(

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