Emoji takeover and the evolution of language? 😳 πŸ˜

Emojis…the smiley faced evolution of language?

Some may say it’s dumbing down an already dumbed down form of communication: text messages being abbreviated into a new language that older generations can’t get their head around. Surely we can take just a few seconds more to type how we feel? It’s the lazy bones generation.

I don’t think so. Visual communication is a big thing now that we have mobile phones. Photography (Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp) and video (Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Periscope, Meerkat, YouTube) help paint pictures worth a 1,000 words a pop.

Emojis are a lightweight, easy-peasy way of achieving this: bringing that all important context to text-based communication. Sometimes emojis just do the job better than words 😧

BETC understand this. That’s why they did this rather splendid take on how emojis are kind of a big thing now. Β πŸ”πŸŸ

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