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. 🍔🍟