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I am not a fan of emojis. That is mainly because people write " I am sad " on messenger and then use 😢

It is as if I do not have the ability to comprehend what " sad " means. Well, I have to take it as a messenger language or as they call " lingo ".

But I think when used properly, mainly on online communities, emojis can help others understand what you mean in a better manner. You can write a sentence and others can use their wide imagination capabilities to understand it. Of 10 people, there is a good chance that 8 of them misread you.

I really hope emojis will continue to enrich the quality of communication than becoming an annoyance in text.
 
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As much as I dislike emojis, I think they convey tone much better than normal words can - in addition, they are not subject to any language barrier and have universal meaning that everyone seems to understand.
 
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> @phenomlab and have universal meaning that everyone seems to understand.

They differ a lot sometimes across various devices and platforms. Facebook, WhatsApp etc have their own set. So do Google, Apple and Microsoft.

> @phenomlab they convey tone much better than normal words can

+1

> @phenomlab they are not subject to any language barrier

Can't say it better 😀
 
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I use emojis a lot nowadays, it is just one way of faking my expressions even though i don't feel the same. It is just for others satisfaction but not mine.
 
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That is a superb use case you have mentioned. Yes, very true. Helps a lot when we have to be a bit charming.

Where do you use it @Jason , on messenger apps ?
 
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I use emoji when necessary. Mostly on phone.

We already had smilies in forums. It is at least 15 years old. If those 10-20 smilies can be called emojis, then yes, everyone who used forum in last decade used emojis extensively.
 
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They are not emojis 😉

Possibly, it is just a new name with pictures added as well. I don't know to be honest whether a smilie is equal to an emoji.

When we consider how it is used, it is the same yellow faces than and now. But with more ( a lot of ) new signs.
 
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> @Abhi whether a smilie is equal to an emoji.

That's the question :)

As they say, what is in a name ? Both works more or less the same.
 
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> @Abhi They are not emojis

That's incorrect. Smilies are in fact the foundation of emojis - simply an ASCII representation which is still widely used today. Admittedly, in the hacking community, and virtually always "hand drawn" as such. For example, you can see this in all Debian based distributions by typing `apt-get moo` at the console


Code:
<s>```</s><i>
</i>mark@LMT001:~$ apt-get moo
                 (__) 
                 (oo) 
           /------\/ 
          / |    ||   
         *  /\---/\ 
            ~~   ~~   
..."Have you mooed today?"...<i>
</i><e>```</e>


A nod to "supercow" powers...
 
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This one looks interesting. ( apt-get moo )

> @phenomlab Smilies are in fact the foundation of emojis - simply an ASCII representation which is still widely used today.

Are emojis ASCII too ?



 
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@Abhi no. They are enhanced glyph type icons but gave their roots in ASCII
 
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I need an informative emoji. 🧐
 

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