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    I also don't get it why emojis are so popular, but even I sometimes use them very much. Maybe it's because of the color they add in conversation, and some are just funny so we tend to overuse them to provoke the reaction of a laughter or something.

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    Permit me to laugh at your post a little bit because it's really reminds me particularly of myself. I love using emoji simply because it's fun for me. Sometimes I practically use it as a means of communication, as I believe all emoji has a meaning attached to it.

    It's appearance is funny that's what attracts me to using them. There are some occasion when I open my emoji to use one, I will simply burst out into laughter just by merely looking at them. Although I only use it conversation with only those that understands and actually use it with me.

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    As long as you haven't watched the Emoji Movie you still have my respect!

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    I still call them emoticons. I've used them for years and have seen the rise over the last 20 years and must say, this recent boom and this movie makes me want to hate them. I just use the simplest ones tbh, a smile, a laugh and all that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantis View Post
    As long as you haven't watched the Emoji Movie you still have my respect!
    I will definitely not admit I have watched the movie. Emojis are complementary to texts. The basic idea behind them is to make texting as alike as possible to normal face to face speech. Since texts have no feeling, no tone, no nothing, emojis sort of add all those missing elements. They also help to understand some texts, you know. For some of us who find it hard to note when people are being sarcastic, a laughing emoji helps us establish this. I also think some emojis communicate far much more than we can utter. An example is the heart eyes emoji. You can literally use that emoji in all texts with your crush.. see I just did it..there's no way of explaining that emoji.

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    Why are emojis so popular?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kieranlewix View Post
    I will definitely not admit I have watched the movie. Emojis are complementary to texts. The basic idea behind them is to make texting as alike as possible to normal face to face speech. Since texts have no feeling, no tone, no nothing, emojis sort of add all those missing elements. They also help to understand some texts, you know. For some of us who find it hard to note when people are being sarcastic, a laughing emoji helps us establish this. I also think some emojis communicate far much more than we can utter. An example is the heart eyes emoji. You can literally use that emoji in all texts with your crush.. see I just did it..there's no way of explaining that emoji.
    Ah, I feel the need to make one thing clear. I'm quite proud to say that these () graphics () are () not () emoji. This is mostly due to technical reasons, but basically the emoji came from Japan where English characters of course weren't enough for their communication. They needed their own characters in 日本語. So, "unicode" was created to allow for a nearly unlimited number of different (like 대한민국) language (like 中国) characters (like جزيره العرب), but Japanese mobile phone companies saw unicode as something exploitable during the mobile phone's earlier days, and they created their own set of custom characters that they called emoji: �������� (These may be displayed as squares or question marks in diamonds depending on your device/browser, but they're simply smiley faces.)

    These are just "text characters" being rendered as graphical images by Android/iPhone, or alternatively sites like Twitter have their own graphics for emoji. But in the end, all emoji are created from characters like those at the end of the last paragraph. And for that reason the Outlaw Star emoticons (note the different word) are mostly certainly not emoji. That's because they're generated by a specific group of text characters, like the below...

    Code:
    :) :( :@ :melhappy: :aishalove: :chibigenegrinwink:
    Becomes...

    Ta-daaaa!

    I really shouldn't have gone into that history lesson. Simply put, emoji have been a "thing" in Japan since the late '90s, but they've been something highly commercial in the west for the past several years. I'm just tired of seeing emoji icons everywhere. Especially the poop. I'm also tired of seeing stores selling emoji pillows all the time. Perhaps what truly sparked my hate for emoji was Oxford's 2015 "Word of the Year"...

    Why are emojis so popular?-lolwordoftheyear-jpg

    I'm done.

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    Why? They're there to express yourself. It's a simply explanation. You can't express your emotions via text, well, unless you're a poet, and honestly, instead of writing a whole sentence about how you feel, it's better to just use an emoji!

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    So I've been trying to come up with workarounds to get rid of this ugly sprog hellspawn once and for all. But it's a pain in the ass. There are hundreds of emoji, and though there's only a handful that are the most widely used it would be better to just kill them all. I thought of an SQL query, which is basically a command a database can run which will go through all of the data on a forum and make changes. So it would replace all emoji with Outlaw Star emoticons.

    I just can't stand emoji at all, and it's thanks to the app that they're seeping into the forum. Nothing I can do about that though. The devs can't be arsed with adding custom smiley support. I might hire a different dev to help sort this out.

    Why are emojis so popular?-doitdawg-jpg

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    There was a time I couldn't text without throwing an emoji in there. If you ask me, emojis always made the conversation come alive.

    There were even times that I only used emoji to make a point and it actually made sense. Along the way, they kind of became boring or maybe I just outgrew them. Nowadays I only use them when necessary.

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