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Have emojis changed the world? Show more Show less

In just two decades, emoji has become ‘the fastest growing language in history’. But are there more complex implications to their popularity? With more than 92% of internet users now using emojis, and billions used every day, do the simple digital pictograms have wider implications for society, relationships and even the way we're hardwired?

No, the impact of emojis is exaggerated. Show more Show less

The growth in emoji use is part of the much more transformative digital revolution. Emojis are impactful insofar as they enhance (or diminish) existing forms of communication. However, they have no revolutionary impact in and of themselves.
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Emojis are a byproduct of the digital revolution.

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The emoji was created as a conduit for more efficient digital communication. As they have become more widespread, their purpose has not. Focusing on the emoji as a force for change is misleading, because it detracts from much more significant changes taking place in society linked to the 'digital revolution'.

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