From: Adam Twardoch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Jan 09 2009 - 02:25:49 CST
I think emoji is the new punctuation.
At some point there were no punctuation characters. So written text were
just "words". I can imagine that some people opposed the idea of adding
dots and commas and dashes, because they were "silent" marks that did
not so much influence the contents of the text but more its form (at
least that may have been the thinking).
Today, people feel like they want more punctuation, because the written
communication needs to be more compact, and there are some common codes
in writing that convey certain meaning, and emoji are part of it.
They are multi-colored? So what. The practice of putting red vowel marks
over black Arabic writing has existed for centuries. They're animated?
So what, the technology permits it.
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