Wednesday February 19, 2020

The people who control emojis are getting rid of the pistol one. They’re right to do so

Two months ago, Apple, Facebook and Google all blocked the addition of a rifle emoji

7th August, 2016

My mom, who is 73, is really good at emojis. I think she picked up some digital lingo from Hillary Clinton’s social media team, but then, so did I. Emojis emerged in the late 1990s, and since our phones’ interfaces got better, they’ve only become more popular, and across a whole range of demographics.

It shouldn’t be a surprise that as our communication increasingly takes place in visual formats, more of...

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