If you are active on social media platforms especially Instagram, you may have realized the increasing usage of emojis – not only in post caption but also comments and stories. It’s not difficult to see why emojis are gaining such popularity, they help us express ourselves, our views, our thoughts, and feelings better behind the keyboards.
“This is so funny LOL” –> “??????”
“You’re so gorgeous” –> “???”
“Your photo is horrible” –> “????”
“Merry Christmas!” –> “????”
“Oh no I’m so sorry, this is such bad news” –> “????”
“Don’t give up, you’ve got this” –> “????”
“You’re so fake” –> “???????”
A picture (emoji) speaks a thousand words, true enough. As users on social media are increasingly visual, not many of us have that attention span for long captions or comments hence, emojis are the perfect substitute to express what we feel in the easiest way possible. Just look at all the emojis in the comment section of these influencers!
Here are just some examples of emojis in comments of Instagram posts, where followers express their own excitement, happiness, and opinions with their favorite personality on social media. Emojis are a such a big deal that they even have their own celebration day on 17th July! ?
However, as with many things, emojis can be misused to convey hate and insult. One example is the snake and chicken emoji which used to mean nothing more than just the usual animal but has now become a symbol of hate and insult. The whole episode actually started off with users spamming Taylor Swift’s Instagram posts with a series of snake emojis. Read more about how it began here! OPPURE CONTINUA A LEGGERE L’ARTICOLO QUI