Emojis . . . we all use them, that majority of us love them, and quite honestly, they have become a part of our daily communication through texting and messages! I love love love emojis for the very reason they were created . . . to absolutely show what emotion goes along with the messages being sent 🙂
Emojis were created by a man named Shigetaka Kurita, who explained that the reason why he created these every day symbols was because attaching one to a message would hopefully assure the reader what the tone of the message being sent actually was. For example, if I send a text to a friend of mine canceling plans, I may text “Sorry can’t make it”. Now reading that, the tone that comes off from it is a bit cold, and not kind at all. But if I add a sad emoji next to it . . . “Sorry can’t make it 🙁 “, it shows that I am genuinely sad that I won’t be able to get together. It really does make a difference! Tone through messages can be taken so many different ways, and sometimes really can create confusion, hurt feelings, and anger. However, I do believe in using emojis, it can create a whole different conversation, and better feelings 😉 The key to a great conversation is being clear, upfront, and honest right? So emojis really do create that kind of conversation! Now I love love love emojis, and anyone who messages with me sees how many I use daily; hmmmmmmm, if I had a dollar for every emoji I have used, I would be a multi-billionaire! LOL!
I always wondered how emojis were created, and Kurita explained that he thought back to his childhood and created images from that; from comic books that he had read, from different symbols he had seen, etc. He did a great job in my opinion! I wish I could be part of that creative team, and come up with a few new ones . . . yup, I do like to doodle here and there, and think there are some that are missing that can prove to be quite useful during messages 😉 Apart from the traditional emojis that were created, there have been so many more additions that just liven up conversations . . . I am 100% positive that a whole conversation can be had with these images today!
Take a guess at what I am saying with these emojis . . .
Leave your answers in the comments and I will let you know if you’re on the right track 😉
Emojis are such a trend, that they aren’t just found on communication devices, but can be found in every day items like clothing, stationary, books, pillow cases, stuffies, etc.! There is even a movie out now that has all of the emojis in it! I actually can’t wait to watch it! Yup, I admitted that! From a little idea that Kurita had to improve our ways of communicating, came along such a worldwide obsession with these little symbols . . . I am curious to see where else these emojis will pop up!
Love love love, LC