Twitter users are now even more active as they are able to express themselves better since Twitter supports new emojis.
- The new Twitter emojis are called twemojis
- Twemojis are differentiated through skin-tone
- You can find same-sex couples emojis on Twitter
When Oxford Dictionary gets into the emoji trend and names its word of the year an emoji, Twitter must keep up and bring its users a wide selection to choose from. Until now, emojies on Twitter varied according to the app or platform you were using; meaning they were different for iPhone (iOS) and Android and so on.
But now, regardless of the platform you’re using, Twitter has introduced emojis in the timelines of the social media network. Since they belong to Twitter, they are called Twemojis and range from Modifiers and Families to hand signals, foods and anti-bullying group.
What makes these emojis different from others is that they were created to express the reality of our contemporary society. They are extremely different and you can take your pick from a wide variety of skin tones, or occupations or religious preferences. And if you were feeling somehow neglected for being a ginger, don’t worry. Many of the twemojis are red-haired by default.
In the Families category, again you will find a great variety of emojis that are very useful to portray todays households, including families formed from same-sex couples with children.
The hand signals (Unicode 7) include everything from the peace sign and the Vulcan salute to the middle finger, so you can choose whatever you want depending on your mood. Foods (Unicode 8) are also extremely varied and include even hot dogs and tacos. Moreover, there are also about 256 countries’ flags. Besides, if you type #IAmAWitness, an anti-bullying emoji will appear on your screen.
So, all in all, Twemojis include everything for everyone. Twitter has embraced in a very friendly way modern society and everything in it and allows you to express yourself better. Furthermore, I believe this could be a step forward when talking about equity, human rights differences in race, sexual preferences or religion. It could help us have a better understanding of how different we are and how very similar at the same time. In this way, mutual respect will hopefully grow and discrimination will start to become a thing of the past.
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