Unknown knowns: Does Emoji’s popularity mean it’s the new English?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 5, 2015


Who would’ve thought it but apparently Emoji, the small icons used to express emotion electronically, are the new lingua franca, the 21st century’s English without words. Instagram said so on Friday (though not in quite those words) and a New York Times blog has picked up on the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app’s finding that nearly 40 … Continue reading “Unknown knowns: Does Emoji’s popularity mean it’s the new English?”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK