A New Generation of Emojis

wink

wink

I don’t know about you, but I’m not a fan of emojis because they tend to downgrade your life and emotions into the two-dimensional realm of caricature.

For example, what if you posted the following on Facebook:

It saddens me to inform my friends that I’ve contracted tuberculoid leprosy and am seeking treatment at a colony in Tichilești, Romania; therefore, I will be out of commission for at least six months. Thoughts and prayers appreciated.

Chances are you’d receive a number of these signifiers,

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and because sympathy is being transmitted via a cartoon, your actual plight as a recently diagnosed leper is cheapened.

On the other hand, given that tone is sometimes difficult to gauge in texts and social media, a winking emoji can mean the difference between a LOL and a FOAD.  So I’ve come up with what I consider a middle way, and I know you entrepreneurs out there in cyberspace will want to get into this enterprise at ground zero.

Let me show you what I’m talking about.  Okay, let’s start with the two text-acronyms mentioned above, LOL and FOAD.

Rather than the typical hysterically laughing cartoon sun, you could provide this image instead:

LOL

LOL

 

 

 

 

 

But maybe you’re not all that amused.

meh

meh

 

 

 

 

 

Or you don’t find it amusing at all.

you twit

not amused

 

 

 

 

 

How about this one for FOAD

FOAD

FOAD

 

 

 

 

 

My most used emoji is the irony identifying wink.

Compare this:

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with this:

wink

wink

 

 

 

 

 

Okay, let’s go back to the original premise:

It saddens me to inform my friends that I’ve contracted tuberculoid leprosy and am seeking treatment at a colony in Tichilești, Romania and therefore will be out of commission for at least six months.

so sad

so sad

 

 

 

 

 

or

bummer

bummer

 

 

 

 

 

or

feeling your pain

feeling your pain

 

 

 

 

 

or sending thoughts

thought transmission

thought transmission

 

 

 

 

 

 

and/or prayers

joan of arc

 

 

 

 

 

Of course, I’m not computer wizard.  Some one with some programming skills could do a lot better, so hey, entrepreneurs, let’s get on it.

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