Emoji’s are really fun, that’s plain and simple. They’re also pretty useful, and they’re used thousands and millions of times every single day. We even have 3D emojis now. Everyone I know uses them, even my dad. I use them, probably a little bit too much.
There are hundreds to choose from and I use them as reactions to people. But that got me thinking, are they actually reactions?
I got some of my friends to recreate some emoji poses, and turns out if we did these in real life we’d be weird, really weird. But why do they come across so human and natural compared to words?
Here’s what happened when my friends posed as emojis for me:
But do you know what they all mean? Do they even mean anything specific? Well I’d be using the blonde girl with the hand up to be sassy, I’m using the glasses one for nerds, the smile for just generally being happy, the monkey is cute, and the facepalm is when you do something completely and utterly stupid.
I send myself the facepalm a lot.