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IN Science & Technology ON 13 Apr, 2016
We all have noticed the change in emojis with the change in Operating System. An emoji from Android phone which appears like 'let's dance' might look like 'we should date each other' on an Apple device. And this is just one example!
A research was done on 304 people where they were asked to rate emojis from strongly negative to strongly positive, angry or say, happy or excited. The results were amusing, and even noteworthy at times. One thing was clear from the study though: Change of emojis from one OS platform to another is somehow leading to miscommunication.
Miller is a Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota and has successfully come out with the result that an emoji sent from an iPhone to a Google Nexus might be treated differently by both the receiver and the sender.
"The study was inspired by some personal experiences," Miller said. "This particular topic came from the fact that if I wrote something on my phone or browser, I saw different emoji each time I looked."
The above emoji was described as 'stop' during the research while others described as 'pray' or 'praise. Now you know what I'm talking about!
According to the paper, the Google version of the emoji as 'blissfully happy' is seen as 'ready to fight' by Apple users, the Unicode character being exactly the same!
I guess we need a 'one word one emoji font' from now onward. Agree?
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