Communication

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป: Emojis, Digital Blackface, and White Identity | Miranda Rosenblum

Does ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป mean something different than ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿพ? What about โœŠ๐Ÿฟ compared to โœŠ๐Ÿป? In 2015, Apple released a new array of emoji skin tones. Instead of only white or Simpson yellow, emojis range 5 colors, from a pale white (๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป) to a dark brown (๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ).ย The addition of these emojis rectified…

Language in the Age of Context Collapse

My phone vibrates. I look down. Itโ€™s a message from my girlfriend. I just told her that I had to go for a couple of hours. โ€œOkay.โ€ What? What does that even mean? โ€œIโ€™m sorry.โ€ โ€œDonโ€™t be.โ€ Wait, is she upset? Is she trying to communicate to me that sheโ€™s…