I heart emoji. But because of phone limitations, I really only use them on facebook, where they're called stickers. It occurred to me that I might like to reflect on these sets and give each one a rating. So much for yesterday's post about turning off words.
I'll rate each set using one of its own symbols. My criteria:
This one is of course based on the classic Facebook Like symbol. It adds the sentiments "unlike," "I love you," "hang loose," and "peace." Those are easy.
Not sure, though, if the one with stars is drunk ("I love you, man!") or starry-eyed ("You are awesome.") Guess context will decide, which is the beauty of emoji. They mean what I mean 'em to mean.
Like that flaming one. For me it says, "I used to play with Hot Wheels but now I drive a Camaro and you're cool like me." So I won't use that one. The fist could either be. "FIGHT THE POWER!" or "I DON'T KNOW SIGN LANGUAGE!" So that's not for me, either.
Overall, I love this set. Its images and meanings are clear (above exceptions aside) and it has a sense of humor. The whole idea of riffing on the Like symbol should have been done years ago.
Likes, I think you're awesome. And I might have had some wine. Score: