How Emojis Can Make Your Social Media Followers

ZACK JONES | April 19, 2016

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According to Wikipedia, the first emoji was used by Scott Fahlman in 1982 for the express purpose of relaying emotion. We sure have come along way, huh? Emojis have become an essential part of our culture and their own form of communication. Whether you’re adding a to your Facebook post because baseball is finally back, or a to a tweet to help emphasize how sad the episode of “The Bachelor” made you feel, emojis are everywhere. I’ll admit it. At first, I thought emojis were dumb. They were just something for teenage girls to add to texts about their obsession with Justin Bieber or Jonathan Taylor Thomas or Kirk Cameron, or whatever heartthrob had their attention at the time. However, I was wrong. My views started to change once I realized the power and creativity they provide. It didn’t hurt that at about the same time, I started seeing famous athletes and celebrities using them on Twitter and Instagram.

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