Water gun fight: Microsoft announces new emojis, cites values
by Matthew Mills / Apr 25, 2018, 7:42 PM
As we noted in a recent article, just as the emoji tides were changing (2016), Microsoft went the other way. Now, on the heels off Twitter, Facebook, Samsung and Google, the company is heeding the political call. Microsoft announced today that it will be "evolving" its emojis to better reflect the company values. They also provided a sneak preview of one new emoji, which happens to be a water gun. Although they were the last hold out, inn a time where social media ensures that everyone is having a 24-hour discussion about all hot button topics, what other choice is there?
The emoji: pinnacle of value expression..
updates like this roll out faster than critical bug fixes? Let us know.It is not the first time any of the tech giants have altered their emoji offerings to suit the political climate. Everything from gender neutrality to gun control has had its support touted in the emoji public square. It seems all the big names are now onboard and will no longer provide users with emojis depicting real weapons. No one is really sure which small, cartoonish figure will be the next subject of public opinion. Perhaps the knife emoji is next? What are your thoughts on the emoji crisis, and do you think emoji
Posts: 6789; Member since: Jul 11, 2012
It's really hard to show tolerance with society becoming so ultra sensitive.
posted on Apr 25, 2018, 7:11 PM 11
Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 24, 2015
American logic.. Prevent shooting not by banning guns but by banning gun emoji..
posted on Apr 25, 2018, 8:18 PM 14
Send a warning to post author
Send a warning to Selected user.
The user has 0 warnings currently.
Next warning will result in ban!
Ban user and delete all posts
Message to PhoneArena moderator (optional):