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Emojis convey messages

Paul Cohen was a 19-year-old store worker, decided to wear a jacket that had the words “Fuck the Draft. Stop the War”, which was in reference to the Vietnam War. At this time this was a very powerful way to express his emotions of the war and this is why he was brought up with the charges of “ disturbing the peace and quiet of ay neighborhood or persons by offensive conduct”.

Now in today’s society, we are expressing our emotions and ideas in so many different ways.  One…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Oct 09, 2017

A Brief History of Emojis

In the late 90’s, Shigetaka Kurita invented the emoji in response to an early mobile website that had been launched.  The site was similar to ones that we are used to today.  It combined things like weather, news, and entertainment on a single platform.  A critical difference, however, is that instead of using symbols to explain things like the weather (sun for sunny or cloud for cloudy), it would say things like “fine” or “bad.”  This was terribly confusing for Kurita as “fine” could mean a whole range of…

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  • Influencers | Social Media
  • Oct 04, 2017

Social Media:  Not a right, but still granted

When it comes to rights and privileges it is less about them being given to someone than it is about what they do with them. Allowing sex offenders the right to social media isn’t the problem, it’s what they could potentially do with it. However, telling someone that they are barred from having a social life in what is probably the only place they are still accepted is, for lack of a better word, harsh. Criminals deserve to be treated like criminals when they’re in jail, not when they…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Oct 03, 2017

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