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A Brief History of Emojis

History of EmojisIn 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…

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  • Influencers | Social Media
  • Oct 04, 2017

Social Media:  Not a right, but still granted

Camry Bishop, Pepperdine studentWhen 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,…

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

Should sex offenders have a right to social media?

Kristin Vartan, Pepperdine studentOne of the purposes of a social network is to quite literally network through virtual means. A LinkedIn account is like a remote business exchange of business cards but is a connection documented with more permanence. Modern society is so rooted in social media networking that companies will even scour potential employer’s social media accounts to get a better idea of their character and fit with the company. Some job applications even provide the option of replacing standard application inserts by linking…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Oct 02, 2017

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