If You're Fluent In Emoji, Does That Technically Make You Bilingual?
“Vision can be more powerful, in terms of understanding and perceiving something than having to decode language. From that perspective, visual glyphs — a.k.a emojis — are very powerful, effective communicators. In terms of digital technology and communication, visual information is very powerful. This is one of the proven effects of phenomena such as Facebook. Think about it: If Facebook were a country it’d be the largest in the world. Facebook has 1.9 billion active monthly users; 300 million plus images are uploaded, every day, on Facebook. It’s just mind boggling.
Emoji is the world’s global form of communication: It’s important that it should be representative of the global population.