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Apple's new emojis are more ammunition for the online generation wars

By Mark Brill, Senior Lecturer, School of Games, Film and Animation, Birmingham City University
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When I saw the news that Apple would be releasing 217 new emojis into the world, I did what I always do: I asked my undergraduates what it meant to them. “We barely use them any more,” they scoffed. To them, many emojis are like overenthusiastic dance moves at weddings: reserved for awkward millennials. “And they use them all wrong anyway,” my cohort from generation Z added earnestly.

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