And we’re back in the office, kicking off more posts on digital with this interesting article; here’s an excerpt:
So it’s official. We are evolving backwards. Emoji, the visual system of communication that is incredibly popular online, is Britain’s fastest-growing language according to Professor Vyv Evans, a linguist at Bangor University.
The comparison he uses is telling – but not in the way the prof, who appears enthusiastic about emojis, presumably intends. “As a visual language emoji has already far eclipsed hieroglyphics, its ancient Egyptian precursor which took centuries to develop,” says Evans.
Related, see this article, which says:
The basic unit of communication has become, not video calls or even voice calls, but text messages. Who saw that coming? The return of the telegram? Pretty much nobody.