Finally, it’s come to this: Emojli, a new social network only for emoji.
And by, “only for emoji,” we mean the only messages on Emojli will be emoji. scratcheshead. WTF?
That’s right, here in the 21st Century with all our communications tools and instant online gratification we’ve come full circle, connecting with others solely through emotionally-charged hieroglyphics. poutyface
I mean, after all, why bother with actual thoughts or expressive and compelling words when an emoticon will do just fine? wink
Seriously, creators Matt Gray and Tom Scott claim to be earnest about the new network and say the point of its creation is to rid the social webzez of spam, trolls, memes and hashtags. (What’s the emoji for, “earnest”?)
And, they point out, Emojli will be free of emotional manipulation – unlike some other huge social behemoths which will remain unnamed here but starts with, “Face,” and ends with, “book.” confused hurt
“If you look at it in a negative light, we’ll probably be shortening (users’) attention spans, limiting their ability to communicate, and bringing along the end of civilisation,” Scott told the U.K.’s Independent. “That said, I think that same argument’s been made about the internet, television, and pretty much every medium back to cave paintings.”
Emojli isn’t actually launched yet wink-wink and the creators are trying to raise money handsout but the thinking impaired can sign up for the app to be launched first in iOs naturally, fittingly and later in Android and on ancient caves and antiquities sites still later.
Oh…and users names will also have to be emoji. raspberry
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