The Truth Behind Emoji 's Essay

700 Words Aug 19th, 2016 3 Pages
The Truth Behind Emoji’s defines an emoji as a small digital image or icon used to express an idea, emotion, etc., in electronic communication. The argument that I decided to use for this assignment talks about emoji’s and how that might have more meaning than one person thinks. The argument that has rose is that Apple Inc. is now going to ban the use of its six shooter pistol emoji with what looks to be a squirt gun. Apple hasn’t released to why they have decided to replace all new generation iPhone and iPad with this new picture on a squirt gun but Johnathan Zittrain’s has a theory as to why.
Why are People Offended over an Emoji? According to a study, 92% of the online population make use of an emoji on an everyday basis. The first theory Zittrain has to why he believes apple is changing this emoji is that it is simply inappropriate for kids. Also that the picture might have its way in promotion gun violence. With that being said he also states that he believes if we are doing this to protect our children then there should be security settings on children’s IPhone that allow restrictions made by the parents on the certain use of emoji’s. His theory is supported by Apples Inc. slogan which is “all the things you love to do are more expressive, more dynamic and more fun than ever.” With this being said Zittrain states that by taking away certain emoji’s like the gun one isn’t encouraging us to be as expressive as we might want to be, therefore they are…

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