What if it’s a supportive emoji response, like a thumbs up?
I never use emojis. I make do with sentences with proper punctuation!
Emojis remind me, in a lame sort of way, of Egyptian hieroglyphics.
GIF responses are equally annoying, especially the giant ones…
Forced diversity is all I see now and has ruined the actual skills of the actors. In the 90’s, 2000’s etc when I watched movies with Morgan Freeman, Danny Glover, Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes, Halle Berry, Woopi Goldberg etc I just saw actors performing, yes I saw they were black, but that had no relevance on their abilities or the character they were portraying, they were just good actors. Now however in modern movies when I see a black or gay actor I have this automatic thought of ‘Oh, this person is only here because of their color or identity, not because of their acting skill’. When Black Panther released all we heard was, ‘you must watch this because black, black black’. Well no, I watched Black Panther because I’m a comic book fan and I love super hero movies.
Emoji, memes, and gifs of somebody making a stupid face. If you have nothing to say, say nothing.
A picture is worth a thousand words. And tone of voice and facial expression are a large portion of conversational communication. Which twitter is attempting to emulate. Pictures that indicate tone, if used properly, enhance the online experience.
It’s the ‘used properly’ part that is usually lacking.
The only films I was ever forced to watch, were in “Health” class in high school, they weren’t at all diverse…either was the school,or suburb.
Diversity in general is a minor point in the entertainment industry. If it’s well done it doesn’t matter, and if it’s poorly done there’s no point to watch it anyway. Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher, John Wayne as Genghis Kahn, or Glenn Close as Nellie Forbush are miscast ego trips that are far more annoying than any diversity casting or tokenism.
A very good point.
The Lincoln Douglas debates went on for hours. Each one would speak for 1 hour or more at a time. And the audience paid attention to every word and followed the speakers train of thought. Certainly not what happens on Twitter.
Now about the super hero following a brain injury:
He lost his marvels.
Well, if Disney had any imagination the little mermaid would have been an Inuk from Greenland. But Disney doesn’t comprehend diversity on that scale…
Darrin Bell and Theron Heir