TED Talk: “Jenna Schilstra”

In Defense of Emojis

TED.COM | A simple emoji can help clarify and amplify subtext so that we can better understand each other, but their benefits extend far beyond enhancing our daily texts and emails. Marketing analyst and avid emoji-defender Jenna Schilstra demonstrates how these pictograms are being used in new ways, like helping abused children describe complex emotions, or giving new communication methods to people on the autism spectrum. In the end, Schilstra says, these new expressions might be making expression itself more accessible.

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