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Brooke Watson Madubuonwu
just learned with horror that deleting any of the "family" emojis in google slides does not remove the emoji, but rather kills off each individual family member one by one, starting with the children
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Brooke Watson Madubuonwu Aug 29
Replying to @brookLYNevery1
The soundcloud: . I DARE y’all to give so much money to the ACLU that my data team has to do an analysis of the “emojicide bump”
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Brooke Watson Madubuonwu Aug 30
Replying to @brookLYNevery1
As many folks have pointed out, families are not the only compound emojis. Skin tone and gender are also often tacked on as an afterthought to other atomic emoji forms.
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Brooke Watson Madubuonwu Aug 30
Replying to @brookLYNevery1
The way the unicode is implemented in platforms like Google docs leads to many kinds of horror movie fodder. If you want to remove the emoji of a Black woman running from a Google doc, you have to first delete her gender, and then delete her Blackness.
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Brooke Watson Madubuonwu Aug 30
Replying to @brookLYNevery1
What's telling is not only the emojis are made this way, but the ones that aren't. For example, the only family emoji that behaves as a single character is the hetero couple with one male child. They get got as a unit. Here's a side-by-side:
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Brooke Watson Madubuonwu Aug 30
Replying to @brookLYNevery1
Similarly, the straight couple kissing and the gay couple kissing appear exactly the same at first glance. But when you break them down to their component parts, 👨‍❤️‍💋‍👨 is actually 👨 + ❤️ + 💋 + 👨, while the straights get to stay a unit.
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Brooke Watson Madubuonwu Aug 30
Replying to @brookLYNevery1
Most of the athletes are, at their base level, men (except the yoga lady, of course🧘🏿‍♀️). The profession emojis (👩🏿‍🍳, 👨🏽‍⚖️, 👩🏼‍🔧) seem mostly to be implemented in the same way for both genders, but guess who is, atomically, a lady? The witch. And the vampire. (The mermaid is a man.)
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Brooke Watson Madubuonwu Aug 30
Replying to @brookLYNevery1
None of this should be surprising. Emojis are language, language reflects society, and our society is dominated by white heteronormative gender binaries. Bias is encoded into technology at every level, & everyone who works in technology has a responsibility to ACTIVELY combat it.
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Nick Aug 29
I can't believe they made the dad watch his entire family get murdered
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carpio Aug 29
I believe it's the dad who kills his family and then himself
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uhhbenjamminwtf Aug 29
Jesus
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Nick Aug 29
Emoji flags at half mast 🇺🇸
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Lisa Fleisher Aug 29
Half staff
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Nick Aug 29
Yes - sorry, stuck on naval lingo from that one time I was on a boat. Half staff is correct.
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Tennessee Aug 29
“The one time” lmfaoooo
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Nick Aug 29
I'm glad someone appreciated my joke lol
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Nicholas Tierney Aug 29
Replying to @brookLYNevery1
I'm horrified...and intrigued? by the underlying UTF-8 that controls this?
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Matt Sandy Aug 29
Pretty much, \U0001f468\r\U0001f469\r\U0001f467\r\U0001f466 You delete one element of the merged/grouped emoji. RStudio gets all wonky and pasting 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦‍ displays on OSX.
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João Pedro Craveiro 🇵🇹 Aug 29
So the "family emoji" is kind of like a ligature?
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Michele Adduci Aug 29
Replying to @jpgcc_ @appupio and 2 others
It's not the only one, actually there are many of them
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Matt Sandy Aug 29
Replying to @m_adduci @jpgcc_ and 2 others
My wording was ambiguous; each subsequent character is joined by a zero-width joiner.
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Aalbert Torsius Aug 30
Replying to @appupio @m_adduci and 3 others
Can you create larger / different families by combining these, even if the font can't represent it?
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Matt Sandy Aug 30
Here is some more info on how Windows has started doing things.
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