Facebook war on Emoji

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Section 16 of Facebooks ephemeral standards allows them to ban and block people for the high crime of using Emoji's. Eggplant is substitute for penis, Peach for butt or girly bits -- so the two o used together to imply "horny", and is a violation of terms because it's a solicitation for sex. (Rolls eyes). Of course they don't document their standards, or apply them equally to both sides of the aisle, which is the real problem. Adult actress Kendra James was banned from Instagram because a man demanded free nude pics, and she said that was her job and if wanted that, he could join her site. I have an emoji or two for that: 🖕👉🤥📘

Facebook is 3 things: bad interface, bad management, and biased policies. I want a social network that gives me control of what I see and share -- both to my friends and to advertisers. I realize they need to make a buck, and my information is their product, but the point is you can still give users the illusions of control. But Zuckerberg seems to have falling into the egocentric pit that many young billionaires do, they think because they timed things well, and worked hard, and got lucky that they're smarter than everyone else. This makes them arrogant, less mature, and slower to grow than the average human: Dunning-Kruger, inflated by being surrounded by yes-men.


If you want to see how stupid we are becoming, you need look no further than Emoji. Not just that comic hieroglyphics are becoming the new way to communicate because reading is hard. It's that the PC-thought police intrude on language in a way that Orwell warned about in 1984: truthspeak, double-speak and so on, are all real. Some examples include: Condom Emoji, Handgun Emoji, Unicode, I Am A Witness, and so on. Each of these tweaks is relatively harmless... but additively they change the lexicon, pervert the language, and make the meanings of things we say today, mean something completely different in the future. That's not a good thing.



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