The real meaning of all those emoji in Twitter handles

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Emoji have become Twitter’s very own digital bumper stickers or laptop decorations. The tiny images next to your handle are yet another way to express yourself online.

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An image is worth a thousand words, after all, and an emoji certainly adds more intrigue than explicitly stuffing your political preferences into your handle. Emoji are readily available and allowed (and searchable) in Twitter handles, and they are popping up everywhere.

Twitter emoji indicate who you are, who you want to be, and how you want others to think of you. But first you have to know what the emoji even mean, so we asked people who use the images in their online identities. Read more…

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