Emoji: How They Portray National Identify
UK, Canada & USA: The Tired Emoji Tops the ListAccording to a mid-summer Tweet-measure, the tired face with an open mouth and screwed up eyes is the most tweeted emoji in first world countries like the UK, USA and Canada ? That’s pretty interesting considering the fact these countries are arguably the most economically and politically stable nations in the world today! Perhaps the prolonged recession is taking its toll with folk having to put in longer hours at work to pay the bills ? Fortunately, it isn’t all doom and gloom. Smiley faces, crying with laughter emoji, hearts, grinning emoji with smiling eyes and lovestruck emoji are listed as some of the most tweeted icons in 2016 in Toronto, London and New York! ? ? ? So, although we’re bone tired and a bit dejected in the richest nations of the western world, there are clearly still plenty of opportunities to communicate love and laughter to our friends and foes. Laugh your way to big wins in Platinum Play Canadian Online Casino’s cheeky new online slot - EmotiCoins! This captivating 5 x 3 reel, 30 line game features some familiar faces and promises fun, fun, fun and you can play it for free or for real money!
Europe: An Emoji Hodgepodge Closely Linked to National IdentityIn Europe, emoji use appears to be more closely related to national identity. In France, where the capital Paris is renowned as the city of love and romance, the use of heart emoji is off the charts ? In fact, it is the one country on earth that prefers to use the symbolic language of love in all the diverse configurations. Spain, a more masculine and pugnacious nation associated with activities like bull fighting (let's hope this will end soon!), uses the flexed bicep emoji to indicate strength and dominance?Germans, who are known worldwide for their streamlined efficiency and precise way of doing things, give the thumbs up whenever they can ?
Latin America: Music and Football Emoji RuleIn South American nations like Brazil, Chile, Columbia and Argentina, the music ? and football ⚽icons top the list of the most tweeted emoji. These countries are home to the samba, salsa, rumba, bosa nova and tango. The continent is the birth place of footballing legends and entertainment superstars such as Diego Maradona, Ronaldo, Pele, Messi, Julio Iglesias, Gloria Estefan and Ricky Martin. Depicting their world so succinctly with these emoji is a testament to the artist and footballer that lurks within the psyche of all Latin Americans!
Antipodes: Hearts and Winking Tongue Waggling EmojiIn New Zealand where sheep outnumber people, the classic heart emoji wins the day ❤ This could be a reflection of how difficult it is to find a life partner in the land of the long cloud or it could simply mean that there’s plenty of love to go around in one of the most southerly countries in the world. In Australia the winking emoji with a waggling tongue ? takes top billing, which is not altogether a surprise for a nation that’s known to be pretty cheeky or ‘ornery’ as they say Down Under. Second past the post is the thumbs up emoji!