Aug. 5, 2016, 11:43 a.m.

The Stuff We Worry About

Amidst global warming, pollution, world hunger, cyberwarfare, real wars, droughts, economic crisis, antibiotic resistance, genocide (wtf - we have classifications of genocide?!) and Justin Bieber - we have this to worry about too:

Analysts had been worried that without standardisation between platforms, intent for violent emoji could be misunderstood. For instance, if someone sent an acquaintance a message using their iPhone offering to come around with some friends and some waterguns, that acquaintance might well misunderstand the thrust of the message if they were using an Android phone and saw a series of pistols.


Pistol vs water pistol
Pistol vs water pistol