Emojis account for nearly half of the comments and captions on Instagram #RIPtext

Emojis are fast becoming the new language of the Internet, at least according to a new study that details the widespread use of emojis on Instagram. The research, penned by Thomas Dimson, a software engineer behind Instagram’s Hyperlapse app, states that nearly half of the text on Instagram contain emojis. This includes comments, captions and the recently-introduced emoji-capable hashtags. The trend took a sharp uprise after emoji keyboards were introduced on iOS and Android in 2011 and 2013, respectively. The findings also noted that Finlanders used the most emojis in their Instagram posts, with 63 percent of the text consisting of the cartoony emoticons. Another…

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