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Halloween Themed Emojis Begin Trending Ahead of Holiday

Emojis have become an intrinsic part of the manner in which we converse online because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up allowing us to say a lot with just a single image. Emojis can convey a lot of different feelings and emotions, and they can often mean wildly different things based on the circumstances in which they might have ended up being used.

Since Halloween is just around the corner, it should come as no surprise that Halloween themed emojis are trending in their usage on virtually every single social media platform that is currently out there. This is not just indicative of the impact that emojis can have on how we talk to one another, but it is also yet another example of America’s global cultural influence since this uniquely Americanized holiday is now being referenced in parts of the world that don’t have a prior cultural connection to it.

A lot of people have started using Jack-O-Lantern emojis as well as ghost emojis since these successfully embody the spooky spirit of this holiday, and this also reveals how different emojis can be based on the company whose service you are using. For example, Apple and Samsung have very different emoji styles for Jack-O-Lanterns, and Microsoft has an absolutely embarrassing 2D design that looks like a children’s drawing.

The Jack-O-Lantern emoji always sees a spike in usage at around this time, and suffice it to say that it would be difficult to imagine all of the Halloween tweets and Instagram posts that people are putting up without them. The truly interesting thing is that this emoji very rarely gets used outside of this context, and most companies have probably added them specifically so that they can be used at around this tme of the year on an annual basis.

H/T: Emojipedia.
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