Emojis are a way to communicate feelings. It’s also the most minimal way that you can communicate something to another person without using text or pictures/videos.
The model of Twitter
Twitter is also a social media platform based on minimal text and pictures/videos to go along with it. I it that Twitter limits the tweet length. It forces you to make short bold statements and focus on clarity.
An emotional rollercoaster
At least for me Twitter feels like an emotional rollercoaster. A mix of emotional statements from all over the world. It numbs me and often even drags my mood down.
1 Post 1 Emoji
How about a network with only emojis? A lot of the unnecessary text in tweets would be gone. People could still communicate their message via attachments (e.g blog posts, etc.).
1 Post consists of 1 Emoji and 1 Attachment (picture, video, gif, etc.). You could also “share/retweet”. Instead of a “like” I think an “agree” or “don’t agree” would be better. Maybe in the form of and
It would cut all unnecessary text. Most users probably want to share content anyway. You could filter all received posts based on emotions. Let’s say you want to feel happy - choose a happy emoji as a filter . You want to laugh - choose . Wanna hear touching stories choose
I don’t think this idea has already grown enough.
- How much effort would it be to implement a minimum prototype solution? Are there any webdevs here? 1 week? 1 month?
- What would you do with the digital data that is embedded in posts. Do you know how Twitter solves that? Would I need to store it on my server?
- What do you think about the idea? Are you still entertained by Twitter’s rollercoaster?