“LINE has been ranked no. 1 in the free app category in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Macau, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, Israel, Switzerland and Turkey.”
It’s a messaging app that makes use of cute, cuddly emoji – the Japanese word for emotive icons.
See, that’s an app that could only have been inspired by either Japan or Korea.
Apple, or generally, American corporations wouldn’t really think of going through that effort to create little hand-drawn type pictures for the different emotions you could feel while sending someone a text message.
I love how the East Asian cultures have a wealth of more emotive emoticons, that studies have found to be because of a greater reliance on expressing emotion through the eyes, not the mouth.
(^_^) and and m(_ _)m
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