Emoji: Language killer, parasite or symbiosis?

Emoji: Language killer, parasite or symbiosis? notes that 6 500 languages are being spoken every day on today’s Earth, and suggests that “Emoji, as a parasitic ‘language’, could be the culprit for the abuse and ultimate death of written language.” The author points out positive (increased understanding) and negative (affecting oral and written culture). Analyses on the use of emoji, including emotional, gender, geographical, and cultural give context to how emoji may be affection language, culture and multilingualism, including ‘Emoji as a barometer for the state of society’.