Discussion on: 7 Ways to make your Tweets more Accessible

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Ben Sinclair

“Thank clapping hands you clapping hands Kent.”

That's what it sounds like in my head.

I have no idea what it's supposed to mean, either. Does it mean the person strongly agrees with, is sarcastically slow-clapping or is just being cutesy? I haven't the foggiest.

When I see someone say "I ❤️ :unidentified mammal: :100!: 🔥" I assume they're talking about a sportsball team, but even if I was familiar with the mascots for different locations, I'm going to struggle to work out whether you're talking about a beaver or an otter at the tiny pictogram sizes we're sharing. And it'll be different on different people's devices.

If I see more than the occasional smiley in someone's tweet, post, comment, whatever, I generally just skip the whole thing, and I bet I'm not the only one.