Extract from article by Lisa Hoover McGreevy
Emojis [ ] and emoticons 🙂 used to be exclusive BFFs with teens. Now adults are peppering texts and tweets with the expressive little images and it’s having a surprising effect on e-discovery.
There’s no official manual governing the use of emojis and emoticons, so their meaning is subject to the interpretation of the sender and the receiver. That’s no problem when you’re having a casual chat, but who decides their intent and meaning if those electronic messages become evidence in a court case?