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Imagine if an emoji — one casually fired off in a text-message conversation — ended up costing the sender thousands of dollars. Or $3,000, to be exact.  That’s what happened in Israel recently, after a judge determined that a message containing a string of emojis conveyed clear intent.   The case was a dispute over rent.

Source: CBC News

Date: May 30th, 2017

Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/emoji-lawsuit-1.4131697

Discussion

1) “According to the judge’s ruling, the text messages — and the emojis, in particular — signalled clear interest on the part of the renter.”   Does this make sense to you?

2) How might emojis and the correct use of emojis become part of business communications?

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