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It’s not just your Google keywords anymore. Advertisers are developing ads to target consumers based on the emojis they use.

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With Twitter’s new emoji tracking tool, advertisers can track how and when users post emojis and determine users’ emotional state. Depending on those feelings, they can deliver ads that best match their emotions at that time.

Advertisers say that this will allow them to deliver more relevant ads, but there are opposite concerns about consumer privacy. Watch this video to learn how advertisers are using this tool and how it changes the ads users see on Twitter.

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Do you ❤️ emojis? Wait a sec... How did this symbol: ❤️ come to represent a heart? 🤔 Check out our video here! http://bit.ly/2QQSV7m 👈👈
The Dominator
Bloody hell, complaining about Toyota not making cars in America as if Toyota is American, morons
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happy devil isnt an emotion
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I have an idea... Lets boycott social media for a while
The Cuddley Cactus
Seriously, I don't put much meaning into using emojis! I use the
WuzNab
How are you feeling?
Hmmm.... I’m feeling, *happy devil.* 😈
Gamma
I usually use the cigarette emoji 🚬 but never got coupons for cigarettes.
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When will companies stop vastly overestimating how much emojis mean to us? Like they’re cool and useful but emojis themselves have no value to me and seeing my ~fave emojis~ plastered onto something will never make me want to buy it
Ron Villejo
I use emojis regularly in iMessages with my wife and daughter, but somehow I trust Apple to safeguard my overall messages more than I do either Facebook or Twitter. In any case, I believe emotions have a complexity that may not be fully, or even accurately, captured by emojis we use. So I wonder how well emoji campaigns are working out for advertisers: are they getting a lift in their advertising impact or return? More importantly how well do they really understand the relationship between emotions and (buying) behavior, especially when other factors like cognition and personality play into our behavior as well?
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Tushar Chowdhury
😋😶😑🙃🤭 ,what am i feeling?
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🖕 what now
IMLR.
I actually never use emoji
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This is why I stick to emoticons. Nice and old school.
gianfranco Razzeto
Ha! Jokes on them I use a flip phone
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🙂 I like this emoji
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My man got AirPods
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How a melancholy egg yolk conquered Japan Why advertisers are tracking your emojis 1 day ago   04:31

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Gudetama, explained.



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When you think about the cuteness culture in Japan, the word “kawaii” comes to mind. The word, which signals more of a childlike sense of cute, came about in the 70s and it’s been used globally ever since. And Sanrio, the company that created Hello Kitty, has built an empire around the “kawaii” culture. Cuteness is a reaction. In Japan, the kawaii culture and concept is often linked to the country’s post-WWII years. The idea is that, because of its trauma and defeat, the country leaned into its vulnerability. Decades later— Sanrio’s new face of kawaii is an egg yolk with depression, questioning life.



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