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Boston.com live-translates Massachusetts gubernatorial debate into emoji

http://twitter.com/#!/BostonDotCom/status/516722982954500096

Boston.com’s live-tweeting Monday night’s Massachusetts gubernatorial debate using only emoji, which makes it even harder to understand than Cher’s Twitter feed. Just in case your browser of choice doesn’t “speak” emoji, here’s a screenshot of Boston.com’s great experiment.

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Join us in translating this governor's debate into emoji! #mapoli

— Boston.com (@BostonDotCom) September 29, 2014

No, we won’t be doing that, but someone at Boston.com seems determined to see this through. Reaction on Twitter was split.

Vigorously disagree with this being acceptable. RT @BostonDotCom: Lively on global warming: ☀➡🌍🔥 #mapoli

— Cassie Irwin (@cassieirwin) September 29, 2014

Love it! @BostonDotCom is live-tweeting the #Massachusetts gubernatorial debate… in #emoji.

— David Daniel (@CNNLADavid) September 29, 2014

I'm totally open to new ways of live-tweeting a debate, but who ever decided on using emojis at @BostonDotCom is an idiot.

— Kaitlin Flanigan (@KaitlinFlanigan) September 29, 2014

What RT @jaredbkeller: RIP @bostondotcom pic.twitter.com/szNWWo2lVJ

— Jon Passantino (@passantino) September 29, 2014

Here are a few of the more coherent posts.

Lively on medical pot: 🍺🌿🍺🌿🍺🌿🍺🌿🍺🌿🍺🌿🍺 #mapoli

— Boston.com (@BostonDotCom) September 29, 2014

Coakley on fossil fuels: ❌🏭➡🌍❤ #mapoli

— Boston.com (@BostonDotCom) September 29, 2014

Lively on global warming: ☀➡🌍🔥 #mapoli

— Boston.com (@BostonDotCom) September 29, 2014

Lively on pre-K: 👍👪👎🏫 #mapoli

— Boston.com (@BostonDotCom) September 29, 2014

Coakley on pre-K: 💲💲💲➡👶➡🎓 #mapoli

— Boston.com (@BostonDotCom) September 29, 2014

Thanks for joining us for the debate! We will NOT emoji-tweet Antiques Roadshow.

— Boston.com (@BostonDotCom) September 30, 2014

Thanks?

 

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/29/boston-com-live-translates-massachusetts-gubernatorial-debate-into-emoji/

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