Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook post about emojis has left Indians hot-tempered; here’s why

As the world celebrated World Emoji Day on July 17, the co-founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, shared an insight on the world's top 10 most used emojis and the countries that use them the most. But India was missing from the list!

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published: July 20, 2017 7:05 pm
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Emoticons have become a way of expressing feelings on social media. Not just the basic smileys, the bag of emojis on social media platforms brings a variety of expressions — from food to animals and nature! As the world celebrated World Emoji Day on July 17, the co-founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, shared an insight on the world’s top 10 most used emojis on Facebook. Revealing the countries that use emojis most and the ones that are especially popular in each, he put up a picture of graphical analysis on Facebook.

However, the post had no mention of India in its top 10 nations, which included, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, Thailand, Spain, Italy, France, Germany and UK! This ruffled some feathers in the Indian community and many people expressed their disappointment in the comments on his post. “Last week Facebook published India as the highest Facebook using country. And today no India in emoji map? Does it mean we Indians don’t use emojis while texting?” one user wrote, and another one commented: “Where is India my frnd ???? U can’t ignore a country like India where more than 1.3billion people are using ur app! Can’t they expect some respect from u guys?”

Take a look at the original post here.

And here are all the angry comments on his post:

While it may be a disheartening to not find India in the list, is it really necessary for an emoji graph to validate our usage of emoticons? Indian users may have gone a little overboard with their emotions, don’t you think so? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

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  1. Jyoti Prakash Mitra
    Jul 21, 2017 at 5:47 pm
    Indians doesn't express clearly. You see such a vast country but Relative Literature is limited to very few place. Being a Bengali, I admire Facebook. (y)
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      Raj
      Jul 21, 2017 at 12:37 am
      Geez So many Butthurts. Get a Life People and stop picking on every little thing.
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      1. Pravin Nehete
        Jul 21, 2017 at 12:25 am
        After a careful thought at such instances, we Indians should stop our emotions getting the best of us and logically focus on constructive matters in the country. Such time wasting instances and scenarios are no good for our growth and actually help anti-national en ies to utilize this aspect and spread rumors and hate sentiments on national or communal fronts with simple tweets or whatsapp messages or facebook pics. Let's control our emotions and not give such s a chance to destroy the moral fibre of our country.
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          Dc
          Jul 20, 2017 at 8:40 pm
          Because India is a sh i t h o l e
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            romi
            Jul 20, 2017 at 10:02 pm
            u probably living in a gutter
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              Dc
              Jul 20, 2017 at 10:34 pm
              Yea u r right .i live in India
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              Joseph Mumbai
              Jul 20, 2017 at 11:05 pm
              Shame on you. Have you tried to make things better. Try living in Pa kistan for a month or two.
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                Mota
                Jul 21, 2017 at 4:33 pm
                He won't do that... He knows that in Pakistan, he will be on a direct train to allahs house any day.
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            3. Amol Bawage
              Jul 20, 2017 at 8:04 pm
              Mark Zuckerberg - a perfect ignorant American goon!!
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