Have You Been Seeing a Lot of Red Flag Emojis on Social Media? This is What It Means

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Social media is exactly what it seems like, and what we’ve all come to know it as — one of the largest social and communication experiments in the history of the world, if not the largest, with its own language, ecosystem, codes and statutes among other intricacies.

One of the most popular forms of communication on Facebook and other platforms is through the use of emojis, small pictograms that signify a vast world of different emotions, words, and phrases in a relatively small amount of pixels on screen.

Recently, a new emoji phenomenon has made its way to Facebook, and it has quite a few people talking.

“Well, there’s a new emoji sheriff in town, folks,” wrote author Heather Wake in an article posted to Upworthy.com.

“Odds are you’ve probably seen a little ‘red flag emoji’ popping up all across social media posts.

“While these markers are indeed a warning, I wouldn’t be too concerned. They don’t indicate any real danger. Unless of course the one posting them was your date from last night…

Here’s What Those Red Flag Emojis on Facebook Mean

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In the world of social media based dating, meeting and hanging out, out there in the “real world,” there are a lot of things that just may catch our attention in the worst possible way, so to speak.

Or, at the very least, may be construed as something of a “red flag,” or something worth mocking as a red flag as well.

The term red flag has the following definition.

Often discussed in the dating world, these red flags may be something as troublesome as a married man going out on a date with someone or as lighthearted as “liking pineapple on pizza.”

Regardless of whether these red flags are serious or not, they are being discussed in a similar manner on Twitter, and the trend has taken on a life of its own.

Needless to say there are a lot of red flags exhibited in people’s behavior in the 21st century, and Twitter users are not shy about revealing some of the most common or noteworthy ones.

The first two pertain to the dating world, while the third references humans behaving badly in general.

Others deal with the common uses, or misuses, of words.

Still others poke fun at things like movie scenes or questionable food choices.


In the case below, both sides of the coin are represented…Different strokes for different folks, people!

So there you have it, folks, one of the newest Facebook trends.

If you’d like to participate, be sure to do it soon, because the Internet tends to move on quickly from trends like this one.

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