Topic

electronics

4 petitions

Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to Apple, Android, Microsoft

Add an isopod emoji.

Isopods are one of the most important organisms in the world. One of their brethren, Giant Isopods, are even more important. So why is it that we don't have an emoji for them, whenever we DO have totally superfluous emoji's like: Cowboy man. Scary mask demon. 2 types of Canadian mounty/British royal guard. A horizontal stop light. A vice clamp. A box containing lowercase and uppercase A B C D.  These creatures, unanimously loved across the world, don't have any representation in the mobile world. The closest we can get is putting something silly, like bug emoji + fish emoji. Isopods are much more than just "silly water bugs, lol, lookin like a godzilla monster down there". They live in the sea, in fresh water, or on land. All have rigid, segmented exoskeletons, two pairs of antennae, seven pairs of jointed limbs on the thorax, and five pairs of branching appendages on the abdomen that are used in respiration. Some species are able to roll themselves into a ball as a defence mechanism or to conserve moisture. There are over 10,000 species of isopod worldwide, with around 4,500 species found in marine environments, mostly on the seabed, 500 species in fresh water, and another 5,000 species on land.  Giant Isopods specifically are great boys. They are important scavengers in the ecosystem, keeping the ocean free of decaying biomatter, and simultaneously keep several specie populations in check. I am rallying fellow isopod lovers, marine biologists, entomologist, and lovers of funny boys to petition the Big Mobile Corporations: Apple and Android, to add some sort of isopod emoji. Useful information: http://mentalfloss.com/article/56278/18-awesome-facts-about-giant-isopods https://paganwandererlu.wordpress.com/2009/03/05/songs-about-giant-isopods/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_isopod

Ben Helfrich
26 supporters