Burger Emoji Debate

Burger Emoji Debate

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Burger Emoji Debate refers to an online conversation about the build on the cheeseburger emoji, i.e. where the components of the burger appear in the digital illustration.


On March 15th, 2017, Twitter user @rgov tweeted[19] a photograph of the Samsung-designed emoji and the Facebook-designed cheeseburger emojis. He captioned the image, "Also who melts cheese OVER the lettuce? Samsung and FB. Emoji One puts it on top of the tomato (itself a questionable topping). Unnatural." The post (shown below, left) received more than 40 retweets and 125 likes in one year.

Two days later, a designer at Facebook responded to the tweet with an updated image of the emoji.[20] They captioned the image (shown below, right), "@rgov we sent the emoji chef back into the kitchen and there's a fresh burger rolling out today πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³πŸ”."

Also who melts cheese OVER the lettuce? Samsung and FB. Emoji One puts it on top of the tomato (itself a questionable topping) Unnatural. @rgov we sent the emoji chef back into the kitchen and there's a fresh burger rolling out today


On October 28th, 2017, Twitter [1] user @baekdal tweeted a picture of Apple and Google's burger emojis with the caption "I think we need to have a discussion about how Google's burger emoji is placing the cheese underneath the burger, while Apple puts it on top." The post (shown below) received more than 19,000 retweets and 39,000 likes in two days.

tweet and images sent out by @baekdal about how Apple and Google have different cheese configurations for their cheeseburger emoji

The following day, Twitter[2] user @KeiyosX tweeted a diagram of a burger build in response to users discussing what the proper way to stack toppings. The post (shown below, left) received more than 340 retweets and 2,400 likes in less than two days. Additionally, Twitter[3] user @MarkGoodge[4] tweeted, "They're both wrong. Google's cheese is wrong, Apple's lettuce is wrong. The correct order, from bottom up, is burger – cheese – toppings." The post (shown below, right) received more than 400 retweets and 1,700 likes in 48 hours.

infographic showing the correct configuration for cheeseburger which was tweeted by @KeiyosX Tweet by @MarkGoodge about how Google has the cheese wrong while apple has the lettuce placed wrong

That day, Google CEO Sundar Pichai weighed in on Twitter.[4] He said, "Will drop everything else we are doing and address on Monday:) if folks can agree on the correct way to do this!" The post (shown below) received more than 15,000 retweets and 40,000 likes in two days.

The following day, Twitter[5] published a Moments page about the debate, which received more than 1,300 likes. Many news outlets covered the debate, particularly after Google's CEO tweeting about the topic, including USA Today,[6] CNN,[7] Business Insider,[8] The Verge,[9] ARS Technica,[10] Foxnews,[11] BBC News,[12] The Washington Post,[13] The Sun,[14] Huffington Post,[15] Mashable,[16] RT World News,[17] News Corp[18] and more.

Tweet by Google's CEO Sundar Pichai saying they will drop everything else and address this emoji on Monday

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[1] Twitter – @baekdal's Tweet

[2] Twitter- @KeiyosX's Tweet

[3] Twitter – @MarkGoodge's Tweet

[4] Twitter – @sundarpichai's Tweet

[5] Twitter – A debate is raging about the burger emoji πŸ”

[6] USA Today – Google CEO promises to 'drop everything' to fix wonky cheeseburger emoji

[7] CNN – Google CEO addresses hamburger emoji debate

[8] Business Insider – People are furiously debating the correct placement of cheese in the burger emoji

[9] The Verge – Google CEO makes fixing hamburger emoji his top priority

[10] ARS Technica – Google, others showcase emoji cheeseburger construction faux pas

[11] Foxnews – Google CEO to fix burger emoji after heated debate cooks up on Twitter

[12] BBC News – Google 'drops everything' to fix burger emoj

[13] The Washington Post – Google challenged the world to agree on its burger emoji’s cheese placement. The world failed

[14] The Sun – Man sparks passionate debate about the burger emoji with this one tweet

[15] Huffington Post – Google’s Cheeseburger Emoji Has One MAJOR Flaw

[16] Mashable – There's a major problem with both Apple and Google's burger emoji

[17] RT World News – Burger bummer – Google CEO promises to β€˜drop everything’ to address urgent emoji issue

[18] News Corp – Man posts burger emojis, starts heated debate on the internet about order of ingredients

[19] Twitter – @rgov's Tweet

[20] Twitter – @rumble's Tweet

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