I have always been slow to adapt. I have an inbuilt distrust of anything new... Social media has been around awhile now, but I have only dabbled with it on and off. However, now I have a friend who would like to stay in touch through social media and texting, so I'm learning the things people my age practically grew up with. :\
I have texted for awhile, but the use of emoticons and emojis is something I generally avoided until my friend began using them to message me. As I believe is common, we developed our own ways of indicating the end of our conversations. Between us, it tends to be a thumbs up, 'sounds good' or 'ok'.
But recently, and which is what I'm asking about, my friend suddenly started mixing things up on me and I'm not sure if it still means "I'm done talking now" or what....
Rather than just a thumbs up, he now often texts me a thumbs up followed next by a hand making the peace 'V' sign. It still seems to mean the conversation is done, but why the change?
Should I take it to mean: 1) He considers me a closer friend than before? 2) That I'm annoying him. Or 3) He's just bored of using the same three sign-offs we were using?
I'm guessing it's the second, because he seems to use it most when he's busy with something. But maybe I'm reading too much into it.
How can I figure out how to interpret this "new" (to me) emoji?
More Info: I guess it's worth mentioning that he is not from a culture where the V sign is offensive.