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How new emoji get picked

New updates to the range of emoji are decided by the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee, which regularly reviews proposals from the public.

  • They see if the image will work at a small scale.
  • How well it expresses the symbol, mood, or item, it is designed to show.
  • How likely a multitude of people will use that emoji.

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World emoji day - July 17

Since 2014, World Emoji Day is celebrated every year on July 17.

Japanese artist, Shigetaka Kurita, created the first pixelated colour emoji in 1999. These little illustrations paved the way for different types of emoji that were later recognised by Unicode - an international computer encoding standard, enabling them to be enjoyed across different platforms.

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Every day, 700 million emoji's are used in Facebook posts and 900 million emoji are sent without text on Facebook messenger.

  • The most popular emoji of all time the the 'Face with Tears of Joy' emoji. The crying-laughing face is the most popular emoji on Twitter.
  • The most 2020 emoji voted by Twitter users at the 2020 World Emoji Awards were the raised fist symbolising the Black Lives Matter movement and the Microbe emoji used to symbolise the Covi-19 pandemic.

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1) The emoji language is the world’s fastest-growing language:

Emoji use has increased rapidly since Apple added the Emoji keyboard to iOS in 2011 and has been widely described as the ‘world’s fastest-growing language’ by many experts. In August 2013 the word ‘emoji’ was officially added to the Oxford English Dictionary with the definition being “a small digital image or icon used to express an idea or emotion.”

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For the most part, people on Instagram seem positive and content. They are earnest and sincere. 

But, scrolling through Instagram can quickly turn to an hour, which can feel like nothing compared to the hours spent elsewhere on the internet. What you see is of no particular value. 

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The start of emojis

A Japanese artist created the first emoji back in 1999. Before that, emoticons used a standard text pictographically.

The smiley face got a major lift with smartphones, where the Unicode Consortium began adding thousands of new emojis to its catalogue.

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