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

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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8) Men and women use emojis differently:

Another interesting fact released by Brandwatch shows that emoji use differs between men and women. Apparently, women are 11% more likely to use emojis that represent joy and men are 35% more likely to use emojis that represent fear. Other studies show that women are 16% more likely to use emojis compared to men. However, 56% of Eggplant emojis are sent by men...

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4) Today there are 3000+ emojis:

Unicode’s official library of emojis is updated every year and as of March 2019, there are 3019 official emojis. 230 new emojis were approved for 2019 with additions including new colors for squares, circles, and hearts as well as a diving mask, Hindu temple, and flamingo. Accessibility emojis proposed by Apple in 2018 are also included in this release, as well as a gender-inclusive couple.

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7) More negative emojis were used during 2016’s US Election than ever before:

According to Brandwatch, the largest volume of negative emojis ever recorded was during the American election in November 2016. During the week of the election, negative emoji use grew to 28.9% which was a two-year high at the time.

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5) There is a World Emoji Day:

World Emoji Day is an unofficial holiday celebrated on July 17 every year. The day is deemed a "global celebration of emoji" and is celebrated with emoji events and product releases. July 17 was chosen because it's the date displayed on the Calendar Emoji.

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3) ‘Emoji’ translated is "picture character”:

The word emoji literally means "picture" (e) + "character" (moji) in Japanese. 

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9) 3472222 emojis are sent PER SECOND on Messenger:

Over 5 billion emojis are sent to Messenger every day vs ‘only’ 60 million emojis being sent on Facebook. Stats also show that people are a lot more likely to send heart emojis on Messenger (because it’s a private channel) vs ‘Tears of Joy’ being the most popular on Facebook.

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2) There’s controversy around who actually invented emojis:

While the Egyptians are responsible for creating hieroglyphics (which could be argued as the first true emoji), Japanese phone carrier Docomo has most often been widely credited as the originator of what we know as emoji today. However, new evidence shows that, in fact, Softbank Japan released a phone with support for 90 distinct emoji characters in 1997 which is 2 years before Docomo released emoji capability on their phone.

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6) ‘Face With Tears of Joy’ was 2018’s most used emoji:

For the third year running, the “Face with Tears of Joy” emoji reigns supreme on social media - this same symbol was even the Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Year in 2015. ‘Red Heart’, ‘Smiling Face With Heart Eyes’ and ‘Thinking Face’ followed as the next 3 most popular emojis used in 2018.

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10) Survey result: Over 50% of recruiters are already using emojis:

We surveyed over 250 recruiters last year and we found that nearly 60% of recruiters were already using emojis when texting with candidates with another 15% planning on using them in the future. We’ve noticed more emojis ‘sneaking’ into professional communication and we predict that this will continue, especially as more of Generation Z enters the workforce.

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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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The Emojis On Our Phones

..are one the most used keyboard features, with more than five billion of them used every day on social media.

The most popular one on Facebook and Twitter is the laughing yellow face with tears of joy, while Instagram has the heart emoji as the most used one.

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Preparation meets opportunity

Even though I was still very young, I took on multiple jobs to help earn money. The experience demonstrated to me the value of work. It also ingrained in me; waiting until college to gain experience and earn a living really sets you up poorly. The earlier you experience and understand the nuances of the working world, the more quickly you’ll be able to get ahead.

My late grandfather once told me to never chase the horizon beyond the one that you can see"

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