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The start of emojis

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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Emojis communicate a huge amount of information

  • Some companies use custom emojis to tag specific departments in the company's Slack forum. Other companies use their custom emojis to celebrate accomplishments.
  • But the icons aren't perfect. They can also cause miscommunications to team members and clients.
  • Nevertheless, t...

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Emojis: a shorthand for human feelings

Neuroscientists found that the pictures hop over language processing steps to create an immediate effect in the amygdala, the part of the brain that controls emotions.

A 2016 study found that the little symbols activate both verbal and nonverbal parts of the brain, enriching communica...

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A Brief History Of Emojis

  • In 1999, a simple pictogram listing of 176 icons was invented by a Japanese interface designer, Shigetaka Kurita, for a phone company. The pictograms became a huge hit in Japan, prompting their use across the world.
  • The universal body overseeing emojis, the Unicode Con...

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