Happy World Emoji Day!

Happy World Emoji Day!



Emojis have gone far beyond being the messaging tool of the new millennium. them a primitive language

We can think of it as an interpretation of the age. We might even think that the digital age has created its own language!

We can elevate the message to a new level by adding an embarrassed smile, a monkey covering its face and similar small, sweet pictures at the end of sentences that can remain as a plain message.

Emojis have grown in popularity since they surfaced on Japanese phones in the late 90s. In the last few years they have become almost indispensable. They even started appearing in press releases and company emails. So that The White House released an economic report with emojis. In 2015, Oxford named the “teardropping emoji” its “Word of the Year”.

Emojis aren’t just for people who type without vowels or use abbreviations from the first letters of words. Emojis for everyone. Evolution of emoticon symbols Emojis had to evolve over time. Presented as the universal language of the digital age

The vehicle had to adapt to every culture, religion and geography. That’s what happened. Emojis are available today for all races and

developed for culture. As the common language of our increasingly globalized and digitalized age,

evolve and consolidate their position.

The ancestors of the “picture characters” we know and use are much older than you might imagine.

Before emojis, there were emoticons: facial expressions made with spelling and punctuation. First

It is claimed that emoticons are even seen in 17th century poems. The first published emoticon we know, It appeared in an issue of Puck magazine in 1881. The magazine published four “faces”—joyful, melancholy, insensitive, and confused—and called it “typographic art.”

Emoji was first used as a form of communication on the internet in 1982. On Carnegie Mellon University’s digital messaging platform, emoticons began to be used because it was unclear whether people were saying something seriously or joking. Faculty member Scott Fahlman suggested adding the “:-)” symbol to humorous messages as a solution, and “:-(” for the serious ones. In his article explaining the proposal, he advised readers to read while looking at the symbol at the end and tilting their heads. Facial expressions continued to be used as one of the requirements.A sarcastic sentence was followed by the “;-)” sign, as well as the “:-D” sign to indicate laughter.

As for the thumbnails and emojis that make messaging so fun; these were in 1998 Shigetaka Kurita created by Kurita was an engineer at the Japanese telephone company NTT Docomo. He was working on a method by which customers could communicate through symbols. As a result, he created a set of 176 symbols, which he called emoji. (Currently, this 176 emoji set is on display at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.) The name consists of two Japanese words: “e” (picture) and “moji” (character). Kurita says he draws inspiration from manga, Chinese characters and international toilet signs when drawing emojis.

It is possible to summarize the evolution of emojis as follows:

1999: Emoji was born. In its original form, there were symbols of weather, traffic, technology and time.

2010: Unicode (the standard for transferring typefaces to the digital world) has officially adopted emoji and has added hundreds of new emoji. Emojis such as laughing, angry, crying cats appeared.

2015: The emoji has received a diversity update. Added 5 new skin colors and includes same-sex couples

started to take.

2016: This time, the update went beyond gender norms, featuring emojis such as lone dad, LGBTT flag and woman lifting weights.

2017: New emoji suggestions included conveying language and cross-cultural information. For example, like the mosquito emoji representing Malaria disease…

There are more than 1800 emojis available today. The best part is that we no longer have to tilt our heads to understand. Emojis will continue to evolve day by day. Until there is no feeling, situation, word that they represent…

Source: wired, rd.com


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