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Proposing your own 💡 for an emoji just got a bit easier

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The Unicode Consortium has redesigned its website to be more appealing and understandable for the general public, just in time for World Emoji DayRead full story

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  • Straddling the fine line between useful and useless, the evolution of emojis is interesting in that they successfully cross linguistic boundaries, yet also have distinct purpose and meaning in specific languages. I managed an all native Chinese digital marketing team for more more than a year and was

    Straddling the fine line between useful and useless, the evolution of emojis is interesting in that they successfully cross linguistic boundaries, yet also have distinct purpose and meaning in specific languages. I managed an all native Chinese digital marketing team for more more than a year and was often dumbfounded by a string of native WeChat emojis that interrupted the flow of the more universal responses the team used in our informal chats. It would be interesting to see how emoji as a "language" evolves and which emojis from distinct cultural and language groups gain global adoption.

  • I’d love to hear what people’s emoji ideas are. I’ve spent a stupid amount of time thinking about it today, and I’ve settled on a box like 🆒 but containing the word “dang.”

  • Maybe there should be a religion modifier, like there is a modifier for skin color. For instance, ramen plus the Jewish modifier would be matzo ball soup.

  • *Goes to look after that list he made in 1999*

  • As if the world did not have enough of these digital emojis? Setting aside the confusion that those of us who "just don't get it" when we see the new cartoons that float around cell phones and the internet, there is actually a deeper challenge that is going to come from this activity. The amount of data

    As if the world did not have enough of these digital emojis? Setting aside the confusion that those of us who "just don't get it" when we see the new cartoons that float around cell phones and the internet, there is actually a deeper challenge that is going to come from this activity. The amount of data that is already available today is over the top and overwhelming. To create new images with meaning, adds to the unstructured nature of data and increases the difficulty for technologies that organize the unstructured data into morphology and taxonomy.

  • Brilliant. The language of morons will soon be even more developed. Emojis are ridiculous and designed to please a generation who have been left behind by successive education systems...🤥

  • I want one with a pouty bottom lip. That says so much in one face.

  • I’d like to see a shiny shit emoji added to stand for “polish a turd”! 💩

  • Beaver is an obvious and eyebrow raising omission.

  • 🛀✍️🌤️🌈⭐✈️🎉🎊🎉🎖️🎼🎵🎶💣

  • 1. Cool to learn that a governing board exists for emojis - Didn’t know that.

    2. Now that I know a governing board with employees from a select few companies exist, the limiting scope of the current expressions for emojis (skewed more towards certain cultures) makes sense.

    3. It’s great that their

    1. Cool to learn that a governing board exists for emojis - Didn’t know that.

    2. Now that I know a governing board with employees from a select few companies exist, the limiting scope of the current expressions for emojis (skewed more towards certain cultures) makes sense.

    3. It’s great that their now expanding the idea pool. It will be interesting to ideas submitted in a more diverse pool and which ones gain global traction.

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