Emojis have outgrown the role of the happy note in a message for years. They shape the way we communicate, interpret messages and share emotions online. Picture or 1000 words, that idea. And new ones are still being add. Reason enough to take a closer look at this cultural phenomenon. Because where do they come from, why are emojis such a success worldwide and how future-proof are they really? In short, the stand in emojiland. But first, before I forget. Happy World Emoji Day!
Emoji Top 10
It was announc this week that a new set is in the works for next fall. Whether they will make it all the way to our keyboard is still exciting, bure at least pushing hands, the ginger root and the jellyfish. One thing is certain, we are sending more and more emojis worldwide. The use is increasing every year. Just like the amount of emojis we can choose from and the domains we use emojis on. In the past this was mainly reserv for informal communication, in recent years you have also seen emojis in business communication and (content) marketing. The number of emojis you can choose from is now.
Every day we send each other millions of emojis worldwide, Our social media is full of them and the annual releases of new emojis set by the Unicode Consortium (more on that later) always causes the necessary. The emoji has also been a popular research object for years from a scientific perspective. From communication science, of course, but also from other disciplines such as psychology, intercultural.
Communication, and even law. For example, research is being carried out into how sent emojis serve as potential evidence in serve. And to think that the emoji has only been embraced en masse and universally as a VP Safety Email List visual language since 2011(!). That is the year in which the first set of emojis appeared on the keyboards of our smartphones and other devices thanks to unicode.
Kurita’s basic set
Unicode therefore provided Kurita’s basic set of 180 emojis with unicodes so that they could be added to the keyboards of smartphones and computers worldwide. This is also the reason that in the early days the emoji set mainly contains elements from Japanese culture, such as a bowl of noodles, sushi and Japanese characters. Another important lesson from this brief history: Not only is the consortium digitizing language, including the imagery emoji, it also controls which emojis appear on our keyboards and which don’t. So it’s up for discussion, which I’ll come back to later. By the way, if you’re interested in more fun facts about the origin of emojis, you can read thm.