Emoji was created by Shigetaka Kurita in Japan, 1999.

Originally meaning pictograph, the word emoji comes from Japanese e (絵, “picture”) + moji (文字, “character”).

Emoji has a big journey until now. People like it because it is one of the ways of communication. Today, people prefer to texting instead of calling or face2face communication. I think Emoji makes it convenient and universal.

Bonus:

  • Oxford dictionaries world of the year 2015 is 😂. To check it from here.
  • There is a website which is emojitracker. It saves the number of real-time emoji use on Twitter.
  • You can read Moby Dick in Emoji. For more information click here. I think this project is really incredible.
  • You can find the Emoji Unicode tables here.
  • Emoji guide:

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