I missed it. I didn’t even know it is a thing – the World Emoji Day. It was yesterday. And every year, a number of guessing games flood social media on the occasion of World Emoji Day. This unofficial holiday has been observed every year since 2014 and has been deemed a “global celebration of emojis” – the ideograms and smileys that help inject some expression into online text conversations. World Emoji Day was founded by Jeremy Burge, the creator of Emojipedia, which is an unofficial Wikipedia for emojis.
On World Emoji Day 2020, several brands have shared guessing games on social media. The rules are very simple – look at the emojis and try to guess what they represent.
Are you a movie fan? Do you know the answers of these movies?
What are the most used emojis?
Can you describe your day with emojis?
And, can you decode these dishes?
We all use emojis. Here is the story of emojis. By the way, Apple didn’t invent emojis.
In 1999, a Japanese artist created the first emoji, but it wasn’t until 2010 that the IT standard Unicode accepted the first cohort of 625 emojis. The next year, emoji keyboards were batched into the iOS update.
<3 became ❤️ and ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ became—well, we actually didn’t get an emoji for that until 2016.
Unicode crowdsources emoji requests (really, you can submit your own right here), so the language has evolved to reflect broader changes in society.
In 2007, a team at Google requested that the Unicode Consortium recognize and create universal standards around emojis to unify the pictograms cross-platform.
In 2008, Apple released an emoji keyboard to Japanese market with iOS 2.2. One year later, two engineers at Apple (Yasuo Kida, Peter Edberg) proposed the addition of 608 new emojis into the Unicode Standard.
In 2015: Users were allowed to choose from five shades of skin tones in addition to the existing, very natural-looking yellow.
In April 2020, the most popular emojis on Twitter were as follows.
- Face with Tears of Joy 😂
- Loudly Crying Face 😭
- Pleading Face 🥺
- Rolling On the Floor Laughing 🤣
- Red Heart ❤️
- Sparkles ✨
- Smiling Face with Heart Eyes 😍
- Folded Hands 🙏
- Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes 😊
- Smiling Face with Hearts 🥰
Apivut @ SiB
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