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”). The resemblance to the English words emotion and emoticon is purely coincidental. For more information, please check Wikipedia.
Emoji has a big journal 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.
- 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 from here.
- Emoji guide: