Emoji(s)

Love them to bits. They can express things quickly in ways words can’t.

😁 is my favourite. But there is also πŸ₯° and πŸ₯³ and πŸ‘.

And let’s not forget these πŸ™Œ and πŸ‘.

We used to have quite a capable foreign minister back in Australia with a flair for emoji use. Although it did raise some questions.

I did some googling to find out the history of emojis. Looks like they were created in 1999 by Shigetaka Kurita for the Japanese market.

Their first iteration was very simple. Only 12 pixels by 12 pixels. But their popularity grew rapidly.

By 2007, they were in the first iPhone. And thanks to Unicode, they now flex across other platforms.

Now that’s something to 😁 about, right?

For #bloganuary. What emoji(s) do you like to use?

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