Twitter may be the first major platform with new emoji support in 2016 confirming a July launch for the new Twemoji release. Android and Windows also coming this summer.
The story of these power symbols became Unicode characters is a good example of the proposal ➡️ encoding process for new symbols.
A project that would have worked without the emoji angle, but is a clever way to educate the general public in encryption (and I wonder if the private key is affected by variation selectors).
Having trademarks on all emoji merchanise seems about as legitimate as trademarking "emoticon" merch. Emoji is a generic phrase. (IANAL)
This company allowed all its employees to adopt an emoji as part of the Unicode Consortium "adopt a character" program, and here's the list of what they picked.
There is almost no way to design a clown emoji without it seeming creepy in some way.
Instagram banned the #🍆 hashtag in 2015. Will any of the new emojis in Unicode 9 take the phallic crown?
Multiple proposals for a dinosaur emojis exist right now, some larger in scope than others. Here's an overview.
Visual communication is huge. Emoji taps into a large part of that, but stickers are also a force to be reckoned with.
Facebook made a splash earlier in the month with news of a female runner, police officer and "emojis representing red heads for the first time", but that part is just for the default-yellowskins.
“When somebody shares a tired emoji, we get the sentiment of that person being tired”. A natural extension of how ads already follow us around the web, or something more?
Emoji translation of bible "fails to translate God’s word in all its glory" according to Carl Moeller of Biblica.
Twitter starts its sticker support with every Twemoji image available for sticking on photos. More non-emoji stickers to come.