๐Ÿ’ฌ The Wrap

It goes without saying that we've been getting a lot of questions about coronavirus emoji trends. Our new Deputy Emoji Officer Keith Broni has done the work, and here's the results. We're actively keeping an eye on how things look right now as well, so may follow up in the coming weeks.

I've also had a bunch of feedback suggesting emojis for "virus" instead of microbe, elbow bumping, working from home, and more.

While it's not on me to say whether any proposal submitted for current events couldn't also be broadly useful in the long-term, it's worth noting that Unicode rarely looks to add something today that might not see much use in a few years time. Campaigns to "rush through" an emoji don't really have any way of working, though platforms like Twitter can add temporary little emoji-like pictures after any hashtag, and often does this for sponsored and other public events.

For everyone now working from home, welcome! My personal preference is to work from a cafe, so I've instead setup ambient cafe noise out of a speaker alongside listening to music in a single AirPod. It's the small things ๐Ÿ”Šโ˜•๏ธ/๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽง

And if you want to know about Emojipedia itself: we all work remotely from one another already, and while of course we will be hit by a drop in advertising revenue throughout 2020, we're in a good position to weather the year ahead. In fact, visits to Emojipedia are higher than ever, possibly as a result of so much remote communication and collaboration.

Thanks as always for being an Emoji Wrap subscriber, or an Emojipedia user ๐Ÿ’•

PS: here is some emoji art from subscriber Eric. If you're doing anything interesting in self iso, feel free to reply to this with details and it might be shared in a future email or on the tweets.

Jeremy Burge

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