💬 The Wrap
Earlier today we published our now-annual recap of the top emoji trends on Twitter that we’ve reported on throughout the year, with a series of month-by-month visualizations that occasionally reach back over 10 years. 🧮📈
Drawing on a variety of different data sources, the Unicode research reported that the seemingly inescapable 😂 Face with Tears of Joy still reigning supreme as the world’s top emoji, despite us here at Emojipedia reporting that the 😭 Loudly Crying Face had finally overtaken it back in March of this year. 🤔❓
What’s at play here? A variety of possible factors, including differences in contexts and counting methods – we consider these differences in our own trends review, where we also reveal another peak for emoji use on Twitter, in part fuelled by the now-expected spike in Christmas emojis from mid-November onwards. 🔝🎄
Rounding out the final newsletter of the year we have new 🐕 Dog emoji support within Google's Emoji Kitchen feature, an academic investigation of the 🤌 Pinched Fingers emoji, a website that allows you to view different emojis to scale, and WhatsApp adding animation to more 💕 Heart emojis.
- 🚢 Our Chief Emoji Officer Jeremy Burge
- 📚 Our Senior Emoji Lexicographer Jane Solomon
- 🙋♂️ And me, our Deputy Emoji Officer Keith Broni