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The Unicode Emoji document is the main resource for emoji. Although it has a technical focus, it also discusses the history of emoji, how diversity emoji work, design guidelines for emoji, and other topics of general interest. The Emoji Charts provide a visual layout for all emoji characters, including images from major current vendors and the original Japanese emoji, a timeline for when various emoji were added to Unicode and their sources, and so on. The Unicode Emoji FAQ answers some of the common questions about emoji, while the Unicode press page answers common questions about the Unicode Consortium and how it works.

This page offers a sampling of the many Media Articles about emoji and a pointer to the the “絵文字:🏰, 🎁, and 🚀” Keynote from the 38th Internationalization & Unicode Conference.

Media Articles

There’s been considerable media attention to emoji recently. For example, there were some 6,000 articles on the emoji appearing in Unicode 7.0, according to Google News.

Below are some samples of news articles related to emoji. Non-English articles may have an extra “T” cell with a link to a translation (typically a machine translation).

Date Source Title
2015-11-23 Eater.com Can You Spot What’s Wrong With This Food Emoji Report?
2015-11-20 Yahoo! Tech Why I’ve Accepted Defeat and Embraced Emojis, Emoticons, and Smileys
2015-11-17 Der Postillon Bremen ersetzt als erstes Bundesland Schulnoten durch Emojis
2015-11-17 NBC News It’ll Make You Laugh! It’ll Make You Cry! It’s the Oxford Word of the Year!
2015-11-17 PC Mag Google Has Dropped the Ball on Emoji
2015-11-17 The Atlantic Houston, We Have a Pancakes Emoji1
2015-11-16 E Online NEWS/ Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year Isn’t a Word at All, It’s an Emoji
2015-11-15 The Guardian Crying with laughter: how we learned how to speak emoji
2015-11-13 People 7 New Food Emojis May Soon Be Coming to Your Phone — Pancakes Included
2015-11-13 Metro The next emoji update could include pancakes, peanuts, kiwi, and a glass of milk
2015-11-13 Food World News New Food Emojis Shortlisted by Unicode
2015-11-13 Huff Post Tech Why You Have So Many Junk Emojis You’ll Never Use
2015-11-12 edelman.com Emoji Power
2015-11-12 Nova 96.9 There are 15 family emojis, except for this one
2015-11-11 Wired The Emoji Diversity Problem Goes Way Beyond Race
2015-11-10 9to5 Mac SwiftKey updated with complete set of new emoji for iOS 9.1
2015-11-10 The Telegraph Where’s the avocado?! Why emojis leave foodies unsatisfied
2015-11-09 Digital Trends Taco Bell has 600 hilarious GIFs and images for you to express your taco love
2015-11-09 A Petition Was Started To Have Unicode Consortium Release A Beard Emoji Tech Times
2015-11-07 dilbert.com Death by Emoji
2015-11-06 Quartz.com I’m a Slack designer, and my world changed when I made an emoji with brown skin like mine
2015-11-05 Mac World Apple’s emoji are the best, but finding them is the worst
2015-10-26 scpr.org How new emojis make it to your smartphone
2015-10-25 NPR Weekend Edition Who Decides Which Emojis Get The Thumbs Up?
2015-10-24 Mashable The complete guide to every single new emoji in iOS 9.1
2015-10-23 Independent iOS 9.1 emoji: Apple adds huge new library of pictures in new update, including cheese wedge and middle finger
2015-10-23 Market Watch Apple has an incredible lineup of new emoji including cheese and a taco
2015-10-23 The Verge Emoji, emoji everywhere, and not a way to search them
2015-10-22 New York Times News Q’s | How Emojis Find Their Way to Phones
2015-10-22 CNN The new iPhone emojis are here!
2015-10-22 Tech Crunch Tech Companies Reveal Mystery Eye Emoji Is Part Of Anti-Bullying Campaign
2015-10-22 NBC News iOS 9.1 Brings Emoji for Unicorns, Tacos and Middle Finger
2015-10-22 Wired The Story Behind That Mysterious Eye Emoji in iOS
2015-10-20 GQ The Guy Who Helps Decide What Emoji to Approve Just Hinted at What’s Next
2015-10-20 New York TImes How Emojis Find Their Way to Phones
2015-10-14 Tech Times WhatsApp For Windows Phone Finally Gets Middle Finger Emoji
2015-10-14 The Wall Street Journal Graphic Artist Michael Bierut on Logos and Emojis
2015-10-13 Metro.co.uk Rejoice: New proposed emoji include shrugging, selfies, and a doner kebab
2015-10-13 Business 2 Community The Emoji Infographic: Stats to Back Up Your Obsession
2015-10-13 Daily Mail Wrestlers, a gorilla and salad among the new emoji coming to phones next year - but the hunting rifle is stirring controversy
2015-10-12 Engadget Was fehlt in dieser Welt: Döner-, Selfie-, Face-Palm-Emoji
2015-10-12 Digital Spy Gorillas, wrestlers and rifles could be next in line for the emoji treatment
2015-10-12 Gizmodo These New Emoji Are Perfect For The Olympics
2015-10-12 NBC News Meet the 67 Emoji Candidates for 2016: Shrug, Selfie, ‘Call Me’
2015-10-12 The Telegraph Gorilla, rifle and whisky glass emoji added to 2016 lineup
2015-10-11 Ars Technica Emoji candidates for 2016 include shrug, selfie, and face palm
2015-10-10 ZWenter.com Das Unicode Consortium entscheidet nächstes Jahr über neue Emojis, ein Döner ist auch dabei!
2015-10-09 The Atlantic The New Emoji Coming in 2016
2015-10-09 The Verge The depth of human expression can be found in the stuffed flatbread emoji
2015-10-05 Adweek Infographic: Emojis Are Becoming a Preferred Communication Tool Across Demographics
2015-10-01 The Week The upside of emoji
2015-10-01 Inverse Why Does Googling Emojis Break the Internet?
2015-09-30 The Conversation Storytelling with a wink and a smile: the arrival of the Emoji-pocalypse
2015-09-30 Adweek ANALYSIS | INFOGRAPHICS Report: 92% of Online Consumers Use Emoji (Infographic)
2015-09-27 New York Times Brands Woo Millennials With a Wink, an Emoji or Whatever It Takes
2015-09-25 Newsweek LAW & ORDER Russian Police Investigate Apple Over Gay Emojis
2015-09-25 Komando.com What in the world is this weird mystery emoji Apple made?
2015-09-25 Wales Online Apple have left the Welsh flag out of their new iPhone emoji updates (but you can get Antarctica)
2015-09-23 DNA The 1000-key emoji keyboard you should never ever get
2015-09-21 Gizmodo Apple Created a New Emoji But Nobody Knows Why
2015-09-19 Popsugar.com Oh Man, This Is the Greatest Use of Emoji Ever
2015-09-18 Newsweek Europe OPINION Are Emojis Becoming the New Universal ‘Language’?
2015-09-17 Sticky Comics The Most Requested Emoji
2015-09-16 The Register Facebook gains power to Like any word ever written
2015-09-15 The Verge Facebook can now vote on emoji standards
2015-09-15 Wired.com Who Invented the Fountain Pen? Emoji Can Tell You
2015-09-14 Daily Mail The cheese emoji is on its way! Developers get a sneak peek at the new symbols coming to iOS 9.1 including a taco, robot and a unicorn
2015-09-12 Gizmodo How the Middle Finger Emoji Finally Got the Thumbs Up
2015-09-11 CNET Say hello to Apple’s new emojis in iOS 9.1
2015-09-11 Huffington Post National Inventors Hall of Fame Launches Invention History Lesson, Emoji-cally Speaking
2015-09-11 iol scitech Emoji in need of affirmative action
2015-09-11 The Guardian Unicorn and middle finger emoji coming to iPhone – but still no redheads
2015-09-10 emojipedia iOS 9.1 includes new emojis
2015-09-10 People Taco, Burrito and Cheese Emojis Are Officially Coming to Your Phone — See What They Look Like
2015-09-10 Huffington Post Here Are Some Of The New Emojis Coming Soon To Your iPhone
2015-09-09 9 to 5 Mac iOS 9.1 adds new Emoji characters including tacos, unicorns, & a middle finger
2015-09-09 TNW News These are the new emoji in iOS 9.1
2015-09-09 Daily Dot These are the new emoji coming to iOS 9.1
2015-09-09 eonline Ranking the 12 Best New Emoji’s Coming Soon (Hint: Tacos Are Shockingly Not No. 1)
2015-09-05 google plus Just thinking about that blessed future day when the taco emoji arrives.
2015-09-02 Inquisitor Jimmy Kimmel Emoji-fies Miley Cyrus’ Feud With Nicki Minaj
2015-08-31 winfuture Prinzessin bekommt Prinz: Unicode 9.0 kommt mit vielen neuen Em
2015-08-27 new statesman The emojis proposed for release in 2016 are faintly disturbing
2015-08-22 the week How this one emoji reveals your deepest insecurities
2015-08-22 Business Insider Why Microsoft decided that its poop emoji shouldn’t smile
2015-08-22 Techie News As we await new emojis, Unicode publishes core specification for Version 8.0
2015-08-19 the drum Tumblr artist reimagines famous movie posters with emoji
2015-08-14 Daily Mail Translators from 11 regions misunderstand ‘universal’ symbols
2015-08-14 Vocativ The Glitch That Shows How Technology Rules Us
2015-08-12 Business Insider Why world-renowned Harvard linguist Steven Pinker loves emoji and you should too
2015-08-11 AdWeek Everyone Is an Emoji in This Bizarre and Terrifying French McDonald’s Ad
2015-08-07 Huffpost The Fine Art Of The Crying Cat And Smiling Poop Emoji
2015-08-06 Mirror Online Striking photographs of real-life emojis show digital images in new light
2015-08-03 Business Wire Arika Okrent, Noted Linguist and Author, to Present Keynote at 39th Internationalization and Unicode Conference
2015-08-01 El País La paella candidata a nuevo icono emoji de WhatsApp T
2015-07-29 USA Today Digital Life: when to use emojis at work
2015-07-27 The Guardian I’m sitting next to a weirdo on the bus
2015-07-25 the Debrief Gemma Styles: ‘In Defence Of The Humble Emoji’
2015-07-23 TNW News Twitter should copy Slack’s emoji favorites right now
2015-07-23 You tube Jimmy Kimmel and Brie Larson Dramatically Read the Emoji Movie Script
2015-07-21 The Economist What emoji are
2015-07-21 muzly Are you Suffering from Emoji Illiteracy? Domino’s wants to Help
2015-07-17 nextrends The New Language of Emoji – More Than Tiny Yellow Faces
2015-07-17 New York Times Letting Our Emojis Get in the Way
2015-07-17 cbs news Could you use these new emoji in a sentence?
2015-07-17 Mirror Online World Emoji Day: Check out the ‘missing emojis’ you weren’t supposed to see
2015-07-17 news.com.au Confusion reigns in date swap for World Emoji Day
2015-07-17 Newsmax World Emoji Day Celebrated by Millions Across Social Media
2015-07-17 seventeen 38 New emoji are coming and they’re everything you hoped for: Happy #WorldEmojiDay!
2015-07-17 The street Ten Times Emojis Were Awesome
2015-07-17 Yahoo Tech 8 reasons you should take emoji seriously
2015-07-17 youtube The History of Emoji
2015-07-16 Wales online Why using emojis is a good thing and can help you build successful relationships
2015-07-15 Bustle What Do The Food Emojis Mean? I Tried Making Them In Real Life, And Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Easy
2015-07-14 PR Week From McDonald’s to Ikea, 7 of the best emoji marketing campaigns
2015-07-14 Boston Globe Emoji: signs of the times
2015-07-11 Medievalists.net History as Told Through Emojis
2015-07-09 TNW News Slack invents emoji favs: A whole new way to say what you think ???
2015-07-08 BBC.com The Budget ... in emoji
2015-07-08 boston.com No one can resist getting involved in the great NBA emoji battle
2015-07-08 city metric New York has a new emoji index for its subway system, so we made you an emoji tube map
2015-07-06 Bustle What Do All The Monster Emoji Mean? All Your Questions Answered About The Best Emoji You Aren’t Using
2015-07-06 Tech Shout WhatsApp Web now gives you emoji of all ethnicities
2015-07-06 The Guardian Emojis have gone mainstream and its time for brands to get involved
2015-07-04 Washington Post Roger Federer’s explanation of his all-emoji tweet is extremely entertaining
2015-07-02 Mashable Dismal ‘Ehmoji’ keyboard perfectly epitomizes Canadian content
2015-07-01 Details Thousands are Petitioning for a Rainbow Flag Emoji
2015-07-01 winbeta.org Bing might be adding emoji to its homepage
2015-06-30 Tech Crunch Gmail Gets Hundreds Of New Themes And Emoji
2015-06-30 Android Police [Live Long And Prosper] WhatsApp Adds Skin Tone Emojis And Spock Vulcan Salute On Android
2015-06-30 Buzz Feed News The World’s Biggest Keyboard App Is About To Help Decide The Future Of Emoji
2015-06-29 Bustle What Do All The Train Emoji Mean, And Do We Actually Need 12 Of Them?
2015-06-29 NY Daily News Nine emojis that should have been created already
2015-06-26 Kim Komando Test your emoji IQ
2015-06-25 Bustle Where’s The Rainbow Pride Flag Emoji? Why The Iconic Gay Rights Symbol Should Be On Our Phones
2015-06-25 The Guardian Emoji invasion: the end of language as we know it
2015-06-24 The Verge What you need to know about emoji
2015-06-24 Wired Emoji—Trendy Slang or a Whole New Language?
2015-06-23 Softpedia Unicode 8.0 Coming to Fedora 23 Linux This Fall
2015-06-23 TNW News The psychology of emojis
2015-06-23 VB News Bill Nye explains climate change in our favorite language: emoji
2015-06-23 SB Nation Mike Francesa does a remarkably good job explaining emoji to a radio caller
2015-06-22 Jalopnik Chevy Releases All-Emoji Press Release: We Translate It
2015-06-22 Fast Company We Finally Got A Taco Emoji. Why Do We Hate It?
2015-06-22 Who Say CELEBS UNFILTERED Norm Macdonald, Welcome To Emoji Academy
2015-06-21 SB Nation Roger Federer is actively campaigning for a popcorn emoji
2015-06-20 Daily Mail Why the world loves emojis: The rise of the cutest form of communication
2015-06-18 Galmour New emojis are here and we’re beyond excited
2015-06-17 Mashable Hold onto your burrito: 37 new emoji are coming to your phone this year
2015-06-17 Tech Crunch Line Takes Aims At The U.S. Market With An Emoji Keyboard App For iOS
2015-06-17 Cosmopolitan The unicorn and CHEESE emojis are COMING
2015-06-17 Engadget Tacos, burritos and unicorn emoji are coming, thanks to Unicode 8.0
2015-06-17 Guide Live People are pissed about Texas-themed emojis because they apparently aren’t emojis
2015-06-17 The Verge It’s official: we’re getting a taco emoji
2015-06-16 Quartz The taco emoji is finally here
2015-06-16 International Business Times New Food Emoji Rumors 2015: Unicode 8.0 Update May Include Taco, Burrito, Cheese Wedge And More
2015-06-15 Gizmodo Emoji Passwords Are Coming: Harder To Hack And Easier To Remember
2015-06-15 der Standard Speck, Selfie und Facepalm: Unicode enthüllt 38 neue Emojis
2015-06-15 BBC News UK firm launches emoji alternative to Pin codes
2015-06-14 Wired Where to Find That Missing Emoji You Needed
2015-06-13 Six Colors Fun with (Emoji) Flags ↦
2015-06-12 Social Times The Most Used Hashtag Emoji on Instagram is… (Infographic)
2015-06-12 Washington Post Sleepy face, sad face or shocked face: The emoji identity crisis.
2015-06-05 9 to 5 Mac Popular SwiftKey third party keyboard adds diverse emoji, performance improvements, more
2015-06-05 Softpedia Norwegian Airline Uses an Emoji-Only URL to Garner Attention
2015-06-04 AdWeek This Airline Made a URL Entirely of Emojis, and 1,600 People Managed to Type It In
2015-06-04 The Telegraph Can anyone understand emoji?
2015-06-03 Entrepreneur.com The 100 Most Popular Emoji Hashtags on Instagram (Infographic)
2015-06-02 stern Das steckt hinter den mysteriösen Emojis
2015-06-01 Scroll.in: Language Log You’ve been using your favourite emojis all wrong (which shows how important they’ve become)
2015-06-01 AdWeek Smile, Wink, Pray: Brands Decode the Enigma of Emojis Symbols are key to social media marketing
2015-05-30 Internet Watch 黄色い絵文字の意図は「ありえない肌の色」 Unicodeコンソーシアム会長、マーク・デイビス博士に聞く T
2015-05-30 stern Das bedeuten diese Emojis wirklich
2015-05-29 Japan Times Expressive emoji win over Merriam-Webster’s wordsmiths
2015-05-29 CollegeHumor The New Emojis Have a Meeting
2015-05-27 The Guardian Emoji is dragging us back to the dark ages – and all we can do is smile
2015-05-27 WordStream Using Emojis in Ad Text Boosts CTR!
2015-05-26 Ben Frederickson Unicode is Kind of Insane
2015-05-26 PR Week Emoji-mania: Not just for kids as brands embrace text tool
2015-05-26 The Register Unicode wonks are bringing home the BACON, as an emoji
2015-05-25 El País La nariz de Pinocho y el ‘selfie’ quieren ser emoticonos T
2015-05-23 mobiflip Unicode 9.0: 38 Kandidaten für die nächste Emoji-Welle
2015-05-22 PCMag Bring On the New Emoji!
2015-05-22 Slash Gear See all 38 new Emoji here, before Unicode approves
2015-05-22 the conversation No, the rise of the emoji doesn’t spell the end of language
2015-05-21 Wired We’re All Using These Emoji Wrong
2015-05-21 Yahoo Politics The emoji diversity lobby
2015-05-18 TechCrunch Line’s User-Generated Sticker Market Made $75M During Its First Year
2015-05-16 Giga Apple Apple Watch: Alle 153 animierten Emojis als GIFs T
2015-05-16 The Rem Windows 10 coming with brand new emojis: Vulcan Salute, Middle Finger included
2015-05-15 xkcd.com Emojic 8 Ball
2015-05-15 Bustle How To Use Emoji In Google Drive, Because Somewhat Surprisingly, It’s Actually Possible
2015-05-15 Science Friday Emoting-With-Emoji
2015-05-15 The Atlantic Why Emoji Are Suddenly Acceptable at Work
2015-05-14 TNW News The next emoji update will clarify their meanings: Are you using them right?
2015-05-12 Mashable Finally, adorable emoji for endangered animals can help save them
2015-05-12 Business Insider Soon you can order a pizza by tweeting the pizza emoji at Domino’s
2015-05-12 Washington Post Getting all emoji about language
2015-05-11 TNW News Here’s how to rename practically everything on your Mac and iPhone with emoji
2015-05-10 UK Marketing News Send Cool WhatsApp Messages With Emoji
2015-05-09 SweetAmbsCookies How To Decorate Emoji Cookies With Royal Icing!
2015-05-08 Instagram Emojineering Part 2: Implementing Hashtag Emoji
2015-05-07 Huffington Post Jimmy Kimmel Finds A Way To Reveal The New Middle Finger Emoji
2015-05-06 The New Yorker How Emoji Got to the White House
2015-05-06 Wired What the Different Emoji Hearts of Instagram Mean
2015-05-04 MailChimp MailChimp’s Most Popular Subject Line Emojis
2015-05-04 Fusion Emoji just solved our STEM problem
2015-05-04 Quartz Microsoft is the only tech company daring enough to support the middle finger emoji
2015-05-04 TNW News Emoji, the new language of the internet, is improving the way we communicate online
2015-05-04 CNET Thumbs-up: Bill Nye explains ‘Star Wars’ holograms using emoji
2015-05-04 nachrichten.de Bei Windows 10: Microsoft erlaubt das Mittelfinger-Emoji und überholt Apple
2015-05-04 NPR As Emoji Spread Beyond Texts, Many Remain [Confounded Face] [Interrobang]
2015-05-04 WinBeta Windows 10 emojis will include more skin tones, middle fingers and a Vulcan greeting
2015-05-01 Fusion Instagram hashtags could be the best guide to emoji meaning we’ve ever had
2015-05-01 Instagram Engineering Blog Emojineering Part 1: Machine Learning for Emoji Trends
2015-05-01 UPROXX Jimmy Kimmel Points Out The Absurdity Of Instagram’s Eggplant Emoji Hashtag Ban
2015-04-30 Search Engine Land Expedia Adds Emoji To Its Title Tags To Increase Click Through Rates In Google
2015-04-28 NY Magazine Obama Thanks Japan for Its Most Important Export: Emoji
2015-04-28 Quartz Emoji hashtags are helping same-sex marriage organizers rally support
2015-04-28 CNET 15 cool emojis coming to a phone near you
2015-04-27 D4News branded emojis ‘emoticons’ are the future of messaging marketing?
2015-04-27 TechCrunch Instagram Gets Emoji Hashtags And 3 New Filters, Future Filters To Arrive Faster
2015-04-26 Instagram Three New Filters and Emoji Hashtags
2015-04-26 Huffington Post 15 Crucial Emojis That Are Still Missing
2015-04-24 Daily Life When you don’t speak the same emoji
2015-04-23 NBC News Emoji Use Around the World
2015-04-22 Huffington Post These Are Each Country’s Favorite Emojis
2015-04-21 SwiftKey SwiftKey Emoji Report
2015-04-21 The Atlantic Canada Loves the Poop Emoji: A new report on worldwide emoji usage finds a new kind of national character. (Americans, by the way, adore the eggplant.)
2015-04-20 Inside Intercom Emoji and stickers are just the beginning
2015-04-17 xkcd.com Code Quality
2015-04-17 The Federalist Diversity Is Racist: The Absurd Reaction To Apple’s New Emojis
2015-04-17 Medium.com Lost In Emoji Translation: Apple vs. Android
2015-04-16 wits vuvuzela Want to know where emoji come from?
2015-04-16 The Independent Apple’s ethnic emojis are being used to make racist comments on social media
2015-04-15 Digiday The emojification of brand advertising
2015-04-14 Bustle Why Are Emoji Yellow? An Exploration Of Default Options And Arbitrary Color Choices
2015-04-13 Lanacion Los 5 emojis que lideran la carrera para llegar a tu celular T
2015-04-13 Neue Züricher Zeitung Vom Siegeszug der Emoticons: Sie lachen, sie küssen, und sie weinen
2015-04-10 CNET Unlock the secret Spock emoji in iOS 8.3
2015-04-09 Asahi iPhoneの人型絵文字、肌は5色 人種多様性に配慮 T
2015-04-09 CNNMoney Clorox apologizes, deletes tweet after racial uproar
2015-04-04 Westdeutscher Rundfunk Emojis als Sprache der Zukunft?
2015-04-04 Quartz An emoji for Spock’s “Live Long and Prosper” sign is coming to Apple devices
2015-04-03 WBUR (NPR) Hokusai’s 19th Century ‘Great Wave,’ So Iconic It’s An Emoji, Comes Home To The MFA
2015-04-03 New York Times Should Grown Men Use Emoji?
2015-04-03 Phone Arena Skype for Android scores emoji support and bubble-style chat layout, large emoticons coming soon
2015-04-03 Slate Move Over, Banana: How the eggplant became the most phallic food.
2015-04-02 Gizmodo Pizza is the most popular emoji on Venmo
2015-04-02 Sydney Morning Herald The emoji age: how the world learnt to talk in pictures
2015-04-01 tech.co Voice-to-Emoji Translation Now Available with Speeji
2015-03-27 stern Diese Emojis benutzen Sie ganz sicher falsch
2015-03-25 Cosmopolitan 26 infuriating emoji struggles anyone with a phone will understand
2015-03-13 El Pais ¿De verdad puede haber un emoji de paella? T
2015-03-12 El Diario Un torrelaveguense tras la iniciativa de ‘Paella emoji’
2015-03-09 VentureBeat The emoji is the future of texting on the Apple Watch
2015-03-07 New York Times America Needs Its Own Emojis
2015-03-05 Tuairisc ‘Ná déan dearmad orainne’, a deir lucht na gruaige rua le Apple T
2015-03-03 The Atlantic Fear of a Red-Headed Emoji: Humans have innumerable differences, but there are only about 700 emoji.
2015-03-02 Irish Central Apple release Irish flag emoji just in time for St. Patrick’s Day
2015-02-26 The Straits Times Apple to introduce new racially-diverse emoji featuring people with different skin tones
2015-02-26 Mashable How the new Apple emoji got their skin tones: It’s not what you think
2015-02-25 mediatelecom Apple respalda la diversidad racial y sexual con nuevos emojis multiculturales T
2015-02-25 Bangkok Post Apple emoji get racially diverse
2015-02-24 Le Monde Apple ethnicise ses émoticônes
2015-02-24 Huffington Post Gay Families Are Coming To The Emoji Keyboard
2015-02-24 MSNBC Meet the diverse new cast of emoji characters
2015-02-24 Der Spiegel Smileys für alle T
2015-02-24 stern Apple entwickelt politisch korrekte Emojis
2015-02-24 Washington Post Are Apple’s new ‘yellow face’ emoji racist?
2015-02-23 NYMag Emoji Has Finally Given Us a Black Santa
2015-02-23 The Atlantic Finally, Emoji People of Color
2015-02-23 Washington Post The surprisingly complex reason you never see emoji URLs
2015-02-21 Der Spiegel Invasion der Emojis T
2015-02-21 Mashable Coke is using emoji web addresses in its latest ad campaign
2015-02-20 Internet Gawker The Lost Emoji
2015-02-19 Bustle 2015 Oscar Predictions In Emojis, Because Nothing Describes Your Feelings About This Awards Show Better
2015-02-19 MediaPost Brands Need To Get Emoji-nal
2015-02-19 Tech Times Coca-Cola Creates Emoji Web Addresses And Gives The Internet A Burst Of Cheer
2015-02-16 Yahoo News Australia FM uses angry face to describe Putin in emoji interview
2015-02-16 Marketplace Why you have the emoji choices you do
2015-02-06 CNET Emojis could cost you hundreds on your bill if you have an older phone
2015-02-06 MacRumors OS X 10.10.3 Puts More Focus on Emoji, Lays Groundwork for Skin Tone Modifiers
2015-02-06 The Guardian Don’t know the difference between emoji and emoticons? Let me explain
2015-02-04 The Atlantic What Do Emojis Mean?
2015-02-02 HLN Times a-changing: Great moments in emoji history
2015-01-30 The Guardian Why the Church of England should praise the Lord for emojis
2015-01-29 CNNMoney Taco Bell: Emoji unfairly biased towards hamburger and pizza lovers
2015-01-28 Daily Mail (MailOnline) Are these the first EMOTICONS? Typographical faces in an 1881 magazine reveal joy, indifference and astonishment
2015-01-28 New York Times At Silk Road Trial, Lawyers Fight to Include Evidence They Call Vital: Emoji
2015-01-26 news.zol 美国少年不当使用emoji表情遭警方逮捕 T
2015-01-26 Business Insider An Artist Created These Stunningly Accurate Celebrity Portraits Using Nothing But Emojis
2015-01-26 The Guardian The rise of the emoji for brand marketing: Take an emoji crash course and discover how you can successfully incorporate them into brand messaging
2015-01-21 Tech Cocktail The State of the Union Written in Emoji
2015-01-15 Internet Watch これからの絵文字の実装指針、UTR #51“Unicode Emoji”とはなにか T
2015-01-11 Popsugar 19 Emoji You Wish Existed
2015-01-08 Daily Mail (MailOnline) Guy Pearce versus Emoji: Watch acclaimed Hollywood actor recreate popular emoticons with hilarious results
2015-01-05 Los Angeles Times Taco Bell really, really wants a taco emoji
2015-01-01 Emoji Mosaic Emoji Mosaic
2015-01-01 NPR Heart Emoji Got Much Attention In 2014: The Global Language Monitor’s Top Word of 2014 is not a word, it’s an emoji of a heart.
2015-01-01 tofugu Emoji – Japan’s Talking Pictures
2015-01-01 SwiftKey United States of Emoji
2014-12-30 The Telegraph How 2014 became the year of the emoji (tiny aubergine anyone?)
2014-12-30 The Atlantic ‘Literally,’ Emojis, and Other Trends That Aren’t Destroying English: Steven Pinker on Grammar Feuds and the Oxford Comma
2014-12-30 Yahoo! Finance (Entrepreneur) For the First Time, an Emoji Has Been Named the Most Popular Word of the Year
2014-12-29 Marketwatch The ultimate guide to market emojis: When markets are moving, who has time for words?
2014-12-29 Mirror Online Emoji take over the world as <3 is named international word of the year
2014-12-18 ClickZ Marketing With Emojis: Brands are beginning to embrace the visual power of marketing with emojis.
2014-12-16 Daily Dot Emoji science with Jessica Williams of ‘The Daily Show’
2014-12-14 Salon “Saturday Night Live” brilliantly lampoons lack of diversity in tech
2014-12-13 Mashable Bill Nye explains evolution using emoji
2014-12-13 whatculture 20 Awesome New Emojis Coming To Smartphones In 2015: How on Earth will we use them?
2014-12-13 Wired What Makes Texts Feel Like Real Communication? The Smiling Poo Emoji
2014-12-12 Dallas Morning News More than 17,000 people signed an online petition to get a taco emoji in 2015
2014-12-10 Black Enterprise Apple and Google Introducing Ethnic Emojis: A new set of guidelines from Google and Apple could lead to more diverse faces
2014-12-01 Fast Company How Emoji Is Changing Text As We Know It: Emoji are so popular that the gatekeepers of computer text have had to evolve their thinking to keep up.
2014-11-29 VentureBeat Visual listening is the next big thing in social. Here’s why.
2014-11-27 The Guardian The problem with emojis
2014-11-24 Cosmopolitan Where Do Your Favorite Emoji Come From?
2014-11-23 unwire.hk Unicode 機構選出 37 個候選 Emoji 明年中用得到
2014-11-21 Ballantines Ballantine’s Whisky Emoji - Submission Film
2014-11-20 Dazed & Confused Unicode Consortium announces 37 potential new emojis
2014-11-20 SugarScape FINALLY: a list of 37 new emojis have been revealed —THERE’S A UNICORN
2014-11-19 FastFoodWatch Do We Need A Taco Emoji? Taco Bell Thinks So
2014-11-19 DroidApp.nl 37 nieuwe emoticons die we in 2015 kunnen verwachten T
2014-11-18 Mashable The 37 new emoji candidates that we could see next year (including tacos)
2014-11-18 Buzzfeed There Are 37 New Emojis Being Considered And One Is A Taco: Other highlights include “face with rolling eyes” and a crab
2014-11-18 Details Don’t Freak Out, but We Might Get a Taco Emoji in 2015: This is going to make planning dinner with your roommate so much easier
2014-11-18 El Mundo ¿Cómo llegamos a responder a una pregunta con una flamenca? La historia del emoticono
2014-11-18 Fast Company The Oral History Of The Poop Emoji (Or, How Google Brought Poop To America)
2014-11-18 Fast Company Behold: The Taco Emoji — Also up for induction into Unicode 8.0: A hot dog, a burrito, and a poppin’ bottle.
2014-11-18 Huffington Post Why We Never Got Those 250 New Emoji We Were Promised
2014-11-18 iDigitalTimes New Emojis For Next Year May Include Taco, Hotdog, Burrito And More
2014-11-18 The Atlantic And Lo, a Taco Emoji Appeared Among Them
2014-11-18 Die Welt Emoji – Die Entwicklung des Emotionen-Alphabets
2014-11-16 New York Magazine Smile, You’re Speaking EMOJI: The rapid evolution of a wordless tongue
2014-11-10 Bustle Racially Diverse Emojis May Finally Be Here, and It’s About Time [Thumbs Up Emoji]
2014-11-10 Storify Unicode Consortium To Introduce Racially Diverse Emoji
2014-11-07 GadgetGestures Emojis are Becoming More Human With Enhanced Skin-Tone Options
2014-11-07 BBC Newsbeat Emoji news: Work out the stories from the pictures
2014-11-06 Politiken Mobiler får multi-etniske smileyer efter protester
2014-11-06 Dolly Racially diverse emojis are on their way
2014-11-05 Android Authority Google & Apple want to add racial diversity to emoji characters
2014-11-05 blackpressUSA Emojis May Expand Skin Color Options
2014-11-05 Bloomberg Businessweek Non-White Emoji Are Finally Coming
2014-11-05 CTV News Get ready for ethnically diverse emoji characters
2014-11-05 Deutsche Welle Will emojis finally look like the people who send them?
2014-11-05 Marketplace Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about emoji
2014-11-05 Newsday Consortium proposes adding diversity to emoji icons
2014-11-04 ABC News Why Emoji Icons May Soon Look More Like You
2014-11-04 Streetwise Media Racial Diversity Is Coming to Emojis
2014-11-04 Mashable Emoji finally get some racial diversity
2014-11-04 Mic The Biggest Problem With Emojis May Soon Be Solved
2014-11-04 New York Magazine Rejoice! Emoji Realizes Nonwhite People Exist
2014-11-04 Buzzfeed Black Emojis Might Finally Be On The Way
2014-11-04 Los Angeles Times Emoji could be getting some racial diversity
2014-11-04 The Verge Apple and Google engineers are trying to make emoji more diverse
2014-11-04 Tech News Today Emoji are getting authentic skin color!
2014-11-03 Unicode Blog New Unicode Emoji draft, available for review
2014-10-27 VentureBeat Microsoft’s Bing beats Google to emoji search
2014-10-21 Business Insider Scientists Describe Their Work In Emoji And The Results Are Hilarious
2014-10-17 Business Insider The Entire US Economy Depicted In Emoji
2014-10-10 Hubspot Emojis for Dummies: The Essential Translation Guide
2014-09-11 Gizmodo My Day on the Emoji-Only Social Network, Translated (I Think)
2014-09-08 Spiegel Emoji-Siegeszug: Die Weltsprache unserer Zeit T
2014-09-04 Huffington Post You Can Now Use Emojis To Search On Yelp, And It’s Not As Pointless As It Sounds
2014-09-03 Unicode Blog IUC 38 Keynote Presenter Announced [絵文字:🏰, 🎁, and 🚀]
2014-09-03 Mashable Why It’s So Hard to Design New Emoji
2014-08-29 The Atlantic My Week on the All-Emoji Diet
2014-08-27 PCWorld The future of emoticons will embrace everyone
2014-08-25 USA Today Emoji: Passing fad or new universal language?
2014-08-20 The New Inquiry The Conservatism of Emoji
2014-07-25 New York Times The Emoji Have Won the Battle of Words
2014-07-17 Aspire Are Emoji Ruining (or Improving) Digital Communication?
2014-07-17 Time Here Are Rules of Using Emoji You Didn’t Know You Were Following
2014-07-15 Dissolve Footage Emoji Among Us: The Documentary
2014-07-01 Mashable 14 People Really Mad There’s No Canadian Flag Emoji
2014-06-30 Fast Company Where Do Emoji Come From?
2014-06-30 NPR Why 140 Characters, When One Will Do? Tracing The Emoji Evolution
2014-06-27 Huffington Post How Emoji Get Lost In Translation
2014-06-27 New Republic A Peek Inside the Non-Profit Consortium That Makes Emoji Possible
2014-06-26 jb51 IOS系统手机中Emoji表情文字的前世今生和正确使用方法图文详解 T
2014-06-25 The Wall Street Journal There’s No Hot Dog Emoji, but New Characters Do Include a Hot Pepper
2014-06-25 The Atlantic Emoji Are Designed to Be More Permanent Than Countries
2014-06-24 Quartz The very diplomatic reason why flag emoji count as two characters on Twitter
2014-06-19 Mashable Who Controls Emoji Anyway?
2014-06-18 Los Angeles Magazine Insert Smiley Face with Heart-Shaped Eyes: The World is Getting 250 New Emoji
2014-06-18 Vogue The 9 Emoji You Didn’t Know You Needed
2014-06-17 CBC News 250 new emojis include middle finger, Vulcan salute, no racial diversity
2014-06-17 CommitStrip Unicode 7 et ses nouveaux emoji T
2014-06-17 Technology Tell The 15 best emojis in Unicode 7.0
2014-06-17 The Inquirer Unicode gives Emoji the one finger salute
2014-06-17 Vox Where Emoji come from
2014-06-16 Unicode Blog Announcing The Unicode Standard, Version 7.0
2014-06-16 Yahoo More Than 250 New Emoji, Including a Middle Finger, Are Coming Soon
2014-04-30 TUAW You may be accidentally sending friends a hairy heart emoji
2014-04-24 CNET Japan 携帯各社、キャリアメールとSMSの絵文字数を共通化--5月から698文字に
2014-04-11 stern Witziges und Nützliches zu “Game of Thrones”
2014-04-08 Marketplace You can now search Yelp for emojis
2014-04-02 The Verge Emoji invades Twitter on the web
2014-04-02 Wired Game of Thrones Fans, Here’s Your Season Three Recap – In Emoji
2014-04-01 Huffington Post Google Chrome Prank Translates Every Single Word Into Emoji
2014-03-31 The Colbert Report Emoji Ethnicity
2014-03-26 ABC News Why Hot Dog and Taco Emojis Probably Aren’t In Your Future
2014-03-25 The Wall Street Journal Emoji Origins
2014-03-25 The Wall Street Journal Hot-Dog Fan Campaigns for New Emoji
2014-03-13 Wired New Skype Emojis Turn You Into Captain America, Black Widow
2013-12-31 Know Your Meme Emoticons
2013-11-11 TechHive Everything you need to know about Android 4.4 KitKat
2013-08-18 New York Times Disruptions: Texting Your Feelings, Symbol by Symbol
2013-08-01 Oxford english dictionary emoji
2013-03-04 The Verge How emoji conquered the world
2012-09-26 Unicode Blog Announcing The Unicode Standard, Version 6.2
2012-07-26 Phandroid Emoji support appears as add-on dictionary in Jelly Bean
2012-01-31 Unicode Blog Announcing the Unicode Standard, Version 6.1
2012-01-25 Typographica Typeface Review: Apple Color Emoji
2010-10-12 Unicode Blog Unicode Version 6.0: Support for Popular Symbols in Asia
2010-03-08 Slate The Big Red Word vs. the Little Green Man
2009-03-18 Gen Kanai Google and Apple propose emoji for Unicode
2008-11-21 CNET Japan 絵文字も登場--画像で見るiPhone OS 2.2アップデート T
2008-10-24 Google Gmail で絵文字が使えるようになりました T
2008-01-28 Google モバイル Gmail が携帯絵文字に対応しました T
2007-11-28 Google Group chat and rich emoticons now available in Gmail chat


“絵文字:🏰, 🎁, and 🚀 (Emoji: Past, Present, and Future)” was the keynote at the 38th Internationalization & Unicode Conference. The videos of the keynote were created live using Hangouts On Air, and split into 3 pieces for uploading.  The slides for the keynote are also accessible—use the gear icon to get the speaker notes.


People have also written online tools for seeing usage of emoji, such as Emoji Tracker and animations such as emoji.zone. See also the SwiftKey Emoji Report and Instagram’s Emojineering Part 1: Machine Learning for Emoji Trends.

It’s also become popular to “translate” lyrics or sayings into the closest emoji, such as:


Also see emoji on Youtube, including emoji puzzles.

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