EMOJIS have well and truly taken over the world with the handy little icons going beyond the realms of texting to expand into social media, movies and now it’s own official day. World Emoji Day 2018 is today but when were emojis first used, how did they earn their own day and what are people doing to celebrate all things emoji. Here’s everything you need to know… What is World Emoji Day? World Emoji Day is an unofficial holiday that is celebrated annually in the summer to celebrate the emoji, a small digital icon used to represent an idea/and or emotion through electronic means. The first ever emoji was created by Shigetaka Kurita in 1999 as part of a team working on a mobile Internet platform in Japan where he distributed the first 175 pixel emoji’s. Following the release of Apple’s iOS6 the emoji keyboard has revolutionalised texting and to celebrate World Emoji Day Apple has now added the Ginger emoji. It’s just one of the 70 new characters being added to the emoji palette to better represent the vast demographic of users, including different skin tones and more expressions. When is Emoji Day 2018? Emoji Day is celebrated annually on July 17. It was… Read full this story
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