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World Emoji Day: Celebrating the Universal Language of Emoticons

Emojis have become an essential part of our modern communication

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Aditya Saikrishna
Aditya Saikrishna
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INDIA: On July 17th, the world comes together to celebrate World Emoji Day, an annual event that recognizes the global phenomenon of emojis and their impact on communication. Emojis have become integral to digital communication, transcending language barriers and adding colour and emotion to our online interactions.

Emojis, the small digital icons representing various emotions, objects, and concepts, have revolutionized how we express ourselves in the digital age. 

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Created in Japan in the late 1990s, emojis quickly gained popularity worldwide and have since become a universal language. These tiny images convey emotions and messages more effectively than words, from a simple smiley face to a thumbs-up gesture or a crying, laughing emoji.

The significance of emojis lies in their ability to convey tone and emotion that might get lost in text-based conversations. They add nuance, humour, and personality to our messages, making them more engaging and relatable. 

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Emojis have also found their way into advertising, branding, and marketing strategies, with companies leveraging their visual appeal to connect with audiences on a deeper level.

World Emoji Day, established by the founder of Emojipedia, Jeremy Burge, in 2014, aims to celebrate the impact of emojis on global communication. Today, people worldwide participate in various activities, events, and social media campaigns to express their love for emojis and explore their creative potential.

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Emojipedia, the go-to resource for all things emoji, often releases new emoji updates on World Emoji Day. These updates include additions to the ever-expanding collection of emojis, ensuring that our digital conversations remain relevant and inclusive. 

Emojis now encompass a wide range of skin tones, gender representations, and cultural symbols, allowing individuals to express their identities and values. The influence of emojis goes beyond individual conversations. They have also become a means of cultural expression and social commentary. 

Emojis have been used to raise awareness about social issues, promote inclusivity, and advocate for causes. The power of a single emoji to convey a message or spark a conversation is a testament to its impact on our digital society. 

The popularity of emojis has even led to the creation of the World Emoji Awards, where the best and most creative uses of emojis are recognized and celebrated. Categories range from “Best New Emoji” to “Most Anticipated Emoji” and “Emoji Art of the Year.” This annual event showcases the versatility and artistic potential of emojis.

As we celebrate World Emoji Day, we must recognize the cultural significance and influence these tiny icons have on our daily lives. Emojis have transformed communication, making conversations more expressive, engaging, and inclusive. 

They have become a visual language that transcends borders and connects people from different cultures and backgrounds.

So, whether you’re sending a heart emoji to express love, a laughing face to share joy, or a thumbs-up to show approval, take a moment on this World Emoji Day to appreciate the impact of these colourful icons in our digital world.

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