Tuesday, July 17, 2018

10 Facts About Emoji - Today is World Emoji Day

Here are 10 facts about emojis that might surprise you:



  1. The first emoji was created by Shigetaka Kurita in Japan in 1999.
  2. The first World Emoji Day was celebrated July 17, 2014.
  3. There 2,666 emojis in the Unicode Standard list as of July 2017.
  4. 60 billion emojis are sent on Facebook every day as of July 2017.
  5. Emoji usage in marketing messages has increased at an annual growth rate of over 775 percent as of 2016.
  6. In a ranking of the world’s top 10 used emojis on Facebook, the laughing with tears emoji, the heart eyes emoji, and the kissy face emoji were top three as of July 2017.
  7. An afro hairstyle, a bagel, and hands making a heart were among the top emoji requests as of June 2017.
  8. 76 percent of Americans said that they have used emojis at work as of February 2016.
  9. As of February 2016, 78 percent of women claimed to be frequent emoji users compared to 60 percent when it comes to their male counterparts.
  10. This past April, marketing firm Crowdtap conducted a Brand Emoji Index asking employees to rank their favorite brands using only emojis. Apple, Googl, and Microsoft were among the top three indicated by the heart eyes emoji, the sunglasses-wearing emoji and the standard smiling face emoji respectively.

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