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A Picture That Saves A Thousand Words

At one time or the other, we have all sent a text containing only emojis ๐Ÿ˜œ. We can thank Japanese artist Shigetaka Kurita who in 1999 created the initial 176 emojis ๐ŸŽจ. Emojis exploded in Japan during the 1990s as a way to convey complex statements or emotions in a simple picture or pictures ๐Ÿ’ฅ. Literally, the word emoji means picture character ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ. Thanks to Appleโ€™s iOS 5 release in 2011 the use of emojis went globally ๐ŸŒŽ and were soon adapted by cultures everywhere ๐Ÿค. Standards approved by Unicode โ™พ๏ธ, who maintains the text standards across devices, have expanded the emoji set. By 2015 emojis were added as part of release 8.0 allowing them to be usable across multiple platforms ๐Ÿ“ฑ. More emojis will be added in 2023 ๐Ÿ†•, the last were just added in 2022 including an empty nest and different colored hearts ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค. Like languages emojis are also evolving ๐Ÿ”„. For example, the flag of the United States only had thirty-five stars ๐ŸŒŸ, it was corrected to the fifty the flag has now, and the Vulcan salute emoji was modified to avoid any trademark issues with Star Trek ๐Ÿ––. There are now over 3,600 individual emojis in the Unicode Standard ๐Ÿคฏ.

The most popular emojis are those that help explain or clarify emotions ๐Ÿ˜‚. For example, the most popular emoji is the face with tears of joy ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜‚. The emotional emojis can reflect anger ๐Ÿ˜ก, heartache ๐Ÿ’” and even frustration ๐Ÿ˜ซ. Many users combine them in streams to get complicated messages out quickly โšก๏ธ. This stream of consciousness is now a fundamental feature of digital communication ๐Ÿ” and over 10 billion emojis are used every day on Facebook Messager alone ๐Ÿ“ฒ. The world of digital communication was changed by the emergence of emojis ๐ŸŒŽ.

Artificial Intelligence is also influencing the use and creation of emojis ๐Ÿค–. Current AI technology can interpret how and why emojis are being used ๐Ÿง . AI is recommending ways to combine current emojis and create new ones as their use continually expands and changes ๐Ÿš€. Training is being done with machine learning models on the datasets to even start understanding the nuances in using and the meanings behind unconventional combinations ๐Ÿง. It almost seems that emojis and AI are a match made in digital heaven ๐Ÿค.

NP Marketing Group also realizes that AI and business are an inevitable match ๐Ÿค. We currently have two offerings that will help your business grow in this digital age ๐Ÿ“ˆ. Watch the quick video on how Search Box Optimization (SBO) can move your business up the Search Engine results list almost as fast as a bolt of lightning โšก๏ธ. Then sign up for the TWO-WEEK FREE TRIAL of our Website Data Pro (WDP) that will find your website leads and turn that frowny face emoji ๐Ÿ™ into the tears of joy emoji ๐Ÿ˜‚ overnight ๐ŸŒ™.

At first, many phone users were annoyed by the perceived overuse of emojis ๐Ÿ˜’. Similarly, some are pushing back on the adoption of AI and the ramifications it will have for lives ๐Ÿ™…โ€โ™‚๏ธ. I am sure that like the emoji haters, we all will be giving a solid thumbs up ๐Ÿ‘ for both in the very near future!

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