Since the Tower of Babel, people have been seeking to create an international language. Esperanto was one such attempt, but unfortunately it never quite took off :/
Almost accidentally, we have come up with a language that just might fit the bill – emoji!
In this post, we going to see how is advance from 1997 to our day!
1982 – Scott Fahlman was the first to use the emoticons 🙂 and 🙁
These were his suggestions for showing emotion in text.
1997 – The first emojis were made for the SkyWalker DP-211SW mobile phone.
1999 – The second generation of emoji was created by Shigetaka Kurita for mobile service i-mode in Japan. 176 emojis in color!
2008 – Emojis got the Apple treatment – but only in Japan, unless you jailbroke your iPhone.
2009 – Apple released emojis for worldwide use.
2011 – Emoji became part of the keyboard on iPhones!
2012 – Because sharing is caring, now we have couples in our keyboard!
2015 – While not quite 50 shades of grey, emojis did get new, non-yellow skin tones! Also, new emojis were added and a few were removed or modified. For example, the revolver evolved into a squirt gun.
Today we have 157 emojis from the last upgrade in 2018. With so many symbols available to use in our communication, emojis have entered the regular lexicon of nearly every smartphone and social media user.
What is your best emoji combination?
Please use emoji for comments!