The Language of Emojis

28 Feb The Language of Emojis

If you’ve ever sent a message to someone that left them 😕. Or maybe you received a message that left you 🤔. Adding emojis can clarify meaning and give emotion and feeling to otherwise cold, flat text.

A recent article in Wired magazine titled The WIRED Guide to Emoji explains the evolution of emojis as a language. Since 1999 when the time first emojis appeared on Japanese mobile phones, to today where they are a language for everyone in the digital world. Today’s emoji lexicon is constantly evolving across cultures 👳 , across screens📱 , and across time 🕑.  As we communicate more and more through text message, tweet, Facebook posts, and email, the language of emoji has grown.

Emoji are becoming important tools for translation and communication—a common language between speakers whose native languages are different. Think 💭 about it. Through emojis, you can communicate in a basic language with someone online in a game or via twitter. No one wants to translate a tweet and when you’re gaming, you don’t have time to translate. Emoji’s strung together with basic words can bridge a communication gap.

Want to become proficient with this new language and not look silly 🙃, there’s a resource called the Emojipedia 😃❤. Now you can avoid sending confusing emojis that people take the wrong way😌! Another great resource for keeping current on the latest tech trends is Wired Magazine available  in print and for download via Flipster, our online eMagazine provider.