Emoji is a type of graphic or picture, expressing a particular mood or attitude.
Emojis could be seen as the Emoticon upgrade.
In 1982, Scott Fahlman, a computer scientist suggested that typing “:-(” and ” :-)”, could be used to distinguish jokes from serious statements online.
In 1998, Shigetaka Kurita created the first Emoji. Soon, Japanese mobile operators included the technology in their operating systems.
Since then, Apple, Android, and others include Emojis as an integral part of their systems.
Nowadays, it is common to meet emotional messages in the form of emojis in conversations over mobile phones or even in online articles.
The similarity between emotion and emoji is a coincidence. The word emoji comes from Japanese: e = “picture” + moji = “character”.
It is said that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Emojis are the proof of it.
They deliver a message without words.
Emojis became a huge industry, not only amplifying online options but, as adopted by manufacturers, producing Emoji related products.
The most common are probably Emoji Pillows, with different characters on them.
The popularity of the topic even induced the film industry to create a movie.