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The Universal Language of the Internet- EMOJI

With World Emoji Day coming up on July 17‚ the team at HighSpeedInternet.com has released a study about the use of emojis and what they mean around the world. Generation gaps and confusion aside‚ the most popular emoji among English-speaking countries is the smiley emoji. No surprises there! Since we have bypassed everyone’s favorite grin well shall move in favor of the second-most-used emoji's to better highlight the variations and diversity between countries. According to the survey, the second most used…

Meet the force behind the Hijab Emoji

Apple is soon launching the Hijab emoji, thanks to Rayouf Alhumedhi, a Muslim teenager who wears hijab since she was 13. How it all started? According to hijabemoji.org, Rayouf Alhumedhi, 15, was creating a new WhatsApp group chat with her friends last year, the group wanted make the title of the group a series of emojis: one to represent each girl. But Rayouf had a problem, none of the emojis really looked like her, because she’s Muslim, and wears a hijab. Given the millions of women in the world who wear a headscarf…

Happy? Sad? Full of…? Sony film gives life to emojis

If emojis were alive, their job would not be easy: called on at all hours to show up on screen happy-faced, with heart-shaped eyes, as mini-pizzas or ... piles of poop. They form the indispensable background to our digital lives. It is almost impossible to imagine a text message without emojis. These thousands of symbols establish the tone to our communications: happy, sad, annoyed, frustrated, ironic. New York's Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) last year recognized their importance, adding them to its collections.…

Need job as emoji translator? You must move to London

LONDON: A translation agency said on Tuesday that it is advertising for its first "emoji translator" to help meet the "challenges posed by the world's fastest-growing language". Based in the City of London financial district, Today Translations advertised on its website for a translator whose job will consist of interpreting the miniature images, from smiley faces to pizzas, beloved of smartphone users the world over. "Emoji translation is itself an emerging field - but one dominated to date by software, which is often…