How the World 🌎 of Emojis Has Changed Over the Years

Emojis are an essential aspect of communicating with people over the internet. In a world of mostly text based communication, emojis can help us personalize our messages and comments and help get our true feelings across. They are basically a way for you to indicate tone, and in a lot of ways have been appropriated for more creative uses by meme creators and the like. Suffice it to say that emojis are the crux of online communication in many ways, and the over 200 new emojis that are coming your way in 2019 will surely help you to expand the manner in which you are able to talk to people on various online platforms.

The total number of emojis available for us to use has come to around 3000 in total, a very high number that indicates just how much expressiveness that internet has to offer at this point in time. However, this number was not always this high. Indeed, there was a time not all that long ago where emojis did not exist and we had to use regular text to create emojis of our own, such as the perennially ubiquitous “:)” smiley.
Did you know that 😂 (Face With Tears of Joy) is the most used emoji on Twitter, according to Eemojitracker.
The Unicode Consortium is where emojis get registered, and the first registration process saw about seventy six emojis being listed back in 1995 when they were first introduced. Pictograms, or emojis that are more in line with our modern conception of them, were introduced in 1999, and it has been a long road since then. From under 200 emojis in 1999, we have come to over 3000 in 2019. It seems like emojis are a constant part of our internet life, and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future.

How the World of Emojis Has Changed Over the Years
Infographic source Statista.

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