From an episode of Breakfasters
Breakfasters: We Second that Emoji
Dr Jen is back for another episode of ‘Weird Science’, and this time she brings the facts regarding the humble emoji. Did you know ‘emoji’ is Japanese for ‘picture letter’, and they were created by a Japanese telecommunications worker in 1999? Join Breakfasters as they wax emojical about the little icons’ history, what they represent insofar as language evolution, and what it takes to create one of those strange little digital faces.
Photo by Nemo's great uncle.