World emoji day 2018: The most popular and misunderstood smileys Indians use: These days, Emojis, has turn to be very much and very important part of the human beings life, especially, in the world of the social media and on the basis of that we all celebrates today on 7th July, the World emoji day.
The World emoji day is literally, dedicated to all emojis of the world — and it’s today. On the 17th July, public and netizens has been celebrated as World Emoji Day since 2014 when the founder of Emojipedia, a sort of Wikipedia for emojis, Jeremy Burge created this World emoji day very first time ever.
He selected and picked the day from the iPhone emoji for the calendar, which display 17th July.
To some, emojis are cool and hip; to others, they are childish or something like, immature; and to still others, and reportedly, emojis actually mark the decline of the English language anyway.
India’s billion-plus people who communicate in the social media networks actually received helped from the emojis globally and instead of speaking various different languages, netizens can end their convo by using the emojis on twiter, facebook, insta or any other social media platform.
India uses the laughing face with tears the most followed by the smiling face with heart eyes emoji, On Twitter, and the person with folded hands emoji.
The third stands for everything from prayer to thank you which is probably regarded as one of the most misunderstood emoji which features in the top 5 emojis used in India.
This emoji is though, missing from the global top10 emojis used on Twitter, and the face with tears of joy emoji is the most popular one.
Twitter studied data showed this survey between July 2017 to June 2018 for the emoji rankings.
Emojis date back to 1995, when people used pagers instead of smartphones and NTT DoCoMo, Japan’s biggest cellular phone operator, actually, added a small heart icon to its pagers. The heart spread rapidly among Japanese teenagers as by using this heart emojis Japanese people used to express their emotion which was almost impossible to portray in small snippets of text anyway.
Emojis are like stencils and colons, which is touted as an extension of one’s imagination, quoted by the sociologist Shiv Vishwanathan. “It captures imagination in two ways — folklore and the modern graphic novel. It’s the new emotional shorthand. These are not hieroglyphics that need to be decoded. They are much simpler, its fun to use them and it shouldn’t be taken too seriously,” he added.
By definition, an emoji is “a small digital image or icon used to express an idea or emotion in electronic communication”; the term comes from Japanese, e for picture and moji for character or letter. Very akin to this is that the English word emoticon (which shows various facial expressions) has helped its memorability and rise in use, however, the resemblance is actually entirely coincidental anyway.
As per an article published on Mashable, some researchers said people respond to emojis the same way they would respond to a real human face. “It becomes a culturally created neural response,” the article said and quoted.
On Facebook, people worldwide are busy using the red heart emoji twice as much as they did last year on the 2017.
on Facebook, There are more than 2,800 emojis and almost all of them (2,300) are used each and every day on this most popular social media platform.
More than 700 million emojis are used in Facebook posts every day. Globally, the biggest day for emoji usage on Messenger is New Year’s Eve, as per the data collected between April to July 2018.