Emoji

Emoji (絵文字 or えもじ; Japanese pronunciation: [emodʑi]) are the ideograms or smileys used in Japanese electronic messages and webpages, whose use is spreading outside Japan. Originally meaning pictograph, the word emoji literally means "picture" (e) + "character" (moji). The characters are used much like ASCII emoticons or kaomoji, but a wider range is provided, and the icons are standardized and built into the handsets. Some emoji are very specific to Japanese culture, such as a bowing (apologizing) businessman, a face wearing a face mask, a white flower used to denote "brilliant homework" or a group of emoji representing popular foods: ramen noodles, dango, onigiri, Japanese curry, and sushi.
Posts about Emoji
  • I don’t think that emoji means what you think it means

    … gestures or positions that might communicate the wrong message. And that leads me to emoji. Did you know that some of the common emoji in America might be offensive to other cultures? I have been thinking about this because more than 60 percent of my blog and podcast audience is outside my cultural comfort zone of the U.S. I have large audiences…

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  • About that $3,800 emoji domain sale…

    … The debate over the age of the emoji domain name ☮.com may have been settled. It probably is as old as it was claimed to be. You may recall that last week I blogged about the €3,400 ($3,816) sale of the domain to an end user. It wasn’t a big sale or a big story, but it’s so rare to see an emoji name sell I thought it was worth a few paragraphs…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 14 readers -
  • Sixteen-year-old emoji .com sells for €3,400

    … An emoji domain name believed to be in the first three such domains ever registered has been sold. The domain ☮.com seems to to have been sold to an end-user buyer, via Sedo, for €3,400 ($3,816). The sale appears to have been a quick flip by an Austrian investor. ☮ is of course better known as a symbol representing peace, most associated…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 14 readers -
  • Five most interesting search marketing news stories of the week

    … Welcome to our weekly round-up of all the latest news and research from the world of search marketing and beyond. This week, Google’s emoji conquest of the SERP is advancing on AdWords titles, Snapchat influencers may be fleeing the platform for greener pastures, and Facebook is making it easier for advertisers to compare the performance…

    Search Engine Watch- 22 readers -
  • Emoji appear in Google AdWords ads titles

    Emoji have been spotted in the wild in Google AdWords ads titles, giving rise to speculation that this option may be rolled out globally for all advertisers soon. We have seen this before, although prior instances of emoji in AdWords seemed to be caused by a loophole that allowed certain character combinations to pass through Google checks.

    Search Engine Watch- 32 readers -
  • Does Snapchat Really Matter to Marketers?

    … In an impromptu poll in our MarTech community, 56% of respondents said they had no plans this year of utilizing Snapchat for marketing Tweet This!. Only 9% stated that they were using it and the rest said that they hadn’t decided yet. That’s not exactly a standing ovation for a network that’s skyrocketing in growth. Personally, I find…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blog- 34 readers -
  • Should Local News Should Open Its Heart to Emojis?

    … their Facebook pages, but engagement there often doesn’t rise above the level of “likes.” Examples of emoji packages offered by MojiLaLa, at prices that range from free to $1.99, can be found here, here and here. The company, whose goal is to become “the Netflix for stickers,” offers an unlimited amount of 12,000+ emojis, including animated, for $1.99…

    Tom Grubisich/ Street Fight- 22 readers -
  • Three Ways Location Marketing Is Changing in 2017

    … Location marketing is changing in some important ways in 2017. The fundamentals remain as relevant as ever: businesses that operate multiple locations need to create contextual content, unleash location data, and provide compelling experiences to convert consumer searches into sales. But people are searching differently. They’re using emoji…

    Jon Schepke/ Street Fight- 24 readers -
  • Six most interesting search marketing news stories of the week

    … on Instagram, and the news that mobile search and YouTube are leading growth in Alphabet’s fourth quarter earnings. Also, you’ll never guess who one of Google’s most prolific advertisers is – it’s Google. Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative acquires AI-powered search engine, Meta The Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, the $45 billion philanthropic organisation…

    Search Engine Watchin Social- 51 readers -
  • Twitter Launches Stickers, Hashtag-Triggered Emoji for Lunar New Year

    … Twitter released new stickers and a hashtag-triggered emoji to celebrate the Lunar New Year. With this update, users can share the Year of the Rooster emoji by tweeting one of the supported hashtags associated with the occasion. From now until Feb. 12, when users tweet hashtags such as #HappyLunarNewYear and #ChineseNewYear, the Rooster emoji…

    Inside Facebookin Social Twitter- 38 readers -
  • Twitter Unveils Hashtag-Triggered Emoji for Inauguration

    … Featured Jobs Audience Development Analyst WNET New York Public Media 10019, New York City SEO/Editorial Freelancer New Hope Media LLC New York City, New York Social Media Strategist Oceana Washington, D.C. Audience Development Manager LADDERS New York City, New York Zeppelin Hall Beer Garden Social Media Strategist Grand Street Property…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Twitter- 12 readers -
  • Twitter Serves Up Emoji, Stickers for Australian Open

    … The Australian Open is under way, and Twitter is serving up special hashtag-triggered emoji and stickers for the Grand Slam tennis tournament. The hashtag #AusOpen will add a special emoji to tweets about the tournament. And a selection of Australian Open stickers can be added to tweets. Jonno Simpson, who works on sports partnerships…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Twitter- 11 readers -
  • Twitter Rings In the New Year With Stickers, Fireworks Emoji

    … Twitter is letting its users say farewell to 2016 and welcome 2017 with stickers and a hashtag-triggered emoji. The social network introduced the New Year goodies in a tweet, and the hashtag #HappyNewYear will automatically add a fireworks emoji to tweets. Readers: Are you ready for 2017? New year, new you, new #Stickers.#HappyNewYear pic.twitter.com/TbiU9xDcAh — Twitter (@twitter) December 28, 2016…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Twitter- 9 readers -
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