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

    … By Mark Schaefer When I travel around the world, I go to extreme measures to assure that my talks are culturally-sensitive. I sift through my speeches for humor or American phrases that might confuse or even offend somebody. I try to use local language and images whenever I can. I even think about my body language and try to learn about any…

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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 -
  • 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 Watchin Social Paid Search Google- 30 readers -
  • Does Snapchat Really Matter to Marketers?

    … or video you post to your very own stories section that’s visible to you and all your friends. Stories expire in 24 hours. Advertising – Snapchat offers Snap Ads, Sponsored Geofilters, and Sponsored Lenses in their current advertising options. 3 Ways to Advertise on Snapchat Snapchatters watch over 10 billion videos per day, which is more than a 350…

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

    … Six billion emojis are shared every day, but few of them appear on local news sites. Sometimes they’ll be stuck on a weather report here or there, but, by and large, local news remains pretty buttoned up online about emotional values. Dana Loberg, founder and CEO of MojiLaLa, thinks emojis could help local news sites not only make better…

    Tom Grubisich/ Street Fight- 22 readers -
  • Six most interesting search marketing news stories of the week

    … they target users on YouTube. Instagram is making Stories more appealing to brands In August of last year, Instagram debuted Stories: a new feature on its social network devoted to posts which disappear after 24 hours, and a direct and unashamed copy of the Snapchat feature of the same name. Despite a bit of mockery at first, response to Stories…

    Search Engine Watchin Social- 50 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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