Emojis

  1. Why I fought to get my bubble tea emoji accepted

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    Video caption: Bubble tea is hugely popular around the world but an emoji was initially turned down

    Bubble tea is massively popular in communities around the world but an emoji was initially turned down by the Unicode Consortium who approve all new designs.

  2. Durham police dogs celebrate World Emoji Day

    Something to brighten your Friday - Durham police has pictured its dogs taking time out from the day-to-day grind for World Emoji Day:

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    Video caption: Meet the student who has created African emojis

    Emoji obsessed? Meet O’Plerou Grebet, who has made over 350 emojis with African cultural references.

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    Video caption: How the Smiley Face became a million dollar idea

    The Smiley Face earns its copyright holder more than £100m a year - but not the man who first came up with it.

  5. Could traditional African symbols become the new emojis?

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    Video caption: Twi is the most widely spoken language in Ghana. Will it spread online?

    Twi is the most widely spoken language in Ghana. Will it spread online?

  6. lots of emojis

    Whether it's a smiley face, thumbs up or a heart... We all love an emoji in a message, but it seems some emojis don't get as much love and are hardly used at all.

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    Video caption: The Big Question: What was the first emoji to be invented?

    There's an emoji for everything - feelings, food, faces and fun - but which one started it all?