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Emoji have become an inescapable part of our daily lives. This short film examines the far-reaching impact of these very special characters.

Emojis are not emoticons

Emoticon means "emotion" and "icon" — you make an emotion with characters available on your regular keyboard :-). Kaomoji, taken from Japanese "kao" (face) and "moji" (character) are a popular Japanese emoticon style made up of Japanese characters and grammar punctuations, and are used to express emotion in texting and cyber communication (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻. Emoji is taken from Japanese "e" (picture) and "moji" (character). Emojis are pictographs, which is why we have emojis to depict things that aren't just emotions.

😀 😁 😂 😃 😄 😅 😆 😇 😈 👿 😉 😊 ☺️ 😋 😌 😍 😎 😏 😐 😑 😒 😓 😔 😕 😖 😗 😘 😙

Emoji have been around since 1999

They didn't become popular until Apple incorporated the Unicode Standard in its operating systems that people figured out how to use them in their keyboards.

🐀 🐁 🐭 🐹 🐂 🐃 🐄 🐮 🐅 🐆 🐯 🐇 🐰 🐈 🐱 🐎 🐴 🐏 🐑 🐐 🐓 🐔 🐤 🐣 🐥 🐦 🐧 🐘

Emojis are quickly becoming a second language, and it's important that everyone can communicate freely, efficiently and expressively, even in the office environment. That’s why Weekdone just released emoji support. Now you can say your week went 😝 or 😞. We are rolling out a custom emoji picker with the most commonly used and #SFW emoji, available at the bottom of your "Weekly Review" for quick access. We don't have a limit which ones you can use, and you're welcome to use any one available on your emoji keyboard.

Update (23 september 2015):

We have released the custom emoji picker for all Weekdone users. Look for a smiley-face icon to the right of adding new items, underneath your weekly review, and opening automatically when you like an item. This way you can further explain your "like" with a fun image and surprise your teammates with something fun and positive.

The emoji picker features 4 main categories of emoji, a search functionality and remembers your 8 last used emoji for quick access.

weekdone-emoji-picker

🍅 🍆 🌽 🍠 🍇 🍈 🍉 🍊 🍋 🍌 🍍 🍎 🍏 🍐 🍑 🍒 🍓 🍔 🍕 🍖 🍗 🍘 🍙 🍚 🍛 🍜 🍝 🍞

To use emoji on the Mac, position the cursor in any text field you'd like to insert an emoji, an item or a comment in Weekdone. Press the command and control keys on your keyboard. Then press the space bar.

To write emoji in Windows 10, you just use the built-in software keyboard. Look for the keyboard icon in the Windows taskbar in the lower-right corner.

For a reference of available emoji, refer to this cheatsheet – http://getemoji.com/ 😋 List of all Emojis to ✂ Copy and 📋 Paste 👌

Use them wisely and try to be understandable! 🎭


References:
http://www.theverge.com/2014/12/31/7473079/2014-most-popular-word-heart-emoji
https://medium.com/@wedgies/-e01c1425ba75
http://www.gurl.com/2015/02/05/shocking-facts-about-emojis/#3

Emoji set designed and offered free by Emoji One