Infographic teaches you everything you wanted to know about emojis but were afraid to ask

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edited June 30 in Computing Cell Phones

There are 2,000 year old rocks out there with the letters of the Latin alphabet carved into them. We still use those letters – like on this page – but modern communication has seen the rise of a different type of symbol, the emoji.

Where did they come from? The AppInstitute has a beautifully illustrated infographic on the history of emoji (it’s even animated!). The concept is older than you may think, the first “emoticons” appeared in the 19th century. Those were constructed out of regular punctuation marks and look like this :-).

Of course, we no longer use punctuation marks, we...

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