Since 2014, the 17th of July known as World Emoji Day. On this date, technology giants promote actions and events to celebrate the faces. The choice of the date to honor the emojis is directly related to Apple and iOS, and was embraced by other companies, such as Google and Facebook.
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In addition, these emoticons combine several curious and controversial facts, such as the icons that are used with a different meaning from the original and others that appear in conversations even with a double meaning. Below are eight curious facts about the images that are already part of the daily life of those who access the Internet.
Emojis have curiosities that few know Photo: Divulgao
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IPhone calendar emoji marks July 17 Photo: Reproduction / Emojipedia
July 17th was chosen as World Emoji Day for being the date stamped on Apple's calendar emoji. It was on this day, in 2002, that the company launched iCal, its own calendar for macOS. Although other companies use different dates in their own emojis, for example, some of them recognize the 17th of July as World Emoji Day, even celebrating them with actions on their platforms.
2. Most used emojis in Brazil and in the world
Each company has its own ranking of the most used emojis, but the champion of use among the majority is the little guy crying with laughter. On Facebook, for example, she appears first in the world, followed by the heart-eyed emoji, the most famous in Brazil. On Twitter, the sequence is the same, with the face crying copiously with sadness in third place.
Ranking of the most popular faces Photo: Divulgao / Facebook
Google also issued a report of the most used emojis on its keyboard, the Gboard. The most popular in the world is also the one that appears with tears of laughter, but, secondly, is the kiss with a heart, followed by the face with heart eyes. In Brazil, the red heart appears first. Right behind him, the little guy with heart eyes and clapping hands appears.
3. Different meanings
Emojis seem to have different interpretations in operating systems Photo: Reproduction / Unicode
Some emojis are used by the public with a different meaning than the original, either because of the ambiguity of the expression of the faces or the difference in the designs in different systems. The high-five, for example, is misinterpreted as two hands joined in prayer. Another example is the angry face, which in some systems looks like a smiley expression, but according to Unicode, creator of emoticons, the other meaning: someone making a face.
Emojis can have different skin tones Photo: Divulgao / Google
Some icons have undergone changes to adapt to the new behaviors of society. Among the most significant changes are the inclusion of different ethnicities, which added six different skin tones to the emojis that represent human expressions, and the new family formats, which now include homosexuals and interracial families, in addition to the inclusion of gender neutral .
Other changes, some of them controversial, even involved food emojis, such as hamburger, beer and salad, in addition to the pistol emoji, which was previously represented by a firearm and was replaced by a water pistol due to the regulation debate. of arms in the United States.
5. Emojis with double meaning
The banana and eggplant emojis gained an innocent content Photo: Reproduo / Emojipedia
Some faces began to be used with a mean sense, some even with sexual connotations, such as the eggplant and banana cone, related to the male genital organ, and the peach cone, which became synonymous with butt. Moon emojis are also often shipped with an interpretation related to sex.
6. Emoji exclusive for Windows 10
Astro Cat Emoji is only available for Windows 10 Photo: Reproduction / Emojipedia
Like the Ninja Cat, Windows 10 users have access to another exclusive emoji: the Astro Cat. The icon, which represents the informal mascot of the operating system, shows a gray cat dressed in astronaut clothing and a red headband tied around his head. . To insert it, I need to use a combination of special characters, but users of other systems will not be able to see the figure being replaced by common cat and rocket emojis.
7. Unrecognized emojis
Emoji not recognized by the system Foto: Reproduo / Emojipedia
After the launch of new emojis, each company can update its face library according to its own calendar. Therefore, it may happen that you receive an emoji that your system is not yet able to identify in this case, it will be replaced by a question mark, an x or a square. You can find out which emoji is through the Emojipedia website or using Twitter.
8. Animoji: the evolution of faces
Animoji was introduced with the iPhone X Photo: Thssius Veloso
Recently, Apple revolutionized emojis with the launch of Animojis on iPhone X. Using the Face ID feature, which captures the user's facial movements, it is possible to create an animated emoji that tracks what the user does with the face, allowing to create an animation and record videos with your own voice.