Emoji are not the future of language, they’re too small to contain our imaginations

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Emoji are incredibly popular. Our traffic stats show that unequivocally. Stories about new emoji, how we use them and just about every other aspect of the culture around them do incredibly well. Source: Google Search Trends They’re fun. It’s undeniable. Even I, with an inclination that leans more to towards the Eeyore end of the spectrum rather than the over-caffeinated Tiggerish space occupied by my colleague Owen, have to admit it. Image credit: Disney Owen loves emoji. He picks through the pronouncements of the Unicode Consortium, the arbiters of emoji accuracy, as if they are messages carried down from Mount Sinai – a…

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