Emojis of #MeToo ❤️💔😔

Over the past few days, #MeToo has emerged as a viral social media trend used by women to express solidarity in the face of a culture of sexual harassment and assault. The top three emojis used with #MeToo are the  red heart, the  broken heart, and the  pensive face - conveying an emoji emotional signature of love, heartbreak, and disappointment.

“How emojis reveal cultural differences”: interview in La Nación of Argentina

La Nación, one of the leading newspapers of Argentina, recently published an in-depth interview with PRISMOJI founder Hamdan Azhar on how emojis reveal cultural differences. Read the full interview in Spanish to learn more about the origin of the name PRISMOJI, how emoji data science helps us understand popular sentiment, and more! Also, see below … Continue reading “How emojis reveal cultural differences”: interview in La Nación of Argentina

The Top Emojis of Ramadan: A Global Analysis 🌙🙏🏽❤️

Emojis have been called the world's fastest growing language. Yet remarkably little research has been done on differences in emoji usage between cultures. Previous analysis has usually focused on aggregate differences between countries based on data from third party keyboard apps. Here, we analyze emojis in nearly 35,000 tweets in nine languages about a common topic: the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which began this past weekend. In doing so, we see broad commonalities across languages but also noteworthy and meaningful differences.

How we really use the peach emoji

Apple recently came under fire for proposing a change to the 🍑 peach emoji that made it look more fruit-like and less butt-like. “What’s happening to emojis represents the worst kind of gentrification of the internet,” charged Buzzfeed. Mashable was even more dramatic, exclaiming: “Apple just ruined texting.” While Apple soon retreated, the episode demonstrated the … Continue reading How we really use the peach emoji