Here’s why there are so many ‘useless’ emoji

Emoji are weird. While there are enough of them that people somehow manage to use them for entire conversations, there always seem to be odd omissions. Why are there about 10 different types of trains, for instance, but there is no disco ball? Why did it take until 2017 to approve a dinosaur emoji? At the TNW Conference 2017, we got some insight. Jeremy Burges, Founder of Emojipedia and member of the Unicode committee that decides on new emoji took to the stage to discuss some of the process behind adding new emoji. One key point Burges emphasized is to hold back on…

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