Things You Never Knew About Emojis

From their international origins to the latest literary “emojification” to Emojot’ innovative Emotion Sensors®, learn more about these quirky characters’ past, present, and future. Your friend sends you a hilarious text, and you respond with the “crying laughing” emoji. You text your significant other a “winky face.” Your mom sends you a Thanksgiving message with a heart and a tiny turkey. These are probably at least somewhat familiar experiences. According to a recent report in WIRED magazine, “fully 92 percent of all people online use emoji now, and one-third of them do so daily.” WIRED even goes so far as to suggest that the rise of emoji represents “the birth of a new type of language.” More than likely, these little graphics and symbols have changed the way you communicate with friends, loved ones, coworkers, and virtually everyone else. However, despite their ubiquity, chances are, you don’t actually know very much about the characters you use. At Emojot, we’re revolutionizing the worlds of business, human resources, and entertainment, all with emojis, so we know quite a bit about them. We love sharing our infectious enthusiasm for emojis with our clients and showing them these symbols’ hidden power. In the following blog, we describe the top five things you never knew about emojis. 1. These quirky characters hail from Japan. While they are immensely popular around the globe, emojis were originally created in Japan. In fact, the word “emoji” is a combination of the Japanese words for “character” and “picture.” As Digital Trends explains, Shigetaka Kurita was the “designer of the first emojis for cellphones…[who] first created emoji while he was a member of a team that, at that time, was preparing for the debut of…the world’s first mobile Internet system.” The advent of emojis on this project was back in […]
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The History of Emojot

A Play by Play of the Company’s Vision, its Earliest Inception, and a WIP Towards a Continuous Mission in the Technology Space There is always a distinct history behind any organization – how it began, its first steps, important milestones achieved and the people who have worked towards making its initial vision a reality. Our vision which eventually became a reality was Emojot – a company that has grown remarkably over the past few years. So, sip on a cup of coffee (or tea if you like!) as we take you through a stroll down memory lane on how it all began. So, How Did it All Begin? Our company’s vision – to be the global leader in customer experience solutions with our emotion-based customer/employee/audience engagement solutions – was given its roots when our very own CEO, Dr. Shahani Markus was a lecturer at the University of Moratuwa, a top-notch university, that had a reputation for producing some of the most intelligent graduates within the Sri Lankan tech industry. Dr. Markus was an inspirational mentor to her students and was responsible for supervising the university’s final year projects. With her vision of encouraging students to create startups, she bootstrapped a product concept with two of her students – Andun Sameera and Sachintha Rajith in 2014. The founding team also included Dr. Markus’ colleague Manjula Dissanayake, who came with prior experience in the product space. In 2014, Emojot’ magic began with these 4 special and dynamic individuals. Converting Initial Meetings into Positive Proceedings With our founding team at Emojot working hard and overcoming the challenges that came their way, we were fortunate enough to be named as one of the top 3 event technologies at a conference held in Australia in 2015. This was certainly a massive stepping stone for us. Our success […]