Emoji Day: the ranking of the most used in the world
The July 17th commemorates the world emoji day, a date that celebrates the creation of these virtual elements that contribute and summarize modern communication. A emoji is a character that has a color icon. His images can represent emotions, animals, places, food, objects, nationalities, symbols, traffic signs, signs, among other things. In today’s communication, they are fundamental and, for a long time, they have become an important tool when sending messages through the various platforms.
The term comes from Japanese, and breaks down as follows: “e” means “image” and “moji” refers to “letter”. Its creator was Shigetaka Kuritaa Japanese interface designer, who -inspired by manga (i.e. Sleeve the comics of that country) – made in 1999 a collection with 176 of these 12×12 pixel elements for the mobile operator NTT Docomo.
After this, in 2013, the computer developer Jeremy Burge founded Emojipedia: a website created to explain the meaning of each of these virtual elements. In this way, it became established as one of the great masters of emojias considered Business Insider.
In fact, it was Burge who decided to select a day to celebrate all emojis; and the chosen date was based on the calendar emoji on iPhones, which marks July 17.
Every year, the Emojipedia site conducts the Emoji Awards or Emoji Awards. Through a survey on social networks, they determine which are the most popular. Likewise, they select which are the most used in each country and, in the case of the United States, in each of its states.
The emoji ranking 2022 states that this year the most popular are:
● Melted face
● Money with wings
● Smiley Face with Tear
● Ukrainian flag
● Clown Face
● “Back Arrow”
● Face holding back tears
● Heart on fire
● Person slapping himself on the face
● SOS button
● Face poking out an eye
● Face with spiral eyes
● Face crying with joy
● Red heart
● In Argentina, the most popular is the Red heartsuch as in Brazil, Peru, Suriname, Ecuador and Colombia.
● The emoji of the face that cries with joy It is one of the most used in most countries in the world.
● Japan is the only country that consumes the largest amount of sparkle emoji.
● So much the parchment emoji, like the one in the book they have real written texts, although their small size makes it impossible to read them.
● According to The Telegraph, in France nine of the most used are hearts.
● In Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Bolivia, Belgium, Austria, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Andorra, Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Georgia, Greece, Albania, San Marino, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Qatar, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, North Korea, New Zealand, Madagascar, Senegal, Morocco, Singapore and Cambodia, the most widely used is the flag of the country itself.