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From Emoticon to Emoji: How a New Language Was Created
Before we start, let’s get this out the way - emoticons and emojis are not the same. Emoticons are formed by using typographical marks, such as :) or ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Emojis are actual images, such as 🙂 or 🤷‍♀️ Since their birth in Japan back in 1999, emojis have exploded into tex