Over the past year, we've applied emoji data science [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c9OhEqO37I] to studying topics ranging from Brexit [https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/the-emojis-of-great-brexit] to the death of Fidel Castro [https://blog.emojipedia.org/fidel-castros-death-brings-mixed-emotions/] to the true meaning of the peach emoji [blog.
> “Innocuous and omnipresent, emoji are the social lubricant smoothing the rough edges of our digital lives: They underscore tone, introduce humor, and give us a quick way to bring personality into otherwise monochrome spaces.” Luke Stark and Kate Crawford penned these now classic words in their 2014 deconstruction of emojis
Apple recently came under fire for proposing a change to the 🍑 peach emoji [http://emojipedia.org/peach/] 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 [https://www.buzzfeed.com/charliewarzel/emojis-are-becoming-hyper-realistic-and-that-is-a-bad-thing] . Mashable [http: