Emojis Across The World: World Emoji Day 2022 ๐Ÿ“†๐Ÿ“บ

Emojis Across The World: World Emoji Day 2022 ๐Ÿ“†๐Ÿ“บ

The ninth annual World Emoji Day is just nine days away, as as part of our global hosting duties Emojipedia will be debut a series of interview-focused videos exploring emojis from several different angles, together titled "Emojis Across The World".

Editors Note: the first of our Emojis Across The World videos is now live, and can be viewed below:

The topics that will be addressed are as follows:

  • ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ The Global Emoji Experience: Expressions, Identities & Cultures in our Emoji Keyboards
  • ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŽ“ Emoji University: the growing academic research on emojis as a communication method
  • ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ“‹๐Ÿ“ฒ Making An Emoji: the Emoji proposal process
  • ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿงข๐Ÿšฉ Emojis, Slang, Memes: Rapport, Repurposing & Virality

These videos, the first of which will debut on Emojipedia's YouTube channel ahead of World Emoji Day on July 17, will feature contributions from a variety of emoji experts and afficinados from across the globe.

In alphabetical order, our contributing experts and afficinados are:

Agnese Sampietro PhD

๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿคณ Agnese Sampietro PhD is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Jaume I University. From Italy, she lives in Spain though is presently on a research stay at the University of Münster in Germany. She has published academic papers on emoji-based humor ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ and cultural differences in kissing emoji use ๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜ฝ

Alex King PhD

๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿคณ Alex King PhD is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University. From the United States, she resides in Canada and is the Editor-in-Chief of Aesthetics for Birds (AFB), a platform for dicussions on aesthetics and philosophy of art โœจ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ

Dr Alexander Robertson

๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿคณ Dr Alexander Robertson is an emoji researcher who recently completed a doctoral programme in University of Edinburgh UK which focused on emoji skin tone modifiers as an expression of identity on Twitter โœ‹๐Ÿผโœ‹๐Ÿฝโœ‹๐Ÿฟ


Alfredo Perez

๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿคณ Alfredo Perez is the creator of the Sandstorm Meme Maker app, available for Android devices via the Google Play Store. From Spain, he lives in Norway ๐Ÿœ๏ธ๐ŸŒช๏ธ๐Ÿ“ฒ

Daniel Hรฅnberg Alonso

๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿคณ Daniel Hånberg Alonso is a Swedish emoji expert and author of “Emoji - En historia om känslor, bajs och ett gult leende” ("Emoji - A story about emotions, poop and a yellow smile") ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Don Caldwell

๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿคณ Don Caldwell is the Editor In Chief of Know Your Meme, the internet meme database. He is from the United States ๐Ÿ…ฑ๏ธ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿšฉ

Gero Simone

๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿคณ Gero Simone is a German radio DJ for 1LIVE, where he hosts a regular "Emoji News" segment ๐Ÿชฉ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ๐ŸŽถ

Jane Solomon

๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿคณ Jane Solomon is Emojipedia's Senior Emoji Lexicographer and author of the children's book “The Dictionary of Difficult Words” ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“š

Jenny 8. Lee

๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿคณ Jenny 8. Lee is a co-founder of EmojiNation, a producer of The Emoji Story documentary, and co-author of the upcoming “The Hanmoji Handbook: Your Guide to the Chinese Language Through Emoji” ๐ŸฅŸ๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ“–

Lilian Stolk

๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿคณ Lilian Stolk is an emoji expert from the Netherlands. She is the director of The Hmm, a platform for internet culture discourse, and author of “Het Zonder Woorden-Boek” (“The No Words Book” ๐Ÿฆค๐Ÿป‍โ„๏ธ๐ŸฅŽ

Louan Bengmah

๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿคณ Louan Bengmah is the creator of the Emoji Mash-Up bot on Twitter. He is from Nantes, France ๐Ÿค ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿคก

Melissa Thermidor

๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿคณ Melissa Thermidor is a Senior Internet Advertising and Media Specialist, a Programme Director for The Open University, and a frequent emoji proposal writer with EmojiNation. She is from Brooklyn and now lives in London ๐Ÿซ€๐Ÿฉธ๐Ÿฉบ

Neil Cohen PhD

๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿคณ Neil Cohen PhD is Associate Professor at the center for Cognition and Communication at Tilburg University. From the United States, he lives in the Netherlands and is the author of “The Visual Language of Comics” and “Who Understands Comics?” ๐Ÿซ ๐Ÿซฅ๐Ÿ˜ฎ‍๐Ÿ’จ

Philip Seargeant PhD

๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿคณ Philip Seargeant PhD is Lecturer in Applied Linguistics in the Centre for Language and Communication at The Open University, UK. He is the author of “The Emoji Revolution” ๐Ÿ”ก๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿค”

Sanjaya Wijeratne PhD

๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿคณ Sanjaya Wijeratne PhD is an emoji researcher and co-founder of the International Workshop on Emoji Understanding and Applications in Social Media. From Sri Lanka, he lives in the United States ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ“ฒ

Dr Sarah Wiseman

๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿคณ Dr Sarah Wiseman is a researcher of Human Computer Interaction that has a specialization in emoji repurposing. She resides in the United Kingdom ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿง

๐Ÿฅณ Other World Emoji Day Events

This year's World Emoji Day is shaping up to the biggest one yet, and our Emojis Around The World video series is only just one part of the celebrations.

To keep up with what is happening in the leadup to July 17, use the #WorldEmojiDay hashtag or follow the official accounts run by the Emojipedia team:

And to get involved, consider voting in the World Emoji Awards, currently tallying the Most 2022 Emoji to be announced on July 17 itself.

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