July 17 celebrates World Emoji Day ?

Jul 17, 2018 | Biz/Tech

Steven MacInnis

Today is World Emoji Day.

The popular ideograms and smileys have become a global phenomenon and are used worldwide in electronic messages and websites to convey a form of expression.

World Emoji Day has taken place annually since 2014, and although an unofficial holiday, the day has been deemed a “global celebration of emoji” and is celebrated with a variety of emoji-themed events and product releases.

Humber News takes a look at the history of emoji and how symbolic language has impacted our world today.