POOP EMOJI

We Witnessed: The Poop Emoji

Title: THE ORAL HISTORY OF THE POOP EMOJI (OR, HOW GOOGLE BROUGHT POOP TO AMERICA)

Publisher: Fast Company

Featuring: Darick Tong (Google Engineer), Darren Lewis (Google Engineer), Takeshi Kishimoto (Google Product Manager), Katsuhiko “Kat” Momoi (Test Engineer), Ryan Germick (Google Doodle Lead)

Abstract: Emoji began in 1999 in Japan. That’s when Japan’s three major telecom carriers—KDDI AU, SoftBank, and NTT-DoCoMo—created their first series of little graphics. But the system was rudimentary. Users could only text emoji to each other or send them through a specific email platform that only worked on mobile phones. And the telecom carriers hadn’t coordinated their code points, which left Japanese users on the constant brink of a social meltdown

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