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  • Emoji translating is now a profession
  • Emoji translating is now a profession
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Emoji translating is now a profession

A translation firm has acknowledged emoji as the world’s fastest-growing language – and is looking to hire an individual who speaks it fluently. But while an emoji translator might sound like a farce, it's telling of a society in which inter-generational miscommunication is increasingly common.



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    The English language is constantly shifting, with merging communities and tech making it evolve faster than ever; 86% of British parents think teens speak a different language on social media. So how can brands use words, emoticons and colloquialisms to better communicate with their audiences?

  • Article image Emoji Passcode: emotions replace the PIN code

    Attitudes to PINs and passwords are pretty lax; 25% of people use the same code for every card. Intelligent Environments is hoping to reinvent passwords, replacing numbers with a combination of four emojis. Can the fastest growing language come to dominate our PIN codes as they do our texts?

  • Emoji is fastest growing new language Emoji is fastest growing new language

    Who needs words when you have emojis? Most Gen Yers now believe that these colourful symbols improve our ability to communicate, using them in the majority of all messages sent. In fact, almost three-quarters find it easier to express emotions with emojis than they do with words.

  • Article image How emojis make digital communication more human

    With just 7% of communication being attributed to spoken words, and the remainder down to body language and tone of voice, it’s easy to see why communicating online has been described as cold and impersonal. Emoticons, emoji and stickers are helping make digital communication a bit more human.