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A Brief History of Emoji with Lauren Laverne

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Published on Jul 17, 2017

Where exactly did emoji come from? And how are they changing the way we communicate?

With billions of emoji sent and received every day, it’s impossible to deny our love affair with these fun little picture-characters. But what's the history behind them, and how do they enhance the way we relate to each other?

In this short film, narrated by Lauren Laverne, The Open University explores the ideas behind the success of emoji, and explains why they’ve become such an important part of modern-day communication.

World Emoji Day hub
http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history...

Transcript - http://podcast-admin.open.ac.uk/uploa...

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