The Next Web Conference 2017

Jeremy Burge

Who Are the Emoji Gate-Keepers, and What Do They Do?

May 2017

Every phone sold today includes an emoji keyboard, which makes it more universal than any other keyboard layout in history. Behind the scenes of this simple-looking set of smileys is an array of meetings involving Apple, Google, Microsoft and other major tech companies. Why did we end up with so many trains, but we still don’t have a redhead emoji? And how many dinosaurs is too many?
Jeremy Burge, founder of Emojipedia and member of the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee will share what goes into an emoji approval, and what challenges lie ahead in the future of emoji.

Jeremy Burge


Jeremy Burge is the founder of Emojipedia and current-day Chief Emoji Officer responsible...


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