The emoji, invented in Japan in the 1990s, and now standardised on every device and platform we have, has become a new type of global communication. Whether you love them or hate them, they stir up surprisingly strong feelings and the fight for representation on the emoji keyboard can get very heated. In this first episode, we explore how for many of us, these cute symbols have become a natural part of our daily digital lives.
Episode 1: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09ndpbv
Episode 2: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09ny469
Episode 3: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09pnl87