The woman who will decide what emoji we get to use | Curio

The woman who will decide what emoji we get to use

12 mins | May 22, 2021

An interview with the head of our phone's emotional cues. Behind the thumbs up or smiley face on your phone is the Unicode Consortium, a nonprofit group of hardware and software companies best known for being the gatekeeper of emojis: releasing them and approving or rejecting new ones. As the new head of Unicode, Jennifer Daniel has a vision for making these symbols work for everyone. Tanya Basu talks with her about how her role and the future of emoji.

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From MIT Technology Review