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The next step in Emojis: Total customization




Here are the latest set of emoji.
Here are the latest set of emoji.
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Emojis can bring life to an email or a text message - think smiley faces, a fist bump -- even dancing twins.

But in its latest #LikeAGirl campaign, Proctor and Gamble's Always brand says it's time for a makeover...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3BjUvjOUMc

Coincidentally, Apple and Google have submitted a proposal  to broaden the range of emojis.

Example of the new Emoji's Apple and Google have just submitted a proposal to Unicode for.
Example of the new Emoji's Apple and Google have just submitted a proposal to Unicode for.
Unicode

 

 

 

 

e new Emoji's Apple and Google have just submitted a proposal to Unicode for.
e new Emoji's Apple and Google have just submitted a proposal to Unicode for.
Unicode

Which could mean more choices for young girls and better ways to customize those bright yellow happy faces.

For more on what a new emoji line could mean for how we communicate, Lauren Collister, a sociolinguist at the University of Pittsburgh, joined the show to discuss.

To hear the full interview, click the blue play button above.