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New emojis are coming to a keyboard near you next year

The recentannouncementthat newemojis are coming to a keyboard near you in 2016 caught our attention. Theemoji powers that be (and yes, that exists!) are now deciding which new ones will make it onto our keyboards next year.Among the 38 nominations are a selfie, a facepalm, a dancing man to go along with the dancing woman, and foods including sizzling bacon, a pickle, and an avocado. It's all come a long way from that basic little smiley orfrowny-faceemoticonwe used to make. But we got to wondering: Are there dos and don'ts for usingemoji?  

Today, we discuss when we should, and should we not, use those cute little hieroglyphs. What does it say about the person who uses them?

GUEST:

  • Kimberly Springer – Michigan Radio's social media producer 

Listen to the full interview.   

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Emojipedia mockups of the 'Wilted Flower' and 'Black Heart'
Emojipedia / http://emojipedia.org/unicode-9.0/
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Emojipedia mockups of the 'Wilted Flower' and 'Black Heart'
Santa Claus gets paired with his wife Mother Christmas
Emojipedia / http://emojipedia.org/unicode-9.0/
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Santa Claus gets paired with his wife Mother Christmas