😱 It’s World Emoji Day, apparently, and the internet is both 😮 and 🎉, with #WorldEmojiDay trending worldwide at time of publishing.
The concept of World Emoji Day was inspired by the very thing it celebrates. The iOS calendar emoji (📅) features the date 17 July and, hence, #WorldEmojiDay was born.
The website worldemojiday.com seems to be the initiator, urging visitors to celebrate the emojis we use every day.
“Tweet your favourite emoji. Tweet your 50 favourite emojis. There’s only one World Emoji Day, so make the most of it!” greets viewers to the site.
Twitter, of course, has taken the concept and run with it, with some incredibly creative offerings coming in from all corners.
The Royal Ballet company emoji-fies Shakespeare:
— The Royal Ballet (@TheRoyalBallet) July 17, 2015
The BBC is attempting a spot of rebranding:
The Voice Australia goes two-fold, celebrating emoji and reminding us about Ricky Martin:
— The Voice Australia (@TheVoiceAU) July 17, 2015
Some users of the social media site are even harking back to this clever quiz that was doing the rounds last week:
— ES Lifestyle (@ESLifeandStyle) July 17, 2015
In honour of the special occasion, here are some of Siliconrepublic.com’s headlines from the last few days, reproduced in magnificent emojis for your viewing pleasure:
💻💼👩👨🇮🇳✈️🇮🇪 – Tech jobs in Ireland draw talent from India
So go forth and emoji! 🎉✌️🙌🎉
Emoji image, via Shutterstock