Illustration by Rachel Maves.
This is part 2️⃣ in a mini-series on emoji. If you haven't already heard part 1️⃣, go listen to that first.
In part one, we learned the process of creating an emoji. But why would someone want to make an emoji in the first place? (Besides making a podcast mini-series about it, of course.) For some people, the emoji they want is more than an ornament for their tweets and Instagram posts. It's their identity.
And, for people proposing a new emoji, who are the gatekeepers that they have to face?
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