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  1. Emojis

    Emojis Have Changed Communication for Good

    They’re not just another pretty face. Emojis, the modern equivalent of painting a buffalo on a cave wall, have only been around since the late ’90s. Today, the pictographic language has nearly 2,000 officially recognized symbols. An emoji movie will hit theaters in 2017, and last year the Oxford English Dictionary named the kissy-face symbol its word of the year. Now Unicode has promised to roll out 11 new emojis focused on racial and gender diversity, adding female chefs, scientists and rock stars to the keyboard later this year.

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