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Monday, August 11, 2014

A Look Inside The Emoji Craze

"Face Screaming In Fear" is one of thousands of emoji.

“Face Screaming In Fear” is one of thousands of emoji.

You may have noticed that your emails and text messages are no longer so black and white. You can thank emoji creator Shigetaka Kurita for that.

Another 250 of these little Japanese ideograms are expected to be released soon.

Caroline Moss, who covers technology and Internet culture for Business Insider, joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to discuss the role of emoji and emoticons in our messages — both personal and professional.

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