The Next Web: How the soap and crown emoji subtly communicate fears and advice about coronavirus

The Next Web: How the soap and crown emoji subtly communicate fears and advice about coronavirus. “In digital communication, where visual information often conveys key ideas in memorable, pithy and fun ways, emoji is king. And as our world has changed due to COVID-19, new ways of deploying emoji have sprung up in response.”

USA Today: Need a hug during the coronavirus pandemic? Facebook has a new feel-good reaction for that

USA Today: Need a hug during the coronavirus pandemic? Facebook has a new feel-good reaction for that. “The new Facebook reaction – an emoji hugging a heart – is intended as shorthand to show caring and solidarity when commenting on a status update, message, photo or video during the coronavirus crisis, Fidji Simo, head of the Facebook app, said in an interview.”

Mashable: New emoji are being delayed by the coronavirus pandemic

Mashable: New emoji are being delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. “One unexpected effect of the coronavirus pandemic has to do with the colorful little pictograms we use on our phones and computers to express, well, pretty much everything: emoji. According to the Unicode Consortium, a non-profit which takes care of the Unicode Standard – a widely-used standard for character encoding on computers and phones – the release of Unicode 14.0 has been postponed by six months.”

Emoji etiquette in the workplace: The good, the bad and the downright inappropriate (Human Resources)

Human Resources: Emoji etiquette in the workplace: The good, the bad and the downright inappropriate. “Emojis are everywhere nowadays. When words fail us or we want to lighten the mood, very often we turn to emojis. In fact even in a professional work setting, 71% of respondents in Perkbox’s latest survey feel emojis should be encouraged.”