While there is no official handbook or rule guide, most dating apps operate more or less the same way.You download the app, create a profile, add some of your favorite pictures, and write a short bio.To cap it all off, in November the Oxford Dictionaries declared the tears-of-joy emoji the “word” of the year.emojis, even if their explosion in popularity among English speakers only dates to October 2011, when Apple’s i OS 5 update bestowed the little icons upon millions of i Phones.
President Obama gave emojis a shout-out on the White House lawn, while Russian government officials threatened to ban same-sex emoji couples.
Microsoft's internet service MSN is to cut back drastically its chatroom services because of concerns about child safety, it said.
MSN is closing all its chatrooms in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and most of Asia from 14 October, and changing the way others are operated globally.
(Gmail launched emoji support several years earlier, as did a number of third-party emoji apps, but neither of these developments paved the way for their mainstream adoption in the way that putting them on the i Phone’s virtual keyboard did.) With so much hype and excitement building in such a short timeframe, it’s fair to ask: Are we experiencing an emoji bubble? We can find some possible answers to those questions in the birthplace of the emoji: Japan.
The very first emojis appeared on a handset sold by the company J-Phone (now Softbank) in 1997, but high prices kept it out of the hands of average citizens.