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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