The Rise of Emoji

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Accepted Session
Short Form
Intermediate
Scheduled: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 from 4:45 – 5:30pm in B201

Excerpt

Emoji is taking over the Web! We will look at how the phenomenon of Emoji has taken the Web by storm, explore how people are using Emoji on their favorite platforms and implications. We will also examine how these online platforms are benefiting from Emoji.

Description

Emoji is taking over the Web.

Emoji is helping users express their feelings — on social media, election campaigns, restaurant reviews, advertising and much more. We will explore some of the creative ways people are communicating with Emoji. For example, a profound effect of using Emoji is to enable diverse people to connect across languages and cultures.

Understanding Emoji can provide web platforms with deeper insight into their users. We will look at how services like Facebook, Twitter, Yelp and Google are leveraging technologies and data at scale to understand Emoji and user sentiment.

Tags

emoji, Social Media, search, nlp, open data, Open Source

Speaking experience

Presented at OSB several times in the past:
In 2015:
http://opensourcebridge.org/sessions/1685
http://www.unicodeconference.org/iuc39/program-d.htm#S2-3
http://www.unicodeconference.org/iuc39/program-d.htm#S11-3
More talks listed at:
http://opensourcebuzz.technetra.com/my-talks-and-presentations/

Speaker

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    Alolita Sharma

    Unicode Consortium

    Biography

    Alolita is a board director of the Unicode Consortium which serves a vital role in language standardization and bridging the digital divide. Alolita is also senior manager for internationalization engineering at PayPal. She leads development of i18n tools and infrastructure for globalizing PayPal‚Äôs products and content. Previously, she led the i18n/L10n engineering team at Twitter and Wikipedia’s language engineering team supporting more than 300 languages. Alolita contributes actively on open source, language technology projects, multilingual content communities as well as i18n standardization. She holds Masters and Bachelors degrees in Computer Science and practices diversity with action as a mentor for women in computer science and engineering.

    Sessions

      • Title: The Rise of Emoji
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: B201
      • Time: 4:455:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        Emoji is taking over the Web! We will look at how the phenomenon of Emoji has taken the Web by storm, explore how people are using Emoji on their favorite platforms and implications. We will also examine how these online platforms are benefiting from Emoji.

      • Speakers: Alolita Sharma

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