As if we don’t have enough emoji characters, a few hundred more are on the way. Ed Hardy:
If you’ve been frustrated because there’s not a sloth emoji, the Unicode Consortium has come to your rescue… These reflect the diversity in our society, including men and women in wheelchairs, people who are deaf, and people who are blind… there are 230 emojis being added, but many of them include many options for skin and hair color. For example, there are 74 variations on two people holding hands.
I fail to see how emojis– beyond the few dozen that most people can mostly recognize– helps human discourse.