Inside “Emojigeddon…” a news post from BuzzFeed, warns that there is “trouble afoot inside the Emoji Council of Elders” or, at the very least, signs of a low-simmering schism.”
What’s going on? Well, there’s some serious tension “at the Unicode Consortium — the 24-year-old organization that was established to develop standards for translating alphabets into code that can be read across all computers and operating systems.” It seems that there’s a struggle between traditionalists focused on the computer encoding of scripts and the young turks who would rather spend their time setting standards for “the newer and most popular character sets: emojis.”
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