Is there a need for an emoji translator in today's professional world?

Jan 06, 2017, 03:19 PM

In 2016, we were no strangers to new and obscure additions to the dictionary, with the likes of 'YOLO', 'moobs', and 'yoda' now embedded in the modern linguistic landscape. But we did not, perhaps, anticipate that there'd be a whole new language to contend with. One company believes that Emojis, little icons which express emotions, play a distinct role in our social makeup and are key to interacting with one another in the modern age, and they're advertising for someone to join the company to do what has never been done before: translate emojis. Share Radio's Millie Nelson spoke to CEO and founder of Today Translations, Jurga Zilinkeine, and started by asking her why there is a need for an emoji translator in today's professional world.