Inside The Great Poop Emoji Feud


Charlie Warzel, writing for BuzzFeed:

And meanwhile, over at the Unicode Consortium, there is a contentious debate over a scowling pile of shit.

Digital shit, of course.

According to public consortium documents, Unicode, the technical organization in charge of selecting and overseeing emojis, is embroiled in a fierce debate over a series of proposed emojis, including, but not limited to, “Frowning Pile Of Poo” and “Sliced Bagel.” The heated discussions are the latest in a long-simmering dispute over the future of the 24-year-old organization, which has been — somewhat unexpectedly — tasked with governing what some see as the first digital universal language.

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