The human race is far more diverse than emoji currently represents.
Emoji may be becoming more inclusive, but greater engagement with those that they intend to represent is still needed.
We may send fewer cards today, but those who do send them embrace it as part of the holiday experience and something that connects them more closely to those they care about.
With the rise of digital communication, large greeting card companies have seen revenue declines. However, a smaller, vibrant craft industry in cards has emerged with a new younger customer.
Leaders use translators during the inauguration of President Mr João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço of Angola.
Raising the status of the African languages to that of official languages in South Africa post-1994 led to an explosion of translation and interpreting work in local and foreign languages.
Aspiring ‘smart cities’ like Barcelona have worked to build their profile – it recently hosted the Smart City Expo World Congress – but Australia may benefit from not having rushed in.
Australia has lagged behind some other countries in its investment in smart cities, but in retrospect that may not have been such a bad thing.
The Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year is causing a bit of a stir – probably because it's not a word at all.
Nothing of what William’s subjects had in life escaped the Domesday Book. Today, more covertly, those in power are using mass surveillance to collect all the digital details of our lives.
Almost 1000 years after their ruler demanded every detail of serfs' lives, the digital age and mass surveillance are creating a new and undemocratic imbalance between citizens and those with power over them.
Better said with an emoji?
Emojis are mainly used to enhance the meaning of words in texts – they won't replace them altogether.