Three Broke Mice: The Emoji Show-ji

In this episode of Three Broke Mice, we’re navigating our way into the complex and increasingly profitable world of the emoji. If you’re not familiar with the concept, they’re colorful icons—from funny faces to food to symbols—loved by smartphone and social media users the world over.

Aside from being fun and easy to use in day-to-day conversations, emojis are gaining more and more of our attention through products, advertising and a variety of media—meaning some industries are raking in the big bucks by making use of the popular characters. With the explosion of emojis in culture and commerce also comes new communication challenges, many of these issues concerning interpretation and appearance of the emojis on different platforms.

The silly little graphics in your texts aren’t so one-dimensional after all.

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Three Broke Mice is a podcast that explores money issues, economics and culture and is hosted by Kara Tabor. It is produced in collaboration with the KBIA and Missouri Business Alert newsrooms.

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