One of the main catalysts for us getting this site off the ground is a new movement in media to immediately work to express important events as something in text and something immediately repeatable and spreadable via social media.
Twitter is undoubtably the leader in this part of the tech bubble, and the recent creation of the #TrumpKimSummit emoji is a perfect representation of something that required a once-in-a-lifetime emoji to meet the historic once-in-a-lifetime meeting of President of the United States Donald Trump and Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un.
The emoji made it’s appearance via this tweet:
US President @realdonaldtrump will meet North Korea Chairman Kim Jong-un on 12 June in Singapore.
— Twitter Government (@TwitterGov) June 10, 2018
What does the #TrumpKimSummit emoji look like?
Well, they may have jumped the gun here considering that looks like a very enthusiastic representation of a high-five between an American hand and a North Korean hand.
We don’t know if the talks will be positive or not, but Twitter certainly is trying to shape language a bit here.
Behold, the #TrumpKimSummit emoji
If you use the hashtag #TrumpKimSummit it will automatically appear in your tweet.
Not everyone is fully on board with this vibe, btw. There were a ton of tweets in response that really went for it in 140 characters or less…
— Kelsey D. Atherton (@AthertonKD) June 12, 2018
Well, now we know why you're so reluctant to do anything meaningful about the Russian bots and propaganda trolls. How much are they paying you, @jack?
— Wil 'this account mocks fascists' Wheaton (@wilw) June 10, 2018
This is a bizarre one, @jack.
— Beth LaPlant🍃 (@Bettanee) June 10, 2018