Apple Says 'Face With Tears of Joy' is Most Popular Emoji in United States Among English Speakers

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    Apple has revealed that "face with tears of joy" is the most popular emoji among English speakers in the United States.

    The face topped Apple's list of the top 10 emoji, ahead of a red heart, loudly crying face, heart eyes face, face throwing a kiss, face with rolling eyes, skull, smiling face with smiling eyes, weary face, and thinking face.

    Apple's chart isn't labeled, much to the disappointment of anyone who was desperately seeking emoji statistics.

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    Apple's list of the top 10 emoji is mostly consistent with public data available from Emojipedia and EmojiTracker, with the skull being an exception, according to Unicode's Emoji Subcommittee vice-chair Jeremy Burge.

    Apple shared the chart in a recently published overview of its differential privacy technology on macOS Sierra and iOS 10 and later, which allows the company to collect and aggregate anonymized data from a large number of users while preserving the privacy of individual users.
    Apple says it uses local differential privacy to help protect the privacy of user activity in a given time period, while still gaining insight that improves the intelligence and usability of iOS and macOS features such as:

    o QuickType suggestions
    o Emoji suggestions
    o Lookup Hints
    o Safari Energy Draining Domains
    o Safari Autoplay Intent Detection (macOS High Sierra)
    o Safari Crashing Domains (iOS 11)
    o Health Type Usage (iOS 10.2)

    Apple has specifically developed a technique known in the academic world as "local differential privacy":
    In iOS, information being shared with Apple for the categories of data that are protected using Differential Privacy is visible under Settings > Privacy > Analytics > Analytics Data, in entries that begin with "DifferentialPrivacy."

    In macOS, users can launch the Console app and view the information under the Differential Privacy category of System Reports.

    Apple's differential privacy overview provides many more technical details about the technology, including info about the Count Mean Sketch technique that allows Apple to determine the most popular emoji.

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    Haha, the inquisitive one is my favorite.

    But I think it has been bested the new People’s Eyebrow one.
     
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    What's the significance of this information though?
     
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    Came here for the snark, and found the above comments. Now I understand Apple's focus on emoji.

    (No offense intended to the forum members)
     
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    It is very important! [I went to insert crying face, now I am disappointed.]
     
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    In my social circle the 'thumbs up' is the most popular by far. I was honestly surprised to not see it listed.
     
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    The nail polish one is popular amongst my social circles.
     
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    No one here has any joy. We're either bitching about Apple, or bitching about the people who do nothing but bitch about Apple.

    ;)
     
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    After reading this "news" I think the Facepalm emoji may become more popular...
     
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    There is no way the poop emoji is not in the top 10.
     
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    "Apple's chart isn't labeled, much to the disappointment of anyone who was desperately seeking emoji statistics."

    Outstanding copy award.
     
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    Wow they care so much about our privacy they collect our messages. Cool.
     
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    I genuinely didn't realize how much people actually care about Emojis.
     
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    "...anyone who was desperately seeking emoji statistics"
    Looks like we ran out of important things to track :D
     
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    In other news, Apple knows which emoji everyone uses with their end-to-end encrypted software.
     
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    Do you see what I did there?
     
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    Quit bitching man, swear man all people do on here is bitch and moan
     
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    I think we can all guess what the most popular animoji will be. And it ain’t gonna be the fox.
     

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