Celebrating World Emoji Day with CNET Senior Writer Maggie Reardon

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Today is World Emoji Day, thanks to the calendar emoji itself! CNET Senior Writer Maggie Reardon tells John where the emoji originated, and how it made its way to our everyday conversations. Given his own disdain for them, John asks listeners why the emoji is so prevalent today.

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