The Unicode Consortium is monetizing emojis. Today, it’s announcing an Adopt-a-Character campaign, which lets you sponsor your favorite emoji (and even dedicate it to someone special).
Adoptions start at $100 (Bronze), with $1,000 (Silver) and $5,000 (Gold) levels also available. All donations are tax deductible, and last for 12 months.
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Those who donate at the gold level will be the main supporter of that emoji, and will be noted on the Unicode website with a hyperlink to their site.
Five Silver level donors are available per emoji, and live on the Unicode website without a hyperlink. Bronze donations get a certificate as well as a mention on the Unicode site.
Unicode does a lot of good work with language, so it’s a great way to support them. Or, you can always be that guy and sponsor the heart emoji for your date on Valentines Day (don’t be that guy).
➤ Adopt-a-Character [Unicode Consortium]