There was a time when merely uttering “WWW.” caused investor eyeballs to blink dollar signs. Now, that excitement seems long gone. The digital space is near fully colonized. The .coms have been bought. Our grandparents are now on Facebook. If there’s a market to monetize, it’s been monetized.
Great news: On Wednesday, the Unicode Consortium released the final version of its 11.0 emoji set, with approximately 77 new emojis being added to the list. There’s a lot of new content, including a few new faces, various organs or body parts, animals, foodstuffs, and science equipment including petri dishes and lab…
We’ve got more emojis at our fingertips than ever before, but are your friends, relatives, colleagues, and favorite chatbots seeing the colorful cartoon symbols you think they’re seeing? There are several different reasons why emojis can get lost in translation between apps, devices, and platforms, and here we’ll…
As someone who doesn’t really use emoji (and laments that upcoming animated film with every bone in my body), I’ve got to admit I’ve fallen in love with Disney’s As Told By Emoji series. A couple of weeks ago, they took on Guardians of the Galaxy. Now, they’re here to remind us why Pirates of the Caribbean used to be…
Behind the seemingly cute symbols, something sinister lurks. Earlier this week, Q13 FOX Seattle reported on the secret emoji codes teen use to evade the watchful eyes of their parents.
Today, Google launched a fun little Twitter experiment that spits back search results in response to emojis. Naturally, I decided to throw some sex stuff at it.
Apple considered killing the peach-butt, but the ass lobby made its demands loud and clear.
Once, emoji was just emoji. Now it’s another way for businesses to look into our souls—er, feeds—and see if we might like to buy something. Twitter is rolling out a new feature that lets advertisers target people who have tweeted a specific emoji.
Facebook announced a big update to its Messenger app today, and it’s going to bring a whole lot of diversity to its emojis.
This week is May 4, which has more or less become an official Star Wars holiday. And what better way to kick it off than this cute and clever video? It’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens retold by emojis. We know, that sounds terrible, but trust us. It’s pretty great.
Here are picture perfect recreations of the food emojis we all love to drop in our text messages. You know the ones: the pizza slice, the taco, the foamy beer, the donut. Bon Appetit used a food stylist to recreate these popular emojis and it’s crazy how exacting their methods can be. To get the right look for the…
We have no way of knowing why Facebook rejected the “Yay” button. But it’s kind of funny because “Yay” is slang for cocaine! Realistically, however, the world probably won’t be getting a “Yay” button because joy is confusing.
For better or worse, the poop emoji is sure to go down as a symbol of 2015, nay, of this entire decade. The happy swirl-o-shit has already inspired fashion designers and artists, so it was only a matter of time before somebody figured out how to make it into a delectable confectionary treat, too.
If you’ve seen the new additions Apple has made to its vast emoji repertoire, you may be a bit perturbed. Floating business man? Ominous hole? Boob-grab smiley face? These are just some of the strange new emojis we had our experts weigh in on.
Oxford Dictionaries has declared 2015 the year of the “Face With Tears of Joy” emoji. It beat out competition like Dark Web, on fleek, lumbersexual, and the pronoun “they.”
Something we can all agree on: emojis are endless amounts of fun. I mean, when you emoji-fy something in real life—like an eggplant, for example—the emoji suddenly carries so much more meaning than the original object ever did. It’s a whole new language. Even more fun, is pairing the emoji with its real life…
Eric Andrew Lewis works as a web developer at The New York Times, but in his spare time he likes to find ways to make it hard for people to get any work done on a Tuesday afternoon. That’s why he created this simple online tool that turns any photo into a colorful mosaic of emojis.
These days, emojis are as essential to online interactions as an alphabet. So once Star Wars finally entered that world with its own app, it became essential to get in on the craze. Enter Truck Torrence, an artist hired to make the cutest versions you’ve ever seen of a galaxy far far away.
The workplace messaging platform Slack has prided itself on sassy design—a cute logo that animate into a bursts of colors as it loads, a screen that reshuffles like a deck of cards when you change teams. Fine. But now, Slack is outdoing itself, and emojifying the crap out of its chat interface.
There’s no question emojis have become wildly popular. But on Instagram, the familiar happy faces, hearts and kissing lips are more than just a cute shorthand. They’re on their way to becoming the dominant, universal form of communication.