Oh Good, Yelp Now Suggests Businesses Based on Emoji

Emoji is strangely useful, whether you're recapping wildly popular TV shows or sending your friend a smiling pile of poo when real words fail you. Until now, this lexicon was probably inscrutable to machines. Those days are over: Yelp's mobile app now suggests businesses when you type tiny pictures in the search bar. » 4/05/14 4:30pm 4/05/14 4:30pm

Game of Thrones recapped with emojis is actually pretty damn good

You could read the books. You could borrow your friend's HBO Go account to watch the show. You can spoil yourself by just existing on the Internet. Or you can catch up with the last season of Game of Thrones through this surprisingly good emoji recap. Yeah, emojis. It covers the big happenings of season 3—who boned,… » 4/02/14 8:09pm 4/02/14 8:09pm

Should Smilies Have Noses: The Great Emoticon Debate

Recently, the dating website Zoosk conducted a study of 4,000 singles to see which online dating habits were the most conducive to finding yourself your very own sex friend. One of the most peculiar bits of info gleaned from the study, though, is that fact that profiles that used the emoticon ":-)" racked up a 13 percent … » 1/10/14 4:40pm 1/10/14 4:40pm

Charles Darwin Is Helping Facebook Reinvent the Emoticon

Emoticons have wholly integrated into modern language. Tweens communicate in nothing but nonsensical strings of emojis, and artists use them to create entire tales. But even with widespread use, emoticons' emotions have remained relatively 1-dimensional since their inception. » 2/08/13 3:40pm 2/08/13 3:40pm

Here's a New Yorker Cover Made With Nothing But Emoji

When you think of The New Yorker, chances are that legions of emoji aren't the first thing that come to mind. They will be after you've seen this full rendition of the magazine's entire cover composed of nothing but. Dubbed "Eustace Emoji" after the magazine's signature dandy, the cover cover was whipped up for a… » 12/10/12 10:53am 12/10/12 10:53am

Quite Possibly the Most Fun Use of Emoji

Emojis are almost always fun. I mean, does it get better than throwing up hilarious characters like a hammering toilet with winged money to friends or changing Jay-Z and Kanye West lyrics to Emoji so hard? Didn't think so. But what about those shape emojis? THOSE are useless. Until now. » 10/06/12 2:00am 10/06/12 2:00am