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.
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…
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.
Is there a difference between "Yep" and "Yep :)" when you chat online? Seems like an odd quibble to focus on during the biggest drug trial of the decade, but it's not trivial. The meaning of internet-speak cuts to the heart of the Silk Road trial.
New York's cover story this week proclaims, "Smile, You're Speaking Emoji." But are you? Do you understand the difference between the tongue-out emoji and the winking tongue-out emoji? Today's children communicate almost exclusively in these little smileys, and soon the weak emoji-illiterates in our society will be…
What's made out of of solid oak, a foot in diameter and weighs about 14 pounds? One of Nick Offerman's handcrafted wooden emojis is what. Never has there been a more lasting way to tell someone that you're sticking your tongue out at them.
Look at the text message conversation between any two people in the 12 to late 20s age range and there's a pretty decent chance you'll get a deluge of brightly colored cartoon icons that, just a few years ago, would have seemed entirely nonsensical. Now they can tell entire tales. Yes, Emojis have taken over, and…
Guess what America, there's a new social crusader in town. And her name is Miley Cyrus. The "Party in the USA" singer and newly-minted activist is speaking out for those who don't have a voice, because they don't even exist yet: emojis of black people.
Emojis are a perfect way to describe your feelings. Sometimes, you need to eat your feelings. Ergo, emoji cookies.
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.
Jay-Z and Kanye West's N*ggas in Paris is an epically hard, head bumping anthem that's ruled rap for the better part of the year. Aziz Ansari and Matthew Shawver just one upped it by translating it into a hilarious rendition filled with emojis from their iPhones. This is the best thing to happen to music all year.
Developers who've either made a dedicated emoji-enabler or included the functionality as a feature in their apps have received notification that they need to stop with this Japanese smiley stuff, like, now.