apps
Facetune’s New App Turns People Into Animated Emojis – And It’s Brilliant

Lightricks, the people behind mega-popular selfie-beautifying app Facetune, have released a daft new app for April Fools, and it's hilarious. Read More >>

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Google’s New Emoji Tweet Experiment Won’t Give Me Porn

Yesterday, 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. Read More >>

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Now Advertisers Are Watching Your Emoji

Once, emoji were just emoji. Now they're 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. Read More >>

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Why Did Facebook Kill the ‘Yay’ Button?

We have no way of knowing why Facebook rejected the “Yay” button. But it’s kind of funny because “Yay” is, apparently, slang for cocaine! Realistically, however, the world probably won’t be getting a “Yay” button because joy is confusing. Read More >>

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This Addictive Tool Creates Emoji Mosaics of Any Photo

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 Wednesday afternoon. That’s why he created this simple online tool that turns any photo into a colourful mosaic of emojis. Read More >>

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Thanks Slack, But We Don’t Really Need to Vote With Turds

The workplace messaging platform Slack has prided itself on sassy design: a cute logo that animates into a bursts of colours 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. We don’t need this. Read More >>

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The Silk Road Trial Lawyers are Fighting Over Emoticons :O

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. Read More >>

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Game of Thrones Recapped With Emojis is Actually Pretty Damn Good

You could read the books. You could borrow your friend's Sky 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 recap. It covers the big happenings of Season 3—who boned, who died, who's alive—all through the medium of emojis. Read More >>

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Emoji Cookies. I Repeat, Emoji Cookies.

Emojis are a perfect way to describe your feelings. Sometimes, you need to eat your feelings. Ergo, emoji cookies. Read More >>

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Quite Possibly the Funnest 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. Read More >>