Emojis

Emojis

Did Anyone Really, Genuinely, Seriously Care that the Bagel Emoji Was Bad?

Or are we all screaming into the void?
Hannah Keyser
10.18.18
Emojis

Emojis Bridged the Language Barrier Between Me and My Father

They're doing the same for many in households that speak multiple languages.
Arimeta Diop
8.16.18
In Moderation

Internal Documents Show How Facebook Decides When a Poop Emoji Is Hate Speech

Facebook trains its moderators to recognize when emojis violate the social network site’s policies as well, including for sexual solicitation, hate speech, and bullying.
Joseph Cox
6.7.18
Burgers

Google Leans Into Emoji Controversy by Serving 'Android Burger'

It's almost as if the cafeteria at Google HQ took pride in their egregious mistake in burger formatting.
Jelisa Castrodale
11.6.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Emoji Makers Went to War over a New Frowning Poop Emoji

"Will we have a CRYING PILE OF POO next? PILE OF POO WITH TONGUE STICKING OUT? PILE OF POO WITH QUESTION MARKS FOR EYES?"
River Donaghey
11.3.17
Technology

Google Promises to Address Glaring Problem with Cheeseburger Emoji

Will they take this opportunity to resolve the logistical issues with their beer emoji, too? Only time will tell.
Jelisa Castrodale
10.30.17
Opinion

The Clap and the Clap Back: How Twitter Erased Black Culture From an Emoji

Clapping is just the most recent example of Black wit that has been circulated in non-Black circles and applied almost to exhaustion.
Chaédria LaBouvier
5.16.17
Sorry Not Sorry

We're Going to Ruin the Eggplant Emoji for You Now

Unless you're into penis fractures.
Mark Hay
4.25.17
Emojis

69 New Emojis Announced, Including Breastfeeding Woman, Woman with Headscarf, and Steak

New symbols are coming to Emoji 5.0, including vampires, zombies, merpeople, and bearded men.
Beckett Mufson
3.27.17
The Dank State

The CIA’s Stash of the Dankest Emoticons

Or, how spies waste time.
Jordan Pearson
3.7.17
We Asked

We Talked to a Psychologist Who Takes Emojis Very, Very Seriously

She thinks they’re somewhere between language and hand gestures.
Bob Larkin
1.19.17
Emojis

People Who Use Emojis Are Probably Nicer Than You : )

A new study suggests that emojis are becoming as important as words and gestures.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
1.18.17
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