emoticons

The Dank State

The CIA’s Stash of the Dankest Emoticons

Or, how spies waste time.
Jordan Pearson
3.7.17
Internet

Emojis Are So Big They Now Have Their Own Conference

The future of everyone's favorite icon-based communication method was discussed at Emojicon earlier this month.
Megan Orpwood-Russell
11.24.16
Social Media

All the Feels: A Scientific Ranking of Emoji Sentiment

Researchers have created the Emoji Sentiment Ranking, a qualitative list of 751 emojis ranking how positive, negative, or neutral each image is.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.8.15
Apple

What the Emoji You’re Sending Actually Look Like to Your Friends

Emoji are standardized, but the variations across devices are enough to totally change the meaning of what you’re trying to convey.
Meghan Neal
11.12.15
Art

100,000 Emojis Recreate Three Classic Fairy Tales

Artist and author Joe Hale painstakingly translated 'Alice in Wonderland,' 'Peter Pan,' and 'Pinocchio' into symbols and smileys.
Beckett Mufson
9.5.15
teens

Who Loves the Eggplant? America's Favorite Emojis, State by State

Some are obvious, others are baffling.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.18.15
Emojis

The Problem with Emoji Passwords: Exactly the Same as Regular Passwords

Cybersecurity experts warn they could be just a vulnerable to our lazy habits.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.24.15
News

Finally, a Taco: The Best and Worst of the 37 New Emojis

A highly subjective ranking.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.17.15
Art

Art Insta of the Week: Emoji Caitlyn Jenner

Yung Jake uses emoticons to channel his inner Annie Leibovitz.
Beckett Mufson
6.5.15
Film

You're Out of Your Element Until You Read the Emoji Translation of The Big Lebowski

By the end of this post, you'll know how to say "Sometimes you eat the bear, sometimes the bear eats you," in emoji.
Beckett Mufson
5.11.15
News

The Eggplant Emoji Means Exactly What You Think It Means

SwiftKey analyzed more than 1 billion emojis sent using their third-party keyboard to suss out the most popular symbols.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.21.15
Internet

Happy Birthday to the Emoticon, Which Is At Least 134 Years Old

While emojis are de rigueur at the moment, the humble emoticon is older than the internet.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.30.15
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