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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 slang for cocaine! Realistically, however, the world probably won’t be getting a “Yay” button because joy is confusing.


This Year's Holiday Cookie Recipe: Smiling Poop Emojis

For better or worse, the poop emoji is sure to go down as a symbol of 2015, nay, of this entire decade. The happy swirl-o-s**t has already inspired fashion designers and artists, so it was only a matter of time before somebody figured out how to make it into a delectable confectionary treat, too.


Experts Try To Figure Out Apple's Insane New Emojis

Video: 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.


And Your 2015 Word Of The Year Is...the Face With Tears Of Joy Emoji?

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.”


Fun Video Shows The Real Life Versions Of All The Emojis

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 counterpart back again, like using the emoji list as a treasure map of things that need to be found IRL.


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


We Don't Need This

The workplace messaging platform Slack has prided itself on sassy design — a cute logo that animate 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.


The Silk Road Trial Lawyers Are Fighting Over Emoticons :0

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.


This Poop Emoji Shirt Is Crap

Briefly: Thanks to Betabrand, you can now buy a button-up shirt covered in an endless pattern of poop emojis for $US75. Let’s recap that: Thanks to Betabrand, you can now buy a button-up shirt covered in an endless pattern of poop emojis for $US75.


The 100 Most Used Emojis On Twitter

Briefly: FiveThirtyEight compiled the list of the 100 most used emojis on Twitter, which you can track online in real time using this seizure-inducing website (seriously, they warn about this when you try to load it.)


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