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.)

Conan's Wooden Emojis Make Your Emotions A Lasting Gift

What’s made out of of solid oak, a foot in diameter and weighs about 6kg? 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.

Emojify For iOS: Turn Your Face Into A Piece Of Emoji Art

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 coloured 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 rather than fight it, Emojify offers you just one more way to incorporate the language replacement into your life — gilding your very own photos in emoji gold.

Miley Cyrus Cries Out For More Diverse Emoji

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.

iOS 6 Adds Gay And Lesbian Couple Icons

The new version of Apple’s iPhone operating system comes with new emojis, the popular emoticons that are often used in texting and email, especially by young kids and nerdy adults like me. Two of these new pictograms represent gay and lesbian couples for the first time.

IRL Emojis: Our New Favourite Way To Waste Time On The Phone

So what do a bunch of dudes with iPhones do when they haven’t eaten all day, are waiting at your restaurant table, starving, annoyed, and need to pass the time. They innovate. They bring emojis to life. In public.