Tagged With emojis

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Once, emoji was just emoji. Now it's 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.

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Video: Here are picture perfect recreations of the food emojis we all love to drop in our text messages. You know the ones: the pizza slice, the taco, the foamy beer, the doughnut. Bon Appetit used a food stylist to recreate these popular emojis, and it's crazy how exacting their methods can be. To get the right look for the food, they don't actually use food stuff.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.