Filed under "things I did not expect to learn about Fatboy Slim" is his huge collection of "smiley" memorabilia. On emojis: 'I’m also quite shortsighted, so people send me emojis and I’m like, “Is that smiling? Is that crying?"'
Sorry teenagers, this is going to be another one of those "ugh, this is obvious" articles. For everyone else, there might be some insight to be gained here.
"Emojify" is what Craig Federighi called this feature on stage, and it does what you think: takes a sentence and suggests emoji replacements.
Henning Pohl, Dennis Stanke and Michael Rohs from the University of Hannover explore alternative methods of emoji input, including a UI built around zooming.
Being part of Unicode, emoji characters are very flexible. With a little bit of imagination, here's some fun emoji ideas that vendors could implement today using existing Unicode functionality.
A look at the "should-be-evident-but-nearly-invisible difference between British and American frowns".
Tuzki is a true character of the modern age, only invented in 2006, and now available in sticker packs across WeChat, QQ and Facebook. Now to star in a movie.
A headscarf or hijab emoji is a logical emoji addition given the existence of the man with turban. Not yet showing in the public document register.
In the ongoing series of Disney "As Told By Emoji", here's a cute one for Finding Dory.
Somehow I missed this great article last month. Rules: "the moon emoji (indicates awkwardness), screengrabbing Snapchat messages (don’t do it), and Instagram selfie saturation points (no back-to-backs)"