12 Emoji That You're Probably Using Wrong

New York's cover story this week proclaims, "Smile, You're Speaking Emoji." But are you? Do you understand the difference between the tongue-out emoji and the winking tongue-out emoji? Today's children communicate almost exclusively in these little smileys, and soon the weak emoji-illiterates in our society will be… » 11/17/14 12:44pm 11/17/14 12:44pm

A Brief History of the Fight for Emoji Diversity

There's a very important battle happening in America and it's been a long and stressful one: the fight for a more racially diverse emoji selection. Every day we stare at our phones and wonder what could be, what should be. We should live in a world where poop and high-five emoji coexist with black ones, but we don't. » 11/04/14 3:30pm 11/04/14 3:30pm

How Emojis Could Determine Your Place on the Autism Spectrum

We use emoticons to punctuate tweets or text messages, but did you know that these icons can [maybe sorta] lend insight into where people fall along the autism spectrum? That's the premise of Genevieve Belleveau's Emoji Autism Facial Recognition Therapy, a performance art piece that showed at this year's Emoji Art… » 12/26/13 7:00pm 12/26/13 7:00pm