Everyone Hearts the Heart Emoji, Most Popular 'Word' of 2014

People loved using the heart emoji (this thing: ♥♥♥♥♥♥) in 2014, so much that it's the most popular quote-unquote "word" of the year. This makes sense, because speech is cliché now and emojis are really the only way to express emotion. <3 <3 » 12/31/14 3:10pm 12/31/14 3:10pm

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 11:53am 11/17/14 11:53am

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

Julia Stiles Would Like a Middle Finger Emoji

In today's Tweet Beat, if I used emojis, I would wholeheartedly agree with Julia Stiles, Alyssa Milano is breastfeeding and Neil deGrasse Tyson continues to be the coolest. » 9/09/14 7:30pm 9/09/14 7:30pm

Apple admitted to MTV Act that their emojis aren't diverse enough. They're working with the Unicode Consortium – the non-profit corporation that standardizes software – to diversify them. That means emojis with people of all colors of the rainbow, which will definitely make your sex(ting) life much more accurate. » 3/26/14 7:50pm 3/26/14 7:50pm

Here's Beyoncé's 'Drunk In Love' Expressed Completely in Emojis

Because you haven't heard this song enough yet (and you won't until at least fall 2014, when it will be replaced on the radio with a billion amazing remixes of "***flawless"), here's an unofficial video for Beyoncé's "Drunk In Love" made entirely of emojis. » 3/04/14 12:30pm 3/04/14 12:30pm

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