emoji

Emoji are ideograms and smileys used in electronic messages and web pages. It is an extremely popular form of communicating within the online environment. 

Swedish fashion brand Acne Studios has launched a new emoji-inspired collection, including a sweater with poo on it.
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Swedish fashion brand Acne Studios has launched a new emoji-inspired collection, including a sweater with poo on it.

According to its official description, it is supposed to be a "brown swirl of mousse". Well, we are not fooled, it is the poo emoji!

If you are in the mood for the poo emoji sweater, it comes with a hefty price. Items in the collection vary from 120 to 400 euro...

food poop emoji churro disgusting fail trendy dessert
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Made with a fondant, edible black marker, and named The Number Two, you too can eat sh*t a poop emoji churro at The Naughty Churro if you're in the LA-area.

The delicious concoction can be found at their pop up shop in the Night Market from August 5-7. Seriously, how transfixing is this?

(@thenaughtychurro) on


Definitely serving this one at my next family reunion.

image guns emoji Apple Will Replace the Gun with a Squirt Gun Along with Tons of New Emojis
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Apple is releasing a bunch of new emoji, many of them include women doing more things than getting their hair done or wearing a tiara. This should be good news to the lady denizens of the internet who have been asking for these emojis for... years, maybe?

But hey, if for some reason you're upset at all the new emojis for women, never fear. The dancing bunny gals got a gender parity emoji added as well:


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The real topic of controversy is actually centered around Apple's decision to totally remove guns from the line up. They've opted to replace it instead with an adorable, green squirt gun. Some people hate this decision, a lot:


via @DanicaPatrick, @SwiftOnSecurity, @BrianMediner@kylethale

Others are a little more accepting or just don't care. 


via @BiggChris_76, @AnthonyCumia, @TonyLoweYoYoYo@PDbitchwork

Okay, they mainly just don't care. Who's out there texting people pictures of guns anyway?

image emoji summer Ridiculous, Giant Emoji Pool Floats Are What Everyone Needs for This Summer
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Yes, these are real and yes, that is a giant floating eggplant that you can ride on. 



Sure, you'd be stupid to bring your phone into the pool with you but that doesn't mean you have to go without expressing yourself exclusively through pictures. Just take these giant emoji pool toys with you. 



Now you can spend your entire weekend floating on a giant poop. What a time to be alive. 

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These Twitter emoji are part of a promotion for that All-Star NBA game. They will be live until Monday morning. You can use them by Tweeting the All-Star's name with a hashtag. 


via @NBA


via @NBA

Those following along with the All-Star game can also use these emojis to vote for the MVP by adding #KiaAllStarMVP along with their player of choice. 

via @NBA

They also have some amusing personal emojis for the broadcasters as well, although since fan voting only makes up 25% of the decision for MVP it's unlikely the broadcasters will end up getting the award. 

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The survey concludes something seemingly arbitrary as a food emoji icon can symbolize body parts or sex, after determining that Instagram banned the eggplant emoji.

The ban was due to its search algorithm revealing the emoji was linked to 'lewd' photos of men and their intimate 'eggplant' parts.

The survey, which polled 5,675 singles, indicated 40% of people who think sexy thoughts more than once a day are apt to frost their texts with a whole lot of emojis; while the more docile of the bunch (once a day sexy thoughts) were proven less likely to drop an emoji.

Basically if someone texts you an emoji, you're totally in. Not really though.

"[Emoji users] want to give their texts more personality," Helen Fisher, the genius brainiac behind the study published earlier this year, told Time Magazine. "Emoji users don't just have more sex, they go on more dates and they are two times more likely to get married."

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Breaking the internet wasn't enough for her. Check out the latest in an endless procession of narcissistic moves by Kim Kardashian.

The set includes emojis like Kardashian taking a selfie, naked holding her baby bump, and designer jackets.

emoji dictionary words Dictionary First of the Day: Face With Tears of Joy Emoji Has Been Named Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2015
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This is the first time that a pictograph has been used as a Word of the Year. According to the Oxford Dictionaries blog, 😂 was the best word they could come up with that captured the "ethos, mood, and preoccupations of 2015"

The chart below shows the rise in usage of the 😂 emoji, making it the most used emoji worldwide.

Product of The Day: This New Keyboard Puts Emoji Closer Than Ever
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Finally—a dedicated poop key!

Because the workforce is now mostly made of Millennials and our language has devolved into tiny cartoon symbols, Austin-based company EmojiWorks has created an emoji keyboard.

That's right. We've come to this, Internet.

There are three versions of the keyboard, which connects through Bluetooth making it compatible with Mac, iOS and Windows. Here are the specs:

The Emoji Keyboard contains 47 emoji right at your fingertips, including the most common emoji, plus the thinker, taco, unicorn and robot from the recently released iOS 9.1 update. The Emoji Keyboard Plus has double the emoji plus more from iOS 9.1, including the middle finger and hot dog. The Plus also has skin tone modifier keys. The Pro model has everything the Plus has, but with more than 120 emoji.

The keyboard works just like a traditional caps locks key would. You just push the "emoji" button and choose the character for your situation.

Emoji keyboard starts at $89.95 and will start shipping in December.

Tech of The Day: Now You Can Search YouTube Videos Using Emoji
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Now you can have your emoji and YouTube it, too!

Researchers at University of Amsterdam and Qualcomm Research have created an emoji search engine that lets you use the tiny pictures to search through thousands of YouTube videos.

The prototype, called Emoji2Video, has a a curated list of 385 emoji users can select to search through a database of 45,000 YouTube videos

MIT Technology Review explains how the technology works:

The researchers used deep-learning techniques to produce emoji labels for videos that seem to appropriately represent what's in them (a baseball or a dog, for instance) and to determine how likely it is that those things are in a given frame. About one out of every 50 frames was analyzed, Cappallo says, and the emojis chosen to represent those are averaged to get one short emoji list, ordered in decreasing confidence, for that particular video.

Researchers hope this technology could be used for bridging language gaps.

It still obviously needs some work. A quick search using the eggplant emoji gives you this video on how to make an eggplant sandwich.

Because we all know what the eggplant really means.

Mark Zuckerberg unveils reactions as a thing instead of a dislike button.
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We wish we could dislike this story on Facebook.

Turns out we were right to be suspicious when we told you Mark Zuckerberg hinted at a 'dislike' button for Facebook last month.

Instead, Facebook revealed to TechCrunch Oct. 8, that the social network planned to 'supercharge' the existing 'Like' button by giving users some extra options on how to react.

Today, Facebook is taking the wraps off what form the new Like may take. It is rolling out "Reactions," a new set of six emoji that will sit alongside the original thumbs-up to let users quickly respond with love, laughter, happiness, shock, sadness and anger.

Facebook tells us that the pop-up feature will first start out as a test in two markets only, Spain and Ireland, before it decides whether to tweak it and/or how to roll it out further.

...The new set of reactions will appear across both mobile and desktop versions of the app and on all posts in the News Feed — be they from friends, Pages/accounts you follow, or advertisers. ...The reactions will work simply enough. On mobile, the emoji will come up when you touch the like button on your screen; on desktop they will come up as you hover the mouse over the like or click on it.



TechCrunch shows it as such:





Facebook Chief Product Officer Chris Cox even put up a video of what these Reactions will look like.

Today we're launching a pilot test of Reactions — a more expressive Like button. As you can see, it's not a "dislike" button, though we hope it addresses the spirit of this request more broadly. We studied which comments and reactions are most commonly and universally expressed across Facebook, then worked to design an experience around them that was elegant and fun. Starting today Ireland and Spain can start loving, wow-ing, or expressing sympathy to posts on Facebook by hovering or long-pressing the Like button wherever they see it. We'll use the feedback from this to improve the feature and hope to roll it out to everyone soon.

Posted by Chris Cox on Thursday, October 8, 2015

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Just ahead of Pope Francis' first visit to America, Twitter rolled out some new emojis to welcome the leader of the Catholic church.

The social media company explained the new emojis in a blog post.



As Pope Francis (@Pontifex) makes his historic journey to the US, there will undoubtedly be excitement and celebration surrounding his arrival – both in the cities he visits, and on Twitter. Considering the warm Twitter welcome he received shortly after being named Pope, we anticipate many devotees will flock to Twitter to savor his visit.

No matter where you are, we want to make it easy for you to follow right along with his journey. We also wanted to offer a bit of fun to the proceedings, so today you'll start to see special Twitter Emojis that celebrate his historic visit to the US. To see the emojis appended to the end of the hashtag, simply Tweet your messages using these hashtags:



They also offered a list of notable accounts to follow during his six-day visit and a chart of the increased Twitter traffic it has caused.



Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey welcomed the Holy See with the new emoji:



And others have joined as he arrived.









Welcome to America, Your Popiness!

You will get a middle finger emoji in iOS 9.1.
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Rejoice iPhone users, for you will no longer need to use your words to express gross displeasure with someone via text. There will be a picture worth a thousand of them.

Something that was notably absent from yesterday's Apple event was the inclusion of new emojis which will be added to the plethora of pictures.

The most important of which is a middle finger.



It's not the only emoji making it to the list. There will also be a unicorn and even a burrito!



There's no public date for the release yet, but it is expected to be this year.

Swiftkey maps out the most used emojis per state.
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No matter which state you call home, you probably use emojis when expressing your various feelings.

Well, Swiftkey, makers behind the popular alternative smartphone keyboard, has taken their billions of emojis used and mapped them according to which state uses which picture emotion most.

A lot of them are really pretty obvious.

For instance, Washington state uses the music and coffee emojis most.



And Arizona uses the cactus and cooling ice cream the most.



Others are just interesting collections of a specific state's most pressing emotional ...um... state.

Like, Illinois panics the most about drugs and spaghetti. Probably because of Chicago.



New York is the strongest, dances the most and uses the Statue of Liberty most, obvs.



And we know you were wondering which state uses the poo emoji most.

It's Vermont.



Which one do you use the most and does your state represent it?

Sony will try to make an emoji movie
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Were you getting bored of all these movies based on 1980s board games and thinking 'I wish they'd make a film out of something less cinematic"? Well someone has heard your dumb prayer.

Deadline is reporting that an emoji movie is already moving forward and has a writer and director.

In a deal near seven figures, Sony Pictures Animation won a three-studio auction for an animated movie pitch centering on the Emoji, those lovable round headed figures that are as much a staple of social media correspondence as adverbs and adjectives. The project will be co-written by Eric Siegel and Anthony Leondis, with the latter directing the feature.



This move came as a result of a three studio (yes, three studio) bidding war.

Apparently, Leondis shopped the project around because he had finally cracked the code on what would make the most compelling movie out of slightly more fully-formed emoticons.

They just have to be reactions to things right? Or will it animate those faces or that guy with his head down:



Wired had a pretty good explanation for why you don't make an emoji movie: