Posts Tagged: emoji

Oxford Dictionary of Emojis

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For The Stranger, Rich Smith justifies Oxford Dictionaries’s choice for the UK’s Word of the Year: an emoji. Although OD has been getting backlash from critics lamenting “the death of language, the end of the world, etc.,” Smith claims that emojis are just like words in the way that they evoke feelings: …to address those who don’t think […]

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Keeping an Emojiary

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We all know that keeping a personal journal is pretty good both to for our writing and to help clarify the mind and spirit, but that it also takes a effort to keep a journal regularly. To help with that, Albert Lee designed the Emojiary app: a diary one can fill with just… emoji! As James […]

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Joy to the World

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Over at New York magazine, Adam Sternbergh’s written an intricate, affecting, and (honest to god) shocking elegy in awe of the emoji. If he comes to a single conclusion, it’s that every single one of them is here to stay: Over 470 million Joy emoji are being sent back and forth on Twitter right now—which […]

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W8ing for Godot

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Poet Sophia La Fraga translated Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot into Emoji and shorthand texts and then performed the translation with poet Trisha Low. W8ING, as La Fraga has titled the interpretation, defies categorization but combines performance, translation, and technology. Yahoo! News sent tech writer Rob Walker to find out more: That play is in […]

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The Decline of Punctuation?!…

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We live in a heyday of punctuation. “Call this what you will—exclamatory excess, punctuation inflation, the result of the Internet’s limitless expanse—it is everywhere,” writes Megan Garber at the Atlantic. But perhaps not for long—with the rise of image-based expression like emoji and gifs, we are finding new ways to express ourselves, and we’re leaving […]

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