Regional nostalgia and emojis are popular with the readers of Buzzfeed, but are they a thing that the site’s readers would actually buy? The site recently purchased Scroll, a new company that Ben Kaufman, the founder of phone battery company Mophie and crowdsourced product design company Quirky, quietly began after the bankruptcy of Quirky. Kaufman’s new mission is to figure out how to get Buzzfeed readers to buy stuff. [More]
The good news is, we’re getting a bacon emoji, allowing current and future generations to adequately express their pork-related emotions. The bad news? You’ll have to wait about a year for it to happen.
It’s a good thing for Domino’s customers that there’s a pizza emoji (even if there’s no hot dog or taco yet, what is going on there?!?) because now they’ll barely have to lift a finger to order pizza on Twitter. The chain says it’s launching a Tweet-a-pizza delivery service starting May 20, allowing customers to simply send 🍕 [pizza emoji if you can’t see it on your device] to @Dominos to place their order.
Sometimes, words just don’t do the trick. For those times, using certain gestures can express everything you’re feeling with just the upward flick of one particular finger. Microsoft better hope people like Windows 10 a lot more than they did Windows 8, or they’ll be getting a lot of the middle-finger emoji included in the newest iteration of its operating system.
Emojis come in all shapes, sizes, and, well, emotions. You might expect the plethora of options to bring a smile to just about any recipient’s face, but you probably didn’t think they would also provide a sneaky access point for hackers. [More]
For all those moments when the words escape you and you’re thinking strictly in pictures, search engine Bing announced this week that it’s launching a new option to cruise for answers on the Internet using emojis.
We don’t want to go around accusing food stylists of doing a bad job, because the people who photograph food, especially packaged and fast food, to make it look edible are doing truly honorable work for the good of capitalism. However, sometimes a delicious part of a packaged shelf-stable breakfast looks like a poo emoji, and someone must point this out. [More]
Yesterday, the Unicode Consortium thrilled users of that modern hieroglyphic language iPhone users are obsessed with by announcing 250 new emoji. But if you were hoping for a hot dog emoji, or heck, even a taco, you’ll be sorely disappointed. There is a “Reversed hand with middle finger extended” that might come in hand to express yourself right about now. [More]
Because humans cannot possibly restrict themselves to traditional languages to express all the glories of life, emjois have become a popular form of communication on social media and in text messages. Much like the ancient Egyptians, many of us prefer to speak in hieroglyphs. But if you want to discuss your overwhelming love of hot dogs, or unicorns or bacon — there are no emojis for that. Why not? [More]