There is no room for misinterpretation, no matter what the country or culture: it is its own language that has the power to bring people together, something it has done for generations past, and something it will continue to do as we move into the next phase of Smiley.
Don't get me wrong, I and millions of other women will be happy to have one breastfeeding emoji at least. Big thanks to Rachel Lee and Joshua Jones - the design may not be perfect but we owe them our gratitude for getting this far.
Can a little yellow face with tears of mirth rolling down its cheeks really be considered not just a word, but the word that best summarises communication in the year 2015?
A massive change.org campaign that's asking for ginger emoticons to be added to smartphones has now surpassed 10,000 signatures
Miley Cyrus: Or Wiz Khalifa: Larry David: Young Thug: Rapper and artist Yung Jake is painting amazing pictures of famous
Emojis are set to become far more diverse after the organisation which publishes guidelines on their use has released an
In 2009 a transcript of Abraham Lincoln provided the world's oldest example of a smiley - 1862. That record appears to have
I think I hate net speak. Text emoticons. Reductionist acronyms. Lazy abbreviations. Smiley faces. I want to kill them all. Or should that be slash slash backslash them right up their colons?
Once upon a time, at the dawn of text messaging, a simple C U L8R was the height of slang sophistication. Today, with texting
The emoticon - created by the modern world to express and add emotion to the sanitised language of digital communication