In the 90s I made my dad buy me a book about smileys. He pointed out that I could find every possible combination of sideways smiles via gopher & newsgroups, but I was determined to have it in print.
Today, we’ve swapped sideways smileys for unicode emoji, which are superior in almost every possible way. To say they are immensely popular would be an understatement, we can’t design new emoji fast enough.
Want to extract high quality PNGs from Apple’s official emoji set? Use this Ruby script.
Need help finding the right emoji to complement your text? Use machine learning.
Even if our attention spans are decreasing & language diversity is drying up, I’m sure we’ll all be able to find an emoji to express how we just. can’t. even. 😒