If you send a smiling emoji to your friend, it might appear as a grimace on their device.
Hannah Miller, a third-year Ph.D. student in the GroupLens research lab at the University of Minnesota, and her colleagues are publishing a study that found that the "problem can cause people to misinterpret the emotion and the meaning of emoji-based communication, in some cases quite significantly."
If emojis had sounds, David Lap nails them with his guitar. He “impersonates” all kinds of emojis, including a UFO, cruise ship, monkey, ping pong game, T-Rex, red heart, and many others. Here’s another one of his videos where he imitates musical instruments (e.g., flute, harmonica, bagpipes) with his violin. Amazing stuff!
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About a year ago, professional yo-yoist (and hand-knit Pac-Man Icelandic peysa wearer) Doc Pop submitted a proposal for a yo-yo emoji. He’s just learned that it was approved! He explains how he made it happen (fascinating!) in his most recent PopCast: Last year I started working on a proposal for a yo-yo emoji, with the […]
Yoga studios are closed nationwide. The irony is that between the anxieties of the outside world and those popping up inside your very own home with everyone trapped indoors, there’s probably never been a time where yoga’s calming zen was more vital and needed. Rather than just throwing in the yoga mat and subjecting family […]
The workers aren’t inside their physical business space anymore. So why should business technology still be under that roof either? In fact, more and more businesses have been making this migration for a while now, moving all their digital infrastructure to the world’s two largest cloud services platforms, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft’s Azure. […]
Gather round, young and old — and hear tales of bygone days. Back in olden times, citizens would mass at a house of coffee, wherein skilled java alchemists would concoct special blends and apply artisanal wizardry to make each steaming chalice an appointment for the taste buds. Granted, said wizards, once known as baristas, were […]