Harambe emoji answers internet’s call for more ways to bring up Harambe

Emoji are often thought of flippantly, but they’re an increasingly volatile fault line along the tectonic shifts in the way we talk to each other. Consider, for example, last week’s acquisition of the 176 original emoji by MoMA, or the furor that erupted over Apple’s decision to change its handgun emoji into a squirt…

Read This: Here’s how you can successfully lobby for new emoji

No matter how many new emoji updates come out, there’s always something missing from the library of images. We finally got more options for people of color, but even that update had some weird gaps (why are the detective and the two girls holding hands exempt from the skin color options?). At least we have a hot dog…

Indulge in the organic luxury of Whole Foods’ emoji-based recipe generator

Ensuring that we can all keep using the word “adult” as a verb without ever venturing into the terrifying territory of “mature,” the high-end grocery experts at Whole Foods have made it possible to snag their hottest recipes using nothing but emoji. Patrons of the organic guilt wonderland can send a Facebook message…

It’s 2016, therefore Paul McCartney is writing music for emoji

In 1964, when a bunch of young people were screaming like crazy over The Beatles’ appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, who could’ve predicted that, more than 50 years later, one of those Beatles would be writing little jingles to play alongside animated Skype emoji? Nobody, because then they also would’ve predicted the…