Emojis—those little ideograms sent in electronic messages around the world—are quickly becoming very popular in the United States. Why are they so popular? Primarily because emojis allow us to digitally express emotions through the use of a single symbol instead of several words. As the pace of communication increases, they’ve become a handy little tool. And because acronyms are so 2012. So in honor of the new round of emojis set to debut in July 2014, we’ve recreated some of our favorites IRL (In Real Life). We’ve taken some creative liberties but, for the most part, have tried to demonstrate how these little cartoons would translate in our world—with often a hilarious and awkward outcome.
See the CurrentEmojis on Tumblr
Thanks to everyone who responded to our 2024 Predictions survey last month. While the sample size wasn’t quite the size of a Pew or Nielsen,