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Become Your Own Emoji :-)

Yes, your face.
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There’s been A LOT of talk on the interweb this week about Emojis. Not enough emojis, too many emojis. Emojis that give you the finger, but yet no black emojis.

Emojis, if you don’t live on planet earth, are the smiley faces and other symbols used in electronic messages. They were developed about fifteen years ago in Japan, as a pictorial representations of faces and other worldly things, such as food, nature, and animals.

But what if you could have an emoji of your own face? This ridiculous plan has been cooked up by San Diego-based former Marine Victor Adam, who has started a Kickstarter campaign to fund his app, Emoji-U. This app allows you to take pictures of your face or other things around you and create emojis from them, which I would imagine could have hilarious results.

It seems that Adam is more interested in the human aspect than the humour - he references a study published in the journal Social Neuroscience, which indicates that smileys trigger the same facial recognition responses as a human face. He thinks this is sad. At any rate, watch this space.

 

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