Everyone's favorite emoji began in Japan. But without Google, it may have stayed there.

The Oral History Of The Poop Emoji (Or, How Google Brought Poop To America)

The Museum of Modern Art in New York has acquired the original set of 176 emojis, designed in 1999 by Shigetaka Kurita, for its permanent collection.

Snapchat generated headlines again this week by announcing the addition of Chat, a feature that allows users to text and video message in real-time. As Snapchat continues to grow and evolve, so does its user base of brands that are engaging with fans through the app. Here are five creative examples of how companies and organizations are using Snapchat to inspire your marketing efforts.

Add breadth and depth to your events by implementing these 39 social media tools and tactics.

The platform announced that its 1,500 new avatars—featuring several skin tones, red hair and more females—are ‘more representative of the world we live in.’

The update, rolling out now globally, includes more female icons and the option to change skin color.

IKEA Emojis

Ikea’s secret passion unearthed: When it’s not making furniture, it designs emoticons

PBS has long brought you original, thought-provoking programming. With PBS Digital Studios, we take that same mission and apply it to the Internet age. Worki...

PBS has long brought you original, thought-provoking programming. With PBS Digital Studios, we take that same mission and apply it to the Internet age.

Data show a surge in customers and marketers who are using these trendy figures to communicate. Here’s how some notable brands are marketing their goods without text.

Brand managers speak emoji to reach device-driven consumers:Data show a surge in customers and marketers who are using these trendy figures to communicate. Here’s how some notable brands are marketing their goods without text.

A Short History of the GIF on Vimeo

Una breve historia sobre el GIF animado Directed by Sean Pecknold

CompuServe's Alexander Trevor and inventor Steve Wilhite, Russian artist Olia Lialina,and Le Meme's Jonathan Vingiano sound off on the rise and evolution of the GIF.

The animated history of how the GIF came to be

CompuServe's Alexander Trevor and inventor Steve Wilhite, Russian artist Olia Lialina,and Le Meme's Jonathan Vingiano sound off on the rise and evolution of the GIF.

There's Only Ever One Bonnie: Think Outside the Text Box

Run Time: 2 hour Description: Libraries have been thinking about the evolution of communication and our role in the changing med.

#IdeaDrop Library House: Why Reading Is a Flawed, Dying Technolog...

Library House: Why Reading Is a Flawed, Dying Technolog.

Ed Castillo of TBWA Declares Writing as Dead | Talk NYC

Ed Castillo of TBWA Declares Writing as Dead | Talk NYC

Castillo will tell audience at SXSW his view of the future direction of communication.

Ad man Ed Castillo is about to make a chilling observation about a dying technology

Ad man Ed Castillo is about to make a chilling observation about a dying technology - Chicago Business Journal

Why brands are going to finally move on from emojis.

Brands have created an emoji bubble - Digiday

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