Didn’t see that one coming. Or the fact that I would be writing about, *sigh*, emojis. Those funny yellow faces were cool maybe 10-15 years ago, when they were popularized by MSN Messenger. Sure they’ve been plaguing our text communications more recently too, mainly because of smartphones and IM platforms, but for some reason, a lot has been happening in the emoji-front in 2015. Let’s take a look:

  • Obama’s State of the Union speech in emojis. No one is ever going to read that horrible abomination through.
  • A physical emoji keyboard is a thing. Blame EmojiWorks.
How about no.
Because entering emojis makes much more sense than numbers. Oh, wait..
  • Norwegian Airlines had an URL made of emojis. And this is not even the most stupid emoji-related thing to happen this year.
  • To promote Chevrolet Cruze 2016, the company published a press release made only out of emojis. The marketing campaign had a very clever and creative hashtag #ChevyGoesEmoji. Like if that wasn’t enough, they just had to accompany it with this cringe-worthy ad:

Examples of Finland emojis: Sauna, Unbreakable and Headbanger. 
  • And as a icing on the cake: Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2015 is 😂. Yes, a frigging emoji. WORD OF THE YEAR IS NOT EVEN A WORD.

Rest assured, I wont be writing this blog in emojis any time soon.

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