250 new emojis are coming out, and one is a middle finger.
(via Give your friends the finger when these new emoji arrive on your phone
The pictographs that you see on your smartphone keyboard are about to get a big upgrade. Unicode, an industry standard that regulates the presentation of text across different software platforms, updated today to include 250 new emoji, the Unicode Consortium says. It will be up to the makers of Unicode member platforms like iOS and Android to implement the new standard and develop pictographs to represent the emoji, each of which Unicode describes only with a few tantalizing words. The new emoji will include Derelict House Building, Wind Blowing Face, Man in Business Suit Levitating, Spy or Sleuth, and the much-requested Notched Right Semicircle With Three Dots, among many others.
Hours and hours of new music - always a good time. @martypartymusic (at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom)
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The SMS-on-your-mac update would have made today worth it all by itself.▲
@socialfortcollins with @ceshea3 last night - always a good time… getting 2-for-1 drinks wasn’t bad either! #fortcollinspassport (at Social)
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This thing is really ugly, but the concept is cool.