There’s a new emoticon app and I.Am.Obsessed. If you thought that emoji had all of your emotions and reactions covered, you are mistaken. Introducing Bitmoji. The app that lets you create an emoji that looks like you. That’s right, I’ll say it again—YOU are the emoji. So long are the days where you needed a monkey to accurately represent a *face palm* moment! With options like face shape, skin color, freckles and more, Bitmoji has truly covered all bases of personalization. Beyond that, the content is just too relatable not to love. I have reason to believe that this app truly gets me and here are some reasons why:
It covers the basics:
It understands my love and dating life:
It accurately portrays anger and frustration:
It gets that sometimes we just want to have a good time:
It’s incredibly culturally relevant:
And last but certainly not least, it understands my love for food:
All images source bitmoji.com
Posted by Colleen
It’s the question of the 21st century: in a world increasingly interconnected online, are we losing touch with real meaning? Read texts between Romeo and Juliet and be the judge. Driving and texting isn’t the only form of miscommunication that leads to tragedy, obviously. YOLO, Juliet, YOLO.
I have resisted emoticons for years. I love words and have long felt that a smiley face, cheeky wink or mopey frown just doesn’t live up to the intricacies of human expression. Texting and email sacrifice subtlety for efficiency’s sake and in business – especially in a business where communication is key – that’s obviously important. For Shakespeare, I’m not so sure.
Using smiley faces and cutesy winks to communicate makes my skin crawl slightly, but that’s not to say I’m above it. Sometimes you just can’t say it was a f^%$ing joke, damn it. And I don’t mind it when other people use them, but it’s not for me.
Does it make me a hypocrite then that I emojis? I’ve resisted updating to iOS 6 because I can’t part with Google Maps, but I’m pretty jealous of all those new emojis that come with the new system. Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words… or something completely inexplicable. An emoji recipe?
Some of my favorites:
Bloody footprints or something less sinister?
Two, count ‘em, TWO kinds of dromedaries!
A beeper on your iPhone. Ironic!
I can’t wait until I need to make an Easter Island reference in a text.
Emojis? – wait! I mean
Posted by Susannah