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Facebook Confirms It’s Removing ‘Feeling Fat’ Emoji Following Petition Facebook Confirms It’s Removing ‘Feeling Fat’ Emoji Following Petition

UPDATE: Facebook has confirmed it’s removing the option. “We’ve heard from our community that listing ‘feeling fat’ as an option for status updates could reinforce negative body image, particularly for people struggling with eating disorders. So we’re going to remove …

Facebook’s ‘Feeling Fat’ Status Draws Ire, Petition Facebook’s ‘Feeling Fat’ Status Draws Ire, Petition

Last year, Facebook added the ability to supplement your normal status updates with emojis linked to certain feelings and activities. There are now hundreds of options. But a couple of the “feeling” emoji options are rubbing some activists the wrong …

Apple Emoji Will Soon Be Much More Diverse Apple Emoji Will Soon Be Much More Diverse

Apple’s emoji options are about to get much more diverse. The company has given developers a new beta of OS X, and inside contains a bunch of new, racially diverse emoji characters. In the new build, many of the human …

Hershey’s New Logo: An Unfortunate Coincidence?

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. Or in the case of Hershey’s, a kiss is just a kiss. At least, that’s what the company told itself when it made the logical decision to bring its logo into the 21st …

Middle Finger Emoji to Address the Most Common Emotion Felt When Texting Middle Finger Emoji to Address the Most Common Emotion Felt When Texting

The Unicode Consortium, the group that regulates the industry standard for emoji and other types of text across multiple platforms (like iOS and Android), has just announced the Unicode Standard version 7.0, which consists of 2,834 new characters – including …

Horrific Real Life Emojis Ask a Serious Question Horrific Real Life Emojis Ask a Serious Question

What’s a text without an emoji? Boring, that’s what it is. If I don’t let you know that what I just said comes with a smile, a wink, a frown, or a kiss – well then how the hell are …

iOS 6 Will Sport Gay & Lesbian Emoji iOS 6 Will Sport Gay & Lesbian Emoji

There are a ton (200+, in fact) of new features that iPhone users will get when iOS 6 drops this fall, but one in particular may give the LGBT community a little smile. Apple’s new OS will come with some …