Many of us use emoticons and emojis every day in our online lives, but have you ever stopped and wondered where these nifty little things got their start?
In 1969, the New York Times asked Vladimir Nabokov, the famous Russian-American author of Lolita and Pale Fire, how he would rank himself amongst all living and dead literary greats, He slyly responded: “I often think there should exist a special typographical sign for a smile — some sort of concave mark,...
Do you remember the days when your grandparents used to complain, “Nobody writes letters anymore!” Or maybe you remember your parents’ protest, “Nobody calls anymore!” Soon you may be complaining, “Nobody even uses words anymore!”
After much demand from the public, Apple finally rolled out multiracial emoji symbols in its latest iOS update (but no redheads -- ). But there are still times when you can't find the perfect emoji to express yourself. Instead of waiting for Apple's next (likely far off)...