Emoji's Of The Decade

It’s World Emoji Day today, and in the spirit of celebrating how vital these new-age hieroglyphics are to just about everyone on earth, we’re taking a deeper look into the popular platform variations of everyone’s favorite Webdings replacement (#tbt).

As the owner of an IPhone, I wrongfully assumed that the emoji library I was using and abusing looked the same as everyone else’s. It wasn’t until I had helped a friend draft up a “witty response” to a romantic prospect that I noticed a significant difference in the design of her emojis as opposed to my own. With her Samsung Galaxy in hand, staring at what was supposed to be the go-to flirting emoji, I thought, “yikes, this smirking face is not cute.”

After paying a visit to Emojipedia, and spending hours browsing through the variations of emoji symbols, I realized the design of the emoji greatly affects the way in which we use and interpret them. Platform vendors such as Apple, Samsung, LG, Google, Microsoft and HTC use their own emoji images and designs on their smartphones. Be warned: Creepy dark moon emoji does not carry over to each platform.

With that in mind, here are 10 emojis:
1. Smirking Face
2. Ghost Emoji
3. Face with Rolling eyes
4. New Moon Face
5. Pile of poo
6. Woman Dancer
7. Astonished face
8. Pistol
9. Raising Hands
10. Alien Monster

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