Thursday, March 05, 2015

I Cried Because I Had No iPhone, Then I Met a Man Who Had No Personalized Emoji

Robinson Meyer:

“If you say you're going to diversify, why not add a few red-haired emoji in the mix?” asks Emma Kelly, the site’s proprietor. “Natural redheads may be rare at less than two percent of the world's population, but that is 138,000,000 iPhones waiting to happen.”

Kelly isn’t the only advocate who says hair is the next frontier of emoji diversification. Writing at the Guardian, Rhik Samadder noted that there are no emojis for beards or afros. Survey the list of humanoid emojis, and the hair is mostly black, brown, and straight.

No beards?! Okay, I retract my earlier sarcasm. This is serious.