A handy guide for using society’s most neglected emoji


Not everything can be 💯.

At the bottom of the emoji hierarchy lie the derelicts: the mountain cableway, the baggage claim icon, a bunch of squares with letters in them. It might seem impossible to lift these poor guys out of obscurity, but they’re actually full of untapped potential. Kind of.

There’s already a thriving, if small, community dedicated to recognizing neglected emoji, including the Twitter bot @leastUsedEmoji, which tracks the emoji with the fewest uses on Twitter. Right now, the least used emoji is “input symbol for Latin letters (🔤),” which is a blue square with lowercase ‘abc’ on it. Before that, the least used emoji was “non-potable water symbol (🚱),” and before that, it was briefly “input symbol for Latin capital letters (🔠).”  Read more…

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