We’ll be Tumbling individual pieces from the Emoji issue, starting today. Just know that the only reason we are putting this editor’s note here is because Mercedes insists that everyone know how to access emoji, especially the non-iPhone owners.
[ed note] We always make a point of Tumbling issue inspiration and ideas, but in the lead up to this issue, in particular, we’ve gathered a pretty robust collection of emoji culture and history. Check it out.
On a personal note, I want to make sure that all non-iPhone/iPad owners do not complain (despair?) about not having access to emoji. I, for one, have an Android phone and have installed a special SMS app so that I can send/receive emoji texts; and the old compose in Gmail still allows for embedding emoji (provided “extra emoji” is turned on in Labs). I think you can even turn on emoji for your browser, although I have tried this without success so good luck. Otherwise, you can use emoticons. Bye.