Writing became a medium for the masses, though newspapers and cheap paperbacks. Moving online, we developed websites, blogs, and discussion boards. And now, finally, completing the circle, we have emojis. Five thousand years, and we are right back where we started.
But, hey, now we have theme park themed emoji! Take that, you lazy Pharaohs!
Universal dropped its new emoji keyboard today, launching the UNIMOJI app on the Apple and Google Play app stores. You will find Shrek and the Minions on the keyboard, along with Jaws, ET, Beetlejuice, and the Men in Black. (You won't find any Harry Potter-themed emoji in the collection, however. Licensing only goes so far.)
If you've not used an app-based emoji keyboard before, you will need to add the keyboard in your phone's settings. (The app will explain how to do this.) And these keyboards are really more "copy and paste" image collections that the standard emoji that come built in with your phone's text messaging.
Disney fans have plenty of special themed emoji available for them, as well, though you have to go through some extra steps to get them. Disney last year released its Disney Emoji Blitz game, which allows players to unlock various themed emoji for texting through gameplay. The collection includes many Disney Parks-themed emoji, along with classic Disney and Pixar-inspired characters. [Get it on Apple and Google Play.]
So when civilization regresses and we forget how to write anything but pictures, at least we'll still be able to write about theme parks. My job is safe!Tweet
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