Emoji Hashtags / by Demiana Marie

Hashtag Coffee Cup? It happened... Emoji hashtags are officially on Instagram! What does that mean? Well, on one hand it means emotions are taking over how we communicate digitally. On the other hand it simply means you can now use emoji icons as hashtags. There are threads of every type of emoji combination you can think of that can now be searched, used and unlocked. Traditionally we are used to unlocking keywords such as #dining or #LosAngeles. Having emoji icons as hashtags means we are essentially able to unlock peoples' emotions. When clicking hashtag "sad face" or "angry face" a series of images will now appear from which users actually felt that emotion while posting. Interesting food for thought in our opinion...