Body & Media Lab

Renee Engeln at Northwestern University

San Francisco Chronicle: There’s an emoji for ‘feeling fat’

In the time of text, emoji play an outsized role in conversation. When we can’t quite find the words to say, there is a cartoon arsenal of smiles, frowns, airplanes, jumping dolphins and eggplants to help us best express what we really mean. Outrage was the particular emotion Catherine Weingarten wished to express when she launched a Change.org petition last week for Facebook to remove its “feeling fat” emoticon.

 

Read more at the San Francisco Chronicle.