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Discover: New All-Ginger Keyboard and Twitter's #Wimbledon Emojis

So, the formidable emoji is becoming more and more popular. Heck, it's pretty much its own language now. The demand for more diversity is constantly growing and there are always more platforms releasing updates in which you can use them.

There has definitely been an emoji uprising recently. Not only have there been some Wimbledon Emojis but at the same time there has been an entirely redheaded emoji keyboard released into the market. 

To begin, let's talk about these tennis-themed beauties.

Twitter is the mastermind behind this release, having first created their own custom emojis called hashflags for the World Cup in 2010.

The hashflag became more popular recently after Taylor Swift had one made for her long awaited Bad Blood music video.

With the success of Swift’s (I’m trying so hard not to call her T. Swizzle on request of my Editor) “band-aids don’t fix bullet holes” hashflag, Twitter were keen to keep up the momentum and low and behold… Wimbledon hashflags were born.

Serena Williams got to post the emojis first and my-oh-my are they quintessentially British. There are strawberries and everything! 

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These hashflags are going to be so helpful when it comes down to Tweeting about our Wimbledon experience. 

Using a hashflag is a little different to your normal emoji keyboard. You have to use a # and then type the right word to get the image to appear. For example, #Wimbledon brings up that tennis racket you see in the picture above. 

For the hill, it's #TheHill, for the queue, it's #TheQueue - it's simple, right?

With Roger Federer taking to the courts with Periscope, it looks like social media has well and truly wriggled its way into Wimbledon this year. 

Anyway...

Moving on and I’m sure you’re waiting with bated breath to hear about these ginger emojis aren’t you? Or is redhead more P.C.?

On first impression, these redheaded emojis aren’t as cute as the ones we’re used to. They look a little bit evil, but that has nothing to do with their hair colour. They're just less round and cuddly looking. Or maybe it has something to do with the lack of pupils in their eyes. 


Diversity in the original emoji package has always been a problem. An online petition to introduce a redheaded girl and boy to this pack received more than 15k signatures, but they had no luck. 

With Apple declining to play their part in what seems like a perfectly fair request, Swyft Media burst in as the knight in shining armour for these gingers in distress.

Evan Wray, Swyft Media’s brunette founder says he has “felt their pain” (I wonder how) and disagrees with the memes on the internet, particularly the one “which claims gingers don’t have souls.” 

So with that, he released a Ginger Emoji Keyboard which is free to download from the Google Play Store. There are 16 ginger characters and they have several emotions from happy to cheeky and in love to heartbroken.

If you look carefully you can even spot a few famous characters in the mix, such as Ron Weasley. It’s uncanny, see for yourself! 

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Megan Herdson
Megan is a country girl who moved to the city with some big dreams. She is studying her MA in Creative Writing whilst also managing an American Football Team.  She loves her blog and wants nothing more than to have her words read. That and to win the Championship, obviously. Follow her @MeganAtSMF



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Discover: New All-Ginger Keyboard and Twitter's #Wimbledon Emojis Reviewed by Megan Herdson on Friday, June 26, 2015 Rating: 5

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