The emoji feature is my favorite part of Times Square. Among a lot of shameless advertising, the thumbs up and happy faces, although still advertising, add a bit of cute to the scene. Of course, taken with the beer and donut ads next door we have identified major American vices and causes of obesity–alcohol, junk food and too much internet time. 😉 Emoji pun intended.
I looked up “emoji” on Wikipedia, source of all useful knowledge, and learned that Oxford dictionaries named an emoji the 2015 word of the year. By the year 2020, we may have regressed all written speech back to hieroglyphics.