NY Public Library: Tweet an Emoji, Get One Back

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Public Library is having fun tweeting.

If you tweet an emoji to a special Twitter account , the library’s emoji bot automatically replies with a related image from its vast digital collection.

So if you tweet clinking beer glasses, you might get a response showing two people clinking wine glasses.

An emoji of a birthday cake icon might generate an image of two people blowing out candles on a huge cake.

The emoji project came about as the library brainstormed ways to highlight its more than 694,000-item digital image archive.

Digital Experience Producer Lauren Lampasone says it began with a spreadsheet of existing emoji characters and matching images added over several months.

Many works in the digital collection are in the public domain.

 

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