posted by Benedict Townsend

Words Are Dead. Long Live Emojis!

In this day and age it’s ridiculous that a human being is expected to type actual words into YouTube to find a video – it’s just too much effort. Well thankfully a solution has come along, in the form of a new website that lets you search everybody’s favourite video site using only sweet, sweet emojis. We had a play around with it, to see how well it works:


How Does It Work?

The site provides a large selection of emojis (some specially made) and all you have to do is click on the emojis you want and they will be entered into the search bar.

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The site then gives you a list of video based on those emojis. The emojis that are represented in each video are shown next to the results:

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How Well Does It Work?

We tested out the site by searching for someone that we thought would be pretty easy to find: PewDiePie. Young Felix is the biggest YouTuber of all time, so it shouldn’t be too hard to find one of his videos … right?


Attempt #1

We tried to search using ‘die’ and ‘pie’ but for some reason there was no pie emoji (which is an outrage), so we ended up searching for ‘death shortcake’:

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The results were what you might describe as garbage trash:

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Attempt #2

We decided to switch things up and get more specific. After an intensive fourteen hour brainstorming session, we nailed down the emojis that summed up Pewdz:

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Surely now our results would yield some sweet, sweet PewDiePie? Well, no:

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We don’t know that fella in numbers 1-3 is, but he seems very angry indeed.



It seems pretty clear that the site is still a work in progress, but hey, it’s still fun to use! Have a go for yourself and see if you can do better than us. If you actually manage to find a PewDiePie video, let us know! Click here to try out the site.