Now There’s Not One, But Two Emoji-Only Social Networks

TechCrunch

You wait ages Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 1.11.33 PM for an emoji-only social network and then two come along in quick succession Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 1.10.25 PM!

Emoji.li

Back at the end of June Emoji.li stuck its yellow nose above the parapet to urge people to reserve emoji usernames for its forthcoming emoji-only network.

That’s right, even your name has to be rendered in emotive blobs on this wordless social network… Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 1.10.25 PM

Which, it should be noted, still hasn’t launched yet. I mean jeez already… Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 1.11.33 PMEmoji.li

Emojicate

A month or so on and a UK startup has beat Emoji.li to the Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 1.10.38 PM by launching its emoji-only social network on the App Store Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 1.13.56 PM.

Emojicate, for that is its name, is a free download for iOS devices Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 1.13.56 PM.

Its rejection of letters and words does not extend to usernames — in fact you have to sign in with your Facebook account to use Emojicate — so the emoji-only concept has already been watered down a tad

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