Between Instagram and animated GIFs, we are neck deep in the age of visual communication. And now emoji are hotter than ever. NY Mag’s Adam Sternbergh shares what could be one of the reasons why: “Emoji are not, it turns out, well designed to convey meanness. They are cartoons, first of all. And the emoji that exist — while very useful for conveying excitement, happiness, bemusement, befuddlement, and even love — are not very good at conveying anger, derision, or hate.” I guess we’ll leave that up to the rest of the Internet.