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Take a break from the election and read this story about emoji karaoke

Take a break from the election and read this story about emoji karaoke

The soothing synths of Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” filled a foam-lined karaoke room — but no one was singing.

For participants, emoji karaoke is a silent affair.

The half-dozen contestants kept their noses in their phones, thumbs moving frantically as they looked for the perfect pictographs to illustrate Lauper’s lyrics: “If you’re lost” and “You will find me.” 

To passersby, it may have looked like a gathering of distracted people. But this was Emojicon, a first-of-its-kind San Francisco conference dedicated to celebrating the yellow smiley...

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