NEW YORK — While brainstorming ways to highlights it digital image archive, The New York Public Library came up with — the emoji bot.
If you tweet an emoji to NYPL Emoji Bot (@NYPLEmoji) , you will get an automatic reply 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 sought 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.
NYPL Emoji Bot: http://bit.ly/2cmdEw9