Urban Emotion Dictionary8 messenger stickers inspired by our readers

Find your emotion and send it to your friend

Some emotions are hard to articulate on a keyboard, but can be easily expressed with the help of a few well-placed emojis. Urban Emotion Dictionary is the first online stickers dictionary, and part of the Because of Emotion project, which emphasizes the importance of expressing emotions in everyday conversations. We asked three illustrators to create sticker packs that would best match your emotions. The first pack, already available for download in the LINE messenger, can be used to comment on our articles. To help you master this new way of communication, we put together a dictionary that gives stickers definitions and shows examples of how to use them.

The first article in the Urban Emotion Dictionary is about our readers.

We analyzed hundreds of comments and studied habits of our most active readers, for illustrator Andrey Smirny to turn them into stickers.

 

Nihilists

 

Nihilists hate anything popular. Their glasses are either not empty enough, or too full or, god forbid, come from Ikea. Their favorite sections on the website are blogs and interviews, which they supplement with scurrilous comments. They are some of the most influential readers—their comments may require banning, and sometimes lead to official apologies. It might be that a quarter of them are simply editorial staff having fun.

 

The new iPhone 6 has been released.
3:18
3:27
In the new GOT episode, all Starks get back to life.
3:18
3:27
3:18
3:27

Dramatizers

 

Dramatizers are getting ready for the worse. They know better than anyone what kind of creatures owls really are, and how not to trip climbing on an abandoned rooftop in Bushwick at night. They are attracted to bad stories that their vivid imaginations make sound even more stressful. You see them most often in comments on political news where they compete in who can make the most gloomy predictions. However, some of these predictions are coming true more and more often, which may make them visionaries.

 

Hackers are stealing accounts in mIRC.
22:41
22:47
Facebook is unavailable for the second time in three years.
20:33
20:36
The Government officially announced...
21:28
21:33

Hardnuts

 

Hardnuts hold to their opinions as firmly as The Statue of Liberty. You can’t change their mind or out-argue them, even if the author of the article goes as far as to prove their point in the comments section. They always know better. They can act as experts in any field, to deny or even threaten the author—or anyone for that matter. If you see a three-digit number of comments, it’s most likely a hardnut’s job.

 

Cats are better than dogs.
4:04
4:06
Python is the new English.
17:20
17:23

Loyal readers

 

Loyal readers like us the way we are. They are the fairy godmothers of editors, capable of turning any author’s dull face into a shining smile. Many a report, interview and brave experiment would never have come to life if it wasn’t for them. We are growing together, and since day one and until forever, we’re on their Favorites list, despite redesigns or changes in the editorial team. Their magic tools: Likes, Shares and kind comments that can boost any piece — be it feature or cat listicle.

 

Check out the new design!
0:55
0:55
From now on, we’re posting in Korean!
1:02
1:03
We’re relocating to Mars!
5:11
5:17

The Critics

 

They are our conscience. They like criticizing, but unlike Nihilists, do it in an intelligent way — with good taste, based on experience and common sense. They were the first to shout out «hipsters», when we became overly obsessed with fashion. They said «this doesn’t make sense» when we overdid interactive layout. They shouted «geeks» when 3D-printers got too much attention. Despite sometimes being too straightforward, in most cases, they’re right. We never discuss editorial strategy without reading their comments first.

 

A robot has been invented that tells loafers from overshoes!
12:14
12:25
An online bitcoin casino has just been launched.
13:03
13:12

Nerds

 

Rangers of the media space, they keep it clean of bullshit. To them, any post is like a quiz. Their guilty pleasure is finding inconsistencies, correcting facts and pointing out mistakes, though the latter is not exactly appropriate to their Code of Conduct. They are making sure our posts are meeting the high standards. The absence of nerds’ comments to longreads is considered the highest praise for the editor.

 

Male seahorses can get pregnant.
11:23
11:30
The World Cup starts in 4 days.
8:53
9:00
43!
1:33
1:42

Cravers

 

They appreciate good stuff and new stuff. They were the first to get fitness trackers (or any new gadget) and their list of updates gets updated at least once in 24 hours. They would flood the comments with the discussion of the curves and smell of a new Macbook. Thanks to them, we keep an eye on the New.

 

iPhone 17 is available for preorder.
6:30
6:35
A new Gmail update has just been released.
0:35
0:38

The Lucky Ones

 

Authors of the most popular comments, they bathe in everyone’s attention, swimming in elegant breaststroke, mighty butterfly or ironically on their back. Their undeniable sense of humor is as stable as the Swiss Franc. They could find a new job, a fiancée or the first edition of Salinger in the comments section if they wanted to. Their comments are as entertaining as the posts that precede them, so we count them as co-authors.

 

Here are 10 ways to stimulate braingasm.
9:12
9:21
A teenager just cloned his teacher.
14:26
14:28