Yeah, we tried it.
Yeah, we tried it. - 

You can now search the online review site Yelp using emojis -- those little cartoon-ish characters you can create with a certain set of keystrokes.  

 

So...you search on a pair of scissors, you get listings for hair salons. A high heel gets you shoe stores. You get the picture(s).

I don't even want to search on a smiley face or a wink. Pretty sure the Internet has taken things one step too far.

 

We, of course, had to try it:

 

Some results were just... the usual for Yelp.

 

Rocket search emoji

Others were pretty literal.

Bathtub emoji

But seriously: Could this be a useful search tool?

Korean emoji search

 

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