Emoji in Discover

Micro.blog doesn’t currently have hashtags. We are using emoji as a way to automatically collect posts together. Manton has blogged more about this.

Micro.blog user @burk also maintains a separate list with new emoji suggestions from the community.

The following topics work a little differently. They are either curated manually (photos), automatically collected from keywords (Micro Monday recommendations, Inktober, NaNoWriMo), or set from embedded audio tags in a post (podcasts):

Topic Emoji URL
Photos :camera: micro.blog/discover/photos
Podcasts :studio_microphone: micro.blog/discover/podcasts
Micro Monday “Micro Monday” micro.blog/discover/micromonday
Inktober “Inktober” micro.blog/discover/inktober
NaNoWriMo “NaNoWriMo” micro.blog/discover/nanowrimo

So ⑴ your emojis definitely did not survive the transition … and 🄑 as a guy dead set against embracing the emoji aesthetic, I have been curious whether embedding hidden emojis would trigger collection. One assumes this would work so long as I keep away from my timeline so as not to see them.

I would love to see a collection for “technology” and/or “programming” etc.
I try to use the :computer: emoji when I can.


Ah, I see that @Burk has this very item listed in the community suggested emoji’s. Awesome.

Most of the filtering (like automatic category filtering) is done on raw content prior to processing markdown to HTML via Hugo. You can even have category filters on HTML or shortcodes. Given that, I would imagine that adding <span style=“display:none;”>your_emoji_here</span> would work to be caught by emoji filters but not display the emoji in your content.

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I feel like I’m missing something obvious, but… what do I type to include, say, the Music emoji and get included in Discover?

Yeah, I’ve been using the TV emoji and I don’t think I’m showing up in Discover either.

I’ve just had a look at your profile and the Discover timeline for TV, and the last two posts in which you used the emoji made it in there.

@josephzitt You use one of the musical note emoji, as shown in the first post of this thread, in your post. As long as the emoji is in the post, it will get picked up by the music feed… you may also have to make sure it is a micro post (< 280 characters) since I don’t think longer posts are included in the automated feeds.

Oh cool, I must have missed them.

Also, quick tip. I’m using Typinator to replace #TV with :tv:. That way I don’t have to hunt for the emoji.

Can we use this to suggest new discover categories? I’d love a “data” category for everything data-related and a “science” for all science posts.