The more complex an emoticon gets, the less effective it is, because the image becomes diluted.
The inclusion of a happy face or another form of smiley or emoticon helps to show immediately whether a comment is meant as a joke or in a light hearted way and is a great use of netiquette.
Another anime-inspired emoticon, send this one when you hear mind-boggling news or just to make the recipient laugh.
Theme Title - More amusing than actually useful, with names like "Fractal Broccoli" or simply an emoticon "=)" the names are a reflection of the creativity of the people who posted it.
Whether you choose a quote or an emoticon, take a few seconds to type and brighten someone's day.
You can also add an emoticon to your message.
The easiest way to indicate anger in an emoticon is through the addition of eyebrows: >:-( or, to show something even more intense, eyes squinched shut and mouth shouting: X-O.
Another aspect of instant message smileys is the indication of other facial characteristics - for example, the comma representing the tear in the last emoticon above.
The easiest and quickest happy emoticon was also probably the first: ?.
O:-) Prove how angelic you really are with this cute emoticon.
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