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Emoticons (also called smileys) are used in email, chat and other Net communication. They allow the writer to show humour, sarcasm, etc. This is useful in the typewritten medium of the Internet where communication can be misunderstood. Smileys are faces made from the basic keyboard (ASCII) characters. To 'read' them look at them sideways. :-) Text based only, not web graphics. See Emojis.
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Directory of images.
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This page was made to show all the types of smileys there are in the world (or close to it).
Recommended emoticons and smileys for email communication.
Star Trek smileys and emoticons. A short introduction to smileys.
Graphic images posted with the text origin.
Article by Sam Mohun. Published on the 20th anniversary of the smiley. (September 19, 2002)
Linguist, Naomi Baron, predicts that abbreviations will replace emoticons and that electronic communication will grow increasingly cryptic as groups develop their own secret codes. (March 31, 2001)
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Neal Stephenson's anti-smiley screed from The New Republic. (September 13, 1993)
Displaying popular emoji texts in colour.
Graphic images posted with the text origin.
This plugin substitutes text emoticons with images. Works with Grav CMS.
Text emojis. Tap to copy, paste anywhere.
Select an emoji to automatically post to your Twitter account.
A hub site for fans of emoticons. People and sites are listed by location.
Directory of images.
Collection of kaomoji text faces.
A collection of kaomoji, Japanese emoticons, kawaii emoticons.
Directory of text-based emoticons and smileys to use in online forums and email.
Five states of a smiley of Sigmund Freud. Emoticons leading to a gif, a dedicated signature.
A collection of smiley faces used in Internet messages..
This page was made to show all the types of smileys there are in the world (or close to it).
The original emoticon site. Common and not so common emoticons.
A list of emoticons used in email, online chat, and instant messaging.
Recommended emoticons and smileys for email communication.
Built on December, 1994 from another smiley page.
Star Trek smileys and emoticons. A short introduction to smileys.
Scott E. Fahlman writes about how he started smileys in text email.
Online directory to look up words, acronyms, smileys, ASCII art, whatever you don't understand.
A sequence of ordinary characters you can find on your computer keyboard. Emoticons are used in e-mail and other forms of communication.
Article by Sam Mohun. Published on the 20th anniversary of the smiley. (September 19, 2002)
Article about Scott Fahlman and emoticon use. Fahlman is the originator of the "emotional icon," or "emoticon". (March 31, 2001)
Linguist, Naomi Baron, predicts that abbreviations will replace emoticons and that electronic communication will grow increasingly cryptic as groups develop their own secret codes. (March 31, 2001)
Neal Stephenson's anti-smiley screed from The New Republic. (September 13, 1993)
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