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Emoticons Are Reshaping Our Brains, We Now Process :-) As A Human Face

When we first broached the Great Smiley Debate a few weeks ago, the question was whether or not a dash-as-nose was appropriate, necessary, or a bastardization of the simple purity of two dots paired with a gentle curve. But a new, equally contentious controversy emerged in the Kinja discussion: Should the parenthesis… »2/15/14 9:00am2/15/14 9:00am

Replacing the Faces of Iconic Celebrities with Emoticons Is Stupid Fun

Emoticons are inherently silly. They're text based facial expressions that don't always make sense. Anytime a $ or # gets inserted to an emoticon, no one has any idea what the hell is going on anymore. But! When emoticons capture a feeling perfectly, they're beyond brilliant. A string of words can't even express life… »9/25/13 10:19pm9/25/13 10:19pm

Horrible, Joyless Patent Trolls Are Suing Samsung and RIM Over Emoticons (o_O)

I bet when you're texting with friends you like to drop a :-) or maybe a ;-). If you're really up on your game, it's possible you toss in a (^_^). And because RIM and Samsung decided to include a quick-access key for these wonderful digital creations on their smartphones, some soulless patent trolls got all >:-O about… »3/19/12 1:40pm3/19/12 1:40pm