What I Learned Today… Emoticons

I still hate emoticons after learning the history and purpose of using them.

Thanks to Anne Trubek and her recent post for GOOD I now know that even though these silly faces help indicate tone and voice in an email or text, I still have an extreme dislike for them. Mostly the hate comes from the tackiness and sheer over-use of the little buggers. 

My personal use of emoticons is limited the simple smiley face and the wink face but only in their raw forms… : ) and ; ). The colorful, animated versions often seen on poorly designed marketing websites,  you know… the ones that try too hard to show they know something about making a website, grate on my nerves in the same way the Twilight series does (yes, both the books and the movies). Think teenage hysteria or junky knickknacks. Pointless, ugly and annoying.

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Dear random people looking up emoticons… a big thank you for coming to my site. Please take a look around. You might like it.

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