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How to Be a Smarter Emoticon User

I don’t agree per se with all of these suggestions, but I think it’s really cool that 1) emoticons are being accepted as a standard part of text-based communication (because there *need* to be ways to convey emotion besides word choice when tone and body language are absent), 2) there is research on emoticons, and 3) someone’s talking about how to use emoticons effectively.

Emoticons have been around for long enough now that there are norms regarding their use. I think that’s generally a good thing because it allows people to convey emotion in mutually-agreed-upon ways—just like tone and body language work offline.

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    The one part of this that I found most interesting was the “match emoticon frequency of who you’re talking to” thing....
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