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Open Directory - Arts: Visual Arts: ASCII Art: Smileys
Computers: Graphics: Web: Free: Smilies
- A selection of smileys used in IRC and Internet chat rooms.
Common Emoticons and Acronyms
- Emoticons (emotional icons) are used to compensate for the inability to convey voice inflections, facial expressions, and bodily gestures in written communication
Computer Geek Emoticons
- Emoticons are ASCII (plain text) graphics. To read these, tilt your head to the left until the dots look like a pair of eyes. (BTW, the noses are optional.)
- This website helps you to find out the meaning of several emoticons and smileys.
Emoticons or Smileys
- A sequence of ordinary characters you can find on your computer keyboard. Emoticons are used in e-mail and other forms of communication.
- Expressing emotion in email correspondence. Directory and newsletter.
Fast Company: Wipe That Smile off Your Face
- Linguist, Naomi Baron, predicts that abbreviations will replace emoticons and that electronic communication will grow increasingly cryptic as groups develop their own secret codes.
FastCompany: He Seconds That Emotion
- Article about Scott Fahlman and emoticon use. Fahlman is the originator of the "emotional icon," or "emoticon".
The First Smiley :-)
- Smiley history, includes the original 1982 post introducing the smiley.
Guardian Unlimited: Emoticons
- Article by Sam Mohun. Published on the 20th anniversary of the smiley.
Helwig's Smiley Dictionary
- Built on December, 1994 from another smiley page.
NetLingo: Smileys and Emoticons
- Online directory to look up words, acronyms, smileys, ASCII art, whatever you don't understand.
Online Smiley Faces and Emoticons
- A collection of smiley faces used in Internet messages including the specific ones used in Yahoo messenger chat application.
- A list of emoticons used in email, online chat, and instant messaging.
Smiley Lore :-)
- Scott E. Fahlman writes about how he started smileys in text email.
- This page was made to show all the types of smileys there are in the world (or close to it or not even close to it). There are a whole bunch of smileys listed below and a description of what it is.
- Neal Stephenson's anti-smiley screed from The New Republic.
Smileys and Emoticons
- Recommended emoticons and smileys for email communication.
The Smileys Server
- Live smiley gallery and collection.
Star Trek Smileys
- Star Trek smileys and emoticons. A short introduction to smileys.
Webopedia - emoticon
- This page describes the term emoticon and lists other pages on the web where you can find additional information.
Yahoo Groups: Emoticons
- Email list about how emoticons are useful.
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