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An emoticon is a facial expression pictorially represented by punctuation and letters, usually to express a writer's mood.

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Smileys and Emoticons
There are now hundreds of different emoticons and smileys being used in email, IM and SMS text messaging.
Emoticons - Unicode
Emoticons. Range: 1F600–1F64F. This file contains an excerpt from the character code tables and list of character names for.
Emoticons Convey Emotions without Cognition of Faces: An fMRI
associated with emoticons by using functional MRI (fMRI). In communication over a by using fMRI for the most abstract faces―emoticons.
Using Emoticons to reduce Dependency in Machine Learning
Using Emoticons to reduce Dependency in. Machine Learning Techniques for Sentiment Classification. Jonathon Read.

Suggested News Resources's Curb Your Enthusiasm Feud (and Food!) Tracker, Week 4: Death
The trouble began with a text message to Larry that ended in a smiley-face emoticon (perhaps a little too close to last week's “LOL” bit). He later asked her not to use those, because it feels like he's corresponding with a 10-year-old.
RANTS! & Raves! 08.27
and/or an appropriately peppy emoticon (see Website Help to learn how to use emoticons, aka “smileys”). A Rant! is something that happened during the past week that you're ticked off about and is signified by the word “Rant!
Facebook Sets Level 3 Emoticon-Overload Warning For First Day Of School
However, the shift of Moms to Facebook brings with it a vast increase in the use of emoticons.
Edmodo brings social media back into the classroom
Suggestive winky emoticons and rap music… Which is why some schools have opted to simply block those sites altogether. But many teachers will attest to the saving power of social media as a teaching tool both in and out of the classroom.
Creepy billboard smiles or frowns depending on Twitter pulse
The billboard acts as a mood-meter by analyzing Twitter and gauging the number of happy and sad emoticons used at any given moment, causing the billboard's face to change between a smile and a frown.

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Emoticon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An emoticon is a facial expression pictorially represented by punctuation and letters, usually to express a writer's mood.
List of emoticons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Use emoticons when you're messaging with friends to show them how you really feel.
Emoticon & Smileys
Download emoticon and Smileys FREE right here! There are many Animated emoticons to choose from. Express your emoticon with our emoticon!
An emoticon is a textual expression representing the face of a writer's mood or facial expression. For example, :), :(, and :D.

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