Surprisingly I happen to love Facebook and my electronic mail boxes these days.Why this sudden interest you may ask me. It is not because of the buildup of strangers in my friend list who for reasons unknown would like to be my friend,or for the influx of nonsensical forwards that keep accumulating in my junk mail boxes but mainly for the reason I get a chance to be creative and expressive. Internet users are being enticed to the maximum with various kinds of emoticons to enhance their communication with different applications such as funny symbols and cool animated pictures to express feelings and thoughts across to friends and family.Emoticons have become a popular internet mode of expressing thoughts and feelings to the one we communicate with on social media. In the beginning keyboards symbols were used to express different moods, depicting more of a shorthand method of expression. Now you can generate a variety of easy to use new emoticons on Facebook, Gmail and other social media,by simply copying the code to chat or inbox messages and mails which accordingly transform into appropriate icons.It was quite by chance that I stumbled upon a fascinating website that offers dozens of symbols and chat emoticons for free which can be used on many social networking sites.You can download a whole lot of animated pictures and symbols from this site ,which of course is for free.This website offers you a free download of their application called ‘My Emoticons’ that enables you to affix an assortment of Gmail emoticons,winks and smileys on your face book page, gmail and on hotmail..
An emoticon is a representation of facial expressions by means of punctuation marks, alphabets and numbers that is generally employed to express someone's feelings or mood when communicating via electronic mails and messages. It is a fast growing communication fad in Cyber-land.Emoticons at present are most popular among facebook, gmail and mobile phone users. On the other hand, it was frustrating , when I didn’t know how to interpret emoticons and had no idea what these signs were trying to tell me in messages that were sent to me by friends. I was clueless about the whole thing. All I was able to do was scratch my head wondering what the heck the signs indicated.To me, at the beginning, they were meaningless, unnecessary and a waste of time. I assumed it as some sort of a decoration simply to impress the reader. Nonetheless with time ,I learnt to appreciate these tiny symbols that speak volume, as they loud and clearly express to the other person, on the other side of the line, our moods, thoughts and feelings thus making it possible for the reader to exactly understand what we are trying to convey. How cool is that!.