Emoticons for Facebook
List with All Facebook emoticons
This webpage is made to all the facebook users who want to express emotions through their conversations by chat. The emoticons, also known as images, smiley, faces or winks in the cyber world of facebook are created to use a new way of communicating, totally based on the text. That way you can avoid the lack gestures that a virtual conversation may have, using emoticons make your conversation more realistic.
WHAT’S THE MEANING OF THE WORD EMOTICON
The word emoticon is totally linked to the neologism that is made of two words: "emotion" (that refers to all the emotions we show when we talk) and "ico" which means image, drawing or graphic.
HISTORIC REVIEW OF THE EMOTICONS
Words are not the only way of expressing our feelings. Emoticons are the result of the lack of emotion that the text or writing presents at the moment of trying to express what we really feel; it could be mood and/or emotions.
Because of this lack of emotionality in the text, the first emoticon was created together with the beginning of the internet. Scott E. Fahlman on September 19 th , 1982, created the first emoticon. It was made of two points, a dash and a parenthesis, what would be what we now know as a happy face :-). After this, there were a lot of combinations with text so it could be created more emoticons related with emotions like sadness, crying, feeling blue, feeling angry, feeling sleepy, annoyance, etc.
WHAT ARE EMOTICONS USED FOR?
There are tons and tons of utilities that these lovely faces can do in our virtual conversations. The most important ones we can tell you are the following:
- If you don’t use emoticons your messages can be misunderstood.
- They help you make conversations longer.
- They can substitute words.
- You save writing.
- They highlight the text.