Monday, September 26, 2011

Email Symbols :) Have They Changed Our Ways of Communication?

"Smiley Faces - Showing Emotions In Text Chat

A 'smiley face', often called a smiley or emoticon, is used in text communications to convey an emotion with a text message. Smiley faces are used in the same way that a person's voice changes or how facial expressions are used in face-to-face conversation. For example, if you were joking with someone and send a text message saying "GAL (get a life)" the person receiving your message may think you are making a rude comment to them. If you send the same message with a "happy smiley" : ) following the text, the person would then understand you were "smiling" - or joking around when you said that. GAL :)"

Have these symbols changed the way you communicate? If so, explain how.


  1. The purpose we all use smileys at the end of tex.Is because people like to give their writing feeling and want to make it come alive.Also people who are texting with other people know how one person is feeling by putting a smiley face or a sad face.Another purpose is people often like to be joking about something.Or find something funny.We use smileys to help express what we really mean, so that the text is not taken in the wrong way.

  2. Since people are using technology more and more to communicate, the writing techniques have changed. When you talk to someone face to face your voice tone, facial expressions and your body language show if you are being sarcastic, sad, joking or are angry. When you "text" or "facebook"someone you use smilies to show the tone of your writing. The smilies also make your writing more personal.

  3. Jonathan/7
    The purpose of putting a smile face in a text message has a couple different meanings . One of them can be that your happy . Another can mean that the person your talking to made you smile . You can also say something rude , but if you add the smile face . they know your joking with them . Me personality use these three reason. i always use the smilie face to express or convey the way I'm feeling at the time .

  4. Emoticons are put at the end of a txt message or an other type of message, to give it feeling.for example if a person sends a friend a message telling them about some thing they did not like,and you dont use an emoticon your friend could take it the wrong way,and there goes a friendship down the drain.In my opinion emoticons are important and fun to use its a way of expression and tone it ads feelings when you cant personaly say it.