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Edited by Darrel Ince

in A Dictionary of the Internet

Second edition

Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199571444

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A series of typed characters usually used in *email messages which indicate some mood or state that is normally conveyed in a face-to-face conversation but which cannot be conveyed in an email. For example, the emoticon: D means that the writer is laughing. Emoticons usually have to be read sideways and are often referred to as smileys. ...

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Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications

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