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Emoticons turn terrifying for child safety campaign

The usually endearing emoticon gets super creepy for an eye-catching French campaign aimed at making parents aware of who their kids may be talking to online.

By Jan. 21, 2014


Facebook for iOS gets emoticons

The social network now encourages show-and-tell status updates on mobile.

By Jun. 18, 2013


Add emoticons to your Facebook chats and messages

Check out the list of new emoticons that can be added to most of your Facebook communications.

By Oct. 15, 2012


Smiley when you say that! Facebook tries out emoticons

Some of the social network's online and mobile users will be able to express how they're feeling or what they're doing from their status bar.

By Jan. 31, 2013


'Moby-Dick' to be rewritten in emoticons

An NYU research associate has managed to get funding to rewrite the Herman Melville novel entirely in Japanese emoticons. It ought to make for an inspiring read.

By Oct. 17, 2009


Emoticons Come to the iPhone

Big Keyboard Email is one of the many applications for the iPhone that allows users to send email messages with a keyboard displayed in landscape mode--a feature Apple inexplicably left out. The program has gained a new function: emoticons.

By Dec. 11, 2008


Gmail gets emoticons :-)

Beyond smiles and winks, Google e-mail users can now add images of hugs, kisses, drinks, cake, or exclamation points to help them get their points across better.

By Oct. 24, 2008


Emoticons on the road

The latest car-to-car communication solution, called Drivemocion, has an LED module that can show up to five different messages.

By Dec. 6, 2006


Extra Emoji in Gmail labs adds 1,000 emoticons

Gmail gets a whole mess of new emoticons thanks to Japanese carriers. The company has partnered with them to add an additional 1,000 or so to Gmail's catalog.

By Apr. 30, 2009


Haptic hug vest makes emoticons so last century

I_FeelIM, aimed at adding emotion to virtual experiences, uses software to extract emotional meaning from text and pass it on to wearable haptic devices that simulate joy, fear, anger, and sadness.

By Apr. 13, 2010