Emoticon / Smiley
Welcome to MySpaceEmoticon.com! Here is a fun little place for users to check out, post, download, and discuss Emoticons, Animated Smily, Glitter Text, and all kind of fun web products. Due to the increasing popularity of instant messaging, txt messaging, and of course, social networking sites such as MySpace, Friendster, and Facebook, the popularity and complexity of emoticons also grows. Please feel free to Post any Smiley/Emoticons you would like to share with our users.
An Emoticon, aka Smiley, is a small piece of specialized graphic icon used in text messages as informal markup to indicate emotions and attitudes that would be conveyed by body language in face-to-face communications. The most popular emoticons are the smiling faces (smileys or smilies).
What if I don’t understand an emoticon? If you don't see that it represents a face, animal, or any identifiable art, tip your head to the left and look at it again. ;)
Still don’t see it? Often a smile is represented with a basic smiley :-). The “colon” sign represents the eyes, the hyphen “-“is for the nose, and the parenthesis “)” for the mouth. Many variants exist with different symbols substituted for the basic ones. The symbol for the nose can be omitted, for example :) or ;). When the colon is replaced with the equals sign, =), the nose is almost always omitted.
Kaoani in Japanese simply means “kao” (face) and “ani” (animation). Kaoanis are little animated smileys that usually bounce up and down to look like they are floating. The originating country of the kaoani is Japan. Kaoanis are also known as puffs, anime blobs, anikaos or anime emoticons. Kaoani can take the form of animals, colorful blobs, colorful blobs dressed as animals, cartoon characters, etc. Many are animated to be performing a certain task, such as dancing, laughing, or cheering. The file format for kaoanis is usually GIF, since it supports animations. Kaoanis are mostly used on internet forums, MySpace profiles, blogs and MSN messenger to show moods.