Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Secret to Internet Success: The Smiley

Have you ever had trouble miscommunicating online? Ever had somebody take something the wrong way? Or ever had something mean to say, but didn’t want it to be obvious?

I am about to reveal to you the secret to accomplishing all of these: The Smiley.

Yes, all of your problems can be solved with just a simple :) or a :P.

If you ever are afraid someone will take things badly, all you have to do is add a smiley and it makes everything okay. And this works with almost everything.

Here are some examples:

Without smileys:

You shouldn’t have said that!

Will you stop already!

My mom says I shouldn’t talk to you!

You suck!

With smileys:

You shouldn’t have said that :)

Will you stop already :)

My mom says I shouldn’t talk to you :P

You suck :P

Suddenly, these horrible messages change into hilarious messages that make you want to smile right?

Now you have learned the secret to making any message okay. I hope you use it for good and not evil :)

-The Anon Blogger

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  1. Sometimes the smiley backfires on you.

    Example: This blog bites! :)

    Just kidding. This blog is NOT bad. I love it and keep up the good work.

  2. The smiley is such a vital tool in written communication, it should have its own key on the keyboard. It truly is amazing how much information we glean from body language, expression and tone when communicating, almost more meaningful than the words themselves.