Wednesday, March 2, 2011

In Defense of Emoticons

An interesting Behance article on email etiquette has two interesting takeaways for me.

First, a neutrally worded email is perceived as negative. You have to go out of your way to show positivity. I have been using exclamation marks lately, despite having been brought up with a literary education that regards exclamation marks as the devil.

Second, the article espouses emoticons "until keyboards can actually perceive the emotional content of our messages." I often want to use emoticons, but have been too scared/snobbish, but today I learn it is the way of now.

I suppose this is the time of my post to end with exclamation marks and smileys, but I shall not.

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