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Emoticons, irregular spellings and exclamation points help convey meaning and intent in text messages
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Emoticons, irregular spellings and exclamation points help convey meaning and intent in text messages

With trillions of text messages sent each year, we can expect the evolution of textisms, and of the language of texting more generally.

Shanghai tech firm fined for making emoticons on comfort women; faces 2 month suspension
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Shanghai tech firm fined for making emoticons on comfort women; faces 2 month suspension

The emoticons were screen grabs of "Twenty Two", a documentary about 22 comfort women.

Malaysian association 'advises' Muslim women against using emoticons on Valentine's Day
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Malaysian association 'advises' Muslim women against using emoticons on Valentine's Day

Ahead of Valentine's Day on Tuesday, the National Muslim Youth Association (Pembina) in Malaysia has advised Muslim women against using emoticons in text messages or wearing fragrance.

Valentine's Day: Islamic institution urges women to avoid using emoticons while chatting, wear fragrance
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Valentine's Day: Islamic institution urges women to avoid using emoticons while chatting, wear fragrance

Ahead of Valentine's Day on Tuesday, the National Muslim Youth Association (Pembina) in Malaysia has advised Muslim women against using emoticons in text messages or wearing fragrance.

Emojis and emoticons have replaced facial movements, voice pitch and other gestures, says a study
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Emojis and emoticons have replaced facial movements, voice pitch and other gestures, says a study

On social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp or Instagram, emojis and emoticons have replaced non-verbal cues like facial movements, voice pitch and other gestures to clarify a message, a study has found.

New emojis such as a hijab-wearing woman, yoga practitioners and more coming on smartphones next year
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New emojis such as a hijab-wearing woman, yoga practitioners and more coming on smartphones next year

The consortium that approves emojis has signed off new ones, including a woman wearing a hijab, woman breastfeeding a baby and a person doing yoga.

Indonesia government warns messaging apps to drop same-sex emoticons
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Indonesia government warns messaging apps to drop same-sex emoticons

Human Rights Watch on 12 February urged Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to protect gay and lesbian rights, a day after his government told instant messaging apps to remove stickers featuring same-sex couples in the latest high-profile attempt to discourage visible homosexuality in the socially conservative country.

The cyber law series: Emoticons, text messages, Tweets can be defamatory; here’s what you need to know to keep things legit
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The cyber law series: Emoticons, text messages, Tweets can be defamatory; here’s what you need to know to keep things legit

The quashing of the much-misused Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 last year set off celebrations in those quarters that furiously defend free speech and working towards a practical cyber law.

Facebook 'like' button will soon get more interesting, nuanced
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Facebook 'like' button will soon get more interesting, nuanced

Sometimes "Like" just doesn't cut it. So how about Love or Angry? Haha or Sad? Or just Yay or Wow? Facebook is going "Inside Out" on the Like button, adding a range of new emotional reactions to the iconic thumbs-up icon it launched in 2009.

Microsoft has an emoji to let you show the 'middle finger' on Windows 10
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Microsoft has an emoji to let you show the 'middle finger' on Windows 10

With the new instant messaging era, expressing our emotions with emojis is quite common. With its ambitious Windows 10, Microsoft is out to show its all new bold look. Along with big announcements like Continuum, Edge, Hololens and so on, the company also new fun emojis.

WeChat, Line use marketing might to upend rivals like WhatsApp, Viber
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WeChat, Line use marketing might to upend rivals like WhatsApp, Viber

In the battle to become the global messaging app of choice, China's WeChat and Japan-based Line have brought out some large marketing guns - TV ads featuring soccer star Lionel Messi, for instance - that have powered promising bursts of overseas growth.

WeChat, Line use marketing might to upend rivals like WhatsApp, Viber
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WeChat, Line use marketing might to upend rivals like WhatsApp, Viber

In the battle to become the global messaging app of choice, China's WeChat and Japan-based Line have brought out some large marketing guns - TV ads featuring soccer star Lionel Messi, for instance - that have powered promising bursts of overseas growth.

Facebook's emoticon status composer coming to users in the USA soon
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Facebook's emoticon status composer coming to users in the USA soon

Facebook has confirmed with Mashable that it will soon be letting users in the USA update their statuses with emoticons via a new status composer. We have...

Facebook may let you use emoticons in status messages
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Facebook may let you use emoticons in status messages

is testing a new status composer that lets you express your activities with smileys to enunciate your status. You can add icons from various categories such as...