Archive for the ‘Emoticons’ Category

Text Emoticon Styles Explained

December 14, 2011

Text emoticons (or ASCII emoticons) were first made popular in the 80s when they started to be used in online bulletin boards. The creator of the original ASCII emoticon 🙂 and 😦 was Scott Fahlman. Originally Scott suggested that the 🙂 symbol be used to suggest a humorous comment and the 😦 symbol be used to highlight comments that aren’t jokes.

Below are examples of many of the most popular western text emoticons used:

🙂 Happy and smiling
😦 Frown or sad
:)) Big smile
😥 Crying
|-O Yawning or snoring
😀 Laughter
😀 Laughing at you
😉 Wink, often used to express sarcasm
B-) Smile from person wearing sunglasses
:-> Biting sarcasm
😎 Goofy smile or someone wearing glasses
:-p Sticking out tongue
:-* Kiss
😡 Lips are sealed
😮 Shocked or surprised, Uh oh!
:-O Very shocked or yelling
:-& Tongue tied, don’t know what to say
😡 Speechless
:-$ Confused emoticon


MSN Disguised Emoticons

September 4, 2011

Get dressed up and be in disguise. A disguise is an appearance used to create the impression of being somebody or something else (if you’re someone well known you could refer to it as being ‘incognito’). So why not be a little devil for the day? Ever tried doing it with msn emoticons? It’s very funny. With free msn emoticons on offer, it won’t cost you a cent. Play fancy dress with our free msn smileys.

Use your imagination

Be as imaginative as you like. Cover up what you don’t like and reveal a new look with these funny msn smileys costumes. Enter the world of make believe. Smiley loves to put on a guise for msn messenger. We reckon he needed some camouflage for that very bright yellow skin to really be in disguise, so we started sewing msn smileys costumes and making hats to go with them. Hair dye came in useful too.

Our favorite disguised MSN emoticons

Ever wondered what disguise is really all about? We like the joker msn smiley dress the most. Smiley’s a cheeky character so it suits him well. It’s a good icon to use to express cheeky, mischievous msn emotions. The punk guise works quite well too – the blue hair really compliments his yellow skin! So give it a go, put on a false front and let the charade begin. The alternative is to use these msn smileys to suggest a new look for your friends. Whatever you do with them, have fun with the funny little msn emoticons.

If this disguised collection has got you thinking, why not create an alter ego with our funny alter ego emoticons. Think Clark Kent – turn yourself into Superman and save the day. What would you turn into? And if you’d like to see what else smiley gets up to other than fancy dress, look no further than the smiley in action msn emoticons.

Download Love Smileys

August 30, 2011

            The official hug emoticon Kissing smiley Express your emotion Loved up A love heart emoticon Full of love Smiley in lurve

Bitten by the little love bug? We know how you feel. Sometimes it’s easier to show msn emotions than say them – right? Ever find yourself lost for words? We do Frequently. We want to help you show your love msn emotions with our free msn emoticons for msn messenger. Let msn smiley do the talking for you. Maybe you want to flirt with someone you fancy or you want to chat someone up but you can’t find the words. Perhaps you’re somewhat more mature and you’re a true gentleman who’d like to woo or court a lady you’ve been admiring. In the 21st century, you can be a true gentleman – send a love heart msn emoticon to someone you admire in an MSN Messenger chat.

Girls can be so complex!

Maybe you just want to laugh with friends. Try the gay loving msn emoticon. Girls can make the love emotion topic so complex and serious, how’s a guy supposed to know how to behave? Girls analyze all your emotions and romantic gestures looking for hidden meanings. Ok so we’re stereotyping but there’s some truth in it. If you’re a guy we recommend using one of these msn emoticons to give you a head start. Whatever you do, get flirting with these msn emotions around February 14th (Valentine’s Day). And if you’ve got a broken heart, we’ve even got msn emotions for that too.

The best love msn emoticons

We love our romantic msn emoticons but we know there are heaps free msn emoticons out there. We want to really get the heart racing so we searched the web and found the best love msn emoticons. Yes this is subjective. We all like different styles of msn emotions. We think Smiley Central have some of the best love smiley faces because they’re animated and 3D. The chocolate love and cupid msn emotions are two of our favorites. Now we don’t want to overwhelm you, but if you want an avatar, we can show you love avatars for msn messenger live and yahoo messenger too.

Emoticons for Skype

July 13, 2011

The Skype emoticon story…

Skype is a way to call another computer from your own computer and have a voice chat. Skype recognises that sometimes it’s just not convenient to talk. That’s where Skype instant messaging fits in and the link to emoticons. Skype messenger has a really cool feature to edit messages. We all know it’s easy to accidentally hit send before checking what we’ve written, then realise we’ve made a mistake. Skype now lets you edit messages you’ve already sent. No more embarrassing moments needed!

Skype emoticons are really rather good considering Skype’s focus is voice chat not creating emoticons for messenger. The hidden emoticons are especially good.

Personalizing Skype

‘Skype Extras’ is a good place to start. There are hundreds of third party developed applications that you can download free and plug into Skype from their Skype website – some are ‘Certified by Skype’ others aren’t.

Then you can take a look in the Skype shop under ‘Personalise Skype’ where you’ll find the following:

* Avatars: design your own WeeMee avatar or Klonies avatar or use a My Emoticons avatar

* Wallpapers: Skype have a collection to choose from to customize the Skype window

* Ringtones: a cool feature – change your friend’s ringtone and surprise them. You push the ringtone to your friend

* Hidden emoticons: there aren’t many but sometimes they come in handy – our favourite is ‘mooning’

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New Free Emoticons & Smileys to Freely Express Emotions

December 24, 2010

We’ve had lots of fun designing these new free emoticons and free smileys – we laughed a lot. They are 100% brand-new free emotions. There’s nothing recycled about them. We like to keep things fresh and constantly evolving. We get bored if we’re not designing contemporary cutting edge free emoticons. There are thousands of free emoticons on the web but we tried to come up with completely unique ideas.

We like unique free smileys

The distinct acne free smiley is quite unique. You’re very lucky if you’ve never EVER had a pimple or a zit or a spot. For many teenagers it’s a fact of life. In fact we remember lots of teasing in the school playground. It can get cruel. We wanted to make it more fun using free smileys. This free emoticon is quite disgusting especially when the zit bursts. We have a strange sense of humor for free emoticons we don’t deny it. What we’ve found is that other people we show this free emoticon to laugh too. Try the original acne free smiley with your friends if you want to be different.
Get more free emoticons

Keep an eye on this page for our latest free emoticons and free smileys. We’re always adding more free emotions to the collection and trying to meet a whole range of free emoticons and free smileys needs and emotions.

If you’re looking for more crazy animal free emoticons or perhaps adult emoticons or rude emoticons if you’re into toilet humor, we’ve got more free smileys to show you.

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Free Emoticons and Smileys

September 1, 2010

Well come into the world of emoticons and smileys. We have created a unique space where you’ll find hundreds of emoticons and smileys to express emotions. We create neatly categorized emoticon collections so you can find what you want when you want it. Take a look at our animated emoticons and smileys.

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Smileys vs Emoticons?

What’s the difference? The word ’emoticon’ is a combination of the words ’emotion’ and ‘icon’ and is exactly that – an icon used to express msn emotions. The ‘smiley’ or the ‘smiley face’ is a stylized representation of a smiling human face with the most simple smiley being a yellow circle with two small dots representing eyes. That’s the theory. In reality as we look around websites similar to ours we see the words used interchangeably to mean the same thing e.g. some say free emoticons, some say free smileys but they are talking about the same images.

Arrow Head Baseball Head Basketball BBQ Braces Thumbs up
It seems that Europeans tend to call them ‘emoticons‘ and Americans tend to refer to them as ‘smileys‘ and when you get to Asia, it’s different again. Confused? We try to be consistent but do use ‘smiley’ to refer to a yellow smiley face. Messenger users often call them ‘msn smileys‘ or ‘yahoo smileys‘.

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