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When you want to show someone how you're feeling today using a picture of a smiley face, you use an emoticon. The word emoticon is a combination of "emotion" and "icon", as in a computer icon. Many email and instant messaging programs recognize the shorthand for these faces and will automatically put a colorful image in the place of your keystrokes. So, for example, a colon typed next to a semicolon becomes a winking face once the user hits the enter key.

Use faces to show how you feel today

Why do we type faces to show how we feel on any given day?