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How Technology Is Secretly Throwing Us Back to the Stone Age (And Emoji Isn't Helping)

Dr. Joel Hoffman | Posted 06.25.2014 | Books
Dr. Joel Hoffman

The alphabet will survive, in spite of the onslaught by modern graphical interfaces. And our phones and computers will continue to work. But I can't help wonder how much more efficient the whole endeavor would be if we didn't base it on technology so antiquated that even King Tut would have thought it was primitive.

This New Emoticon Perfectly Explains All Your Feelings

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.23.2014 | Books

Good old-fashioned telephone conversations are, at least for now, being compromised for the quickly written word, a shift in communication that is mos...

Can We Finally Talk About The Emojis That Make Absolutely No Sense?

Posted 03.01.2014 | Comedy

There's no denying the rush you get when you're able to write an entire sentence in emojis. Better yet, when you can write out a movie plot or an enti...

The 15 Most Confusing Emoticons Ever

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 09.21.2012 | Technology

Has a friend ever sent you a text message that read %-{ or something equally indecipherable? What you received was an emoticon, a display of emotio...

Did Abe Lincoln Use Emoticons?

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 09.19.2012 | Technology

Was Abraham Lincoln one of the first people to use the playful ;) emoticon? Though the text symbol for "winking," used in our emails, tweets, texts...

Is Using Emoticons in Emails Really the Downfall of Civilization?

Gregg McBride | Posted 08.26.2012 | Comedy
Gregg McBride

Why should I hide the fact that I'm in a good mood and want to wish whomever I'm writing a happy day through a silly little emoticon?

Cast LOL and Emoticons From Your Lexicon

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 07.23.2012 | Comedy
Nick Kolakowski

There is a very special place in hell reserved for whoever created the emoticon. Nor can we blame the scourge solely on text messaging and e-mail: as far back as the 19th century.

WATCH: Giant, Changing Emoticon Tells City's Mood

Posted 12.14.2011 | Arts

Are you constantly bombarded by unwanted emoticons in your texts and emails? Are you starting to think in terms of happy face versus sad face? Well, i...

Smileys Are A Necessary Evil

The Huffington Post | Ramona Emerson | Posted 12.28.2011 | Technology

Many of us spend most of our day corresponding with people electronically. In my office we actually instant message each other instead of talking even...

Stand-Up Emoticon

Buddy Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Buddy Winston

Oleg Teterin, Russian Entrepreneur, Trademarks An Emoticon

AP | MIKE ECKEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MOSCOW — How much would you pay for a ;-)? A Russian businessman has trademarked the emoticon _ or combination of punctuation marks _ used to co...