smileys!! how effective are they??

smileys - do u think these are effective??
June 5, 2008 9:19pm CST
i have been using internet from many many years, but from past 3 to 4 yrs the usage of smileys in internet letters, chatting has increased leaps and bounds . ppl when chatting with me use them a lot but i don see them better than words...so do u think usage of smileys in e mails and chatting is effective?? can it transmit the exact feelings u have for the opposite person??
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6 responses
@Darkwing (21588)
6 Jun 08
I think smileys add warmth, character and a lot of fun to words when used in instant messengers, e-mails and discussion sites, such as Mylot. I love to use them and yes, I think they are very effective. I don't know whether they can add ones exact feelings on their own, but added to words, they certainly can. They make me smile at times too. Brightest Blessings.
6 Jun 08
well said darkwing...u seem to be a very warmth persona nd take happiness in small things in life...very good ,,,every one of us shud learn to be like that..
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@Darkwing (21588)
7 Jun 08
Awwww... thank you for your very kind words, my friend. I do take much comfort from the simple things in life... you're right. Brightest Blessings.
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
6 Jun 08
Oh I love smileys, I think it is very hard when chatting with people on line as you are not face to face to see facial reaaction and I think smileys can do that for us...I have collected Smileys ever since I have been on the net, I have thousands and they make me happy to see their little faces....
6 Jun 08
hmmm...i think i agree with you...but i think its also imp that the opposite person is also in the same mood as we are then they ll probably relate toa smiley well...
@Erewhon (22)
• Mexico
15 Jun 08
I use them because they make my conversations funny, and maybe they're better than words, sometimes. Like when you use a thumbs down smily, _
@shaeyan (58)
• Philippines
8 Jun 08
For me I always used smileys if they were available to be used. I feel that they can show what my feelings at that moment. In just one smiley icon you can communicate even without a words. see.... :)
@snowy22315 (47240)
• United States
6 Jun 08
I think they are just icons that are available so people use them. i dont think there's any particular significane to them.
@RebeccaLynn (2256)
• United States
6 Jun 08
I love smileys and emoticons! I don't think they transit EXACT feelings, but they give the reader a better picture of what the writer is trying to convey.