I had a whole post planned about emoticons. It had a provocative title: “Emoticons: The Most Important Advancement in Digital Culture Since the Internet.” It’s a little wordy, but totes provocative, amirite? It was based on the idea that since we’ve moved to such text heavy communication in the digital age, it is easy to misconstrue meaning. However, facial expressions are universal so emoticons can provide the subtext to conversation that we’re otherwise lacking. The issue, of course, is that subtext is most important when interacting with someone you don’t know very well but if there is anyone you shouldn’t use emoticons with (especially as a dude in his early 30′s) it is someone you don’t know very well. Then I would launch into a plea that we erase the stigma of emoticons because it’s a way to show emotion with anyone in the world.
Except for this critical detail. Apparently it isn’t. The article even calls out emoticons. What haters. But we at Denuo are never phased by a late audible, so here’s the fun we’ll have instead.
I think we can all agree this is a sad or despondent face Stephanie is making (screen grab from a recent Denuo status).
Reed sent the picture and Steph started some meme fun. Here’s a sampling.
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