Friday, September 26, 2008

West and East Emoticons

Western and Asian Style Emoticons

Before today emoticons in the graphical form, or we call animate emoticons, we use emoticons in a basic style that writer or communicator can create by themselve. You don't have to download free animated emoticons from any websites.

The simple emoticons were first created by Western people, which are different that today style that popularize by Asian or we can call them "Asian Emoticons style." The emoticons from Western are in the format that you have turn your face to the left because they were written from left to right. The eyes will be on the left, then nose and mouth respectively.

See example of Western Emoticons Style.

:-) --- Smiling
:-( -- Sad
B- Man with Glasses

On the other hand, Asian created more understandable emoticons in the "Top Down Style." It is getting more popular and use widespread before the free animated emoticons come to replace them nowaday.

Example of Asian Emoticons Style.

d^_^b -- Listen to music
^-^ -- Siimple smiling
T-T -- Crying

There are thousands of way to create cool emoticons. Go check out below link for common emoticons

Saturday, September 20, 2008

What is Emoticons?

Free Animated Emoticons

Emoticons come from two seperate words which are Emotion and Icon. Therefore, the meaning is quite clear that Emoticons are the icon to display your emotion.

the purpose of this blog is to provide you free animated emoticons for you to use in many different situation.

This free animated emoticons appear to be first use around 1857 in the Moss code form by The National Telegraphic Review and Operators Guide. They decided to use number 73 to represent kiss and love and from then people start to use many different kinds of symbol to represent the words.

One of the most popular form of emoticons before it develop to be animated emoticons like today are the combination of characters on your keyboard combining to be a human emotion such as smile :), sad :( and many many form as much as the creators can imagine.

Today any cartoons and characters are also developed in a form of free animated emoticons to help promoting those characters when people use them in there msn or any other online places.