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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘emoticons’

Facebook ‘Dislike’ Button Now A Reality (Kind Of)

Facebook users have long begged for a dislike button, because honestly, there’s a whole lot of content to dislike in the News Feed. Facebook has always resisted, however, opting not to spread negativity throughout the world’s largest social network. Well, they’re letting in a little bit of negativity now. No, they haven’t given users a proper like button, but they’ve …

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Feeling Pride Following DOMA Ruling? Facebook Lets You Show It with a Rainbow

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court made an historic ruling, striking down the nearly two-decade old Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional. The act, which defined marriage as strictly between a man and a woman in the eyes of the federal government, was enacted back in 1996. With the ruling, state-sanctioned gay marriages will now be recognized as valid by …

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Facebook Rolling Out Action-Based Status Option That Links to Pages

After testing the new feature back in January, Facebook has officially launched their new action-based statuses that let you share how you’re feeling or what you’re doing with a fun little emoticon. And and automatic link to the relevant Facebook page, which is the key aspect of this new feature. Starting today, Facebook is rolling out the new sharing option …

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Gmail Now Has a Bunch of New Emoticons (Yay?)

Google has just given you the ability to make your emails much cuter or much more annoying, depending on who you ask. Gmail has just added over 1,000 new emoticons for your smiling, frowning, and winking pleasure. Before the big influx, Gmail only offered about 150 emoticons. Now, that total is closer to 1,300. “Ever want to make an email …

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Facebook Tests Action-Based Statuses with Emoticons for ‘Feeling,’ ‘Drinking,’ ‘Watching,’ and More

Facebook is testing a new layer to the status update that allows users to express what they’re doing with an emoticon or icon. The small test (only showing up for a minuscule percentage of users) adds a “What are you doing” box at the bottom of the status box. Upon clicking, users are given a list of “actions” that they …

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Emoticons Begin Popping Up on Facebook Comments

Winky face! Now you can show your true intentions to your Facebook pals by leaving them a cool emoticon as a comment on their posts. No longer will our comments be constricted to boring textual representations of emotions. In an update shipped over the weekend, Facebook has unleashed emoticons on its users. Well, not completely. While emoticons will now show …

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Facebook Embraces The Winky Face, Adds Emoticons To Chat

If you’ve logged onto Facebook this morning and initiated a chat with one of your buddies, you may have noticed that there’s a new little icon at the bottom right of you text box. And it’s smiling at you. Click on it and you’ll see that Facebook has officially added emoticons to its official messaging options. As of now, there …

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