What if people came with emoticons?

The internet is great for people like me who have nonverbal learning disabilities. No faces to read, no tones of voice to interpret …. it’s all text. Well ALMOST all. Sometimes people use emoticons, also known as smileys. You know, like 🙂 or 🙁 for smiling and frowning. Wikpedia has a list of emoticons and there are other lists, too. How nice!

Wouldn’t it be good if people in real life came with these? Instead of all that complex visual stuff, we could just use some simple symbols. OK, some of the Japanese ones are hardly simple, but, then, I’m a westerner. I’d stick with the more straightforward ones.

Comments

  1. I like this idea. It sure would make life more simple. The law of parsimony works for me! tfs 🙂

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