What is your reaction to this when you see it on the internet:
For the longest time I was against any type of emoticons (or whatever you want to call them, how about just smiles). I was annoyed when I would see smiley faces, fishes, what seemed to be someone raising their hands and anything else you could do with a keyboard to make a face. They just seemed like something a 12 year old girl would do. Here is the funny thing, lately I have been using the smiley face. :) The main use for me is signaling that what I am saying is said with a smile on my face. It is my form of sarcasm online. I do this because I am a sarcastic person, but one I cannot read how you are taking what I am saying and you cannot hear how I am saying it so things can really be taken out of context.