You've probably seen, and in all likelihood even used a smiley or emoticon at least once inside your internet experience. Whether its been a genuine picture, or perhaps a series of characters like:-), you've seen it! - symbols to copy and paste
You might be surprised to learn how and why these "smileys" have evolved in online communication. Well, it must be noted that psychologists have discovered that 90% of human communication is non-verbal (that's probably not surprising). Lots of communication is perceived through body gestures, tone, gestures, etc.
On the internet, whether it's in the forum, blog, email, or instant messenger chat, there is no mechanism to mention these "non verbal" signals. Hence, smileys! Smileys and emoticons are used to confer emotion it doesn't matter what it is, sarcasm, jokes, anger, sadness, bashfulness, playful, etc.
The first noted emoticon ever noted is ":-J" which represents tongue in cheek.
Today, smiley face symbols and emoticons have grown to be very popular in digital communication and possess started out from simple character sequences to simple static images and nowadays 3-dimensional animated smileys. You'll see support for smileys in every modern email providers (example: Hotmail, Yahoo!, Gmail) and many types of instant messenger chat applications (example: MSN messenger, AOL messenger, yahoo messenger, Skype). - symbols to copy and paste