Afrosays to me

…random excerpts from my communions with the AfroMuse

Emoticons August 19, 2010

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She’s in her #JustSaying mode.

I’m in my #JustBeatingTheGong mode because, AfroSays:




Have you ever been in a chat session with a simultaneous video feed from your chat mate? I’m simply asking if you’ve ever used a webcam while text chatting all at once.
Did your chat mate actually laugh out loud when they typed LOL?
Did that person actually roll on the floor when they typed ROTF?
Was that person close to death when they typed LWKMD?
Did they even smile when 🙂 showed up on the screen?
Guess not!
They were only responding to your contributions to the interaction session as socially appropriate; they were only employing emoticons.
Life is a chat session; our indifferent minds type and our bodies interface in concordance with the expectations of civilization. We’re always using emoticons.
Smiley anyone?



20 Responses to “Emoticons”

  1. Segun Akiode Says:

    true! Nice observation about the world of Social Media! Cheers.

  2. Nife O Says:

    HEHEHE…that’s so true…

    Question is Am I really laughing right now?


  3. mikey Says:

    nice one Bankz…thats why I’ll keep reading ur blog. hmm…*Life is a chat session*

  4. lekan Says:

    This is true “LOL!” (i am not even smiling), we actually type it first then think about it after…………funny social world

  5. omoge josh Says:

    hehehe…so true lmao buh i guess ma ass nots out…lol

  6. Lowlar Says:

    lol, seriousli im laughin but nt loud (at the comments). nice one B! funny Beginning wif the tech stuff.

  7. Ajide Says:

    Sometimes, I’m actually L-ing OL when I put an ‘lol’ up in a conversation. Other times, it’s just to express what I feel I should be doing. The smiley on the other hand, it’s like a habit for me. I put smileys after writing something I’m proud of, after a rhetorical question, and after writing something mischievous. 🙂

  8. sebelle Says:

    nyc one! very true, wonderful observation. evry 1 is so guilty. lol! wink*

  9. Nife O Says:


  10. Bamidele Adejumo Says:

    Great work guys, i really love your stories.

  11. miss capable Says:

    Very true…..we don’t display half d smileys we put up…nice one

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