About The Social Web Analyst

About Me: I've been in social networking for many years. I'm a Blogger, Author, and Writer. I connect with people all over the world. Both Socially and in Business. I like movies, music, chess, chatting, sharing, and learning. I love coffee, reading, writing, social media, and studying people and their behaviors. Tweet Me @SocialStephen

Facebook Iconic Addition To Social Interaction

Facebook recently added a new feature to the social interaction aspect of the site.  More specifically, the comments.  What was once just ordinary text smileys, are now fulling upright iconic images to spice up your comments.  The icons available for use in Facebook comments are the same ones used in the Facebook chat app, and Message Center.

There are more than two dozen different icons, which are also called smileys. A lot more people make comments in the news feed than use the Facebook real-time chat app, so it’s possible we could all be seeing a lot more smileys on Facebook.  I think that if Facebook is going to allow members to display these smileys in the comments, then there should be a graphical emoticon menu on the side of the page that displays the image and the corresponding code for that image.

Image, Smileys And Codes Courtesy of FBSmileys.com

And by simply clicking on that image, the code will be added to your comment, in the place that you last typed.  In other words, where your cursor is at.  But, until such time as Facebook decides to do that, here is the list of smileys that can be used in comments, chat, and the Message Center.

Smiley Name Shortcut
smile smile 🙂 🙂 :] =)
frown frown 😦 😦 :[ =(
gasp gasp :-O :O 😮 😮
grin grin 😀 😀 =D
tongue tongue 😛 😛 :-p :p =P
wink wink 😉 😉
curly lips curly lips :3
kiss kiss :-* :*
grumpy grumpy 😡 >:-(
glasses glasses 😎 8) B-) B)
sunglasses sunglasses 8-| 8| B-| B|
upset upset >:O >:-O >:o >:-o
confused confused o.O O.o
shark shark (^^^)
pacman pacman :v
squint squint -_-
angel angel O:) O:-)
devil devil 3:) 3:-)
unsure unsure :/ :-/ :\ :-\
cry cry 😥
Chris Putnam Chris Putnam :putnam:
robot robot :|]
heart heart
kiki kiki ^_^
42 Thumbs Up (Y)
42 42 :42:
penguin penguin <(“)

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Are your real friends only online?

Through out the ages, people created friendships from the people they cross paths with through out their lives. And there were never an abundance of friendships available. People were happy with the few select friends that they had. It was personal! Down to earth, and face to face. Sharing in actual, physical activities and events. Parties! Good Times! Good memories. And yes, this sort of thing still happens today, but in comparison to the ages before the internet and online socializing, it’s starting to dwindle.

Now, in the communication age, people are building their friendships online. Even close friendships. Best friends and love relationships. And although we’re able to connect with more people now than we ever thought possible in the past, it’s still virtual. And as interesting as it my seem to connect with all these people that share in the same interests as you do, there is alas the missing element of personal involvement. Actually getting together and doing things as real friends do, and in real time.

What have we become? When are best friends and closest relations are all online. Don’t get me wrong, I love the online world, but I also think it’s equally important to share your friendships with the people around you. Your neighbors, co-workers, and anyone else that you cross paths with through out your life. Don’t forget about them! At the very least, you can create memories with them, takes photos and videos, and share them with your other friends online.

I welcome your comments
The Social Web Analyst