Do You Smile with Your Nose ? Stylistic Variation in Twitter Emoticons

@inproceedings{Schnoebelen2014DoYS,
  title={Do You Smile with Your Nose ? Stylistic Variation in Twitter Emoticons},
  author={Tyler Schnoebelen},
  year={2014}
}
On the surface, emoticons seem to convey emotional stances, so we expect smiles and frowns to be used differently from one another. But there are other systematic patterns of variation in emoticons that are not easily described by terms like “friendly” or “sad”. This paper analyzes the 28 most frequent emoticons in use in American English tweets. People vary in their use of eyes, mouth shape, face direction, and whether or not they represent a nose in the face. And we see these in groups other… CONTINUE READING
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