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Women use emoticons in text messages to express themselves ! (view pics)

Researchers from the Rice University found that while women may use emoticons more than men, the men used a larger variety of these symbols to express themselves.Emoticons are graphic symbols that use punctuation marks and

PTI Updated on: August 23, 2013 6:20 IST
women use emoticons in text messages to express themselves
women use emoticons in text messages to express themselves view pics

Researchers from the Rice University found that while women may use emoticons more than men, the men used a larger variety of these symbols to express themselves.




Emoticons are graphic symbols that use punctuation marks and letters to represent facial expressions to convey a person's mood, help provide context to a person's textual communication and clarify a message that could otherwise possibly be misconstrued.

Researchers used smartphone data from men and women over six months and aggregated 124,000 text messages.

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