Emoticons (or Smileys) have been used since the 19th century to punctuate the written word with graphics simulated by characters. On Facebook, users who put emoticons in their status updates add a little sparkle to the News Feed. Print out this table and keep it close at hand.

Facebook Emoticons
Type This What It Means
<3 Heart
:) Smile
:( Frown
:/ Skeptical
>:( Angry, mad
:'( Crying
:-* Kiss
;) Wink
:D Grin
:P Sticking tongue out at you
:O Gasp!
@~)~~~~ Give someone a rose
:X Lips are sealed