By Christian Bonner
I like emoticons. I think they are cute and a fun way to “show” how I’m feeling in my texts. My friend even had me sign up for the bitstrips app where you basically create an avatar of yourself and make comic strips of yourself and friends. She and I have a lot of fun with them and have had full conversations using them.
However, when it comes to emotions and expressing them in daily life, we can’t really use emoticons, and if we try, no amount of emoticons can make that experience more enjoyable because, well, it’s not.
Actually, I have grown to REALLY dislike the term “emotional” especially when it is used to describe someone. Today, the word is almost always used negatively. (more…)