As we all know, Facebook chat has taken over as the defacto online chatting network. I don’t mean it’s better than MSN (in fact, ironically it seems that Facebook chat’s introduction into the world of online socialising has cemented MSN’s position as the best client based chat available), however it is certainly growing all the time (I read on an official Facebook blog that more than a billion messages are sent on the service every day, and who knows how many Facebook chat emoticons are sent!
Coolest Facebook chat emoticons
Anyway, this site is all about those little emotes that we send every day to show our feelings towards our friends and families on Facebook chat. In the future I will provide you with a full list of the Facebook chat emoticons availabel to use, as well as their keyboard shortcuts, but for now let me talk to you about my three favourite smileys and why they are so cool and important to me!
Facebook emotion number 1 – The Pacman Facebook chat emoticon
When Facebook finally introduced its chat service, many people were suprised by how ‘light’ it seemed – it was pretty fast loading (after the initial teething problems) and it did not seem to have ahuge number of bells and whistles – it was simply a Facebook style functional chat program. However, once we started looking under the bonnet, we found that the programmers had actually included a large number of extremely cool chat emoticons for its users to take advantage of, and the all-round favourite was the Pacman emoticon! The rebirth of the tiny little yellow guy who eats ghosts was a tour-de-force for the Facebook programmers who seemed to revel in their retro outlook. Very cool!
Facebook emote number 2 – The Facebook chat shark emoticon
The first of the ‘new’ emoticons to hit Facebook chat, and one of the most frequently used smileys is another throwback to the 1980s, and the movie scene which included one of the scariest animals ever to grace the big screen – Jaws the shark! The shark emoticon suddenly turned huge numbers of Facebook users into water-phobics, and a lot of people decided to hide behind their keyboards instead of going towards the water cooler again…
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Facebook smilie number 3 – The Facebook chat penguin emoticons
The newcomer on the scene of chat on Facebook, but one of the most popular emoticons not just in this social network, but on the entire internet! The penguin represents a lot of things that computer geeks appreciate – linux (the open source operating system) even use the penguin as their mascot (although I’m not entirely sure why). This penguin has been used by huge numbers of people on Facebook chat as means of saying different things – but the most common is that they have a cute little crush on you!
These are, in my opinion, the best ones, but I realise that attitudes differ for everyone (and for different reasons). The Pacman, the shark and then penguin are my three favourite Facebook chat emoticons – what are yours?
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