Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Rule # 8,943: Think before you emoticon.


This is a crucial rule to every Rules Girl's Textual Communication skills. Messages sent via text and technology are a whole new realm of human communication. Now don't forget that they DO have firm meaning.
We use...
;)
:)
:X

xOXxoxoooxoo
!
!!!
!?!?!?
??

just to name a few. But please, be careful how you use them.

If you aren't interested in a guy, but are forced to thank him for a gift he randomly gave you. The text (and yes, text because it's not as personal as a phone call and shows more care and interest) you send him to thank him should have absolutely NO emoticons or exclamation points. If you are thanking him for a date you absolutely loved, you probably should hold back on the exclamation point and maybe or maybe not nix the happy face and other emoticons altogether.

You may see this as over-analytical... but emoticons are communication too...

Think about it. What do you want to portray? Emoticons now add to your image... they are a newer form of human communication, but still just as valuable.

The rule: Think before you emoticon.

XOXO
Rules Girl

2 Comments:

Blogger Charles Dickstein said...

LOL! :) :) :) ;) :D!!!

April 13, 2010 at 4:07:00 PM PDT  
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