Ideogram Obsession

The popularity of emoticon expression expands into retail goods

Implications - In an age of mobile phones and online technology, methods of communication have transformed from verbal interactions to more digital and image-based approaches. Utilizing such things as emoticons, which are symbolic imagery used to express feelings, allow consumers to easily communicate their thoughts or emotions with the use of visual imagery. The popularity of emoticon usage has spilled into both fashion and retail goods, reflecting a need for more instantaneous forms of communication.
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