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    • I can't help but feel like the thinking face emoji looks a little angry. It's intended to be more like a pondering type expression right? Across multiple platforms it seems angry.

      The thinking emoji on Emojipedia is even more confusing to me ๐Ÿค”

      When @Chris uses it I think maybe he's angry with my post : |

    • well damn, look at that. Sorry I didn't realize there was another thread with some pretty good comments!

      I don't know if it's possible but i'd sure like to see a more neutral version of the thinker.

    • Replying to @lidja

      "Let me think about" is a passive way of saying bull crap?? Really??

      To my midwestern Hoosier ears it just sounds polite, and non-judgemental.

      It might mean "no way, Jose' " or "bull crap", but it is hard to be certain unless you know the speaker or can read their body language, I think.

      My first reading of "Let me think about that" is that the speaker just wants a bit of time to reflect and compose their thoughts about the topic in discussion.

      I agree that the thinking emoji posted above, with the crunched down left eyebrow, looks a bit emotionally involved - not necessarily angry, but very thoughtful, and perhaps disagreeing.

      But so what - we can't express disagreement politely any more?

    • Perhaps we can turn this into a discussion of reactions that arenโ€™t effectively conveyed with the current set of emojis.

      ๐Ÿ’† Your comment put me in need of a head massage

      ๐ŸŽถ I like your music share (@DangerDave @Apocryphal )

      ๐Ÿ“‡ Iโ€™m typing up my response, thinking (replaces thinker emoji)

      โณ I need time to think (replaces thinker emoji)

      ๐ŸŽธ I like your music share, play it loud

      ๐Ÿฉ Have a donought (for those who donโ€™t like cake)

      โญ๏ธ You deserve a gold star for that!

      ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป Typing my reply, please wait (replaces thinker)

      ๐Ÿ’‚โ€โ™‚๏ธ I feel like wearing a big hat

      ๐Ÿ˜‡ You did a good deed

    • Interesting observation.

      Just this morning, I pointed out a blaring inconsistency/hypocrisy in a guyโ€™s post on ADVRider. I probably would not have done that if I hadnโ€™t seen him in a picture he posted of himself a day or two before. But because I had a visual sense of the guy, I felt a little more confident in how he would respond to my rebuke as well as a little more self-righteous in my criticism. Hahaha. Weird, huh?

      Iโ€™ve been thinking a lot about this whole communicating-on-social-media stuff lately since I heard an interview with a guy who asserts that really, our โ€œinvolvementโ€ in social media is just another hobby, without meaning or impact. In other words, a waste of a lot of time and effort with little or no meaningful purpose. Hmmm...

      <thoughtful emoji without the scowl>

    • A hobby that is just a waste of time....

      Well that's an interesting opinion.

      I must point out that in addition to the "social" aspect, there is the educational value one gets from interacting with intelligent folks and learning new information and/or ideas.

      I am pretty certain I have learned a great deal over the years through interactions/discussion etc on the web. Not on FB, but on Cake, ADVRider, and Dgrin, certainly.

      Especially on Cake!

    • My family all seem to have a place between our eyebrows that sags inward as we get older. When any of us concentrate or when we are being quietly respectful, our faces in repose or in concentration tend to look to others as if we are scowling even when are not feeling even a tiny amount of anger.

      I think that part of philoxenia (etymologically, love of those who are foreign to oneself) is a recognition that genetics and culture can cause one person's facial signals to be quite different from anothers. I have a friend who was born in Korea. When I first met her in 2012, I had a hard time reading her facial expressions. For the first time in my life, I began to get a glimpse into what Asperger's syndrome must be like. But after spending a lot of time with her, I became more familiar with her facial expressions.

      The more people whom I have developed friendships with over the years who have different backgrounds from my own, the more I have learned that appearances can be deceiving and that it is not a good idea to make judgements based on first impressions.

    • The thinker is the emoticon of Eastern elites. Get rid of it. Drain the swamp. Get McNuggets instead. Covfeefee.

    • It's a silly & confusing emoji, in a way. Granted, one could post it, to let others know he/she is thinking and will say something eventually. But to leave it there indefinitely? There have to be better options. It may also mean someone's having doubts, for which the other emoji - raised brow - is perhaps best. But essentially - and if some of y'all have not forgotten the last incursion into fake happy faces I apparently stirred up (and received confirmation how sick I am) - I feel that social media communication is at worst lacking the human factor, and at best twisting it, in really weird ways sometimes.

      It struggles to be anything between a written text book, a chat, is way far away from value of a telephone conversation, video call, and of course miles away from the real thing. It's a substitute. And while I feel I have made friends whom I never saw, in reality we may never see each other indeed. So this 'friendship' is just that, virtual. What does it do to your dopamine levels? I think I might know what it does to @DangerDave 's. (no LOL's please be respectful!) Do not forget the crucial aspect of the narcissistic strong effect of conversing in public view.