Emoticons on Social Network: Facebook, Twitter, Sina Weibo

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when you post Unicode emoticons on Facebook, some of them get turned into images automatically.

emoticon thumb facebook
emoticon images on Facebook.

here's the actual Unicode characters:

👍 👎 👌 👊 😃 😄 😱 😸 👸 👽 👍

Here's what Sina Weibo (a twitter-like social network in China) shows:

emoticon thumb sina weibo
emoticon on Sina Weibo

You can see that, they have different style of drawings, and not all Unicode emoticons are changed to images.

This is a conscious decision. When you design the website, you have to decide which Unicode characters should be changed to images, and you have to have a graphic artist to draw the emoticons.

Here's more comparison:

emoticon smiley facebook 2014-03-27 emoticon smiley sina weibo 2014-03-27 emoticon smiley twitter 2014-04-02
emoticon smilies on {Facebook, Sina Weibo, twitter}

Here's the Unicode characters:

😀 😁 😂 😃 😄 😅 😆 😇 😈 😉 😊 😋 😌 😎 , 😙 😚 😗 😘 😍 , 😛 😜 😝 , 😴 😩 😫 😪 , 😏 😐 😑 😓 😔 😕 😖 , 😮 😯 😰 😱 😲 😳 😵 😶 😷 , 😒 😠 😡 , 😞 😟 😣 😤 😥 😦 😧 😨 😬 , 😢 😭

Note: on Google Plus, Unicode emoticon characters are not changed to images.

Twitter, as of today , started to show emoticons as images.

emoticon clothing twitter 2014-04-02
Unicode emoticon on Twitter

Cat Faces Emoticons on Twitter & Facebook

emoticon cat faces Twitter 2014-04-08
Emoticon cat faces on Twitter as of
emoticon cat faces Facebook 2014-04-08
Emoticon cat faces on Facebook as of . They become standard smiley faces.

Original unicode cat face characters: 😸 😹 😺 😻 😼 😽 😾 😿 🙀

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