Multimedia variations::Emoticon


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Multimedia variations A portmanteau of emotion and sound, an emotisound is a brief sound transmitted and played back during the viewing of a message, typically an IM message or e-mail message. The sound is intended to communicate an emotional subtext.{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[citation needed] }} Many instant messaging clients automatically trigger sound effects in response to specific emoticons.{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[citation needed] }}

Some services, such as MuzIcons, combine emoticons and music player in an Adobe Flash-based widget.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

In 2004, The Trillian chat application introduced a feature called "emotiblips", which allows Trillian users to stream files to their instant message recipients "as the voice and video equivalent of an emoticon".<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

In 2007, MTV and Paramount Home Entertainment promoted the "emoticlip" as a form of viral marketing for the second season of the show The Hills. The emoticlips were twelve short snippets of dialogue from the show, uploaded to YouTube, which the advertisers hoped would be distributed between web users as a way of expressing feelings in a similar manner to emoticons. The emoticlip concept is credited to the Bradley & Montgomery advertising firm, which hopes they would be widely adopted as "greeting cards that just happen to be selling something".<ref>AdWeek Article about Emoticlip Archived September 14, 2012 at the Wayback Machine</ref>

In 2008, an emotion-sequence animation tool, called FunIcons was created. The Adobe Flash and Java-based application allows users to create a short animation. Users can then email or save their own animations to use them on similar social utility applications.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

During the first half of the 2010s, there have been different forms of small audiovisual pieces to be sent through instant messaging systems to express one's emotion. These videos lack of a popular name yet and there are several ways to designate them: "emoticlips" (named above), "emotivideos" or more recently "emoticon videos". These are tiny little videos which can be easily transferred from one mobile phone to another or many other devices. The current video compression codecs (like H.264) allow these pieces of video to be light in terms of KB and very portable.

Emoticon sections
Intro  Origin of the term  History  Western style  Graphical emoticons  Japanese style  Korean style  Chinese ideographic style  Posture emoticons  Multimedia variations  Emoticons and intellectual property rights  Unicode  See also  References  Further reading  

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