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Email Etiquette: Stop Using Emoticons and Smiley Faces!


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I'm going to work to stop my habit of using emoticons in email.

Because I agree with Leigh Buchanan, who says emoticons "reduce the gloriously complex geography of human faces to a few crude lines and dots."

ESPECIALLY in email, keep it professional, short, and to the point. No smileys!

What about exclamation points?!

Use exclamation points sparingly.

Also, men who use smiley faces online get hit on less:

http://betabeat.com/2014/01/science-men-who-use-smiley-faces-online-get-hit-on-less/

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