An emoticon is basically a pictorial representation of a facial expression using punctuation marks and letters, usually written to express a person’s mood. For example, emoticons for a smiley face is this :-) and sad face is this :-(
Iff you need emoticon based on your real facial expression, you can try Twikao. It is an app that creates the fancy smilies for you based on facial recognition. Twikao is a combination of the words “tweet” and “kao,” which means “face” in Japanese.
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To get started, You can simply take a photograph of yourself with your phone’s camera and the app creates an emoticon based on the expression you are making in the picture. You can then tweet just the emoticon and a short message, or you can choose to attach the original photo as well.
The app is surprisingly accurate, mimicking the user’s expressions very closely. Below, a woman demonstrates just some of the thousands of expressions possible with Twikao. The free app is available now in the iTunes store.