Right now there’s only 21 emoticons in the menu, including the standard frown and wink, as well as a heart, devil, and the Like icon.
This means that your son or daughter armed with an i Pod touch can text friends who also have an i Pod touch. )So, my daughter will send me messages with more than just the cute smiley :-). (Press and hold the globe key to switch between keyboards if needed.) Add your icons, and click the globe (or smiley) to switch back to the regular keyboard.
She sends sad smileys, pictures of food, thumbs up, music notes, animal faces, you name it. You can do this any time you are typing – Messages, E-mail, and other apps where you can enter text.
It's definitely not an easy question, but no, I'm not trying to confuse you and say that they all use text emoticons.
(─‿‿─) Even as for great writers, most only use plain text.
But the concept I see there is making others genuinely feel as you will them to. But the tune is in your mind and your hands, not inside the tool you use to play it.