Writing & Editing An emotional case for emoticons Typographical representations of faces aren’t as new as you might think, and they give people a way to convey a feeling that may not be immediately evident in the text. By Liz ReusswigDec. 20, 2013 SHARE Ragan Insider Premium Content To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.