This week social media giant Facebook updated the "like" feature on posts, allowing users to employ "love," "haha," "wow," "sad" and "angry" emojis, in addition to the thumbs-up we've grown to, well, like.
But six emojis are a mere drop in the bucket compared to the sea of "picture characters" out there, including everything from cartoon animals and national flags to a custom set of emojis patterned after hip-hop artist Future.
Facebook users have had a field day suggesting their own "like" button augmentations. Here are just a few from Matthew Inman at The Oatmeal.
And the staff here at HowStuffWorks had to get in on the action, too. Join us in this video as we explore some of the additional emotional states we might want to convey in response to particularly awesome, irksome or vomit-inducing status updates.