A virtual prophylactic to be provided to those internet users who make excessive use of 'emoticons'. Like a 'condom' the emoticondom should be used to shield others from the continuous stream of emoticons coming from your keyboard.
Original web use:
Escape Velocity Magazine V1 ebook pg.32, c.2007
First twitter use:
7:06 AM Jun 24th, 2009 via TweetDeck
user a: 8)
user b: Can I help you?
user a: 8====(3
user b: Sorry?
user a: \(^_^)/
user b: Someone please get this idiot an emoticondom before something gets on my face.
I need an "emoticondom" today. I will not use the smiley, winky, googly, or the homer simpson emoticon today. Ok... maybe Homer. ( 8(1)