Used extensively in web advertising, promotions, and spam. Placing the symbol after a statement is a legally permissible way to lie.
Then, at the bottom of the site in 4-point same-color-as-background font...
*By subscribing to 5 million offers, spending five times the money it costs to buy the iPod, giving us all your personal and financial info, and expressly permitting us to spy on you until the end of time.
2. Used in IM conversations, forums and chat rooms to define something as an action.
3. Used to censor out letter or entire words.
2. *slaps name with a wet fish*
3. **** you you ****ing wh*re.