The ridiculous internet "language" often found in chatrooms and on messageboards that confuse more people than ever due to its idiocy. Examples are ^_^ and ^_ ~ and o.0 and even more complex emoticons than that. Usually the same geeks that tAlk LiKe tHis and are into role playing and sci-fi garbage (Star Trek, Farscape, etc.) and fantasy crap (Lords of the Rings, Harry Potter, etc). Also, they seem to be socially inept creatures who feel the need to fit in somehow so they adopt this geek-speak nonsense.
I love anime emoticons <<*>> ^_^ ^_~ o.0 0.0 oooh I'm having so much fun! Must run along now, Farscape is gonna be on tv!!
Emoticons derived from manga
(style of art) showing feelings, used in chatrooms, online, and with cellphones nowadays.
To be really nice I will give you multiple examples of anime emoticons:
*Sleeping on the desk/given up*