The Ask.com Blog posted that they have added a new Smart Answer to their suitcase, it is called an emoticon or smiley. You know they look like, :-) or ;-) or :D, you get my point. So now if you search on some of the more popular emoticon at Ask.com you will get a Smart Answer.
For example, a search on :-) brings back;
It does not work for all the emoticons on the dictionary but it works for many. It is also kind of important to note that this has been live at Ask.com for, I believe, three months now.
They also have Smart Answers for Internet shorthand, such as abbreviations you use while chatting with friends or txting with people. One example that works is the brb abbreviation that stands for "be right back," but what does not work, is the IMO abbreviation that stands for "in my opinion."
Introducing SES Online
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