How to type hugs

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How to type hugs
Computers and phones have become popular communication tools. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

A keyboard is not just for typing information into a computer anymore--it is also a social interaction tool. Thanks to prolific use of the Internet and cell phones, creating texts and sending messages is more popular than ever, especially among teenagers. Some words are shortened by those who text, making it faster to complete communications, while other words are represented by symbols, or "emoticons" (blending the words "emotions" and "icons") instead of being spelt out. There are several sources that provide tips on how to type words using shortcuts, including how to type hugs.

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  1. 1

    Type ( ) to indicate that you wish to give someone a hug, placing a space between the parentheses. Add another set of parentheses for emphasis, meaning big hug (( )) with two spaces between parentheses or ((( ))) with three spaces between parentheses for a really big hug.

    How to type hugs
    Getting a hug. (Joe Madeira/Stockbyte/Getty Images)
  2. 2

    Input two brackets, such as { } to give a hug. Place a single space between brackets and consider typing the word hug between the brackets in lower case type, if desired.

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    Enter the letters "xxoo" or "xoxo" to tell someone "hugs and kisses." Send them an "xx" for hugs only.

    How to type hugs
    Hugs and kisses. (Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images)
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    Give someone a virtual hug by typing, in upper case letters, "HAK," which means "hugs and kisses" or consider the alternate "HK."

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