However: reaction faces have been one of the biggest internet meme developments this year.
Rage comics went mainstream, and the number of people using references to reaction faces - rather than emoticons - seems to have exploded.
Reaction faces are commonly used to visually illustrate your reaction to someone's comment. They work best on image-capable boards.
ExamplesThese are derived from rage comics:
VideoHere's a short rage comics video - featuring many well-known reaction faces "in real life".