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Emoticons are widely used to express positive or negative sentiment on Twitter. We report on a study with live users to determine whether emoticons are used to merely emphasize the sentiment of tweets, or whether they are the main elements carrying the sentiment. We found that the sentiment of an emoticon is in substantial agreement with the sentiment of the entire tweet. Thus, emoticons are useful as predictors of tweet sentiment and should not be ignored in sentiment classification. However,doi:10.1109/socialcom.2013.54 dblp:conf/socialcom/BoiaFMP13 fatcat:kdbqm2r4irggra5a2ro7g3khmm