Today marks the 50th anniversary of the debut of Star Trek, and Facebook has stepped up to the plate in a big way. Have you seen today's "Like" icons?

I don't know about you, but I'm going to start posting stuff on Facebook at warp speed just so I can have people give me the Vulcan Salute in lieu of the typical "Love" symbol.

Now, in honor of Star Trek's birthday, Trekkies who are fans of the Star Trek Facebook page, can use these intergalactic emoticons.

Your options are:

  • An intergalactic like with Federation stars
  • Vulcan salute meaning love
  • Capt. Kirk laughing
  • Spock is shocked
  • Geordi crying
  • Worf for anger

Spread the love. Make your way to Facebook and start "Liking" posts. Nothing hits the spot like flashing them the old "Live Long and Prosper" salute. Make it so!