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The Original Text Smiley Turns 25!

Written By: der5er - Sep• 21•07

:-) Digital Smiley Face Turns 25smiley

The orignal text smiley was created on September 19, 1982.á You’ll recognize it as :-).áá It has since morphed into all kinds of emoticons that can hardly be understood without a cheat sheet.á Here is the message board posting from Scott Fahlman that started it all:

19-Sep-82 11:44    Scott E  Fahlman             :-)
From: Scott E  Fahlman <Fahlman at Cmu-20c>
I propose that the following character sequence for joke markers:
:-)
Read it sideways.  Actually, it is probably more economical to
mark things that are NOT jokes, given current trends.  For this, use
:-(

áThere are now scores of different emoticons that can be expressed with text.

:Dá (Smiling)
=)á (Smiling)
;]á (Winking)
:]á (Neutral Expression)
:/á (Partial half smile)
:(á (Frowning)
:’( (Crying)
:-) (Smiley with nose)
:oá (Talking)
<:o) (party smile)
:pá (Poking his tongue out)

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