The emoticon is 35! These 35 still say more than emojis
Don't :- ( It's time to celebrate the emoticon's birthday by remembering the simpler days when all smileys were sideways.
by Eric Mack
September 19, 2017 10:56 AM PDT
Emoticons might seem old-school today, but they're technically millennial. The digital practice of using symbols and characters to create images was born 35 years ago, on Sept. 19, 1982. On that day, Carnegie Mellon computer scientist Scott Fahlman proposed using a :- ) to indicate a joke on message board posts and a :- ( to mark things that are not jokes.
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