September 18, 2007

eSmiley Face Turns 25 Years Old

Scott Fahlman, of Carnegie Mellon University, claims he was the first to coin the digital smiley face, :-). He says that he began using it 25 years ago via a message board. Who knew?

The suggestion gave computer users a way to convey humor or positive feelings with a smile - or the opposite sentiments by reversing the parenthesis to form a frown.

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