A Brief History of the Emoticon

by Larry Emmott on October 2, 2011

in Internet,Just for Fun


Did you know the emoticon is almost 30 years old? Twenty-nine years ago, Scott Fahlman, a computer scientist at Carnegie Mellon University, first proposed a colon, hyphen and bracket as a way of conveying emotional meaning via plain text.

via A Brief History of the Emoticon.

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