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Smiley face emoticon turns 30!

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The computer symbol for “not serious” or now more generally “happiness”, made up of a colon, dash and a right parenthesis, was born into existence on September 19, 1982, when it was posted on an online bulletin board by Carnegie Mellon computer scientist Scott Fahlman.

via Smiley face emoticon turns 30! – Economic Times.

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