25-years ago, I smiled

Well, the computer smiled really.

25-years ago Carnegie Mellon University professor, Scott E. Fahlman, was the first person to use 🙂 to show how you could display what you were really trying to say through text.

However, I don’t actually use the dash in the middle for the nose, waste of time I say. I usually just put the colon and then the parenthesis to form a quicker smile.

After the first emoticon, a huge number have now spawned, such as 😀 and 😉 and there are also a full array of IM applications that support these emoticons. There are even 3D applications for you to use, I don’t however.

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