Mittwoch, 19. September 2012

Happy Birthday, Smilies!

September 19, 1982: In a message sent on this day, Scott Fahlman of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA proposed the use of emoticons in digital messages...

So, today is the 30th birthday of the emoticons and smilies as we know them today.

The only one missing on that list is the emoticon for the birthday party clown: *~<8oD

Here's a nice list of emoticons and the difference in use, comparing East to West, for instance:

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