A Brief History of the Emoticon

I think it’s amazing that given a rich oral and written language we still manage to somehow ‘miss’ what a facial expression can only express – and do so, so quickly – hence emoticons.  Interesting article.

A Brief History of the Emoticon
Did you know the emoticon is almost 30 years old? 29 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. Fast forward and the simple smiley has evolved — some might say…

A Brief History of the Emoticon

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