Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Here's :-) At You Kid

The :-) turns 25

First use of the emoticon took place 25 years ago in an electronic bulletin board message about online humor.

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- It was a serious contribution to the electronic lexicon. :-)

Twenty-five years ago, Carnegie Mellon University professor Scott E. Fahlman says, he was the first to use three keystrokes - a colon followed by a hyphen and a parenthesis - as a horizontal "smiley face" in a computer message.

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