Thursday, January 19, 2012

emoticon! sounds like a super awesome robot name, but isnt.

J I love using smiley faces whether they are appropriate or not…some people love them and some people hate them. I personally love mine without noses (aka a dash) but who was the first clever person to notice that a colon and parenthesis could produce some kind of emotion.
I thought it was going to be a difficult task to find its creator, actually it’s not. The modern day emoticon is easy to trace back. In 1982, Scott Fahlman wrote in the Carnegie melon university message board that things that were jokes should be proceeded with J and things that weren’t jokes should be proceeded with L …. And the emoticon was born. Now even microsoft word replaces the colon parenthesis as a smiley or frowny face with a lil picture f an actual smiley, i like it! And chat and text message settings now produce a slew of other emoticons like a kissy face :-* the tongue one :P or the angry one >:-( … hahaha
So whatever your take on emoticons are. Embrace them and love them. Theyve been making emails and texts messages mega girly since 1982! :D

need to know more : emoticons

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