:-) Turns 25!

Well, not me. Smiley face.

Today is 25th anniversary of SMILEY FACE!

Scott Elliot Fahlman is a computer scientist at Carnegie Mellon University, USA. He is credited with originating the first "smiley" or "emoticon," which he thought would help people on a message board at Carnegie Mellon to distinguish serious posts from jokes. He proposed the use of :-) and :-( for this purpose, and the symbols caught on. The original message board post from which these symbols originated was posted on September 19, 1982. It was retrieved in 2002 by a team of computer specialists seeking to validate the claim, which is still disputed.

This was the message:

19-Sep-82 11:44 Scott E Fahlman :-)

From: Scott E Fahlman

I propose that the following character sequence for joke markers:

:-)

© Elnur ( Help)
Read it sideways. Actually, it is probably more economical to mark

things that are NOT jokes, given current trends. For this, use

:-(

(Source: wikipedia.org)

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/smiley/

© Dhavatar ( Help)
Let's smile today a little bit more! :)

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September 20, 2007

Cwmgary

I wonder who invented the wink? ;-)
(Can you even see the semicolon in this type face?)

September 19, 2007

Dhavatar

Wow, my photos is here. :D

September 19, 2007

Maigi

:D

September 19, 2007

Hotduckz

:)~~

September 19, 2007

Fotogeek

:-)

September 19, 2007

Maigi

:) thnx

September 19, 2007

Tangie

I smile every day..wide broad honest smile, but here is one especially for this area :)

September 19, 2007

Ladyminnie

cool to see my photo here ;)

September 19, 2007

Icyimage

here is a smile and from me. [imgl]2958763[/imgl]

September 19, 2007

Sebcz

:) !!!

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