:-) 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
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/

Let's smile today a little bit more! :)

Photo credits: , David Hsu, Elnur, Ramona Smiers.

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October 02, 2007

Mrvent

Well, Happy Birthday smiley... Whoever invented the smiley I'm glad he did it... For most people can't express their feeling thru words... By this, we can express ourselves freely and in a simple manner...

September 20, 2007

Maigi

I can imagine. But I don't know who invented it. But... there's a lot of interenting info in wikipedia:
The Wink
The wink is an intentional facial expression made by briefly closing one or both eyes. To wink is to close and open either one or both eyelids with a rapid motion; to blink suggests a sleepy, dazed, or dazzled condition in which it is difficult to focus the eyes or see clearly. A wink is a form of semi-formal communication, which indicates shared, unspoken knowledge. A "naughty wink" can silently indicate a shared secret, such as if a salesperson gives a customer a brochure and says, "Here you go; it's free". Infrequently, it may also mean "got it" or "yes, I understand". In Western cultures, women may wink to men they are interested in dating, but this has grown out of fashion, though still used occasionally. Winking is also done by men to women, often to convey a message of "I like what I see here" or "Hello, I am interested in getting to know one another if that is agreeable with you." In Latin American cultures, winking is also a romantic or sexual invitation. In Nigeria, winking is a signal for children to leave the room. Many Asians, especially Chinese and Indian women, consider winking to be rude. Not all humans are able to wink voluntarily, and some can only wink one (usually the non-dominant) eye but not the other.
:)

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

Maigi

I hope he won't copyright this sign... :))

September 19, 2007

Sebcz

:) !!!

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