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[center]Digital smiley face turns 25[/center]

It was a serious contribution to the electronic lexicon.

:slight_smile:

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.

To mark the anniversary on Wednesday, Fahlman and his colleagues are starting an annual student contest for innovation in technology-assisted, person-to-person communication. The Smiley Award, sponsored by Yahoo, carries a $US500 cash prize…

http://www.theage.com.au/news/web/digital-smiley-face-turns-25/2007/09/18/1189881506137.html

I love the faces. ;^/ ;^) :smiley: ;-)etc.

I use the smileys a lot in the text messages
:wink:

meet his nemesis, (0_0) asia smiley!

(3’.’)=3

kirby gunna knock you out

i give this thread 2 thumbs up

d|^.^|b

\m/ rock on \m/

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Of course, as with any good thing, you have to be careful not to overdo it.

:-)~~~~~(@Y@) this one is nice :wink:

[quote]pookie wrote:
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Of course, as with any good thing, you have to be careful not to overdo it.
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I can’t wait for the sexually explicit artists to have a field day with their keyboards.

[quote]Yo Momma wrote:

I can’t wait for the sexually explicit artists to have a field day with their keyboards.

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http://www.asciipr0n.com/pr0n/morepr0n/pr0n06.txt

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