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September 18, 2007

Happy Birthday :-)

Smiley-Face Emoticon Turning 25

PITTSBURGH — 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.

Posted by joke du jour at September 18, 2007 06:03 PM

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