Culture Happy birthday: The emoticon turns 30 years old today

Shawn Knight

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The sideways "smiley face", often referred to as the first emoticon, turns thirty years old today. Scott E. Fahlman came up with the idea during a bulletin board post on September 19, 1982 as a way to mark a thread...

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tehbanz

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Hard to believe I was only 10 when emoticon was born. Where has all the time since gone? :(

I wasn't even a twinkle at that point, I find it hard to believe something so commonly used today (computer-wise) was founded before I was born! (88)
 

p51d007

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You kids LOL....
I was in my 20's when this came along. And our idea of a smiley was a bright yellow
ROUND sticker.
 
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cliffordcooley

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If you are younger than 30 you shouldn't need something like this to feel young. You should wait a few more years (somewhere around 20 more) before you think about your age. Heck even then you shouldn't dwell on your age. It will turn your hair white (that is if you don't loose it first)! :p
 

learninmypc

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If you are younger than 30 you shouldn't need something like this to feel young. You should wait a few more years (somewhere around 20 more) before you think about your age. Heck even then you shouldn't dwell on your age. It will turn your hair white (that is if you don't loose it first)! :p
Yep, age is but a number. 62 feeling 19 if that :)