Where do emoticons come from?

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Have you ever wondered who invented them?Who had this great ideea of using mixed characters to express emotional feelings?

Well according to wikipedia’s Emoticon article Scott Fahlman is credited for this invention.

You might say so what?Tha’s not too interesting…delete the post!

Well i did it for this http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~sef/sefSmiley.htm which is Scott’s Fahlman written plea about this creditation.

Recently though…NY Times published a new discovery http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/19/hfo-emoticon/ dating back to 1862.Now they are going to do all kinds of research and debates about when and who actually invented the emoticons :roll:.Hurray!

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