25 anos do Smiley!

O Smiley ;-)) faz 25 anos hoje…Vejam no Smart Mobs, Digital smiley face turns 25 :-).

“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. The Associated Press reports.

Fahlman posted the emoticon in a message to an online electronic bulletin board at 11:44 a.m. on Sept. 19, 1982, during a discussion about the limits of online humor and how to denote comments meant to be taken lightly.

I propose the following character sequence for joke markers: :-), wrote Fahlman. Read it sideways.

The suggestion gave computer users a way to convey humor or positive feelings with a smile or the opposite sentiments by reversing the parenthesis to form a frown. Carnegie Mellon said Fahlmans smileys spread from its campus to other universities, then businesses.”