Happy 25th Anniversary to the ubiquitous Smiley that we have come to love so much…
As is usually expected, there have been several disputes about Mr. Fahlman, Research Professor at Carnegie University being the first to discover the smiley emoticon, and I just found his response to a thread that he posted just about a couple of hours ago on one of the Google news article – oh yes, did you know you can comment on any Google news article now?
Although the graphical yellow smiley face was invented by
Harvey Ball in 1964
Can the new generations even believe how life would have been without the colon-hyphen- parenthesis combination ? :-)
Some people have told me I use too many smileys in my conversations, well, yes, I do… :-) It makes the conversation a bit light hearted, doesn’t it?
Do you use smileys in your emails? or you refrain from using too many, but do use a few? or you are the kind who has come to hate so many of these emoticons? I’d love to know how you use them, and if you don’t then why don’t you use them?