Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Smile :) Šypsena


Does anyone knows what was the begining for the so called smile symbol :-)?
It seems that this "smile" is celebrating its 25th birthday.
According to university professor was the first one to use this symbol.
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

Language experts say the smiley face and other emotional icons, known as
emoticons, have given people a concise way in e-mail and other electronic
messages of expressing sentiments that otherwise would be difficult to

Just think about what it would be to communicate over internet without this and lots of other emotions expressed in symbols.
What emoticons do is essentially provide a mechanism to transmit emotion when you don't have the voice.

Today even the first lithuanian radio station said about this event :-)

*Lygiai prieš 25-erius metus Carnegie Mellon universiteto profesorius Scott E. Fahlman kompiuterinėje žinutėje pirmą kart panaudojo tris simbolius, reiškiančius besišypsantį veidelį.


Mildaite said...

it is strange for me that ":-)" first wrote or used professor. :)

ichigiku said...

I have an illustration for your post;)

Pelene said...

personally I prefe r this smile :)

however for the first time that surprising new about anniversary of smile I have heard on national TV