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On September 19, 1982, emoticons used for the first time in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

September 19, 2022

On September 19, 1982, emoticons were used for the first time by Dr. Scott Fahlman of Carnegie Mellon University. What were they? 🙂 and 🙁

Emoticons eventually developed into emojis, a closely related cousin of the emoticon, now also frequently used via email, text message, and other written communications. 😊❤️👍😂

As email and texting have grown in popularity, so have the use of emoticons and emojis, which help people understand the emotion and tone of the writer. : )

Facial Expressions – The Cartoonist’s Art, J. Campbell Cory, 1912

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September 19, 2022
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