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On this day – Emoticons were used for the 1st time
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 19 of September, repeating indefinitely
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