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1982: History of the Smiley (Emotiocons)

1982: History of the Smiley (Emotiocons)
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  • Historical event:
  • 19 September 1982
  • Scott Fahlman is a computer scientist at Carnegie Mellon University University. He has worked there for more than 30 years. He is engaged in the field of artificial intelligence research.

The emoticons 🙂 and 🙁 were used for the first time on this day in 1982 (the first documented case).

Scott Fahlman, who was a scientist (Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh), proposed the use of these emoticons in order to differentiate humorous and serious messages.

Scott Fahlman received his bachelor’s and master’s degree, and his Ph.D. from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). 77 Nobel Prize winners attended this university.

It is interesting to note that the famous Harvard University is located in the same city. The city of Cambridge, Massachusetts is actually a part of the city of Boston.

Scott Fahlman is a computer scientist at Carnegie Mellon University University. He has worked there for more than 30 years. He is engaged in the field of artificial intelligence research.

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