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Emoticon creator says emoji are :-/

Apr 22, 2015
Scott Fahlman still prefers the textual simplicity of :-)
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Everything you've ever wanted to know about emoji

Nov 5, 2014
A broad-brush look at the emoji industry – and the money behind creating and spreading the little picto-grams.

Skype bans certain 'offensive' emoticons

Apr 25, 2014
While Yelp says :-), Skype says :-(

Final note: A particularly happy birthday

Sep 19, 2012
September 19, 1982 marks the first day someone typed a colon, a dash and a right parentheses and said: "Hey, look at what this looks like sideways."