Emoticon Turns 32 <:-)
The computer smiley face and sad face, better knows as the emoticon, has a birthday today! That's right. This ":)" turns 32!
I never would have guessed these symbols, that were invented by a Pittsburgh college professor in 1982, were that old. Created for the purpose of adding emotion to a statement, I don't think it could have ever been predicted that these faces would have expanded to the wide selection of facial expressions that are around 32 years later.
Are you looking for a way to add personality to a text message or social media status? Consider some of these creative alternatives to the traditional :)
Big Smiley: :D 8D :-D
Hug: ( )
Wink: ;) ;D ;-) ;-D
Skeptical/Annoyed: :-/ :/
Sad: :-c :-( D-:
Sealed Lips: :# :-x
While these add character to your message, remember: If you can't be kind, Be quiet!