The Emoticon

In 1648, poet Robert Herrick includede the lines

A emoticon appeared in the transcript of one of Abraham Lincolin's speeches written in 1862.

The first emoticons were created as an art form in the U.S. satirical magazine Puck in the March 30, 1881.

The Emoticon designs were similar to that which formed many years later in Japen, often referred to as "Kaomoji"

The message from Fahlman was sent via the Carnegie Mellon University computer science general board on September 19, 1982.


1. Please type the first officially confirmed emoticon on the INTERNET age.

2. This password has three characters

3. help ME!!!!!