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17/09/2012 17:48 | By Tom Phillips
Emoticons reach their 30th birthday: a brief history of the :-)
Emoticons turn 30 years old
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Don't you mean 130 years ago?
Teleprinter Operators used many abbreviations and symbols long before Computers or cellphones came along. Teleprinter art was neat too. (check out )
There were also other abbreviations like LO= "Hello" in morse code long before that.
An article on Wikipedia puts "Emoticons" back as far as 1881.
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