Monday, October 20, 2014

Feast Your Curiosity: The History of Emoticons

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Have you ever wondered when those colons and end parenthesis started become the international symbol of a smile? Or even how and why people of the world first needed symbols in their text conversations?

Well, the good folks at Mashable decided to make it easy for us by making this short video on the history of emoticons! From its first appearances in the 1800s to the now-trending emojis, the video has it all. Have a look below!