Scott E. Fahlman Fahlman posted the emoticon in a message to an online electronic bulletin board at 11:44 a.m. on Sept. 19, 1982, during a discussion about the limits of online humor and how to denote comments meant to be taken lightly.
"I propose the following character sequence for joke markers: :-)," wrote Fahlman. "Read it sideways."
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
I'm a heavy user of smiley :D and you know what ? Smiley is 25 Years Old Now :D
Who would've thought that it began with some "joke marker" ? ;)
Happy Birthday to the 25 Years Old Smiley :D