:-) Emoticon Turns Thirty

The smiley face emoticon was born September 19, 1982, when Scott Fahlman first posted it as part of a discussion about online humor.

Explore the creative, social and darker aspects of self-expression online with these books and articles from the library:

Virtually you : the dangerous powers of the e-personality, by Elias Aboujaoude available at the library.

Future minds how the digital age is changing our minds, why this matters, and what we can do about it, by Richard Watson available online through Ebrary

Social Networks and Your Online Persona, a short video for job hunters available online through Films on Demand.

OMG! Emoticons R Older Than U Think!!! =-0, an online article from Wired

And a tongue in cheek proposal to use emoticons for literary analysis, from Lynn Bloom in a 2010 issue of the journal Symploke.

 

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