Talk:emoticon

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Earliest Usenet uses I can find with Google Groups:

  • smiley face: net.misc - 4 Dec 1982 by cbosgd!djb: [1]
  • smilies: net.travel - 26 Mar 1985 by Alan Schmidt: [2]
  • emoticon: comp.sys.amiga - 31 Jan 1987 by jkg: [3]
  • emoticons: rec.humor.d - 28 Jun 1990 by Ray Randolph: [4]

... not complete ... — Hippietrail 01:23, 6 Aug 2004 (UTC)

source, mah boi![edit]

In contexts with image-based emoticons, emoticon often refers specifically to image-based glyphs,
while smiley refers to text-based ones.

Why do I get the feeling it's exactly the opposite...? Miasma 11:50, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

I agree with you, emoticons are text-based (e.g., :) ... <;O ... :P ... etc.), smileys are usually graphics (font dingbats or images). —Stephen 18:42, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

A list of emotiontions >=O

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=) =( =/ Add more please!