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May 20, 2009

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srikanth @ 9:00 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1242853252 ) Play

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What is this, why is it significant, and where did people see it first?

Cracked by Ps , Rahulk , Vivek , Goyal , Raghuvansh , u2001137 , AmK , Ameya , varuns88 , Dibyo , akhi , emrohit , byslexia , Logik , piezocake , foobar , shenoyvarun86 , blackrat and udupendra.

Answer:

Emoticons on the PLATO computer system. First ever usage of ASCII emoticons. These were generated by overstriking characters, whereas todays emoticons are a bit simpler :-)


19 Responses to “<=[”

  1. Ps

    Plato emoticons?


  2. Rahulk
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    This is the first instance of Emoticons … These were first on PLATO computer systems


  3. Vivek

    first onscreen emoticons?


  4. Goyal
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    First smiley


  5. Raghuvansh
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    PLATO emoticons


  6. u2001137

    PLATO smileys – The first ever ascii smileys. Users started doing smileys with PLATO IV, and it is also claimed that the original smiley was created in 1964 by commercial artist Harvey Ball.


  7. AmK
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    The first emoticons, seen on the PLATO system in the early 70’s.


  8. smileys/Emoticons in PLATO


  9. varuns88
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    PLATO Smileys. Each of these smileys were generated by character overstriking.


  10. Dibyo
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    Early (earliest probably) smiley, from PLATO, one of the first online communities


  11. akhi
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    First ever character based emoticons to be used on PLATO system


  12. emrohit

    emoticons or smileys as implemented on PLATO.
    http://www.platopeople.com/emoticons.html


  13. byslexia

    Emoticons from Plato computer Systems and message boards.


  14. Logik
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    Early smileys/emoticons.
    Wikipedia says these came on a “PLATO system” in the 70’s.


  15. piezocake

    The top result for wobtax on Live tells me that
    the smileys are non-ASCII smileys – WOBTAX with shift-spaces would type in that first smiley and so on, and it’s probably significant because we had non-ASCII smilelys before ASCII smileys, and people saw it first on Plato, the first real online virtual community.


  16. foobar

    Emoticons/smileys on Plato. It was the first instance of using smileys, in around 1970’s.
    http://www.platopeople.com/emoticons.html


  17. Plato smileys, first online emotion-conveying icon.. http://www.platopeople.com/emoticons.html


  18. blackrat

    Emoticons on the PLATO system, early 70’s.


  19. udupendra
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    Emoticons on the PLATO message board – one of the earliest usage of emoticons


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