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People used emoticons back in...1881

Well we know that emoticons will soon celebrate 31 years of... existence, but an indication that they had been used previously still brings us back to ... 1881.

emoticons-1881

As we take a look in an issue of the "Puck" magazine, which was released on 30 March 1881 (!), we can see some of the emoticons that people began to use more widely, such as the faces of joy, sadness, indifference or ... surprise. They appear with the "typographical art" form in that sheet, showing us that some ideas of our times perhaps are not so new as we thought.

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