Symbols are often created to express oneself more simply and though limited communication channels. So why do not make an ascii version for a kiss (emoticon)? Instead of expression icons. The symbol presents two persons kissing seem from above. Can be made in many variables with different color lips, different color eyes etc. Emoticons are already 20 years ago in use, but this relative new language of symbols is so often used special on sms and other short messages that new ones are always welcomed.
Creation of 🙂 and 🙁
The creator of the original ASCII emoticons 🙂 and 🙁, with a specific suggestion that they be used to express emotion, was Scott Fahlman; the text of his original proposal, posted to the Carnegie Mellon Universityboard on 19 September 1982 (11:44), was considered lost for a long time. It was however recovered twenty years later by Jeff Baird, from old backup tapes. computer science general
19-Sep-82 11:44 Scott E Fahlman :) From: Scott E Fahlman <Fahlman at Cmu-20c> I propose that the following character sequence for joke markers: :-) Read it sideways. Actually, it is probably more economical to mark things that are NOT jokes - given current trends. For this, use :-(