Let's explore emoticons with Scott Fahlman!

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Scott Fahlman, Research Professor at Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science, is credited with inventing the first email smiley face back in 1982 :-) He speaks with Jian about the ubiquity of emoticons today and their impact on modern communication.

Enter our #Qmoticon contest!

Okay, expressive humans, here's our challenge to you: can you type out an emoticon or draw an emoji worthy of popular use?

Be creative, make us feel something! The best entry will be rewarded with a coveted Q mug.

There are many ways to send us your entry:

(1) Type it out in the comments below
(2) Email us at q@cbc.ca
(3) Tweet us at @CBCradioQ with the hashtag #Qmoticon
(4) Post it on our Facebook page or Google + page
(5) Flag us on Instagram (@CBCQ) using the hashtag #Qmoticon


Q's very own Brian "BC" Coulton kicks off our #Qmoticon contest with the "eurowalrus" - can you top it? Contest open until Monday March 24th at midnight, ET. Winner announced Wednesday!
 

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