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EMOTING ON THE NET CALLS FOR KEYBOARD'S SHIFT POSITION
[NORTH SPORTS FINAL, CN Edition]
Chicago Tribune (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Chicago, Ill.
Author: DeGarmo, Kelly
Date: Jun 23, 1995
Start Page: 84
Section: FRIDAY
Abstract (Document Summary)

Warning: Exposure to computer screens for long periods can make users act strangely, like making strange little symbols with keyboard characters.

Surfers of the Internet know them as "emoticons" or "smileys," a computer-speak of symbols expressing gestures and emotions.

"They're cute little pictures," says David Sanderson, 30, a computer scientist from Wisconsin who compiled a book on smileys. "The actual reason why I started collecting them is a reason that only a computer geek would understand. I wanted to use them as my prompts."

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