The Creator of the Emoticon Thinks Emojis Are Ugly

In an interview with UK’s Independent Scott Fahlman, who in 1982 sent the email where he suggested the first emoticon “:-)”, calls the emojis ugly. He says they “ruin the challenge of trying to come up with a clever way to express emotions using standard keyboard characters.”

Daniel Hånberg Alonso

Daniel Hånberg Alonso

The Curator of Emoji Timeline

Author, Journalist, DJ and Web Developer
Stockholm, Sweden