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A Little History About the Smiley
The smiley, smiley face, or happy face, is a loose representation of a smiling human face, commonly represented as a yellow button with two dots representing eyes and a half circle representing the mouth.
The origin of the smiley is not completely clear. The earliest known examples of the graphic are attributed to Harvey Ball, who devised the face in 1963 for a Worcester, Massachusetts, USA-based insurance firm, State Mutual Life Assurance. Ball never attempted to use, promote or trademark the image; it fell into the public domain in the United States before that could be accomplished.
The smiley comes in a number of different forms, although the classic yellow round face is still popular a number of different styles have been created. The smiley in web terms is now related more to a small static or moving avatar, which represents an expression of one's feelings.
The smiley is commonly stored as a GIF (Graphics Interchange Format), however is slowly being replaced with PNG (Portable Network Graphics) formatted, due to possible patent reasons.
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