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About Us

This site is dedicated to the world of Text Emoticons, Japanese Emoticons or better known as Kaomojis(face farks). Kaomojis represent faces and emotions that resemble the the style found in manga and anime. (source) Our site makes it easy to find an emoticons that represents your emotion. Just click on the thumbnail of the emoticon you want to copy it will automatically be copied to your clipboard. If you are on a mobile phone clicking on the icon will cause it to be highlighted but copy option must be selected.

This is a newly created site with plans to growing into one of the best sites for Kaomojis on the net. Once the web version of this site is complete we plan on building an easy to use mobile applications for our users. If you have any suggestions that you think would make the site or mobile application better please send an email to sal@emoticonsbook.com

Kaomoji History

Many may not know but emoticons can be traced as far back as 1862. A transcript from Abraham Lincoln speech written in 1862 contains "(applause and laughter ;)". However there is some debate weather the writing in question was a typo or a early emoticon. This New York times article can be found here.

Four vertical typographical emoticons were published in 1881 by the U.S. satirical magazine Puck, with the stated intention that the publication's letterpress department thus intended to "lay out ... all the cartoonists that ever walked."

Scott Fahlman from Carnegie Mellon University was the first documented person to use the emoticons :-) and :-( with the suggestion that they be used to express emotion. His proposal was made to the computer science general board on september 19 1982. His proposal was though to be lost but was recovered 20 years later by Jeff Baird from old backup tapes. You can find Fahlmans proposal at http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~sef/Orig-Smiley.htm. He has also been noted bashing modern day emoticons by the Huffington Post.