Smiley :-)

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Symbool SmileyThe symbol for smiley is designed by Harvey Ball, as an assignment from the insurance company State Mutual Assurance Company. The symbol is mainly known and used on the internet

The main idea of the design was to motivate all personel, because the company made it through a hard time. The smiley was printed on buttons and became such a hugh success that it was adopted by other companies. The broad use made the smiley part of the public domain. The big succes did not pay off for the designer. He was payed only €45,- for the succesfull design.

Nowadays the smiley is used in many variations to express emotions on internet. The symbol is often used on Facebook, Twitter, in e-mail and chat. Other variations are designed to express emotions like anger, fear, grief etc…

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