The first use of an “emoticon” is credited to an article in Reader’s Digest May 1967 issue. However, the “smiley emoticon” was first used on the Carnegie Mellon message board by Scott Fahlman on September 19, 1982.
Paul Buchheit is credited to have suggested Google's motto - "Don't be evil". He is also responsible for AdSense, the online advertising platform for the search engine giant. [more...]