Hey so. That podcast thing I made: it’s a real thing now. If you want to listen to it, you can do that here or on iTunes (search for Reasonably Sound, not my name). And you can see supporting visual materials for episode #1 here.
Scott E Fahlman suggests a use of :) and :( in September, 1982. This happened on a bulletin board at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA. It caught on pretty fast, and in November there were already several variations.
Ha! I think this is also a really great illustration of the base thematic differences between Idea Channel and VSauce. Large, seemingly unanswerable questions versus small questions of debatable significance.
Hey guess what? I made a podcast! I’m going to be live Instagram blogging (idek if that’s a thing?) The first episode tomorrow. You can follow it at @reasonablysnd. You can download it on iTunes and at infiniteguest.org! :D