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Smile For The Camera -- Automatically

Friday, March 26, 2010 17:20 GMT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Smiling for the camera is easy – particularly when it’s done for you automatically.

Designer Theo Watson has turned the simple act of smiling into a phenomenon with the Auto-Smiley web application he created.

By putting a code into a computer database, the web cam on a computer detects any time the user is smiling and sends a signal to the keyboard.

That automatically adds a smiley face symbol onto the chat box, email, or any other messaging platform being currently used by the grinner.

Watson says the Auto-Smiley saves anyone chatting online the need to type a colon and parenthesis to let their Internet friends know they’re enjoying the conversation.

Along with that, it makes the web a more honest place because there’s “no fake smiling.”

If someone sees a smiley emoticon randomly appear, they’ll know they elicited a genuine grin from their online pal.