There’s an emoticon in a NY Times headline: What do you think?

On Thursday, the Gray Lady published a story on its website that featured an emoticon. One media critic called it a ‘watershed’ moment.

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There’s an emoticon in a New York Times headline.

The headline, which is for a story about a Twitter study, reads: “Twitter Study Tracks When We Are :)” The smiley face replaces the word “happy.”

Dylan Stableford, the senior media reporter at Yahoo News, called it a “watershed moment,” although he pointed out that this isn’t the first such instance. Stableford writes:

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