Back in the days of America Online chat rooms, when you wanted to acknowledge that something was funny, you’d write “LOL.” If you’re under 25, that sentence sounds like complete jibberish.
Facebook analyzed every single post and comment for one week to figure out how we “laugh” online. Here’s what they found . . .
- 15% of people “laughed” in at least one post.
- 51.4% used at least one “ha.” So “ha,” “haha,” and so on.
- 33.7% used a laughing emoji.
- 13.1% wrote “hehe.”
- And only 1.9% used “LOL.”
Young people were most likely to use emojis . . . older people were most likely to use LOL.
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What are the creepiest things you can do on Facebook? Some of the best ones are: Tagging yourself in someone else’s engagement photo . . . requesting someone’s relationship status and address . . . and friending someone else’s grandma.
The words "creepy" and "Facebook" are pretty much intertwined now . . . since everyone has done SOMETHING creepy on Facebook. But when you get beyond stalking your exes, what OTHER creepy things go on?
Here’s a list from Gizmodo.com of the eight creepiest things you can do on Facebook . . . and they really nailed it.
1. Posting a photo of your face on someone else’s wall with zero explanation.
2. Tagging yourself in someone else’s engagement photo.
3. Commenting on someone’s photo from 10 years ago as if it’s current. Like, if they’re eating a donut, write, "Mmm! Looks good!"
4. Commenting on someone’s life events you had no part in.
5. Requesting someone’s relationship status . . . and their address.
6. Friending someone’s GRANDMOTHER.
7. POKING someone’s grandmother.
8. Sincerely interacting and engaging with brands. Think of how weirded out your friends will be when they see you respond, "LOL" to a super lame joke that Burger King or T-Mobile posted.