How you laugh online says a lot about you
Facebook study finds out what hahas, hehes, lols and emojis reveal about the people using them.
How you laugh online can reveal a lot about you. Social media giant Facebook conducted a new study, led by Tel Aviv University alumnus Udi Weinsberg, in which researchers analyzed posts to discover how their users like to laugh. Here's some of what they found:
If you're a man
You like hahas and hehes. Haha is "the one closest to ‘normal' English and thus requires no other language knowledge, unlike ‘lol' and 'emoji’," David Westerman, a professor at North Dakota State University who studies non-verbal cues over social networks, told From The Grapevine.
If you're a woman
If you're a West Coaster
You're haha-ing and hehe-ing all the way to the beach, you tanned, kale-eating, easygoing, stereotypical individual, you. (By the way, if you want to hear that surfer fish dude laugh, have we got a treat for you.)
If you're a Southern gentleman
The Facebook sticker store is like a box of chocolates. Once you try one, you're hooked. (Photo: Screenshot/Youtube)
You're always Laughing Out Loud (LOL) at that stuff Northerners call ice tea.
If you're from Chicago or New York
Grandpa Phil occasionally had good advice for the short man. (Photo: Screenshot/Youtube)
If you're in charge of picking the next president
2016 candidates, be prepared to be laughed at. Presidential battleground states Ohio and Virginia are both into the haha.
If you're older
#NotMyDoc (Photo: Screenshot/Youtube
You keep it retro with lol.
If you're younger
You're all about the pictures, possibly because you don't actually know your words yet. Now go back to finger painting.
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